A guide to the best beaches in Barbados

Boasting around 70 miles of pearly-white sands, Barbados is every beach lover’s dream.

The picture-perfect Caribbean island is home to some of the best beaches in the world, with an array of laid-back options that are as diverse as the island itself.

The renowned Platinum Coast beaches on the west coast are the place to be seen on the island, lined with glitzy resorts, world-class restaurants and top golfing spots. Beaches here boast talcum-fine sand and the calm Caribbean Sea makes them perfect for sunbathing, swimming, water sports and people spotting.

You might be spoilt for choice with where to lay down your towel for the day, so we’ve compiled this guide to the best beaches in Barbados to help you.

A guide to the best beaches in Barbados


Sandy Lane Beach, St James

Known as one of the best beaches in the world, Sandy Lane is seriously impressive and offers some of the best areas for swimming on the whole island. Expect to spot a superstar or two as you walk along the pristine sand, which is lapped by the gentle Caribbean Sea.

Hawksbill turtles nest in the Sandy Lane area between July and October. Non-residents can use the Sandy Lane beach restaurant and there are lots of cafes, restaurants and bars in Holetown, just 10 minutes’ walk up the coast. Many luxury beachfront villas can be found in the St James area.

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Rockley Beach, Christ Church

Beaches on the south and east coasts are ideal for surfers, with plenty of world-class waves to catch. Rockley, situated in the parish of Christ Church, is one of the longest and widest stretches of beach on the south coast of Barbados.

The Garrison Savannah racetrack and the Barbados Museum lie just west of Accra Beach, and the Rockley Golf Course is located to the north.

Nestled in a stunning bay with powder-white sands and calm azure seas framed by casuarina trees, Rockley Beach (sometimes known as Accra) is popular with locals and tourists alike. Water sports equipment, sun loungers and souvenirs can be purchased from colourful kiosks that line just one end of the bay, ensuring holidaymakers aren’t bothered by beach vendors. Perhaps the best thing about this place is that Bridgetown is just a 10-minute drive away.

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Miami Beach, Oistins

Miami Beach in Oistins, Barbados

Located on the south coast of Barbados in the parish of Christ Church, this wide expanse of beach is well worth a visit during your luxury villa break. On the west side of the bay you’ll find calm water that’s ideal for swimming; on the eastern side you can expect occasional sea swells, which makes it perfect for water sports.

Local vendors offer beach chairs, umbrellas and sports equipment for hire as well as drinks and fast food. There are also lots of picnic benches where you can sit and enjoy some shade or refreshment. Miami Beach is located right next door to Oistin’s Fishing Village where you’re sure to spot plenty of fishing boats. Stick around for the famous Friday night fish fry!

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Ju Ju’s, St James

This hidden gem on the west coast of Barbados isn’t easy to find but once you arrive, you’ll know it was worth the effort. Located about 2.5km north of Holetown, Ju Ju’s Beach offers sun, sand, surf, snacks, sports and shade.

Known as one of the island’s quieter beaches, Ju Ju’s is ideal for lazy days or a social sundowner with a rum or two at the infamous Ju Ju’s Beach Bar.  Expect to find plenty of water sports action, nesting turtles and beach vendors, who rent out everything from sunloungers and umbrellas to kayaks, jet skis and more. The beach bar serves delicious food and plentiful drinks at reasonable prices – a rarity anywhere along the Platinum Coast.

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Mullins Beach, St. Peter

Mullins Beach, St Peter

Located in the Parish of St Peter, Mullins beach is one of the most popular beaches on the West Coast of Barbados.

With its multiple sea activities such as jet skis, banana boats, giant rubber rings and glass-bottomed boats it is the ideal location for families with children.

Located on the beach is a charming, family friendly beach bar. You’ll also find the popular Mullins restaurant, which offers a relaxing atmosphere and some seriously delicious food. If you don’t fancy leaving the comfort of your beach chair you may prefer to make the most of the waiter service on offer.

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Maycocks Bay, St. Lucy

Located on the northwest coast in the Parish of St. Lucy, Maycocks Bay offers big waves, making it the ideal place for surfing. This is where the Caribbean sea starts to mix with the Atlantic Ocean, and there are some spectacular cliff top views.

Make time for a walk around the old ruins of Maycocks Fort, which are rumoured to be home to buried treasure!


