Destination guide

Island oasis at Barbados holiday lettings

The very name "Barbados" conjures images of white-sand beaches and palms stooping low to kiss a coral-coloured Caribbean Sea. Great expectations are not always realised, but Barbados is very much the paradise it's said to be. From the surf-washed inlets and colonial treasures of Bridgetown in the south, to the magnesium-white sands of the north-western coves, this one's a serious looker. Throw in mojito-sloshing beach bars and taste bud-tingling fish fries, along with Barbados holiday rentals that'll have you feeling like a jet setter, and it could just be too much to resist.


Historic sites near Barbados holiday homes

History buffs will love the array of historic sites near holiday homes in Barbados. The George Washington House, a historic 1700s plantation home visited by George Washington that offers exhibits on Barbados history, and St. Nicholas Abbey, a historic plantation house, museum and rum distillery. You could also visit the Garrison Savannah Racetrack, a historic horse racing venue from 1845 with an oval grass track and traditional food stands.

Things to do

Sightseeing near Barbados holiday lettings

Plumes of waxy palm leaf and wild ferns, elegant lilies and forests of orchids await adventurers who delve so deep into the heart of Barbados they discover the world-famous Hunte's Gardens. It's a verdant and wonderful place that showcases the beauty of the Caribbean tropics. After that, a tipple at the Mount Gay Rum Distillery could be calling. It's billed as the world's oldest commercial rum distillery, offering potent concoctions of sugar-cane booze to all who pass its way.


Fun things to do near Barbados holiday homes

There are countless ways to enjoy the wonders of Barbados. You could be whizzing over the cerulean waters of the Caribbean Sea on a catamaran, or diving into turquoise lagoons to swim with sea turtles. You might be languishing on a lazy beach somewhere, with a bottomless rum punch in hand. You could be getting the adrenaline flowing with ziplines atop misty jungles. Barbados holiday rentals in Bridgetown have a whole other range of possibilities on the doorstep to boot. Think cricket showdowns with the Windies and fascinating walking tours past colonial churches.


Climate during your stay in Barbados holiday homes

More than 3,000 hours of sunshine a year means Barbados is up there with the most-coveted getaways in the tropics. Those looking to escape the cold winter are in luck. The best days to come and laze on the beaches and soak up the rays typically start in December and last all the way to March. After that, things can get a little more humid and rainy. The months from May to November are known for occasional downpours and balmy temperatures, but there are also far fewer people vying for the best Barbados holiday rentals.

Natural features

Lose yourself in tropical Barbados

Barbados ranges from a rugged, rock-carved north-eastern shore to a soft and sculpted western shore. One is on the Caribbean Sea, hosting rare green turtles and coral reefs, sparkling white-sand beaches and tropical palm groves. The other is craggier, with wave-buffeted cliffs and secluded coves. Head inland and lose yourself in pockets of tropical jungle. Misty and overgrown, there are sections of the island that are dressed in teak, palm and fern, hiding swinging monkeys and rare orchids.


Best beaches near Barbados holiday homes

Barbados travel is all about the beaches. Holiday homes can be found near places like Bottom Bay, a bay with a sandy beach and calm waters for swimming, and Paynes Bay, a picturesque beach with clear-blue waters, gentle surf and an abundance of wildlife. You could also visit Crane Beach, a serene beach with gorgeous sunsets and opportunities for watersports.

Can I find a vacation rental around Barbados?

Yes, our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 3,025 vacation rentals near Barbados. From 1,178 villas to 1,933 houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Barbados for a holiday or a weekend are on Vrbo.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Barbados?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Barbados. From Vrbo UK travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Holetown: 2,680 vacation rentals
  • Sunset Crest: 2,587 vacation rentals
  • Speightstown: 2,112 vacation rentals
  • St. Lawrence Gap: 1,776 vacation rentals
  • St. James: 1,482 vacation rentals

And Vrbo UK offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Barbados! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Barbados?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Barbados:

  • Holetown: 2,680 rentals
  • Speightstown: 2,112 rentals
  • St. Lawrence Gap: 1,776 rentals
  • Mullins: 2,127 rentals
  • Westmoreland: 2,293 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Barbados?

Vrbo UK offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Barbados. From Vrbo UK travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Royal Westmoreland Golf Course: 3,021 rentals
  • Port St. Charles Marina: 3,012 rentals
  • Barbados Golf Club: 3,022 rentals
  • Rockley Golf Club: 3,022 rentals
  • South Coast Boardwalk: 3,022 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Barbados listed on Vrbo UK where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

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