Shades is set in beautiful landscaped gardens, with a traditional Bajan Chattel House theme and offers bright, attractive apartments.  It also features a communal outdoor swimming pool and a gym.  The nearest beach is the popular Payne's Bay beach which is less than a 5 minute walk from the hotel. 

All accommodation has a living area with a sofa and a flat-screen TV as well as a private outdoor patio area. The kitchen comes with a microwave, fridge, oven and coffee maker.

Restaurants, bars and cafés can be found in the centre of Payne's Bay, which is a 5-minute walk from the hotel. Other restaurants, bars and live entertainment are available in Holetown, which is a 5 minute drive from the property.

There are 3 golf courses (Sandy Lane, Apes Hill & Royal Westmoreland) within 1.2 miles of Shades, while the Flower Forest Botanical Gardens is a 20-minute drive away. Bridgetown is 5 miles from the hotel, and Grantley Adams International Airport is 35-40 minutes drive by car.