Holetown Beach, St. James

Holetown beach in Barbados

With 8 miles of golden sand, Holetown Beach is always buzzing with activity.

It’s safe for children to swim in the calm sea here and there are areas marked out by buoys – there’s also a lifeguard on duty every day.

If you’re feeling thirsty or hungry there are two beach bars/restaurants at Holetown Beach, Zaccios and Surfside. Try and visit these in the late afternoon to benefit from ‘happy hour’ prices.

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Crane Beach, St. Philip

Crane Beach in Barbados

Located on the southeast coast of Barbados, this exceptionally beautiful beach is rated as one of the best in the world. Expect to find miles of pink-tinged sands, plus breath-taking views that are backed by coconut trees, soaring cliffs and rich tropical rainforest.

Crane Beach was originally a harbor, with its name derived from a large cliff-top crane once used for loading and unloading ships. The pink sands are exquisite and the powerful waves in the area make Crane Beach perfect for boogie boarding and other water sports. It’s regularly rated as one of the 10 best beaches in the world.

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The best vacation homes in the Caribbean

Looking for a winter escape or planning your summer vacation? There are plenty of reasons to pick the Caribbean, from exceptional beaches and unbeatable weather to some jaw-droppingly beautiful vacation homes. We have hundreds of upscale retreats to choose from, including rentals in Barbados, St Barts and St Martin. Here are some of our favorites. 

St James 101

Best Barbados deals in 2017

Barbados offers plenty of sunshine all year round, and it packs in an unbeatable combination of bone-white beaches, delicious food and fun outdoor activities. St James, on the island’s west coast, is one of the most popular areas with celebrities.

This 5-bedroom vacation rental is a stone’s throw from the beach, offering mesmerising views from its private pool area. Add in spacious living areas, a private gym and a vast kitchen with vaulted ceilings, and you’ve got the recipe for the perfect Caribbean hideaway.

From $150 per person per night 

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Sandy Lane 8

Best deals in Barbados

Also in St James, this exclusive villa is on the Sandy Lane estate, a short walk from a private beach. It comes with its own housekeeper and a private pool that’s edged by lush plants (the vacation home’s gardener ensures everything is kept looking immaculate).

From $108 per person per night

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Turks and Caicos 10

best villa deals in turks and caicos

Relaxation couldn’t be easier at this vacation rental in Turks and Caicos, a small Caribbean archipelago with seemingly endless beaches and some unforgettable diving opportunities. This beach-side vacation home offers a private pool and gorgeous views of the cobalt sea. With 7 bedrooms and some seriously spacious living areas with lofty ceilings, there’s plenty of room for a group of friends or a large family gathering.

From $128 per person per night

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Baie Rouge Hillside 11

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St Martin is perfect for yachting and snorkelling, but there’s nothing to stop you doing, well, nothing. This beachfront estate in Baie Rouge is the ideal place to kick back and relax. It comes with 2 private pools, a hot tub, a massage room and a gym. Oh, and the sea views are to die for.

From $409 per person per night

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Baie Rouge Hillside 12

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Close by, this extensive Caribbean estate gives another meaning to luxury travel. Sleeping up to 12 guests and with astonishing sea views, it’s the perfect relaxation spot in St Martin. Take a a swim in the private pool or absorb the Caribbean sunshine on the broad sundeck.

From $95 per person per night

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Anse des Cayes 6

best villas in st barts

Seconds away from the sea in St Barts, this 7-bedroom villa provides every luxury feature you could need. With open air-living areas and sea views from each corner, it’s the ideal vacation rental for any beach lover. The lengthy private pool and bar provide perfect places to unwind in the Caribbean sunshine.

From $244 per person per night 

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Still looking? Browse our entire collection of Caribbean vacation homes.


The best beachfront villas in Barbados

Whether you’re planning a dream family holiday or a romantic getaway for two, renting a beachfront villa in Barbados is a great alternative to staying in a hotel.

Golden sandy beaches and gentle Caribbean waves make the island’s west coast the perfect spot for sunbathing and snorkelling. Away from the shoreline, Barbados is a popular choice for golfers and polo enthusiasts. You’ll also find botanical gardens, historic plantation houses and lush, vibrant forests.

With friendly locals, great weather and some beautiful colonial architecture, Barbados makes for the ideal trip away. Sit back and immerse yourself in our selection of luxury villas on the beach.

