#2 CORAL COVE, Mahogany Tree
Our main home is in the UK. We love to travel and have always enjoyed the sea and the sun. We also have a motor yacht which we love to sail in the Med. We first visited Barbados in 1989 and fell in love immediately! The first property we owned was in Holetown - but our young family outgrew it!
Karen purchased this Apartment in 2007
Why Karen chose Paynes Bay
We were looking for a larger property when we were shown the plans of Coral Cove. We were the first people to buy and the first to move in. We had previously owned a ground floor property and felt it important from the point of view of our young family who loved to come and go to the beach (they are now adults!). Paynes Bay is a stunning beach, second to none. There was plenty of life for the kids and beautiful swimming and walks.
What makes this Apartment unique
Coral Cove is a fantastic development run by a great team of people. Fantastic view of the sea from our terrace/living area/master bedroom suite Our very own private garden with our own spa pool Stunning Beach Jasmine our housekeeper! Turtle watching Superb Position next to Sandy Lane
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I can recommend this beautiful apartment on Paynes Bay to everyone it was absolutely fantastic, all the staff especially Jasmine are first class , wonderful food amazing accommodation and views to die for , we will 100% be returning at some point.
Great condo in an incredible location
This was not our first visit to Barbados but our first time in the Mahogany Tree and staying on the west coast. The condo is just as advertised. Beautifully appointed, spacious and extremely clean. The unit is on the ground floor and we found that very convenient to walking back and forth to the beach. The patio also provided privacy due to a hedgerow and the location of the unit in the building. We pretty much lived on the patio when we weren’t on the beach.
Coral Cove Villas is directly on Paynes Bay Beach which is a stunning stretch of beach. There is a convenient beach bar within a very short walk, and any Watersports you may want is being offered on the beach. The location to shops and restaurants is also a big plus.
The staff at the building are so professional and friendly. They go out of their way to accommodate any of your needs. Jasmine the housekeeper is such a nice person. She takes great care of the unit and is a very good cook. She was also very responsive to any requests we had.
I can’t say enough good things about the Mahogany Tree and Coral Cove Villas. I would highly recommend a visit.
Thank you for your great review Kim. We are pleased you enjoyed your time spent in our apartment and although you weren't able to arrange a trip back for next year, as you had hoped, we hopefully look forward to welcoming you back again in the future.
We are glad you liked lounging in our private garden area. We have tried to make it as private as possible without affecting the view of the sea, and think we have succeeded in doing this.
As I have said before to previous guests, Jasmine is a huge asset to us, as are the other members of staff at Coral Cove.
Thank you once again - K
The Mahogany Tree is a beautiful property so perfectly located on a fabulous beach.
We have just returned from a fabulous holiday staying at the Mahogany Tree. It is beautifully furnished with a fully equipped kitchen with everything you could possibly need. The bathrooms are immaculate and very modern and the bedrooms are very comfortable and so well furnished. It is really quite luxurious.
The location is perfect. Literally on the amazing Paynes Bay Beach. We were there with our two teenage daughters and this location suited us all. There is privacy and peace in the garden and if you want a little activity, the catamarans stop just on the water nearby most days for a while. If you fancy jet skiing etc. it's all there, but if you want to relax, you are left alone to chill on the beach. We did not feel hassled at all. The concierge Romeo and his team were superb, they are there 24 hours a day and will help you with any issues at all. We felt extremely relaxed knowing they were on hand at any time. Nothing is too much trouble for them at all. Jasmine the housekeeper is also very helpful and is a fabulous cook. She cooked West Indian curry for us and also catered for my daughter who is vegetarian making her gorgeous food.
I wouldn't hesitate in recommending The Mahogany Tree. You would be guaranteed a perfect holiday in a perfect spot - heaven!!!
Thank you so much for your wonderful review Ann. We are so pleased you all enjoyed yourselves and are looking to return again. As I told you, the whole team always try to give an excellent holiday experience and your comments will be passed on to all of them. We are delighted you found the apartment to be luxurious, immaculate and well equipped as we always try to make sure furnishings etc are regularly replaced. As for the location, we feel it is very hard to beat Paynes Bay Beach!
Everyone looks forward to welcoming you back in the hopefully not too distant future!
