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I love Portico 8 because everything you could need is right at your fingertips. The pool area is huge and so relaxing, only steps from the ocean. There's a set of stairs that lead down to the shore, and tons of sun beds and loungers so you can kick back and relax. Inside, there's an open floor plan, so you can see the sea from every room. Another key feature of Portico 8 is that the bathrooms and bedrooms are well-sized, and the walk-in showers are huge. If you and your family need an easygoing, breezy vacation, this is the property for you.

Andrew , 214-350-6220 x9104

Portico 8 is part of a luxury complex on Barbados' famed West Coast. The property has direct access to two quiet beaches and is near one of the island's best diving reefs, Stavronikita. Also known as The Stav, this reef is one of 9 sunken ships in Carlisle Bay Marine Park, where divers can expect to see frog fish, sea horses, rays, barracudas, octopus, reef squid, mackerel, moray eel, and more.

This residence has a private, sea-facing balcony with a spa pool that can be accessed from almost every room. The fully air-conditioned living space has a flatscreen TV and contemporary furniture, with a smaller living space right outside on the balcony. An open floor plan combines the living and dining area with the expansive kitchen. The kitchen has a large countertop that doubles as a breakfast bar, with modern appliances, a blender, coffeemaker, and plenty of cookware. Each of the three spacious bedrooms have oversized ensuite bathrooms, balcony access, and walk-in closets. Two bedrooms have king-sized beds, and the third has two twin beds. The master bedroom has also has a handicap-accessible shower with a soaking tub and extended vanity.

The Portico Community is oceanfront, and has direct beach access via the oversized communal terrace. This terrace has more than enough space for every guest to feel relaxed and comfortable, with sun beds and loungers everywhere. The infinity pool stretches the length of the property, with a bridge overhead that leads from the lobby to the terrace. There's also a fully-equipped gym with cardio equipment and weights, as well as a sauna and spa. Guests at Portico 8 can access these spaces via an in-room elevator that travels down to the waterside terrace. There's also underground parking, so guests can rent cars to take into Holetown just 10 minutes away.



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