EAST COAST ORIGINS
We’re taking time to enjoy life, with our mind’s eye centered on our place in the world. At ECO, experience a fresh, modern take on authentic island living.
get to know us
Barbados, one of the Caribbean’s top travel destinations, is well known for its sugary white sand beaches, aquamarine waters and sun-filled skies. With popular cultural and sporting events, a vibrant nightlife and a wealth of attractions on land and sea, there’s much to see and do. Hotels and private villas crowd the south and west coasts, but take a step off the beaten path and you’ll discover one of the island’s best boutique hotels, offering guests a chance to unwind and experience authentic local culture with a modern twist.
Tucked away on the hills overlooking the dramatic seascape of the east coast, ECO Lifestyle + Lodge, formerly known as Sea-U Guest House, is the realized dream of New York natives Kyle & Maryam, who traded the hustle of city life for a slower, more meaningful pace when they moved to Barbados several years ago. With their young family in tow, they’ve firmly established themselves in the local community, setting down roots when they purchased the Guest House in early 2018. Combining their love of travel and adventure with a desire to live a more conscious and healthy lifestyle, Kyle & Maryam are thoughtfully evolving ECO to reflect their balanced approach to living life to the fullest.
find your balance
Nestled within the Bathsheba community, ECO’s location is quiet and unspoilt; its laid back, rootsy east coast vibe embodies simple living and a deep respect for nature.
At ECO, caring for the environment ranks high on the agenda; the hotel is Green Globe Certified with an established recycling and composting program in place. Sustainable practices are apparent throughout the property: every room has reusable water bottles, drinks are served with bamboo straws harvested in the garden and all water is solar-heated. Only organic cleaning products are used, and guests are supplied with artisanal organic toiletries, including Maryam’s homemade mosquito spray. We’re creating one of the only true farm-to-table restaurants on the island, as well as a specialty shop stocked with eco-friendly products including coral-safe sunscreens and surfboard wax. The point isn’t to be ‘crunchy’, but to live mindfully; we strive to balance every day living with an appreciation for its impact on the environment. We hope our guests will discover a few easy ways to take home a bit of the ECO experience when they leave.
relax and unplug
ECO has just 10 rooms spread across the main house and cottage, giving it a friendly and relaxed vibe ideal for couples, families and small groups, as well as the solo traveler.
We want you to feel like you can kick off your shoes, unplug your devices (but don’t worry, there’s free Wi-Fi and workspaces) and truly unwind.
Our rooms have been simply yet beautifully designed in a modern bohemian style. Upcycled antique furnishings, dark wood floors and local mahogany craftsmanship blend effortlessly with white linens, pops of color and Barbadian artwork.
Every room faces the Atlantic Ocean, offering an incredible vantage point of one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world. The east coast’s sunrises are matched only by its cotton candy sunsets – the colors reflected on the water are incredible. At night, stars stretch across the sky, while the sound of the waves lulls you to a dreamy, restorative sleep.
Bamboo and Turkish Cotton Linens • Organic Soaps + Toiletries • Complimentary Teas + Locally Roasted Coffee • Balinese Beach Wraps • Hairdryer • Iron • Wi-Fi • Ceiling Fans • Safe
Alfresco Dining • Bar • Live Music • Onsite Work Space • ECO Shop & Pantry
Complimentary Concierge Services • Breakfast Plan Available
EAT + DRINK
nourish your soul
The ECO Restaurant & Shop supports our aim to live a healthy, sustainable lifestyle with a primarily plant-based and organic menu.
Our newly appointed and Le Cordon Bleu-trained Executive Chef Alisha Dawn Stoute has collaborated with renowned plant-based chef Manuela Scalini to create inventive, clean and wholesome dishes that offer a new take on Barbadian cuisine. Our kitchen sources farm-fresh ingredients including organic fruits, vegetables and dairy as well as cage-free eggs and fish caught in nearby waters. Working with local fishermen and farmers, we’re creating a true farm and sea-to-table restaurant.
Between meals, you’ll find both traditional favorites and artisanal cocktails at our ECO Bar, and handmade snacks and treats are available throughout the day in the ECO Pantry. We’re also happy to prepare a picnic basket to fuel your daily adventures, and can pre-stock your fridge or prepare a special detox menu on request.
discover your beat
From sunrise to sunset, your time at ECO moves at the pace you choose. Your experience will be uniquely your own – it’s about finding what rejuvenates your soul.
Relax in a white cotton hammock strung between palm trees in the garden, take in a yoga class on the deck or indulge in a massage while you listen to the waves breaking against the shore. Pick up the pace with a guided hike through the countryside, an adrenaline pumping bike tour or surf at some of the region’s most beloved breaks. ECO overlooks the world-renowned Soup Bowl, one of Kelly Slater’s favorite spots, and is a short drive from the south and west coasts, offering year-round conditions for the novice and professional surfer alike.
We’re happy to share our personal recommendations – just ask! We can put you in touch with the top guides and instructors, fill you in on the best spots to share some laughs with the locals and share our favorite land and sea attractions.
experience everything we love
There’s so much on offer at ECO Lifestyle + Lodge – we can’t wait for you to experience everything we love about Barbados and the east coast! We’re also developing amazing packages, including catered detox holidays, surf and stand-up paddle (SUP) packages and yoga retreats. Interested? Contact us below for details!
We’re still working our new website, but you don’t need to wait to book with us! You can check availability and make a reservation online, or if you have any questions, reach out to us!
Book online or call +1 246 4339450
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