Family Villas in Barbados

A family of 2 adults and 3 children sitting on a white sandy beach looking out to sea

There’s more to Barbados than miles upon miles of white sandy beaches and romantic strolls on the sand. With fun-filled activities, exotic and unique wildlife and more than its fair share of adrenaline-pumping watersports, this beautiful Caribbean island has been generating something of a reputation as a brilliant family vacation spot. Renting a vacation home in Barbados is a fantastic way to enjoy the best of island life from the comfort and freedom of your own home away from home. Take a look at our luxurious selection of family villas across the island.

Where are the best places for families to stay in Barbados?

There is a plethora of things to do in Barbados for families. We have luxury villa rentals in hotspots all over the island to let you experience the best that the island has to offer. 

Family villas in Christ Church

On the southernmost tip of Barbados, Christ Church is the perfect vacation destination for families who want an authentic taste of Bajan island life. The region is home to Barbados’ major airport, the Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI). There are also attractions to keep young children, teens and adults amused and entertained. Known locally as ‘The Gap’, St. Lawrence Gap is a great location for restaurants, bars, shops and entertainment.

Christ Church attractions for families

The fishing town of Oistins is the place to go to experience traditional Barbados culture. Foodie families will want to mark Friday nights in their planners, because each week Oistins Bay Gardens hosts a huge ‘fish fry’, where you can try fantastic fresh fish and meat, cooked right in front of you, before dancing the night away to the laid back beats of traditional Caribbean music. Christ Church also has plenty of day time attractions, with glorious stretches of white sand beaches, watersports galore, and the Caribbean’s only open air drive in cinema.

We have an awesome collection of fantastic family vacation rentals in Christ Church. After a hard days’ exploring, you can come home to a luxurious villa, with amenities such as games rooms, beach access and infinity pools. 

Some top choices for villas in Christ Church include;

Sapphire Beach 209

3 bedrooms | Sleeps 6

A Barbados family villa with a covered seating area overlooking trees, a beach and the sea

This beautiful beachfront apartment is perfectly placed for easy sightseeing. Within walking distance of the restaurants and bars of St Lawrence Gap, it’s a great choice for families wanting to explore the Christ Church area. Families will also have access to shared facilities on site.

Hectors House

3 bedrooms | Sleeps 6

A two-story villa in Barbados with a large infinity pool, overlooking palm trees.

Hector’s Home is a luxurious family villa overlooking the glorious Caribbean Sea. With facilities including a private infinity pool, landscaped gardens and beach views, this is a perfect family vacation home for families with older (aged 12 and up) kids.

St Lucy family vacations

Situated on Barbados’ rugged North coast, the parish of St Lucy is all about jaw-dropping views and natural splendor. This makes it a great choice for families who love nature. The awe-inspiring coast isn’t the best place for swimming, but it does boast phenomenal views over the tempestuous Atlantic Ocean, which has carved out the coastline into dramatic caves and blowholes.

One of the region’s must-visit attractions is Animal Flower Cave, so named for the abundance of colorful anemones which live in its pools. The walls of the cave have been painted otherworldly shades of copper, green and brown by the elements. It’s a unique and unforgettable place to visit for the whole family. 

Family villas in St Lucy

Choosing a luxury villa rental in St Lucy puts you on the doorstep of all the attractions that the region has to offer, including Animal Flower Cave, as well as the historic Morgan Lewis Sugar Mill and the magnificent North Point Lighthouse. Some of of our top villa choices for families in St Lucy are;

Fustic House

7 bedrooms | Sleeps 12

An open-air seating area in a large Barbados villa, surrounded by plants and a manicured grass lawn

The fabulous Fustic House is a fantastic vacation home for families staying in St Lucy. With a private pool, fitness center and dedicated children’s play area, there’s plenty to keep the whole family entertained.

Little Good Harbour House

3 bedrooms | Sleeps 6

A yellow beachfront villa in Barbados, overlooking a white sandy beach a the Caribbean Sea.

Sitting right on the water’s edge, overlooking the Caribbean Sea, this lovely family villa is ideally positioned for exploring nearby Speightstown and the west coast of Barbados.

Villas for families in St Peter

There’s a little something for everyone in the historic district of St Peter. Home to the Farley House National Park, the interactive Arlington House Museum, and the island’s second largest city, Speightstown, kids, teens and adults alike will find plenty to enjoy. A particularly popular attraction is the Barbados Wildlife Reserve, where you can get up close and personal to some of the island’s colorful animal inhabitants. Kids will love spotting Green Monkeys, macaws, iguanas and other native species. 

A great family vacation in St Peter calls for a great villa to spend it in. Luckily, we have a brilliant choice of vacation rentals in St Peter, with beachfront catering for small families with young children, as well as huge mansions for hosting big family reunions. Some of our top picks are;

Bonavista

4 bedrooms | Sleeps 8

A grand two-story Barbados villa with flowering plants outside, a large pool, an outside patio area and landscaped gardens.

Private pool? Check. Breathtaking ocean views? Check. Fun facilities for all the family? Check. Bonavista has it all, and, to top it all off, it’s in the perfect location for exploring Speightstown and historic Holetown.

Leamington Pavilion

4 bedrooms | Sleeps 8 

The front door of a large villa in Barbados, with tall palm trees on either side

Enjoy panoramic ocean views, a spectacular private pool, sporty facilities and easy beach access in this stunning family villa. For large families, this large vacation home is ideal, and comes highly recommended. Previous guests have given it countless 5 star ratings.