St James 300

Beachfront villas in Barbados

Elegant and luxurious, this stunning penthouse will delight you with its breathtaking sea views, impressive decor and luxurious amenities. It features four opulent suites with walk-in closets, as well as spacious living areas with marble floors. In addition, you’ll find sumptuous terraces and a private rooftop pool.

A personal chef, a butler, a manager and a housekeeper are also on hand to take care of your every need and ensure your focus is firmly centred on relaxation.

If the surroundings aren’t enough to ease you into island life, exclusive use of the villa’s luxury yacht (complete with a dedicated captain) means you can experience Caribbean living at its finest.

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The Garden 3

This villa is right on the beachfront in Barbados

This private estate on a 1.7-acre plot of land has access to a secluded sandy cove, an 18-ft speedboat, a Sunfish sailboat and a couple of stand-up paddle boards. You also have access to nearby activities including tennis, golf and polo, meaning there’s plenty to keep you occupied during your stay.

This bright, spacious villa is comfortable yet stylish. It’s elegantly furnished and decorated in neutral tones with pops of pink, red, yellow and blue. White cotton bed sheets, Aqua di Parma toiletries and complimentary bathrobes are just some of the amenities you’ll find here.

Relax next to a stunning pool with sumptuous cushioned loungers, kick back on one of the ample terraces, or check out the fitness centre and the spacious home theatre. Comprising 10 king-size suites, this an ideal option for large groups.

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The Garden 5

This beachfront villa is in Merlin Bay, Barbados

A mere stone’s throw from the beach and featuring a choice of terraces, this bright and airy villa will ensure you feel thoroughly rested during your stay.

Take a dip in your own private plunge pool or alternatively check out the large lagoon-style swimming pool which is shared with some of the other surrounding villas.

The villa offers views of the Caribbean Sea from all four floors. The beach can be accessed via steps from the ground-floor terrace, which features a covered dining and barbecue area.

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Paynes Bay 8

Paynes Bay has some great beachfront villas

This luxury penthouse with a private plunge pool and spectacular sea views has been finished to the highest standard.

Fully air conditioned, it offers ample entertaining space with four bedrooms and two master suites, boasting magnificent sea views from their private terraces.

The spacious, partially covered terrace with an alfresco dining area is the perfect place to soak up breathtaking views of Paynes Beach, whether over breakfast or a sunset cocktail.

Luxury shopping, world-class restaurants, golf facilities and polo clubs are all within easy reach should you wish to explore what the island has to offer outside of your own beachfront paradise.

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The Garden 10

A villa near the beach in Barbados

This unique villa features a superb outdoor entertaining area with a covered terrace, a wet bar, a large private swimming pool and clear views of the Caribbean Sea.

The clever, expertly designed interior merges classic styling with a clean, contemporary feel. The unique, octagonal living spaces feature whitewashed vaulted ceilings and sumptuous seating areas with plenty of armchairs and sofas.

The white-sand beach offers ideal swimming conditions. Stay in this villa and you can access it via your own private staircase.

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The Garden 2

One of the best vacation rentals on the beach in Barbados

On a secluded beach in St James and set among extensive tropical gardens, this villa is in a league of its own.

Featuring an open-plan layout and a superb indoor-outdoor living area, the villa offers a private terrace with sea views and is guaranteed to bring a smile to your face.

Feast with friends around the large stone table, which seats 14 and is carved out of a single piece of coral, or dine alfresco under the open gazebo.

Whether you’re chilling out by the stunning swimming pool or relaxing on the secluded beach you’ll be able to soak up the Caribbean sun from a selection of comfy sunloungers.

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Reeds Bay 5

Barbados has some incredible beachfront villas

This extensive property offers five spectacular suites, each with a spacious en-suite bathroom, a separate dressing room and a large private balcony with views over the pool, garden and sea.

The villa provides ample living space and an abundance of armchairs and sofas – perfect for relaxing and unwinding.

The covered open-air lounge and dining area, which has stone pillars and a vaulted ceiling, offers you the perfect spot to dine alfresco. This means that you’ll never have to stray too far away from the private pool, which is edged by tall trees.

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The Garden 6

Lots of short-term rentals in Barbados are right by the beach

Recently renovated, this stunning, custom-designed villa has everything you need to ensure a luxurious and carefree stay.

This villa blends classical and contemporary decor perfectly, with light tasteful interiors that feel comfortable and inviting.

