Perched high in the hills of St. Joseph Parish, with a commanding view of countryside villages and the sparkling Atlantic Ocean, lies the hideaway treasure of Naniki.
Popularly known for breathtaking views, peaceful surroundings and its lovable owner Mr Tom Hinds, this gem of a property is more reminiscent of our mountainous Caribbean neighbours than of Barbados itself.
In an idyllic setting unlike anywhere on the island, Naniki presents the ultimate experience, promoting an eco-friendly lifestyle which includes health and wellness, local and Caribbean dining, trail hiking, yoga, retreats, cosy cottages, ozone saunas, and so much more, providing ample opportunities for relaxation and exploration.
The name “Naniki,” a Taino (or Arawak) word meaning “spirited” or “full of life,” perfectly encapsulates the effect of this awe-inspiring eco-escape has on its visitors, who leave Naniki feeling renewed, reconnected, and overflowing with life! Cottages
Ideal for personal getaways, retreats, and special events, this secluded eco-escape boasts 10 cozy, self-contained cottages (single and double) with a total of 20 bedrooms available for occupancy, and is perfectly complimented with an island famous restaurant well known for sumptuous Caribbean cuisine that’ll tantalize the tastebuds.
Dine with Naniki in the lush slopes of the scenic Scotland district, where the menu features a wonderful variety of Caribbean delicacies including; catch of the day, curried or grilled chicken or roast pork served with local favourites like yam, breadfruit, sweet potato, and their special coconut bakes.
Plus, an à la carte lunch is served daily and their special Sunday buffet has become an event in itself, as locals and visitors savour the fine food, great music and the incomparable panorama in the cool St. Joseph hills.
But Naniki is more than just cosy cottages, and delicious cuisine, it goes above and beyond in the form of special events, by hosting retreats, nature hikes, music festivals, weddings and more! Retreats
Looking to get away from the hustle and bustle, detoxify, or simply take the time to reconnect with yourself?
Naniki is the perfect eco-escape, delivering a unique blend of comfortable luxury and countryside charm, with retreat packages available to instructors (yoga, motivational, surf etc.) who want to host their clients in a idyllic and tranquil environment.
They offer packages from all inclusive to accommodation only; and everything in between, and their retreat coordinators work hand in hand with the instructor to tailor the guest packages to the specific needs of the retreat guests, from vegan meals and shuttle services, to conference facilities and on-site masseuses.
And of course we can’t forget the annual Naniki Music Festival.
Recognized as the home of jazz in Barbados for more than a decade, Naniki hosts an annual music festival, which took its inaugural musical ride in January 2013, launching in beautiful Barbados over five music-filled days. Since its inception, the concert series has continued in the breathtaking islands of Antigua, Grenada, St. Vincent, and Suriname, featuring an impressive lineup of international musicians, with the signature annual launch in Barbados each January.
The shows treat jazz fans to both international and Caribbean performers of the highest caliber in exotic settings, with legendary as well as emerging talent, and in the past the festival has welcomed icons such as Oscar Peterson, Frank Morgan, Miriam Makeba, Monty Alexander, Roy Haynes, George Cables, David Hazeltine, David ‘Happy’ Williams and many others.
Looking for something new and exciting to do? You won’t want to miss their 2019 festival, with a line-up that includes “Sweet Kaiso Then and Now’ featuring the best of 2018 special guests, R&B acts from the region and beyond, Reggae titans and a jazz offering to complete the package.
Head over to Naniki and be enchanted by and exquisite eco-experience like no other, and leave feeling renewed, reconnected, and overflowing with life!
Suriname, St. Joseph, Barbados
Tel: 246- 433-1300