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5
Great Break, Great Location,
Great Break, Great Location, Great Villa!!! Sharon and Aranda were 5* all the time, helped us with everything and looked after us always like the Ritz!! When we return will definitely be Tara based. Love the whole Holetown experience, the beach the restaurants and the Caribbean vibe. Thanks for everything, really appreciated by all of us over the 2 weeks.
Jon Holwill + 7
Date Of Stay:
March 2022
5
Really enjoyed our stay at
Really enjoyed our stay at Tara Villa, Aranda and Sharon were great in looking after our needs. Best week of vacation ever. Thanks Siva and Raj.
Siva and Raj – Toronto
Date Of Stay:
February 2022
5
We are Sharifha and Gapal
We are Sharifha and Gapal Krish Simon from Toronto with the Nallaibh Group. This place is home away from home. We are originally from Malaysia, Barbados is very similar and the put iceing to the cake ‘Tara’ villa made our stay so memorable and for sure we are returning with our whole family all ten (1) of us to have a taste of Barbados, and Tara villa. Thanks to both of our maid and cheff, they were fabulous, “Charron and Araianda”. We will recommend Tara villa to all of our friends.
Shari and Krish Simon
Date Of Stay:
January 2022
5
Greetings from London, we had
Greetings from London, we had a wonderful time, relaxed! Both Sharon and Aranda looked after us so well and cooked lovely dishes and always had an amazing smile.
Nirmala and Marhat
Date Of Stay:
January 2022
5
Really enjoyed our stay,
Really enjoyed our stay, Aranada and Sharon are great! Looked after us well, always pleasant and helpful . Hope to return one day.
David and Paula
Date Of Stay:
December 2021
5
What a fabulous place! Aranda
What a fabulous place! Aranda and Sharon have been the most perfect hosts. We absolutely loved the fish curry and Cajun spiced fish. Calabaza yacht and St. Nicholas Abbey are a must.
The Broomfields
Date Of Stay:
September 2021
5
We all had a lovely time
We all had a lovely time staying in Villa Tara - Merle & Aranda were lovely ladies and Merle is a fantastic cook - we recommend Merles chicken pasta and jerk chicken curry - The Monkeys were very entertaining - Hudsons have been to Barbados several times and love it here - recommend fist pot restaurant in Speightstown. We will be back for more waterskiing, jetskis and speak to Curley at Zaccios Bar.
the Hudson and Brevon Family, UK
Date Of Stay:
January 2020
5
Thanks again for another two
Thanks again for another two wonderful weeks in Paradise. Merle and Aranda are the best ever. lookin forward to come again next year
Jenny
Date Of Stay:
January 2020
5
A lovely stay at villa Tara.
A lovely stay at villa Tara. We enjoyed our 2 weeks in Barbados, the staff was great! Ask for Merle's pumpkin fritters they are fantastic. We recommend La Cabana on Batts Rock Beach. Go for noodles at Lemongrass. Hang out with the monkeys in the backyard. Thank you Aranada and Merle! P.S. --> Ask for Merle's Chocolate Cake
The Talarico Family
Date Of Stay:
December 2019
5
Our second visit to TARA and
Our second visit to TARA and cannot fault anything. Merle and Aranda make you feel so welcome and look after you exceptionally well. We have all had a lovely time and would definitely recommend a catamaran cruise with Shasa Cruises. With our thanks for a lovely holiday, Geoff and family.
Geoff & family
Date Of Stay:
November 2019
5
An absolutely fantastic time,
An absolutely fantastic time, they stopped and nothing to ensure we had a great time.
Scott and Heather
Date Of Stay:
October 2019
5
WHAT A FANTASTIC TIME @ TARA!
WHAT A FANTASTIC TIME @ TARA! NOT MY FIRST TIME HERE, AND CERTAINTLY WONT BE THE LAST. THANKS TO EVERYONE FOR THIER INCREDIBLE HOSPITALITY. TRY MERLES MACARONI PIE :)
Jenn and John
Date Of Stay:
September 2019
5
Me and my family holidayed in
Me and my family holidayed in Barbados and will be back very soon! Patsy and Aranda made us the best breakfast every morning which went down a treat. She also made us pancakes and french toast which words couldn't describe. This villa was the best and the staff were amazing, both of you will be missed.
Arnesan Presad Family
Date Of Stay:
August 2019
5
Thank you for making our stay
Thank you for making our stay so relaxing. We had everything we needed. The meals were fantastic and the house kept immaculately. All of this allowed everyone to switch off and enjoy the wonders of Barbados, a banks beer and rum and coke. We're so lucky to have picked Villa Tara for our stay.
The Cargans, USA and The Watsons, UK
Date Of Stay:
August 2019
5
Thank you so much for an
Thank you so much for an incredible time we've had an opportunity to re-kindle a great friendship and feel so fortunate for that and our time at Tara. We struck such a nice balance of relaxing and enjoying the island sites and beautiful beaches along with amazing time with friends. Our tennis game is forever improving and we learned the perfect mix of "banks" and tennis. Thanks also to Arranda and Merle, who are a wonder and so attentive with their help and personality. Not much else to say other than a heartfelt thank you.
Davidson and Allen Families
Date Of Stay:
April 2019
5
The house is beautiful and we
The house is beautiful and we had an amazing time! Barbados is beautiful :)
Jordin's Bridesmaids
Date Of Stay:
March 2019
5
Enjoyed the house very much.
Enjoyed the house very much. Merle and Arranda were great. Meticulous housekeeping and the meals were awesome. We love Barbados this place definitely made our vacation.
Regina and Sask, Canada
Date Of Stay:
March 2019
5
7 adults stayed at Villa Tara
7 adults stayed at Villa Tara for 2 weeks. The location is fantastic - 5 minute walk to the new Massey grocery story and then walk across the street to the beach. Our cook Merle was amazing - her cooking was better than most restaurants - we only wish she would give us more ideas of what she can make - we had to scour the little book in the villa to find out from others what we should request! There is lots of room for a large group and we spent every meal and evening on the huge deck. The house was kept spotless and our clothes and towels were washed every day - we couldn't have been more spoiled. When the air conditioning quit in the master bedroom, as soon as we contacted the building manager it was quickly fixed. We rented a van and were glad that we did as we tried a different beach every day. They provided plenty of beach towels and a large cooler to do just that. Holetown has everything that you need and the local people were wonderful. I don't think we could have stayed at a better location.I would highly recommend Villa Tara and we will definitely book it when we return to Barbados.
C. Gale and Family
Date Of Stay:
February 2018
5
Thank you Aranda and Merle
Thank you Aranda and Merle for a wonderful stay at Tara! Meticulous house keeping and delicious meals allowed me to enjoy all the wonders of Barbados. Your warmth and hospitality will stay in my heart.
Eileen
Date Of Stay:
January 2018
5
More than we expected! Merle
More than we expected! Merle and Aranda are great, always with a smile and laughter. Food was delicious, thank you for letting us use your home.
Rita and Joe
Date Of Stay:
January 2018
5
I have been coming to
I have been coming to Barbados for 30+ years and because of Merle and Aranda they made my two weeks here at Tara one of the best two weeks I have spent in Barbados. The food was great the housekeeping amazing and they made us feel very welcomed. It was like staying with friends. I hope to be back next year.
Jenny
Date Of Stay:
January 2018
5
Great memories, great food,
Great memories, great food, great friends!! Loved Merle's baked broccoli, squash soup (yummy). Thank you for everything.
Sheila and Drew
Date Of Stay:
December 2017
5
One of the best vacations and
One of the best vacations and crop overs we have ever had. A huge thank you from everyone in our group.
Gary Younge
Date Of Stay:
August 2017
5
We loved this place, the food
We loved this place, the food and service was amazing! Merle is an amazing chef. Order her fish fry, macaroni pie, curry chicken. We missed her pumpkin fritters so don't forget to order them!! The two ladies Aranda and Mere definitely add to this experience. Wonderful! Thanks Merle and Aranda, Thanks Villa Tara!
Beverly, Phil and Family
Date Of Stay:
July 2017
5
We have had a wonderful time
We have had a wonderful time in the Barbados sunshine & ocean! The Tara Villa with Merle and Aranda has been an oasis to come back to everyday after our adventures on this beautiful island. Thanks to there two lovely ladies for the delicious meals and the clean place to stay, they have made this vacation extra special. Along with staying with great friends this has made this vacation unforgettable!
Christie and Mike
Date Of Stay:
June 2017
5
Once again we have returned
Once again we have returned to the beautiful Tara Villa. It has been our fourth visit here and as always our stay was just beautiful. Special thank you to Merle and Aranda for their wonderful hospitality. We are now like family. Cant wait to return to our "home away from home" Thank you
