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Sea-U Guest House

Tent Bay , Foster Hall - East Coast & Bathsheba, Barbados
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Sea-U Guest House
Reviews (5)
5 out of 5

Surrounded by tropical gardens, Sea to U Guest House is the perfect small hotel and B&B on the east coast. Hammocks are strung lazily between coconut palms from which you can marvel at the panoramic ocean views. 10 cozy and individual decorated and furnished rooms and apartments offer all you need. All have private bathrooms, some A/C. Choose the one which suits you best. Breakfast is not included, but can be booked direct at the property. The Wi to fi is free of charge.

Experience the natural side of the island, where unspoiled beaches, tidal pools and surfing guarantee an unforgettable vacation.

Location

Bathsheba is a rural and beautiful village at the east coast. There are Chattel Houses, small wooden homes, spread out over slopes decorated with palm trees; not a single three to story to building in the area. The hotel lays on the southern end of the village called Tent Bay. It is a fishing bay with colorful fishing boats rocking in the azure blue ocean.

Visitors can cool down in one of the natural dipping pools at the beach or watch Bathsheba Barbados’ best surfing. Surfers can catch the waves at the world famous Soup Bowl – just a brief walk away from us.

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5 REVIEWS
     

Summary

Accommodation
     
Surf Lessons
     
Review from Melissa
Melissa
Brooklyn, NY
September 2018
Travelled as a couple

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Friendly, Pretty, and Super Chill!
A monkey yelling at a bird woke us up one morning. It was awesome. Rooms are simple, cute, and clean and open up to a deck with hammocks and chairs where you can meet your neighbors and swap traveling tips. We stayed for a week, and met a lot of friendly, interesting people. It's a short walk to the water and "downtown," but if staying during September, note that some of the local restaurants may be closed for the season. (If that happens, go to Dina's.) The hotel offers to book activities for you, which was very helpful (albeit a little confusing at times). Snorkeling cruise was pretty fun and funny. Ocean swimming isn't recommended in Bathsheba but the tide pools are interesting and beautiful.


How were the surf lessons?

     

Definitely take a surf lesson with Kevin! Beginners, don't be scared--he's a lifeguard who knows the area really well and a great instructor. That was one of my favorite days.

Review from Charles
Charles
N/A
September 2018
Travelled as a couple

How did you like the accommodation?

     

It's really 6 stars!
First off I gotta say the cast and crew of this hotel are absolutely amazing! They arranged a pickup from the hotel with a taxi (Anthony?) that was incredibly knowledgeable and friendly. He gave us a great rundown on the island as he drove us across. When we arrived we were greeted like returning family and shown to our little bungalow off from the main house. The room was immaculately clean and comfortable! The bed was HUGE and soft.


How were the surf lessons?

     

After some amazing surfing at soup bowl, we met C-Cat. This guy is top notch! He greeted us withFRESH coconut, which we promptly mixed our delicious Mt. Gay rum into. He gave us great info on bus travel, surf advice, restaurant reviews, directions to the botanical gardens, and found a pair of flippers for the wife to use. The next day we were able to set up a catamaran with cool runnings(YOU MUST DO THIS!!!) and also surfing lessons for the wife for the following day(With Barrys Surf School, they are excellent) Also, Cannot forget the wonderful woman who runs the hotel, she is beyond super nice and took care of everything for us. I cannot say enough good things about this hotel and the people working here! 6 STARS all the way!!!!!!!

Review from Maggie
Maggie
N/A
August 2018
Travelled as a couple

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Loved our stay. Staff are wonderful!
My husband and I stayed at Sea-U for 3 nights and loved every minute of it. If you are looking for peace and quiet, this is the place for you. No TVs so bring cards or books to keep you busy. Breakfast is good. They give you an array of fruits and breads but also will cook to order eggs and bacon. Sometimes even pancakes! Pancakes are delicious. Dinner was delicious. They made a 3-course meal: fried plantains wrapped in bacon, chicken curry, and bread pudding. Can definitely tell it's homemade with TLC. The bar is cool because it's an honesty bar where you write down what you drank. really really fair prices. Their homemade Rum Punch is delicious.


How were the surf lessons?

     

If you're staying here, you probably somewhat appreciate surfing. So make sure you take the fun little walking trail down to the beach to either watch the surfers or surf yourself. Sea Cat is the man - surfing that beach for 20+ years. All staff in general were wonderful and kind.