Westhaven

4 bedrooms | Sleeps 8

A beautiful Caribbean villa in Barbados with a  large pool in the the garden, and a view of the Caribbean Sea

Westhaven is the place to stay for traditional Caribbean luxury. This gorgeous family villa overlooks Gibbs Beach, one of the loveliest white sand spots in St Peter. Kids, teens and adults alike will find plenty of fun with a private pool, direct beach access and your own BBQ.

Villas in Barbados for St James family vacations

Aptly nicknamed ‘The Platinum Coast’, St James is Barbados’ trendiest and fanciest region. Famed for exquisite beaches, historic towns, and a great restaurant and bar scene, St James is jam-packed with attractions for the whole family. Kids and grown-ups alike will love the Folkestone Underwater Park and Marine Museum, which gives you the chance to don your snorkeling gear and explore Barbados’ colorful underwater inhabitants. There’s also fantastic shopping to be found at Limegrove Lifestyle Centre. It’s the perfect place to pick up some souvenirs of your Barbados vacation.

If you’re staying on ‘The Platinum Coast’, you’ll be wanting some platinum-grade accommodation to go home to. Our luxury family villas in Barbados are just the ticket for a top-class vacation stay. Here are some of our favorite St James vacation rentals for families;

Cove Spring House

10 bedrooms | Sleeps 20

A large Barbados villa, with an outdoor seating area, parasols and chairs

This sprawling villa in beautiful St James is the ultimate family vacation location. If you can dream it, The Cove House probably has it, with amenities including a private pool, a hot tub, and even your own stretch of Caribbean beach to enjoy. 

The Dream

5 bedrooms | Sleeps 10

A two-story villa in Barbados with an outdoor pool and sun bathing chairs, overlooking the Caribbean Sea.

This aptly named family villa is a fantastic base for exploring Barbados’ most glamorous region. With facilities including an enormous infinity pool, a pizza oven, and a home movie theatre, you might not want to leave at all, but if you do venture out, local bars and restaurants are just a short stroll away.

Large family villas in Barbados

If you’re taking the whole family on a vacation to Barbados, you’ll need somewhere with a whole lot of space and amenities to give everyone a dream trip. Whether it’s an adults-only escape or a holiday with all the kids in tow, we’ve got you covered. Booking a family villa in Barbados is easy, gives you independence, and is oh-so glamorous.

Barbados family villa vs family hotel

How often have you spent your precious vacation time crowded around an uninspiring hotel buffet, waiting for your turn at the table? That’s a thing of the past in your own Barbados villa, where you have access to your own kitchen, BBQ area and bars, and, in some places, a private chef and food delivery if you wish. Waking up at the crack of dawn to bag the best sunbed around the pool is also a thing of the past, with many rental homes offering beautiful private pools. With villas sleeping up to 30 guests, however big your family is, there’s a beautiful rental home for you. Here are some of our favorites;

Grendon House

5 bedrooms | Sleeps 10

Stone stairs coming out of a large Barbados villa to a swimming pool, with outdoor seating areas and sun loungers.

If you’re heading to Barbados with the whole extended family, Grendon House is a fantastic place for everyone to rest their heads. It is set in an exclusive area of St James, with easy access to golf courses, restaurants and all the attractions that St James has to offer. This huge vacation home is perfectly placed to enjoy the best of the Platinum Coast.

The Great House

12 bedrooms | Sleeps 30

A large family villa in Barbados with a pool and palm trees in the front garden

Great by name, and great by nature, The Great House sleeps a whopping 30 people in absolute Caribbean luxury. That’s more than enough room for Mom, Dad, the kids, the grandparents and the second cousins, twice removed. A vacation home this large comes with a boat-load of awesome amenities, including a literal boat, along with children’s games, a cinema and a huge infinity pool.

Family villas for vacations with kids

Barbados is a fantastic destination for traveling with the kids. Renting a family villa in Barbados gives you access to amenities guaranteed to delight young children and teens. Games rooms, playgrounds, water sports, outside activity areas, home theatres and pools and more are available. 

Sugar Hill – Bananaquit

5 bedrooms | Sleeps 10

A large Barbados vacation home with tropical plants and palm trees in front

This gorgeous resort property puts you in the heart of the St James attractions, but with the peace and quiet that you crave on your family vacation. The resort is packed with facilities, including swimming pools, fitness centers and beach clubs, . You also have your own private pool if you fancy doing a few lengths in peace. It is located close to historic Holetown, making it the ideal base for exploring Barbados with the family.

Book with Top Villas

If you’re feeling the call of the Caribbean, you can rest assured that you’ll find fabulous accommodation with our range of Caribbean vacation homes. Here at Top Villas we pride ourselves on our awesome variety of homes, including luxurious beachfront villas and traditional Caribbean cottages.

We also go the extra mile to make your vacation something really special. Our Guest Experience team are on hand to help you arrange travel extras, including attraction tickets, equipment hire and car hire.

In these uncertain travel times, our new flex cancellation policy is here to give you peace-of-mind. It allows you to amend or cancel your booking within a certain time frame, for no additional charge*. Keep an eye out for villas with the following badges;

  • Flex 14 
  • Flex 30 

*T’s & C’s apply. Cancel or amend up to 14 days before with Flex 14, or 30 days before with Flex 30.

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