Thanks to the media room, which has a 65-inch plasma TV and a DVD library, you’ll never be bored. There’s also high-speed wireless internet throughout the property, and all five bedrooms have iPod docks.

The pool terrace has plush, oversized sun loungers and is adjacent to a covered bar, a barbecue and a relaxation area. There are also plenty of terraces and landscaped gardens, providing you with a host of beautiful spots to relax in. Hitting the beach? There’s direct access from the villa.

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Sandy Lane 27

This villa in Sandy Lane is a short walk from the beach

Set back slightly from the beach but still only a short walk away, we couldn’t resist including this beautiful property in our round-up of the best beachfront villas in Barbados.

Amenities include a 58-foot infinity-edge pool, a tennis court and a private gym, whilst the villa itself is bright and airy with luxury furnishings and exquisite fixtures. This villa even comes with its own butler to ensure your every need is taken care of.

Spacious, modern and finished to the highest standard, this villa will take your breath away. Its crisp white decor is elegant and inviting and provides you with an abundance of casual and formal entertaining spaces. Plush sofas and sumptuous beds ensure you have plenty of places to rest after a day on the beach.

The covered dining area is sure to be one of your favourite places. Overlooking the incredible pool, it’s lined with pristine white chaises longues and parasols. This area also features cushioned couches, an additional open-sided dining pavilion and a bar.

Guests here have access to the Sandy Lane Beach Facility, which is home to private cabanas, and a nearby golf course, which can be seen from the villa itself.

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Gibbs Beach 7

Gibbs Beach in Barbados

Featuring nine en-suite bedrooms with private terraces, Mongolian-style temple doors, raised teak walkways and traditional Indonesian-style decor, this is an impressive villa by anyone’s standards. It even has an air-conditioned gym and an in-house cinema.

Part of a private, 11-acre estate on the beachfront, it’s nestled among tropical gardens and coconut trees. There’s direct access to not one but two beaches, and there’s an abundance of beautiful surroundings for you to explore nearby.

An outdoor living area with a vaulted ceiling and plush sofas sits beside the villa’s impressive free-form pool which comes complete with its own mini island and swim-up bar – great for cooling off during the hot summer months.

Alternatively you can charter the villa’s own Sunfish sailboat, or go snorkelling with sea turtles in the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea.

This villa also features private tennis courts and a children’s jungle gym. It can be rented alongside an adjoining luxury villa, providing accommodation for 30 guests in total.

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You can browse all of our villas in Barbados here.


Best beachfront villas in Barbados

What to Pack for Barbados: An Essential Guide

Fashion blogger Anna has joined us from StyleandAnna.com to offer her amazing packing tips for those headed to Barbados this year!


Barbados is the perfect place for everyone. With the weather usually warm and sunny all year round, you have the option to experience the beautiful white beaches, exciting water sports, great local food, buzzing night life and much more. With so much to see and do in Barbados you could be concerned that you may not have everything need, or on the other hand, you might over pack. Here is a handy guide for all the essential items needed for a fortnight away in Barbados.

What to pack for Barbados

Day Time Clothing

Think about mix and matching things. I tend pack most items with a neutral colour, blacks, greys, whites, then add a few items with a splash of colour. Lay everything out to ensure they match. Keep in mind that the amenities in the Villas include washing machines, so you don’t have to worry about dirty clothes!

  • 5 tops
  • 5 bottoms
  • A light jacket or hoody
  • Sandals or flip-flops
  • Comfy Shoes for exploring the beautiful surroundings
  • Day bag or Rucksack

Evening Clothing

For the party goers, there are many bars and clubs, or for a more quieter night there are a variety restaurants offering some delicious local cuisine. Or you can always just kick back in the villa, making use of the uh-mazing kitchen (and your own private chef) to cook some tasty food. Many outfits can look completely different depending on the shoes and accessories, bearing this in mind, you may be able to get away with wearing a day time outfit with a formal jacket and shoes for a evening look.

  • 3 dressy/formal outfits
  • A light weight, smart jacket.
  • 1 pair of formal shoes
  • Girls, don’t forget an evening bag and a statement necklace in order to dress up an outfit!


The beaches are just perfect, so no doubt a huge portion of your time will be spent soaking up the sun on one of the many beaches, or relaxing by our own private pool at the villa.