The Spicer Family
Date Of Stay:
May 2017
5
Had a most wonderful time
Had a most wonderful time here, I enjoyed the meals that was made for us. These two lady's are awesome in many ways. Thank you both very much for everything that made my vacation wonderful.
Douglas Parks
Date Of Stay:
May 2017
5
The girls at the villa are
The girls at the villa are the best! The food was so delicious and the only reason I cam is for the great company and the best treatment we get from Merle and Arianda. We will be back again ladies!
Sharn and David
Date Of Stay:
April 2017
5
We have had the most
We have had the most enjoyable time in your lovely home, beautiful location and very handy for all the amenities. The staff made available were very polite, attentive and with a good sense of humour. (Merle and Aranda) we will certainly look to stay here again when the opportunity is available
June, Carol, Sally, Graham
Date Of Stay:
April 2017
5
What a beautiful place! the
What a beautiful place! the beaches are lovely, the people are lovely and the villa Tara is a brilliant place to stay. it is our 1st time in Barbados and it didn't disappoint. The staff here at Tara are lovely people and will help in anyway possible. Hope you all enjoy your stay here as much as we have. Enjoy!!
Thomas Family (Nottingham)
Date Of Stay:
March 2017
5
It was our first time in
It was our first time in Barbados and we had the best time ever! Everything was within walking distance and the outdoors were beautiful! The house was always cleans and the food the chef cooked was delicious. The was very kind, caring and welcoming. This vacation was so relaxing. The pool was great and we spent a ton of time at the beach house swimming in the pool and the beaches! It was AMAZING! This vacation was so stress-free and allowed for everyone to take a break from life back home in snowy boston. This was the best vacation ever and we wish we could have stayed longer
The Enad Family
Date Of Stay:
February 2017
5
What a wonderful way to begin
What a wonderful way to begin a new year! Being in Barbados is always amazing but this visit was extra relaxing because of the comfortable and spacious accomodations at Tara. My family easily went from very active to very relaxed thanks to the service provided by Merle and Aranda who always had our meals prepared and laundry done. Everything was clean and well stocked, especially with towels even without having to ask. The house is beautiful and well appointed and convenient to shopping and the beach. Our three sons enjoyed splashing in the pool and lounging in the chairs . Dining al fresco was also fun. We will be back to Barbados again and hope a return stay at Tara is possible. Thank you for a good time
The Hernes
Date Of Stay:
January 2017
5
We cam to Barbados with our
We cam to Barbados with our relatives, and we fell in love with Barbados. We want to say a big thank you to Merle and Aranda. They welcomed us with open arms and plenty of yummy food. Without them our stay wouldn't of been so good. My mom also says to say that Merle makes the best rum punches! once again we will be back, lots of love from the Robinson's.
Robinson Family
Date Of Stay:
November 2016
5
Stunning
Superb vacation! Merle and Aranda are wonderful! The house was always super clean - even with our endless sand and cannonballs in the splash pool. The food was terrific. I highly recommend Merle's Bajan Meal (flying fish). Barbados was stunning and we experienced as much of the island as possible in two weeks.
Calkins
Date Of Stay:
February 2016
5
What an amazing place!
Our first visit to Villa Tara. What an amazing place. Extremely 5 star service by Merle & Aranda. They made our Christmas very special. We have stayed in many villas in Barbados, this has been the most special. Thank you for letting us share your wonderful villa.
Lisa & Perry
Date Of Stay:
January 2016
5
Perfection
It was a perfect vacation! Weather was beautiful, people are so friendly, Aranda and Merle are amazing! We cannot thank them enough. Tip - ask merle for the pumpkin fritters, a definite must! We will be back :)
The St. Johns
Date Of Stay:
November 2015
5
Awesome
Our stay at the Tara Villa was awesome. Merle & Aranda did an amazing job of making us welcome. The house amenities gave us all the comforts of home and the meals...excellent! Thank you for making our family vacation another success.
Taylor & Coble Families
Date Of Stay:
November 2015
5
Simply Amazing
