A Cheap Tropical Vacation at
Sea-U Barbados

Here's why you should consider Sea-U Barbados for a cheap tropical vacation.

There are days when you want to be brain-dead.  Days when you don’t even want to think.. days when you just want to breathe.

Not only is Sea-U Barbados a cheap tropical vacation alternative, but it is also the perfect place to nurture that vegetative state we all crave from time to time. 

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Location:  Bathsheba, Barbados East Coast – Highway 3
Distance from Bridgetown: 30 minutes 
Distance from Airport: 22 minutes
Beachfront: Yes
No of Rooms:  6
Self-Catering:  No
Nearby Beaches and Places of Interest:  Bathsheba, Soup Bowl (surfing) Martins Bay, Andromeda Gardens


Barbados East Coast - Here's the view from Sea-U's entrance on the main road


Sea-U is perched on a hill in Bathsheba on the East Coast of Barbados.

The location places it near the Soup Bowl, a popular surf spot that attracts many surfers from around the globe, particular those looking for a cheap tropical vacation.  

A leisurely walk down the hill puts you in touch with a few laid-back bars/rum shops where locals meet for drinks and conversation.

The area is great for walking, surfing, jogging, bicycling, hiking, meditating, and anything else that helps you connect with your inner self.

Andromeda Gardens is within walking distance and offers six acres of botanical gardens where you’ll find 600 different species of native flora.

If you would prefer to rent a car or would like to participate in any activities like snorkeling, windsurfing, island tours, catamaran cruises, etc., arrangements can be made through the front desk.

I just love the East Coast of Barbados.  It is so quiet and peaceful and the views are spectacular, whether you’re looking at the coastline from Sea-U or from the main road just a few feet away.  I love standing on the hill, inhaling the ocean air and just taking in the view – from the verdant hills to the crashing Atlantic Ocean waves.

Let’s take a look inside this cheap tropical vacation spot..

Sea-U Guest House is the ultimate accommodation for the nature seeker looking for a cheap tropical vacation.  The inn comes with no bells and whistles and blends right in with the naturally rugged East Coast.  

Good thing is you don't need the bells and whistles here.

The emphasis here is on nature - from the rattan chairs and mahogany furniture down to the locally handcrafted decorative accents. 

The open-air style welcomes many visitors who just want to relax on a cheap tropical vacation amidst the lush tropical vegetation and the clean ocean air.

The rooms have louvered windows and a spacious traditional verandah for relaxing or enjoying your morning java.

Sea-U Studio

Main House

There are 4 ground floor studios that offer kitchenettes equipped with a refrigerator, coffee maker and private bath, and a shared full-length patio. 

There is no air-conditioning in the ground floor units but all rooms have ceiling fans.

Sea-U Studio Bathroom


The top floor offers two inter-connecting studios with AC and private bath.  One has a full kitchen, queen and sofa beds and the other a king-sized four poster bed.

The ground floor offers a one-bedroom apartment with king-sized bed, air-conditioning and private patio.

Sea-U Barbados PorchView of Porch from Sea-U Studio

Sea-U has a small informal restaurant and bar that provides meals to guests most evenings. The meals are prepared on demand so it’s recommended that you sign up ahead of time. 

The room rate includes a continental breakfast rate so technically, Sea u is a bed and breakfast.  

Breakfast includes coffee, tea, juice, cereals, homemade breads and preserves.  Eggs, yogurt, and fruit are available at an additional cost.

The bar operates on an honor system.  If the bar is closed, you’re welcome to take what you want and just pay later.


  • Wireless internet access
  • Private bath with shower
  • Kitchenettes
  • Ceiling fans in room
  • A/C (top floor only)
  • On-site yoga instructor
  • Free parking

Full length view of porch with partial view of open dining area

Is Sea-U the Right Fit for you?

  • The inn is located on the quiet, rugged East Coast of Barbados facing the Atlantic Ocean.  It is good for surfing, not swimming, although you can still find small wading pools nearby.
  • The area is mostly residential with a couple of nearby hotels (the Atlantis Hotel, Round House Inn) and a few small local watering holes.
  • Public transportation is available but don’t be in a rush to go anywhere.  Plan your trips.  If you need to get around fairly quickly, a car is highly recommended.
  • Some rooms are not air-conditioned but are breezy because of their location.  
  • The restaurant/dining area operates on demand and signing up for meals is highly recommended.

So here’s the deal.  Only you can determine if Sea u is a good match for a cheap tropical vacation.  There are many travelers who look for that one-of-a-kind  vacation travel experience. Does Sea-U fit the bill?   I dare you to find out.  

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