There is news that late next year a new luxury boutique hotel will open on the unspoilt east coast of Barbados. The project will be officially announced at the end of this month.The retreat will be called the Santosha Retreat and Spa will be an intimate escape with only 18 deluxe rooms. It is the first new hotel development to take place on the Atlantic east coast of Barbados for many years. The retreat will offer dramatic views over the island’s most spectacular, wild and unspoilt beach which stretches for seven miles, as well as the hills of Barbados’ protected National Park.
Santosha will be a hideaway of tranquillity and understated style in a secluded setting. Yet the property will be only 20 minutes from the buzzing and vibrant Caribbean Sea west coast and 35 minutes from the international airport and the islands capital Bridgetown.
Santosha was conceived as an exclusive sanctuary for pampering and relaxation. The retreat’s rooms include some with private courtyards and plunge pools, there will also be ocean view cottages with
The Spa will have eight air conditioned treatment rooms while other facilities will include a yoga an meditation studio and a state of the art fitness centre complete with Jacuzzi and herbal steam room.
Santosha Retreat and Spa is being developed by Jim and Lynn McGowan. Jim is Managing Director of design and build company, Visionscape Inc. of Barbados, and has been in luxury real estate development and commercial construction for 25 years. His wife Lynn owns and operates Island Yoga, her own consultancy firm which provides yoga services to the Sandy Lane Spa and other private estates on the west coast.