Stunning location BUT oversold as 5 px not 4, Construction noise next door. Wasn't up to standard
It is with regret that I write this review as I had high hopes for our stay at this property. What I am able to say is that the location is truly stunning however you actually pay not just for location but for suitable and relaxing accommodation and this is where this property falls short of the mark. At the time the property was listed as accommodating 5 persons. We were a party of 5 so should have been great right? the property is quite obviously configured for just 4 persons with one reasonable size double bedroom and one small double bedroom. The 5th person is not accommodated in a permanent or 'proper' bed, it is a hired in camp style bed plonked in one of the bedrooms. If the accommodation was advertised for 4 persons and not 5 then fair enough but it wasn't and therefore was an uncomfortable stay for the 5th person. Our reason for staying was for a relaxing wind down in a great location however we were shocked to find a very noisy construction site just a couple of feet away where a large hotel/building was being worked on, all day noisy power tools and drills were being used so we couldn't have a nice al fresco breakfast or relax by the plunge pool, we ended up spending time at the nearby premium hotel! The accommodation itself is tired and if you want to find things is really confusing with a lot of kitchen items not working properly. The fridge had lots of other peoples items in so it didn't feel like you coming in to a fresh let, in fact it was rather chaotic, especially in the kitchen. At this price point everything should have been immaculate and anyone who wished to stay should have been advised of the construction noise, it's unacceptable to trade purely on the great location without giving the right attention to the accommodation itself and in clearly describing it. My review could have been a lot worse but I have chosen to concentrate on just a few areas, there were more.The local company the owners use to manage the let did try to be helpful in trying to sort matters out but this was on the penultimate day of our stay so effectively it was ruined and in any event the owners are ultimately responsible and I think a little more attention to detail would improve this property to the standards guests would rightly expect. I note that since our stay the owner has adjusted the maximum occupancy, eventually, shame it took us to have such a bad experience for this to happen.
Thank you for your review. We are very sorry you did not enjoy your 4 night stay in our apartment last February – especially as we are used to guests enjoying themselves in our home. Our property manager took prompt action to address all your issues the day after your arrival, as we have always tried to give a very positive holiday experience.
A private house (not an hotel) is being completed next door, quite some distance from our apartment (not a ‘couple of feet away’). This is demonstrated by the photo taken from the sea – our apartment is mid building, ground floor. The works are now almost finished and are scheduled for completion July/August this year.
Our apartment undergoes constant maintenance. Because it is a very popular rental, we close up for works every September. Last year, bedroom 2 was completely refurbished, taps replaced throughout, all walls painted, floors polished - refurbishment of the pool. Soft furnishings/linens are also replaced regularly. We have not received any other complaints regarding the kitchen and when we stayed this April, all of the high quality appliances were functioning perfectly. All such items are repaired/replaced immediately at the first sign of a problem.
We previously advertised the apartment as ‘suitable for 5 persons’ since guests had requested this in the past. When you booked, the photos showed two good sized bedrooms with two king sized beds/twin (sleeping 4 persons) and it was clearly stated in the notes section that a ‘temporary bed’ could be hired to accommodate a fifth person for free - just a daily charge payable for bed hire. This was placed in the master bedroom as you requested and the day after your arrival, our manager arranged delivery of an extra mattress topper to make the bed more comfortable. The photos and text show there are only four internal dining chairs, but six more in the garden which additional guests normally use. A more comfortable chair was also delivered the same day as you were not happy to use one of the garden chairs. Regretfully, we made the decision after your stay, to no longer accept a fifth person even though many past guests have appreciated not having the expense of renting a three bedroom property. Also, in future open jars etc in the fridge will be scrapped and wasted.
Our housekeeper previously kept them for the benefit of guests, helping with their food expenses. I am sure these free items will be missed by our regular guests.
Fantastic Girls Vacation Spot!