Our stay at Tara was absolutley fabulous. The villa is simply amazing!!! The lanai area made relaxing enjoyable and peaceful. Tara has so many great amenities. Ms Merle and Aranda were absolutely extraordinary. They took care of our every need. Ms Merle is a FABULOUS chef!!! Thank you for a memorable stay!
Richmond USA
Date Of Stay:
October 2015
5
Thank you
Merle and Aranda went out of their way to make our stay at the Tara House as pleasant as possible. We really enjoyed eating jerk chicken, perfectly seasoned hamburgers and spaghetti night after night at the outdoor dining table. We especially enjoyed the numerous chocolate cakes and homemade brownies that were lovingly prepared for us each day. Aranda did a fabulous job with the laundry and the house was kept very well. We also really enjoyed the amenities the property had to offer. Our daughters, eight and eleven, spent fun-filled days in the splash pool. We also had a movie day, which was easily accomplished because of the iPhone docking systems in the bedrooms. It was easy to download netflix movies from our phone, no video store required. Thank you for renting your lovely home to us!
The Clarks
Date Of Stay:
May 2015
5
1st of many
This was our first visit, hope is not our last. Found Tara Villa and "the ladies" just incredible. They say your vacation is only as good as the people your with which made this vacation amazing. As Sharon says "TARA ROCKS"
Dan and Sharon Gilbank
Date Of Stay:
January 2015
5
Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves
Two years later and we are back at the Tara and once again thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Merle and Aranda are wonderful. My favorite dish this time round was Merle's chicken curry and still the pumpkin fritters. Merle fish cakes - was better than Oistins. The upgrade to the beach house - WOW!! Well spent money and the beach there was WONDERFUL. We didn't trip around much to other beaches this time but stayed at the beach house. To the owners - THANK YOU!! Your villa is wonderful and nicely decorated. We will be back in two years!!!
Barry & Fiona Whitney
Date Of Stay:
October 2014
5
Outstanding!
We had a fantastic time in Barbados. Staying at Tara made it that much better!! The villa is everthing we expected and more. God bless your vacation home. Merle & Aranda were exceptionally pleasant and accommodated all our needs at all times. Our meals were all prepared with love and perfection. Having our clothes washed and living areas well kept at all times was beyond remarkable. Merle’s macaroni pie is a must try! If we ever come back to Barbados we wouldn’t want to stay anywhere else! Thank you for making our stay a memorable one! The service we received was outstanding!
Guzman family
Date Of Stay:
July 2014
5
Thanks for the memories
I especially enjoyed staying at the villa that is my namesake. Everything was wonderful. The house was so beautiful and welcoming. I loved the villa so much I would like to take it off your hands. LOL! Merle and Aranda were gracious and made our stay unforgettable. We dined on succulent roast chicken, rice and beans, macaroni pie, shepherd's pie, pumpkin fritters (the best ever) and the rum punch was refreshing! Breakfast was always delicious and delivered hot and fresh. I will be back with my family one day to show them the villa named after me (I knew I was special!). I can't wait to come back. Thanks for the memories and hospitality!
Tara & the girls
Date Of Stay:
July 2014
5
we keep coming back
This is our 3rd stay at Tara Villa and once again no words can describe the perfection of our stay. Once again Merle and Amanda were absolutely wonderful. Always very pleasant the food was delectable. Thanks you once again, until next time!
Leale & Sherri S.
Date Of Stay:
June 2014
5
Wonderful Vacation
Once again we had a wonderful vacation here in Barbados at Tara Villa. Merle and Aranda were just wonderful, the service they provided us was top notch and we truly appreciated their hard work. Once again we leave with many pleasant memories and look forward to coming again! Thank you ladies; Merle and Aranda, for everything, you spoiled us and made this vacation another wonderful one!
The Spicers & Evelyns
Date Of Stay:
July 2013
5
Beautiful Villa with convenient location