  • 2 Swimwear options
  • For the girls, a lightweight caftan.
  • 1 Beach Towel
  • Beach bag


  • Shampoo and Conditioner
  • Suncream (make sure it’s a high SPF, both waterproof and sweat proof!)
  • Make-up
  • Face wipes
  • Face wash
  • Shower gel
  • Wash cloth
  • Contact lenses or glasses
  • Paracetamol and any other medication needed
  • Insect repellant
  • Tooth brush and Tooth paste


  • Wallet with all documents; including Passports, Travel Insurance, Flight Details,
  • Accommodation Information, Car Rental Information
  • Books
  • Money
  • Camera, Phone, Tablet
  • Plug Adaptors (American 2 pin plugs are in Barbados!)
  • Any chargers needed
  • Gym wear (For all you fitness buffs – who could say no to an early morning run across the picturesque white beaches, or make use of the fantastic gymnasiums that some villas have to offer!)

So there you go, a check list for all essentials needed for a fortnight in Barbados.Cross them out as you go to make sure that you don’t forget anything or you don’t pack too much! (If you do “forget” any clothing, it is a perfect excuse for a shopping spree in the fabulous shops of Barbados!)

If this blog post has got you dreaming of this idyllic tropic paradise, then why not take a look at our luxury villas in Barbados, and all of our Luxury Caribbean Villas, for the perfect, unique holiday experience.



Things to Do in Barbados

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Barbados is known for its beautiful beaches, palm fringed sands and year-round sunshine – but the island’s appeal doesn’t stop there.

The Best Beaches in the World

With miles of pearly white sands and some of the best beaches in the world you’ll be forgiven for heading straight to the coast with boundless beaches located at every compass point. The aptly named Platinum Coast on the island’s west side boasts sparkling shores ideal for sunbathing, water sports, celebrity-spotting and more. Sandy Lane Beach is a must-visit with powder-white sands, clear calm waters and colourful coral reefs that are every snorkeler’s dream. For livelier surf head south to Miami Beach, Freights Bay and South Point for great surfing and a variety of energetic water sports. Also well worth a visit are Crane Beach, Accra Beach and Ju Ju’s where you’ll find stunning vistas, boardwalks, bars, restaurants, shops and more. Many of our luxury villas in Barbados are located in stunning beachfront locations close to all the island’s attractions.

out and about in barbados

Head away from the beach and discover an abundance of attractions including historic sites, rich rainforest, friendly towns, interesting museums and so much more. Harrison’s Cave is an impressive tram tour of the island’s underground interior; expect to see historic wall carvings, waterfalls, streams and stalactites at this St Thomas attraction. The island’s capital Bridgetown offers an array of shops, restaurants, bars, museums, art galleries and historic sites including the renowned Bridgetown and Barbados Garrison. Arlington House Museum in St Peter is ideal for history buffs; also worth a visit is the tropically-inspired Welchman Hall Gully, St Nicholas Abbey and the islands innumerable rum shops, cricket greens, friendly villages and more.

all aboard!

A boat-based adventure is a great way to explore the island’s many coves and cays or unwind on the calm Caribbean Sea with a cocktail or two. Catamaran sailing and glass bottomed boats are the perfect way to soak up the stunning coastline and spot the island’s array of marine life such as colourful fish, friendly dolphins, swimming sea turtles and more. Dive to around 100 feet at the Atlantis Submarine attraction; one of the only guest submarines in the world! Or hop aboard a Concorde and fly in an exciting simulator at this unique attraction located at Barbados airport. Whichever luxury villa in Barbados you choose you are sure to be close to everything the island has to offer.

A Golfer's Paradise

If you’re in search of world-class golf facilities Barbados is home to some of the best championship courses in the Caribbean. The Country Club at Sandy Lane designed by Tom Fazio boasts 3 courses – The Old Nine, Country Club Course and the Green Monkey sure to impress even the most discerning player. Other facilities at Sandy Lane include a restaurant, bar, spa, tennis, children’s club and water sports. Did you know that in October 2004 legendary golfer Tiger Woods got married at Sandy Lane Golf Course?! Other top courses include Royal Westmoreland, Barbados Golf Club, Apes Hill Club and more, with most clubs offering professional instruction. If cricket is your game why not head to the renowned Kensington Oval in Bridgetown for a round on the best cricket ground in the Caribbean.

