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The Sunday Times Travel Magazine "The Caribbean, why Barbados" (London, November 2014)
If you want beyond-the-brochure Barbados, you need the wave-rattled, breeze-washed east coast - and it never looks craggier than from her, at Uschi Wetzels's nine-room hideaway above Tent Bay. The word guesthouse doesn't do it justice? it's a whitewashed wooden lodge, wrapped around with verandas and hung about with hammocks ... Don't come for nightlife, come to hook fish, hike the shoreline and horse-ride through the rumpled hills, all a-dangle with Barbados's trademark green monkeys. (Vincent Crump)

The Times "The best deals in the Caribbean" (London, 5 January 2014)
Barbados – Sea-U
Barbados veterans have long known that the east coast of the island, particulary near Bathsheba, is the place to stay if you want to avoid the resorts and the crowds. Yes, the sea’s rougher, but there are few places more wonderfully redolent of the pre-cruise-ship Caribbean. Sea-U is a two-storey colonial home, with a wrap-around balcony and wooden-slatted rooms with four-poster beds, by Tent Bay harbor, where tiny fishing vessels bob lazily on the turquoise waters. There are plenty of hammocks, for serous relaxing on the verandas, and the superb breakfasts always include homemade banana bread. (Rob Corossan)

The Telegraph "The best Caribbean holidays" (16 October 2013)
Best for escapism - Mellow Sea-U Guest House, near Bathsheba's stunning, wave-pummelled beach, offers good looking and great-value ...

The Times, UK "Secret Caribbean stays" (20 April 2013)
This nine-room guesthouse is newly built in traditional Bajan style with hardwood floors, lightwood walls and shutters opening on to porches swaddled by foliage. Perched high above tropical forests, it’s perfect for spotting humming birds, has great views of the Atlantic and easy access to Bathsheba village and beach, along with nearby east coast surf spots, including Soup Bowl.

The Sun, UK "Cut-price paradise" (January 2013)
Set in the rustic east coast village of Bathsheba, wooden-slatted colonial guesthouse Sea-u is the ultimate antidote to bland mega-resorts.

Elle, London "How to get to Heaven" (January 2013)
Save: Sea-U Guest House, Barbados
Barbados is best known for its fun and fashionable west coast. But even in an island 15 miles across there are shades of character, and you can find a much lower-key, more charming Barbados on the wilder Atlantic coast. Sea-U Guest House overlooks the ocean breakers from a hilltop, a very friendly spot with 6 rooms in a traditional main house with a wraparound veranda, and three in a cottage amount the palms. Best of all is has an easygoing air, its guests gathering on the veranda after a day on the beach, to take in a rum punch and the view of the frigate birds wheeling in the sky. James Henderson

The Telegraph, London "Keeping costs down" (October 2012)
The Atlantic-facing east coast of Barbados is wild, beautiful and utterly different from the heavily developed south and west coasts. Stay in Sea-U Guesthouse a chilled hideaway with rustic-chic bedrooms and hammocks strung between palms. Fred Mawer

Sunday Times Travel Magazine, London "Barbados" (Feb. 2012)
It's this that makes the village of Bathsheba so special. Its limestone rocks remind you that, at heart, Barbados is all about natural beauty. Here, Sea-U is at the heart of a cool surf scene, and Soup Bowl ... is just a walk away. Not that we're talking typical surf shack, you understand: this place is seriously sophisticated, delivering Champagne and hatah yoga in style. Jane Anderson

The Independent, London "Honeymoons: What is the real cost of true romance?" (April 30, 2011)
Head for the wild, romantic east coast of Barbados, with crashing Atlantic breakers and chilled guesthouses that you won't find in any tour operator brochures. Sea-U Guest House at Bathsheba is a sophisticated B&B where simple white wood rooms give a nod to boutique living. Rugs have coral motifs, full use is made of wide verandahs and hammocks are strung between the palms. Jane Anderson

Frommer's Caribbean 2011
Inexpensive Sea-U Guest House Far from the south coast, this guesthouse is a retreat from the world. It's the lazy life here. Your biggest challenge will be to lie in a hammock strung between palms, taking in the view of the nearby waves or monkeys scampering about.

Budget Travel Magazine, "The Best New Caribbean Deals for 2011" (Dec 2010/January 2011)
Crash pad for Caribbean surfers. The rugged, wave-tossed Atlantic Coast of Barbados has spawned one of the coolest little surf scenes in all the Caribbean. And the Sea-U Guest House, in the village of Bathsheba, steps away from the water, sits right at its heart. Hammocks are strung up across the property, and sweet small touches like an honor bar out back preserve the vibe. German expat owner Uschi Wetzels serves a complimentary full breakfast and she's more than happy to connect guests with local surf instructors ... David Swanson

Guest Reviews

Simply the best in Barbados - I stay here for complete and total relaxation . Andrea and Seacat in the office made sure I have everything I need ! Fresh coconut water and healthy meals are a must for me, dinners and soups were just delicious. My room was immaculate, and everyone is helpful and friendly. Josephina, Boca Raton, Florida (April 2012)

Slice of paradise - We loved staying at Sea U. A slice of paradise, Sea U is a destination in itself. The atmosphere was very relaxing, the staff friendly and helpful, and the locale and the grounds were gorgeous. Jae, Los Angeles, California (April 2012)

When you arrive at the Sea U you can instantly relax - the beautiful setting and view, the welcoming and friendly staff, the amazing scenery in the area...It was wonderful to meet people from all over at dinner and share experiences and tips. For us, with no pressing destinations we could simply enjoy the hammocks or read a good book (they have a library in case you forgot) on the porch visited by friendly finches. As vegans they tried their best to accommodate us, which is not always easy - having fresh coconut water one evening was a treat and sampling island cuisine. Having experienced the bustle of Hastings, it was nice to "get away from it all". Highly recommended.
Moreen, Toronto, Canada (January 2010)


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