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Smugglers Cove 1

What we like most
  • Location on Paynes Bay Beach
  • Olie's wonderful home cooking
  • Close proximity to Holetown and some of the best restaurants on the island
Insider's Knowledge
  • Located on the ground floor gives direct access to the beach.
  • When the tide is low you can walk along the beach to Sandy Lane Hotel.
  • The authentic beach bars are great for a sunset cocktail.
Places close by
  • The famous Sandy Lane Hotel and beach
  • Located on Paynes Bay Beach
  • 'The Cliff' Restaurant is a 2 minute drive


Smugglers Cove No. 1 represented by Exceptional Villas is one of our favourite 3 bedroom beachfront rentals in Barbados. The villa is situated on the ground floor offering guests the closest access to the communal pool and the pristine white sandy beach of Paynes Bay.

The beach here is spectacular and is a great spot to enjoy snorkelling, jet skiing or a memorable swim with turtles. Paynes Bay is most definitely one of the best beaches in Barbados.

The location of Smugglers Cove No 1 in Barbados is one of the best on the island. With its prime beachfront location, you are also a short walk to some beach bars & restaurants. Guests also enjoy a short walk along the beach to the world famous Sandy Lane Hotel & beach.

While staying at No. 1 Smugglers Cove you will be enjoy lots of great space, privacy and many of the comforts of home. On arrival, you will be greeted by your personal housekeeper Ollie who be there to greet you with a warm smile. Finally, you will feel you have landed in paradise.

On entering Smugglers Cove #1, through the hallway, you will find a charming open plan kitchen with a breakfast bar area, where you can enjoy delicious breakfasts & lunches prepared by Ollie. There is also a utility, a guest toilet for convenience. The condo has a wonderfully spacious and beautifully appointed living room that is fully air-conditioned.

The living area leads out to a wonderful furnished outdoor veranda where you can enjoy an alfresco meal in the covered outdoor dining area. There is also an uncovered outdoor terraced sitting area which makes for the ideal spot to sunbathe or curl up with a book.

Smugglers Cove No 1 comes with three luxurious bedrooms sleeping up to 6 guests. The villa features 3 king bedrooms one of which can be converted to a twin room. All of the bedrooms come with oversized marble en-suite bathrooms. The master bedroom faces the ocean and has double doors which open onto a terrace, with a view of the garden, white sandy beach and the calm turquoise sea beyond.

Smugglers Cove is a small development of just 6 other apartments. There is a small communal pool in the garden area. The beach is accessed from the garden through a small gate. On the beach, you will find beach loungers and umbrellas available to Smugglers Cove guests only. The complex is gated and accessed only through an intercom to the property security team. The property also has CCTV in operation.

With refreshing warmth and devoted attention, the apartment comes with your own private housekeeper/cook Ollie 6 days per week.
• Housekeeper/Cook 6 days per week 8 am to 4 pm. Prepare breakfast and light lunch
• Villa Manager 8.30 am -4.30 pm. Available on demand
• Concierge Monday to Saturday 9 am to 5 pm
• Security Guard Monday to Saturday 5 pm to 9 am. Sunday 24 hours
• Communal beach attendant who lay sun loungers & umbrellas out for guests each morning

• 110 Volts
• 24 Hour Security
• Air conditioning throughout
• BBQ Area
• Beach bar and fine dining restaurant within a short walk along the beach
• Beautiful safe sandy beach directly in front of the property
• Cable TV
• Ceiling fans, Ceiling fans in all bedrooms
• Communal swimming pool
• Designed with outdoor living in mind
• Hairdryer
• Only 7 apartments - low density and exclusive
• Padded Sun Loungers
• Sea Views
• Security guard,
• Security Safe,
• Solar Power Hot Water
• Stunning location for sunsets or early morning walks along the beach
• Telephone, Terrace
• Towels included
• Walking distance to shops
• Wireless broadband connection

This villa is a beachfront home. It should be noted that beaches change their shape and size from day to day, week to week and month to month, mainly as a response to seasonal waves, currents and tides. Every effort has been made to depict the beach in front of this property, but temporary changes may occur.

Area description

Read more about the Paynes Bay Beach area.