Spent 2 weeks with family and friends. The villa is gorgeous and extremely close to the center of Holetown (maximum a 5 minute walk to the grocery store and Surfside beach). I have stayed at many villas in Holetown over the years and this was probably the best location (unless you can afford a villa direct on the beach). We had morning visits on most days from the local monkeys (they use the back fence as a highway). Merle and Aranda (I hope I spelt her name correctly) took very good care of us the whole time and we really appreciated the hard work and long hours they put in. The local Property Manager (Michelle) was also helpful and accommodating especially given that we kept calling her because people kept locking themselves out of their safe (the local rum punch will make you do silly things if taken in large enough quantities). I would have given the villa an excellent rating except for 1 thing (although it is not the villa's fault). The neighbor next door is probably the most unpleasant person I have ever dealt with. Our first introduction to him was at about 8PM on our second night when he shoved his head through the bushes and started yelling we were being too loud. Granted we were having a good time but not so loud as to deserve such treatment. Had he been polite we would have been very accommodating and understanding. I could go on and on about the different "encounters" with him but suffice it to say, any noise level above what you hear in a library will get a reaction from him - no matter what the time of day is...We did eventually learn how to deal with him, and what initial upset us we now see as funny memories and stories to tell our friends, so I would definitely go back. Just wanted to give everyone fair warning ;-)
Karmakaxboo
Date Of Stay:
May 2013
5
What a beautiful country
Our first time here at Tara and Barbados! What a beautiful country! The villa stay was exceptional! Complete amenities and beautiful house! Merle and Aranda made our stay comfortable, headache free and enjoyable! Merle's jerk chicken, macaroni pie, rum punch, pumpkin fritters and fish fry will be missed! Hopefully we can replicate her recipes! Aranda's housekeeping and laundering of our clothes regularly made our trip home easier and our stay as well! We hope to return soon!
Mancini Family
Date Of Stay:
March 2013
5
Never been treated this well!
we had a wonderful time. Merle & Aranda were great! We never have been treated this well anywhere. merle cooked us great meals. Aranda cleaned & did laundry. We would recommend Cool Running for a catamaran boat ride and Williams Bus Tour around the island. We definitely would come back here.
Bob & Deanna
Date Of Stay:
February 2013
5
Absolutely Amazing
What an amazing time we had at Villa Tara. We were visiting Barbados for our friends’ wedding and our stay here was perfect. Merle and Aranda were wonderful and prepared us yummy scrambled eggs, beans and toast every morning. Merle also made us the BEST pancakes which went down a treat. On our last day, a fantastic lunch of homemade jerk chicken, macaroni pie and salad was made for us which was again incredibly yummy! Thank you so much for all the work you have done for us – you will be missed! We have had an amazing holiday visiting this beautiful island and look forward to coming back! Thank you so much.
Klaudia, Nick and Family
Date Of Stay:
January 2013

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Thank you so much for your hospitality and kindness. We had a great time and will always have you in our hearts. Food was Declicious!

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Meena & Jennis, thanks for a fantastic time at Coco. It was a lovely vacation for us and we hope to see you again soon.

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The Yelle's

After 2 long years of not traveling, an absolute pleasure to return to Palm Beach #408. Everything was perfect as always – see you again soon!

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Peter & Wendy N

Great Break, Great Location, Great Villa!!! Sharon and Aranda were 5* all the time, helped us with everything and looked after us always like the Ritz!!

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Jon Holwill + 7

We have loved our stay in paradise. Thank you, Megan & Julia for looking after us so well. Hope to return very soon xxxx

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Monica,David,Derrie & Chris

Thank you both so much. You bring kindness and thoughfulness which made this an amazing vacation

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Jennifer

What can I say, we have had a 7 star holiday.

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T Henderson

A truly lovely holiday. Janice & Meena made our holiday and for that we thank them. They are frankly both lovely people who enjoy what they do and we thank them both.

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