We rented Karen's place in July 2016, a week before crop over for a girls getaway trip, and had the best time ever! This place is stunning and it's right on the beach, just a few steps away. As four women traveling alone, we always felt safe and secure with a security guard at the front gate ready to accommodate us for booking taxi's or just getting general info. The suite itself was nicely decorated, open, airy and bright. We were greeted by our friendly concierge, Kerrie from Blue Sky Vacations on arrival. She was extremely professional, warm and welcoming and had everything that we needed printed out and neatly arranged for us to go over. We even had a decanter of Barbados Rum as a welcome toast. Jasmine our cook was amazing! She felt like our aunt or mom fussing over us and ready to provide whatever meal we wanted. We just had to let her know and she would write down the ingredients for us, which she could pick up or we could just go a short distance up the road (by bus or walk) to the local grocery store. Either way we were fed very nicely. She would come in the morning at whatever time we needed her to prepare breakfast and lunch. Steven and Romeo the two security guards were exceptional! They were always friendly, and happy to answer any number of questions we had. Romeo even took the time one evening to give us a ride a short distance away to the store, thats how helpful they were!
Our days usually started with going out to the beach (we always had fresh beach towels) then coming back for breakfast and lounging by the private plunge pool for a bit. Even the guys on the beach selling jet skis or paddle board rides were extremely polite and discrete. They didn't pester us, just greeted us daily and politely asked if we were interested today, but then went about their business without any annoyances. I really liked that beach since it was fairly quiet and we always had our beach chairs available.
Riding the local buses were a trip! They were packed, and some loud with music, but always safe to ride. We generally took them to go up to the grocery store and few times to go into Bridgetown.
All in all this was a fantastic choice for a vacation rental. Close enough to town and local shops, but secluded enough for a really nice relaxing vacation. Great for families or couples. We highly, highly recommend staying here, and would love to book this again!.
Thank you so much for your excellent review! We are so pleased you had a great trip.
Our condo in the Coral Cove development has always been extremely secure and safe - thanks to our brilliant team of security guards. But as you found, they are more than just guards - they are more 'concierge' as they are always keen to help our guests whenever they can.
Kerrie, the manager is excellent also, but our regular manager, Zoe, was obviously away on holiday. She is a lovely lady and fantastic at her job too. Hopefully you may meet her one day in the future!
Jasmine is a fantastic cook - I hope you managed to try one of her evening meals too. She cooks all types of food, but we love to have her cook local style - and her Bajan curry is to die for!
But again, she is more than just a housekeeper - as you say she is like having a 'mom' around - and she has some brilliant stories to tell!
I'm pleased you enjoyed the beach - in the summer it can at times be almost deserted!
We always strive to keep our apartment in excellent condition and regularly update the decor and soft furnishings. Aside from it being a 'second home' to ourselves, we want our guests to come away having enjoyed a fantastic vacation too.
We really do hope you will visit again at The Mahogany Tree - please contact me direct when you want to come again. Kate/Karen x
A Wonderful Holiday
It was our second stay at Coral Cove but our first in Mahogany Tree.
The Apartment was fantastic with everything we needed for our family holiday plus a fantastic view and the pool.
The Apartment itself was spotless and nicely furnished, a home away from home. My wife had a proper break as Jasmine tidied and washed clothes for us so we were free to relax and enjoy ourselves. I would highly recommend the apartment to anyone as its location and beach side location is the best I have stayed in.
The apartments themselves are well located only a short yellow bus ride from all the shops and restaurants, my kids love the buses ! We were also looked after by Romeo who provides security and assistance whenever needed.
All in all we had a wonderful holiday and are looking forward to returning soon.
The Mahogany Tree is located on the ground floor of the very popular condo development, Coral Cove, on Paynes Bay Beach. Situated within the highly desirable area of St James on the platinum West Coast. Many luxury hotels are close by - Sandy Lane is within walking distance around the next cove, and Tamarind Cove and The House, also on Paynes Bay Beach. The famous Daphnes restaurant is also in easy walking distance on the beach - great for lunch!
There is an excellent buoyed off swimming area in front of the apartment. Swim out to join the turtles, or snorkel on the reef close by. All water sports are readily available on the beach.
The apartment is very close to the Sandy Lane Golf Club, and Royal Westmoreland is close by.
Holetown is a very short drive where many restaurants, shops, banks, supermarket etc are at hand. Cave Shepherd, Barbados' main department store is close by for duty free shopping.
The capital, Bridgetown is only a short taxi ride. Excellent for duty free shopping.