Barbados is known for its beautiful beaches, palm fringed sands and year-round sunshine – but the island’s appeal doesn’t stop there.
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.
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.
Recommended villas in Barbados
4 bedrooms – sleeps 8
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4 bedrooms – sleeps 8
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.
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.