Paynes Bay, Barbados
Nearest airport Grantley Adams International
22 miles
Nearest beach Paynes Bay Beach (On site) 5 meters
Nearest restaurant Daphne's Restaurant 200 meters


West Coast, Barbados
Located at Paynes Bay, St James on the west coast and just 40 min drive from Grantley Adams International Airport, 20 min drive from Bridgetown and 5 mins drive to Holetown.


  • Bedroom(s): 3 ( Sleeps 6 )
    2 Double with en-suite, 1 Twin with en-suite
  • Bathroom(s): 3
    1 Baths, 3 Showers, 4 Wash basins, 4 Toilets
  • General facilities: 110 volts, Balcony / Deck, Ceiling Fans, Electricity, Electronic Security, Garden, Garden View, Gated Entrance, High Speed Internet, Panoramic Views, Parking, Private Location, Private Terrace, Security, Terrace, Water supply, Wifi
  • Indoor facilities: aDSL, Air conditioning, All Bedrooms Air Conditioned, All Bedrooms En Suite, Blender, CD Player, Coffee Maker, Dishwasher, Drier, DVD Player, Freezer, Iron and Board, Luxury Finishes, Microwave, Safe, TV
  • Outdoor facilities: Bbq, Beach Access, Beach Front, Communal Swimming Pool, Deck/Decking, Enclosed Garden, Parking, Patio, Private Terrace, Restaurants nearby, Sea Views, Sun Loungers, Sun Umbrellas
  • Services: Babysitting, Cleaning inclusive, Concierge Service, Daily maid service, Linen provided, Night Watchman
  • Access: Secure parking, Private car park, Lift, Stairs


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Rate summary $ 900 - $ 2,000 $ 6,300 - $ 14,000 5 Nights -
Low Season 2024 15-Apr-2024 - 14-Dec-2024 $ 900 $ 6,300 5 Nights -
Winter 2024 15-Dec-2024 - 19-Dec-2024 $ 1,550 Please Enquire for rates 7 Nights -
Festive Season 2024 20-Dec-2024 - 10-Jan-2025 $ 2,000 $ 14,000 14 Nights -
Summer 2025 15-Apr-2025 - 14-Dec-2025 $ 900 $ 6,300 7 Nights -
Winter 2025 15-Dec-2025 - 14-Apr-2026 $ 1,550 $ 10,850 7 Nights -

Additional Information

  • Tax: 10%


As good as ever
As good as ever

Our third trip to Smugglers #1 - that speaks volumes! wonderful location, wonderful staff as Ollie take such great care of us. No hesitations recommending Smugglers Cove and Exceptional Villas

By Michael K
A memorable & fabulous vacation
A memorable & fabulous vacation

Hi Julie - On behalf of our whole crew, I want to thank you for your wonderful suggestions and help in booking what was a memorable and fabulous vacation! We all loved the condo and it's proximity to the beach and were so appreciative of David (at the beach) and Ollie's wonderful service. We loved Ollie's food and friendliness -- it made for an even more relaxing stay and we are bringing two of our favorite recipes of hers back to Massachusetts! The activities (catamaran and horse back riding along with the restaurants) were all terrific as well. It's hard in our fast paced lives today to get away and relax, and this was a special experience. Thanks again, Linda

By Natansohn Family From USA

Hi Yvonne, Just thought I'd drop you a line thanking you for everything and saying the property and oli are fantastic. She is a gem , very professional yet friendly (and she says hello , and thank you for the chocolates, she enjoyed them very much apparently!) Anyway sun is shining so the beach is calling.

By Hudson From UK
Booking again for next year!
Booking again for next year!

Our 4th visit to Barbados & this is the best team we have had.. Ollie was great, nothing was too much trouble. Meals were great & cooked to a high standard by Ollie. As always Bajans are top class people..so much so we're booking for next year! Thank you Ollie. See you soon.

By Rowan Party From UK
Return visit
Return visit

After yet another excellent stay at Smugglers, we are looking at possibly going again!