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Review from Onando
Onando
Ventura, California
August 2018
Travelled with friends

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Wish there were more places like this!
The atmosphere is excellent, very relaxing, trees with ocean views. Nearby hotels cost more and offer less. I know because we check them out personally, also, really enjoyed the plantation balcony. Thank you for the great time.


How were the surf lessons?

     

Great place to bring your girlfriend and surf Soupbowl. The water is a short walk away.

Review from Stephanie
Stephanie
Newport, Rhode Island
October 2017
Travelled as a couple

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Loved our stay. Staff are wonderful!
My husband and I stayed at Sea-U Guesthouse on our honeymoon. We knew we wanted to spend the trip surfing and away from touristy areas, so Sea-U really fit the bill! The grounds are beautiful and overlook Tent Bay... We had a room in the building below the main house, and it was perfect: decently sized for the both of us with a comfortable bed with mosquito net, which was useful! Our room was equipped with AC, but we didn't use it once as the ocean breeze coupled with the ceiling fan cooled the room nicely in the evening. The balcony was the best part of the room, and we were lucky enough to have it to ourselves as we visited the Guest House in the off-season and the room beside ours was vacant. The staff might have been the best part. Everyone was extremely friendly, helpful, and accommodating.


How were the surf lessons?

     

We LOVED Sea Cat, the groundskeeper - maintenance - all around helpful guy. Sometimes when you travel you meet really great / memorable people and he is definitely one of them...My husband and I looked forward to our daily conversations with him. He was also a helpful surf guide having been one of the first local surfers on the Island back in the day. Location couldn't have been better for us ... The surf breaks Parlors and Soup Bowls were just a 10 second drive away (we definitely could have just walked down the hill to Parlors - haha) and we really loved the slow pace of this part of the Island. Some really beautiful beaches are just a short drive away and it's more than likely that you'll have those beaches to yourself.

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Number of people: 2
Air Conditioning
Beach Towels
Kitchen
Kitchenette
Parking (free)
WIFI (free)
Daily housekeeping
Massage
Sundeck
Breakfast (included)
Dinner (additional)
Honesty Bar
Restaurant
Snack bar
Yoga

Extras:

Breakfast buffet id included. A 3-course dinner is served on 5 evenings for US$ 30 plus 7.5% VAT per person.
Cottage Apartment
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 2

The apartment in the cottage is the most private accommodation Sea to U has to offer. A perfect choice for your Barbados honeymoon or a peaceful get to away. It has its own smaller patio, A/C, a walk to in shower and panorama windows.

Cottage Studio
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 2

Studio in the Cottage with King Size Bed (Bamboo or 4 to Poster), A/C. Shared Ocean View Patio with comfortable Adirondack armchairs. Breakfast & Wireless Internet inclusive. We do have 2 rooms in this category.

Main House Studio
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 2

All you need. Studio with Queen Size Bed located at the ground floor of the Main House. Shared ocean view patio with comfortable Adirondack armchairs. Breakfast included. Free Wi to Fi. We do have 3 rooms in this category.

Main House Superior Studio
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 2

The romantic choice. Studio with King Size Four to Poster Bed, located on the corner of the guest house with a window towards east to welcome the breeze and the sun. Shared ocean view patio with comfortable Adirondack armchairs Breakfast & Wireless Internet inclusive.

Top Floor Room
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 2

Room on the Top Floor of the guest house with 2 single or 1 king bed, fridge, coffee maker, kettle. walk to in shower. The shared patio with comfortable Adirondack armchairs has fantastic ocean views, Breakfast & Wireless Internet inclusive.

Top Floor Suite
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 2

Located on the top floor of the main building, this suite has a separate kitchen and dining area. The shared patio with comfortable Adirondack armchairs has fantastic ocean views. Breakfast & Wireless Internet inclusive.

Top Floor Apartment
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 2

Your home away from home. One to bedroom apartment on the top floor with King mahogany sleigh bed, Jacuzzi bathtub and full kitchen. Your home away from home. The shared patio with comfortable Adirondack armchairs has fantastic ocean views.

You can never get lost

When you book you will receive our confirmation email with full travel directions of how to get to us.

We provide Airport Transfers from and to Bridgetown (BGI) and they can be booked in the booking steps.

  • Price for 1-4 people: USD$40
  • - Nearest Airport: Bridgetown (BGI)
  • - Distance from Airport in kms: 24 km
  • - Time from Airport in a car: 40 min.
  • - There is no train from the airport
  • - There is no bus from the airport

Come Surf With Us

Surf Lessons can be added in the booking steps if they are not already included in a package.