The Best Rum Cocktails You’ll Ever Taste

With the Barbados Food & Wine and Rum Festival on the horizon we asked experts @rumtherapy how to make the best rum cocktails you’ll ever taste…

Authentic Rum Punch



“1 of sour, 2 of sweet, 3 of strong, 4 of weak. This is the rhyme commonly used to recall the recipe for an authentic rum punch. Just try remembering it after trying one (or two!)

“Can’t quite remember where we sampled our first rum punch. Barbados? Jamaica? Hmmm – I know we’ve enjoyed them on many islands, and they all seem to have a completely different taste. Is it the rum used? Is is the “sweet” ingredient or the “weak” ingredient? I think it’s safe to say – all of the above – with a huge dose of who you’re enjoying it with and where”.

Read on for Rum Therapy’s Authentic Rum Punch recipe.

Banana Daiquiri



“Delicious and tropical, this recipe works well with Mount Gay Silver.” Read on for Rum Therapy’s Banana Daiquiri recipe.

Cockspur N Cream



“There’s nothing wrong with having a little dessert before dinner! Try this rich treat with Cockspur Fine Rum.” Read on for Rum Therapy’s Cockspur N Cream recipe.

Bajan Cooler



“This easy to make rum cocktail has only 3 ingredients and they combine for one seriously delicious Bajan cocktail! For best results use Mount Gay Eclipse.” Read on for Rum Therapy’s Bajan Cooler recipe.

Coconut Rum Punch



“With the taste of coconut, pineapple and orange juice, this thirst-quenching cocktail is like a tropical party in  your mouth. Use Malibu Caribbean Rum with Coconut Liqueur.” Read on for Rum Therapy’s Coconut Rum Punch recipe.

Good Ol’ Glass of Rum

Good Ol' Glass of Rum

Good Ol’ Glass of Rum

“Barbados rums are some of the best in the world. Skip the mixers and try sipping these neat or with a single cube of ice: Cockspur 12, Doorly’s XO, Mount Gay Extra Old or Mount Gay 1703, St. Nicholas Abbey Rums – any you can get your hands on!”

Rum Therapy

Established in 2010 by travel enthusiasts Pamela and John Ott, Rum Therapy has grown into an excellent resource for those longing to experience sun, sea and sand and plenty of tasty rum cocktails in the tropics.

Barbados Accommodation Deals

For great value accommodation in Barbados enjoy 10% off all villas and apartments on bookings made by the end of September 2015 via Top Villas.

Barbados Food & Wine and Rum Festival 2015

If you’re travelling to Barbados this year don’t miss the Food & Wine and Rum Festival which returns to the island from 19th – 22nd November 2015.

Barbados Food & Wine and Rum Festival

Barbados Food & Wine and Rum Festival

This annual epicurean extravaganza sees some of the world’s top chefs descend on the island, with a luscious line-up of cooking demos, tasting sessions and glamorous evening parties. Wine experts are on-hand to recommend pairings and share inside tips on the very best vintages to try. Of course it wouldn’t be a Bajan event without the rum, and guests will get to learn more about the tipple Barbados is most famous for, as well as sampling a few varieties for themselves. Be warned, it’s potent stuff!

Live Cooking Demos

Live Cooking Demos

Events Schedule

  • November 19th 2015

Oistins Coastal Blend With Marcus Samuelson – Oistins town comes alive from 6pm with flaming grills, live demonstrations, rum punch and the hottest local music. Chef Marcus Samuelsson will cook up a storm for foodies to try at home. Charming handmade arts and crafts make the perfect event souvenir.

  • November 20th 2015

Evening Reserve by Limegrove Lifestyle Center –  The newly launched fine-dining Fusion restaurant will take foodies to new heights with their penthouse rooftop dining experience. Starting at 7pm, delicious aperitifs and unique hors d’oeuvres featuring recipes by some of this year’s celebrity chefs will be served along with music, wine, rum and plenty of fun.

Rum Seminar

Rum Seminar

  • November 21st 2015

Taste the Spirit of Polo – Holders Polo Club – There’s no better way to spend Saturday afternoon than with a friendly match at Holder’s Polo Club. From 3.15pm guests can sample world-class cocktails and canapés. There’ll be colourful creations galore at the many food stations, with mixologists creating their finest themed cocktails all afternoon long.

