A cluster of modern, spacious, self-catering cottages, built in updated chattel-house style with gingerbread balconies, overlooks a narrow strip of beach in far north Barbados—just beyond the fishing community of Six Men's Bay. This little enclave, with one-, two-, and three-bedroom duplex suites, is a perfect choice for self-sufficient travelers who don't need the hand-holding that resorts provide and relish the chance to experience a delightful slice of Bajan village life. Two suites are directly on Shermans Bay beach, sharing a building—an old stone fort with louvered shutters on the windows—with the excellent hotel restaurant, the Fish Pot. You can arrange for a personal cook from the restaurant and stocked groceries upon arrival. Although you're mostly on your own in terms of recreation, the hotel will arrange activities and tours. There are two pools on-site, and snorkeling equipment is available to use at the beach. For total relaxation, there's an inviting little spa.