Instructors

Local Surf Guide

The New York Times reported about Bathsheba surfing: “’I’ve been going for over 20 years, and I’d put Soup Bowl as one of the top three waves in the world,’ said Kelly Slater.
The hotel is only a couple of walking minute away and a great base.



Main Surf Beach: Soup Bowl and Parlors

Surf Lessons we offer:

Beginner Surf Lessons

Available to book in the checkout.

Intermediate Surf Lessons

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Advanced Surf Lessons

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Private Surf Lessons

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Surf Guide

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Yoga

Private Yoga lessons available.


Parlour

Parlour

Level: All Levels

Parlour Is located on the east coast of Barbados in the town of Bathsheba. Parlour is a left and Right peak better known for the size swell it can hold on bigger days. Parlour also has great waves on the smaller days and is great for longboarding and SUPing due to the deep water and softer breaking waves with wide open faces. Parlour Barbados is great for Advanced/intermediate Longboards and SUPers. Parlour is on the Windy Side of the Island but faces slightly more south and the wind tends to be more side shore making the faces of the wave clean even if the outside looks choppy. The current runs North up the Beach and is right where the channel is to paddle out by the big mushroom rock, The beach is beautiful at Parlour and the rocks are very sharp and full of sea urchins so tread lightly. Before you paddle out ask the locals about the line up and stay safe.

The best time of year to score great waves at Parlour would be in the Winter months DEC – MAY, however the waves are very consistent in Bathsheba and hurricane swells are also great from JULY to NOV. Low Tide is usually the best time to Surf at Parlour or Low going High, this gives the wave more power as the swell rolls in over the deep reef shelf and rolls in softly. Early in the morning is a good time to surf Parlour especially during the week when most Locals are at work.

Soup Bowl - Right Point Break

Soup Bowl - Right Point Break

Level: Advanced

The East coast is home of the Soup Bowl – a world class right point break that is really heavy and hollow. This wave is for experienced Surfers. When the Surf is up, Soup Bowl Barbados can be compared to the north shore of Oahu. As it faces the east, the wind can often be a factor but there is always waves to Surf.
The waves break in about 7 feet of water on a rock shelf that sticks out into the Atlantic Ocean. Soup Bowl breaks best on a North swell but East and South east swells produce good waves as well. This wave is famous for its heavy barrels and big Surf. Every year surfers like Kelly Slater, Taylor Knoxs and the Malloy brothers come to the island of Barbados usually to film for upcoming Surf videos.

High Rock

Level: Beginner

A fun powerful left for surfers who want to escape the crowd at Soup Bowl

Sand Bank

Level: All Levels

A powerful left and right beach break that can be super fun but watch out for the current

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31°

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Soup Bowl

Soup Bowl is the islands most famous waves. It almost always has waves and is great fun and can be epic on its day. When Kelly Slater is in town, this is where you'll find him!

There a few different take off spots which helps to thin out the crowd but the first peak gets busy anyway. It's a powerful, hollow wave so only paddle out if you know what your doing. Respect the locals, they are super friendly if you play the game. Watch out for the urchins on the inside and some of the sharper rocks.

Sandbank

About 10 minutes walk north you will find a much more mellow wave called Sandbank. This is ideal for intermediates.

Parlours

Another really good reef break but one that tends to be less crowded than Soup Bowl. It can hold a bigger swell and again is super consistent.

Tent Bay

When the swell is north head for tent bay which is an epic left hander that very rarely gets crowded. The wave itself breaks in front of the Atlantic hotel.

Ragged Point

Next down the line is ragged point which is much more user friendly. This is a fun, mellow beach break best surfed from mid to high tide.

Long Beach

Long beach can have some really fun waves and is a great go to spot on a daily basis. It can close out and be hard to read at times but always worth a mission.

Conset Point

This wave needs a massive north swell to break and therefore is hardly surfed.

The island is only 22kms across so there are plenty of other options to explore further South, West and North.

PAYMENT

  • A small deposit is required to secure your booking.
  • Your balance is due at check in.

CANCELLING YOUR BOOKING

  • To cancel go to the MyAccount section and log in or register and you can cancel from within your account.
  • Your deposit is non refundable but can be used for the same property/surf school within one year of your original booking.
  • You can cancel anytime up to 30 days before travelling you will not be charged the balance.

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