The Gourmet Safari & After Party – Follow you favourite international chef for an evening of fine-dining at one of four leading local restaurants starting at 7pm. Choose from among Cobbler’s Cove featuring Andrew Pern; The Crane showcasing Carla Hall or Fairmont Royal Pavilion and The Cliff starring Craig Harding. After you’ve had your fill, head over to 2nd St, Holetown for the rocking after party!

Live Music

Live Music

  • November 22nd 2015

Fiesta in the Sand – Hilton Beach – This year’s festival will climax along the shoreline of the stunning Needham’s Point Beach at the Hilton Barbados. This exciting all-inclusive beach party will be pumping from 11am with live performances and food demos lead by chef Chris Cosentino. Slurp the day away with your favourite cocktail or join in the beach party fun with this lively closing party that will leave you wanted to start all over again! For the full line-up and programme of events, visit the Barbados Food & Wine and Rum Festival website.

10% Off Barbados Accommodation

Enjoy 10% Off Accomodation in Barbados

Enjoy 10% Off Accommodation in Barbados

Whether you’re in search of a cosy hideaway for two, a spacious family retreat or a lively setting for a celebration with friends, Barbados is certain to have accommodation to suit any preference and budget. Enjoy 10% off all Barbados accommodation for bookings made by the end of September 2015.

West Indies v England, 3rd Test, Day 1

England face their third and final Test against West Indies today at the Kensington Oval in Bridgetown, Barbados. 

Alastair Cook Batting

Alastair Cook batting in Barbados

Photo Courtesy of ECB

Cook’s side lead 1-0 after drawing in Antigua before winning by nine wickets in Grenada. The final Test in Bridgetown will run from May 1 – 5. England play two Tests against New Zealand in May before the summer Ashes against Australia and Cook is keen for his side to maintain their momentum.

“When you’re winning it is a habit and the guys get confidence,” said Cook. “We know how important the next five days are. When you lose you change things around but you get stability when you’re winning.

“But it is a great place to be – especially after the wickets we played on – to be able to force a result in the last Test. Now we look forward to try and win the series.”


Top Villas of The Week

Throughout the course of a week, multiple homes become part of our portfolio. Check out this week’s latest:

Barbados 345

Located only moments from the beach in the beautiful Caribbean sun, this two bedroom apartment. Enjoy your evening meal with an impeccable view of the waves flowing below.


The kitchen area offers enough room and all the amenities you could need to whip up a meal in the sunshine.


There’s nothing better than walking out your front door onto the warm sands, listening to the calming water pass by. Appreciate this tranquil environment and relax under the clear blue skies.


Reunion Resort 29

Placed in the exclusive Reunion Resort, comes a spectacular 5 bedroom home filled with many surprises.


Whisk way to the Big apple in a New York inspired games room. Featuring the renowned, typical taxi cab as a pool table for the vocal point, other interior trinkets represent famous parts of this city.


The children will adore one of the many themed bedrooms within this villa. Showcasing its very own tree house, it can be a secret hideaway space with hours of fun to be had. The decor represents a real life garden, giving the room an adventure vibe.


Paynes Bay 46

Set above the Caribbean beaches, a seaside styled, two bedroom apartment. Perfect for an evening drink or daily lunch, the balcony provides a gorgeous backdrop.


This amazing view is only minutes away, meaning there’s always a relaxing location close by.


To unwind after a while in the sun, step inside to the spacious living area.


Seven Eagles 2 

Presenting a three bedroom townhouse, situated minutes from the Seven Eagles resort pool and clubhouse.


With a divine patio area including a landscape of greenery to admire, the area has a sense of serenity about it.


Inside the home, the decoration boasts a comfy and homely atmosphere, one ideal for a family stay.


England Cricket Team Takes Test Tour to Barbados Next Week

England Cricket Team began their first-ever test match at the National Cricket Ground in Grenada last week as part of the three-test tour to the Caribbean.

West Indies v England - 2nd Test: Day One

West Indies v England – 2nd Test: Day One

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Grenada will host the second test of the series between April 21 and 25. It will be only the third time Grenada has staged a test match – the last against Bangladesh in 2009.

The test series began in Antigua at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium on April 13, the the final test will take place next month at the Kensington Oval between May 1 and 5.

Rain today has delayed the toss for the second test between West Indies and England at the National Cricket Stadium, Grenada.

The three-game series is currently level after last week’s drawn in Antigua when James Anderson became England’s leading Test wicket-taker.

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