By Storey Family From UK
A great time
A great time

Hello Julie, We had a great time at Smugglers Cove in Barbados. Thank you for making the arrangements and suggesting the property. Alexander

By Brosda Party From USA
A great time
A great time

Hi Yvonne

Thanks for following up. We had a great time in Barbados and Smuggler’s Cove. It is always relieving when the property viewed in person matches the photos. We were very happy with the property and enjoyed the location - all aspects of our stay were exceptionally well planned (including car hire which was very seamless as well). So thanks to you and your team for the effort and attention on the planning side.

By Loveridge Party
Fantastic & relaxing time
Fantastic & relaxing time

Julie,We had a fantastic and relaxing time at Smuggler’s Cove 1. Beautiful place, great beach access and Ollie was as great as advertised. And thank you for all of your help as well; you made the planning and coordination easy. Thanks again. We’ll check in when we plan our next Caribbean vacation. Robin Teets

By Teets Family From USA
Wonderful place, wonderful beach, and wonderful staff.
Wonderful place, wonderful beach, and wonderful staff.

Thanks for the postcard received this week. We have truly enjoyed our stay at Smugglers Cove in Barbados. Wonderful place, wonderful beach, and wonderful staff. We would love to go back next year for Easter holidays again. Let me know as we would book it in advance. Many thanks,

By Nathalie Langlois
Gorgeous place
Gorgeous place

Yvonne -We loved Smuggler's ,the place was gorgeous and the situation perfect, we loved being on Payne's Bay - it's such a nice beach - I'd forgotten how good it was! Having an onsite cook was a great luxury, it meant we didn't have to faff about with preparing food:) Most importantly the kids absolutely loved it. Thanks again for organising it all and recommending it. Lisa

By Di Lucia Family From Northern Ireland
Thank you so much for everything
Thank you so much for everything

Hello Niamh, Thank you so much for everything, the place was spectacular, we had an amazing time. I cannot think of any suggestion or comment right now, I think it was perfect, special thanks for Ollie she is a gem. P.s. Thank you for the postcard!

By Ayala Family
Love to return
Love to return

Hi Alex I just wanted to thank you your assistance in finding us smugglers cove. My family and I really enjoyed the the place and would most definitely love to go back Thank you once again for your services.

By Branco Family From Canada

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Expert Reviews

Beautiful stay on the beach

Expert Review Pic I really love staying at Smugglers Cove 1 - It is greatly located and the pristine Paynes beach right by your feet is priceless.. Paynes beach offers such calm water with beautiful blue, white sand, the typical Caribbean postcard. I would highly recommend this place for a beach lover family. Sunsets are so romantic. Not to forget Olivette, the housekeeper and cook who spoils us every day with delicious meals and her genuine kindness.

By From Exceptional Villas
Ticks all the boxes

Expert Review Pic Smugglers cove #1 was just wonderful..literally 5 steps to Paynes Bay beach for lovely morning walks down to Sandy Lane, comfy sun loungers placed out for us every morning by David the very helpful beach butler & delicious breakfast prepared by Ollie! What could be better! The Villa itself is beautifully kept. All in all a great location. I'd highly recommend to families, beach-lovers, those looking for luxury by the beach!

By From Exceptional Villas
Wonderful Staff and fantastic location

Expert Review Pic Smugglers Cove #1 is a wonderful property. Olivette has to be the most helpful and friendliest housekeeper I have ever met. She is the gem of Smugglers cove and is praised by all our guests who visit. This property is literally steps from the beach and the communal pool is right beside the terrace on the left so is very convenient. A great property for families and groups and the property is a short stroll from the famous Sandy Lane Hotel where you can go with bookings in advance. I went for a spa treatment and cocktails during my last trip which I would highly recommend.

By From Exceptional Villas
We just love staying at Smugglers Cove No 1

Expert Review Pic We just love staying at Smugglers Cove No 1 not just for the beach front location and the wonderful scenery but most of all for our wonderful housekeeper Ollie. She is just a gem and always takes such great care of us and all of the guests who stay.

By From Exceptional Villas

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    • Type: Beach Front
    • Sleeps: 6
    • Bedroom(s): 3
    • Bathroom(s): 3
    • Board: Self Catering
    • Long term rentals: No
    • Pets: No
    • Children: Yes, great for kids
    • Wheelchair: No
    • Eldery or infirm: Yes
    • Holiday type: Beach Front, Family, Honeymoon