Tuesday, November 6, 2012

3 Martinis Beach Bar, Restaurant and Apartments


3 Martinis Beachbar, Restaurant and Apartments

So I was passing by Turners beach the other day. Since I’d never actually walked ALL the way along the beach, I decided that this would be the perfect opportunity to. At the end of the beach I stumbled onto the 3 Martinis.

Pros
The best thing  about 3 Martinis is it’s proximity to the beach. It is located on the opposite side of the road to the beach, literally a stones throw away, just a few steps and you’re on the beautiful, nearly mile long beach. Not only that, the slight elevation means beautiful views of neighbouring Montserrat
Of course, there is the price. This starts at 75$ US per night – nothing short of a fantastic bargain for beach side accommodation

Another pro is location location location. 3 Martinis is located on the South West Coast, with a long stretch of Turners beach right in front of you. The guesthouse has a restaurant located right downstairs. Should you get tired of this fare, though, there is Keyonna Beach Club which is a bit more upscale, and then Turners Beach Bar at the end of the beach. These are all 5-10 minutes easy walking distance.
You will also be right on the bus route, meaning easy access to a number of beaches, hotels, and other attractions located along the coast. This includes Jolly Harbour, with a supermarket, many restaurants, and shopping.

CONS
3 Martini’s Bar is certainly dated. You get an immediate “rustic” vibe, and the peeling paint immediately signals the fact that the exterior is in serious need of upkeep, which is a regular comment from those who have stayed there. Unfortunately, I haven’t had a proper look inside, so I can’t really comment on the d├ęcor. It is also my understand that there’s no AC, so if you’re a city dweller who absolutely NEEDS their room at a well maintained 72 degrees, this may not be the place for you.

VERDICT
3 Martinis offers an excellent opportunity for those who enjoy opening their windows and looking down on a beautiful ocean and a white sandy beach. While it is no luxury accommodation by any means, and is in need of a bit of sprucing up, it makes up for this in heart and having a fantastic location. It also works well as a base in exploring other beaches and areas of interest around the island.


RATING
3.5 out of 5 stars