Hibiscus is a lovely Mediterranean-style villa, boasting stunning beach views and offering the same privacy, seclusion and luxurious escape as all the other villas located on the exclusive Merlin Bay Resort. With two floors and a private plunge pool this villa is the perfect place for gazing out to sea and enjoying the most spectacular Caribbean sunsets.
There are three lovely air-conditioned bedrooms at Hibiscus. The ground floor features a guest bedroom with en-suite bathroom, a well-equipped kitchen, an indoor dining room with sunken living area with floor-to-ceiling doors that lead to a small open-air terrace out to a private plunge pool.
Positioned on the upper floor is the master suite with an intimate balcony, along with an additional guest suite and a dining terrace, all enjoying lovely views over the large central swimming pool to the tranquil aquamarine waters of the Caribbean Sea.
Guests can enjoy the shared swimming pool or take an early morning sea bath and bask in the tropical heat on the stunning, pristine, white sandy beach, just a few steps from Hibiscus. The property provides direct access, via a private stairway, to a stunning beach offering excellent swimming and snorkelling.
|Category||Date Range||Rate||Min stay|
|Low||Apr 15 2023 to Nov 30 2023||$690 per Night||5 Nights|
|High||Dec 1 2023 to Dec 19 2023||$1,200 per Night||7 Nights|
|Christmas | New Year's||Dec 20 2023 to Jan 10 2024||$1,340 per Night||14 Nights|
|High||Jan 11 2024 to Apr 14 2024||$1,200 per Night||7 Nights|
|Low||Apr 15 2024 to Nov 30 2024||$690 per Night||5 Nights|
|High||Dec 1 2024 to Dec 19 2024||$1,200 per Night||7 Nights|
|Damage WaiverNon-refundable||$99 Flat|
|Shared Economy Levy||10.00%|
|Check-in time:||15:00||Check-out time:||12:00|
Amenities and services available upon request (extra cost):
• Additional staff available at this villa includes a chef
Industry Association Recommended Cleaning Practice: SafeHome
|Bedroom 1 | Primary||1 King||2 Guests||Additional Info|
|Bedroom 2||1 King||2 Guests||Additional Info|
|Bedroom 3||2 Single||2 Guests||Additional Info|
|Bathroom 1 | Primary||Toilet, Shower||Upper Level | En-suite.|
|Bathroom 2||Toilet, Shower||Upper Level | En-suite.|
|Bathroom 3||Toilet, Shower||Lower Level | En-suite.|
Merlin Bay, Barbados
Barbados is a beautiful island on the eastern tip of the Caribbean. Its most famous asset is, of course, its white-sand beaches and azure sea, both of which combine to produce some of the most beautiful sunsets in the world. Those looking to simply relax by the beach tend to prefer the Caribbean side, which is located in the south and west of the island and offers calm, warm, light-blue water. Those looking to surf or windsurfing, though, will prefer the waves of the Atlantic waters on the east side.
Nightlife and dancing lovers, meanwhile, would be wise to stay near all the action on the St Lawrence Gap, which offers a wide variety of local performances such as the famously colourful Tuk band, known to wow audiences with their skills on the bass drum, kettle drum, and penny whistle. Our wide selection of Barbados luxury vacation rentals may help make your stay complete, but, no matter where you stay, you will enjoy access to pristine beach fronts, world-class golf courses, duty-free shopping, and a wide range of entertainment options.
Barbados boasts an exquisite selection of restaurants offering a wide array of culinary specialties. Ranging from delicious local dishes to international cuisine prepared by some of Europe and the Caribbean’s top chefs, Barbados dining choices are seemingly endless.
The West Coast is home to many of the island's most popular dining spots, including five-star restaurants, quaint local eateries and specialty restaurants offering an assortment of cosmopolitan flavours, including Asian, Indian, Italian and French-inspired menus. In recent years the South Coast has also seen a boom in fine dining facilities, and you can find many local favourites nestled among the hotels and entertainment venues.
During the day most establishments accept casual attire, however visitors should keep in mind that Barbados is a conservative island and appropriate cover-ups and shoes are required, even at the beach bars. In the evening, a more formal dress code is expected, however a dinner jacket is not required.
A nominal gratuity is often included in the bill, especially for larger parties; however it is at the discretion of the guest to increase or decrease the amount as they deem appropriate.
World Class Golf
Royal Westmoreland Golf Course features a 6,870-yard 18-hole championship course with spectacular views of the Caribbean Sea, well-maintained greens and beautiful tropical surroundings. The par-72 course offers a challenging set-up, with the par threes renowned as some of the best in the world. The course is studded with bunkers, some taking advantage of the natural environment, including a coral stone quarry between the 5th and 6th hole and a ravine bordering a tight green at the 12th hole. Each hole is designed to accommodate a range of player expertise.
