Sam Lord’s Castle on Barbados’ South Coast is on Fire: BREAKING NEWS

The former luxury resort in the Barbadian parish of St Philip, is said to be an abandoned asset of CLICO’s Lawrence Duprey, and is now ablaze with fire officers combatting the disaster – more details incoming…

Once a premier location for honeymooning couples and host of many significant conferences the resort is now a dilapidated shambles.

The legendary owner, Samuel Lord, was a land-based 19th Century pirate – in that he would arrange lanterns to resemble the Bridgetown Port. Without GPS in the 1800’s, many a vessel would run aground and Lord and his crew would plunder the shocked passengers & sailors. However, no one has located the treasure to this day…

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  1. We were saddened to see the loss of a spectre of granduer, was it done to make way or just arson for greed’s sake-maybe it was the spirit of the pirate and his crew taking a final stab at riches however ill gotten they might be.
    Nonetheless we shed a tear over this. Raising a glass of Cockspur VSOR in toast.

  2. My heart just broke in two when I saw what had happened. Tears are pooling up in my eyes as I sit here in dis-belief. I loved that place. My husband and I stayed there a few times and left with beautiful memories. We celebrated our thirtieth anniversary there. Now two things I loved in this world are gone, my husband passed away and now I feel so has the castle. I’m so sad to lose them both.

  3. I am so sorry, maybe a different regime here will attempt to revive the historic facility sooner rather than later? We can only hope and also wish you strength in the midst of your losses… 🙁

  4. I was thinking about Sam Lord and decided to see how she was doing. Now I am actually sitting here crying and grieving over that wonderful old hotel Sam Lord’s Castle. First it falls into ruin and then it burns to the ground.

    I knew her so well. I stayed with my family there as early as 1952. We were the only people there as it was off season. We stayed there again and again and when I eventually lived in Barbados I visited this lovely home time and time again. She meant so much to me.

    Goodbye you grand old lady.

    Kate (from Toronto, once Barbados)



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