With spectacular views of the Caribbean Sea, verdant greens and vivid tropical blooms and lush gullies lining the fairways, Sandy Lane Golf Club is renowned as one of the most stunning courses in the Caribbean. Part of the 5-star Sandy Lane Resort, the Country Club strives to provide players with a golfing experience like none other. The first course designed outside the United States by distinguished course architect Tom Fazio, the Country Club features open fairways, angled slopes and five lakes. With five par threes, eight par fours and five par five holes, the 7,060-yard course provides a challenging experience for professional and amateur golfers alike. In 2006 the Country Club hosted the World Golf Championships World Cup, a four-day tournament attended by international players and spectators alike.
One of the more active beaches on the West Coast, Brighton Beach is located near the island's capital city, Bridgetown. There is a popular local beach bar providing lunch and drink service, as well as beach chair and umbrella rentals. You will find a wide array of water sport options as well as the nearby Malibu Beach Club and Visitor Centre where you can tour the adjacent rum distillery.
Located between Holders Hill and Sandy Lane, Paynes Bay features ample parking and easy access to the beach. The waters are generally calm, providing excellent swimming and snorkeling conditions.
One of the island’s most stunning stretches of white sand beach, Sandy Lane provides excellent swimming and snorkeling conditions. Located south of Holetown, public access is available at Paynes Bay. Guests of the Sandy Lane hotel have access to beach chairs and umbrellas while residents of the nearby Sandy Lane estate have access to private cabana facilities.
Located just south of the popular Mullins Beach, Gibbs Beach offers a tranquil setting with plenty of shaded areas and excellent swimming and snorkeling conditions. Water sport amenities are also available.
Featuring a picnic area and spacious parking facilities, Mullins Beach is a popular spot with both locals and visitors. There are beach chair and umbrella rentals as well as restaurant and bar service. The calm waters provide excellent snorkeling and swimming conditions and there are many water sport amenities available, including jet skis. Mullins is also an excellent spot to watch the sunset while enjoying a refreshing cocktail at the nearby restaurant and bar.
Michael & Larissa M.
Jul 15, 2017
Heaven on Earth
I highly recommend Hibiscus at Merlin Bay. Beach is to die for and very secluded. We hope to come back again. Only drawback was the prices of food and restaurants. Also be sure to bring mosquito spray. My daughter was covered with bites even with spray:(.
May 2, 2017
Seventeen Americans in Barbados
The task to find our group a vacation rental in our budget is never easy. Last year we were 22 and had an amazing time on St. Martin. This year rental escapes and Myles in particular found an outstanding property for 17 of us traveling together over Easter. We stayed in three separate villas on Barbados in the Merlin Bay complex. Five families were accommodated in Gingerbread, Nutmeg and Hibiscus. All three villas were beautiful and the complex was meticulously kept. I stayed in Gingerbread and cannot speak highly enough of Cheryl the cook and Jessica the housekeeper. The fact that the food shopping, cleaning and laundry were all taken care of was amazing and so relaxing. On top of that the food that Cheryl prepared was better than any restaurant we went to. As a matter of fact we cancelled our dinner reservations and only went out to dinner on the night the staff was off. Thank you to Myles for finding the perfect accommodations and Anne Marie the onsite concierge for all their help. On island, Ann Marie was so responsive. One day we were stranded at Crane Beach Resort and she was able to hunt down our taxi driver and add an additional driver to our return trip. Any request was never to much for Anne Marie. I worked with Tim Montgomery, our concierge, to plan a number of excursions, pre-stocking the villa with food and beverages and he was so attentive and amazing. He even looked into some things for us that he had never booked before. While we were on island he was even able to cancel a dinner reservation for me when I could not get an answer at the restaurant. I highly recommend using Tim's and rental escapes expertise when booking excursions. The transfers were prompt and so accommodating, the sunset catamaran trip was phenomenal. Good Times Too was a stunning 50 foot private catamaran with the most helpful, lovely staff. We were their second excursion of the day and they could not have been nicer. Leading the kids to turtles and fish for the most perfect experience. They also ran around the boat serving cocktails and drinks for the adults and kids. Thank you to Dwight, Andre and Joseph for an amazing evening. Tim also organized a fishing trip for the men on Legacy Fishing Charters and surfing lessons for the women and children. Barry's Surf school was an over top the success. Everyone got up on the board with no previous lessons. They were very professional. Safety came first but fun was not far behind. We had three instructors for nine of us,Andrew, Danny and Matt and they were able to get us into the waves on so many tries, they guaranteed we could not fail. Our group ranged in age from 9 to 51 so thank you to Barry's. We can't wait for our next adventure with Rental Escapes, it might even be back to Barbados next year. Thank you for an amazing trip.
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