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Ah, Barbados. Often synonymous with the idyllic, pristine beaches of the Caribbean and sun-drenched island afternoons, it’s no wonder Barbados villas are so popular. Offering the perfect balance of beachfront living, bustling bars and restaurants, unlimited water sports and an island packed full of cultural sights and thrilling activities, whether you’re traveling with your immediate family, a large group, or as a couple, this island offers something for everyone. And so do our Barbados villa rentals!
When you’re on the search for the ultimate in luxury vacations, the sprawling manor homes in Barbados are simply unmatched. Offering utter feasts for the eyes, these homes come with out-of-this-world swimming pools, beachfront locations so you can make the most of the scenery, and incredible amenities such as home theaters, and in-house staff. For smaller groups, our Barbados apartments offer everything you could possibly desire for the perfect tropical vacation, whilst providing the perfect amount of space.
Barbados is an island in the east of the Caribbean, which is well-known for its incredible array of tropical destinations. Some of the other popular Caribbean destinations that are close to Barbados include St Lucia and St Vincent and the Grenadines.
Yes. For tourists, Barbados is a typically safe destination, but as you would anywhere, you need to take the time to consider your surroundings. Keep your safety in mind and try not to visit the cities, towns and beaches at night time, and ensure you take all necessary precautions with your belongings.
The current Barbados currency is the Barbados dollar. Many places will also accept US dollars, but you will need to be aware that you will likely receive your change back in Barbados dollars rather than US.
When it comes to tropical islands in the Caribbean, for a lot of the year, you can expect soaring temperatures and unbelievable sunshine. However, they do experience a rainy season, and increased chance of hurricanes at other times of the year. We recommend paying a visit between December and May. Find out all you need to know about when to visit Barbados with this guide.
In total, the island covers a total area of around 430 kilometers squared - that’s 166 miles squared. It would take you about an hour to drive from north to south, and 50 minutes to drive from east to west across the widest part of the island.
When it comes to deciding where to stay in Barbados, where we recommend to stay would depend on what kind of experience you are after. For the beaches, we would recommend choosing a location along the west coast, as the beaches on this "Platinum Coast" are simply beautiful. You will find plenty of sunbathing spots at beaches such as Sandy Lane and Paynes Bay. If you want to stay close to Barbados's thriving cities, we recommend Holetown and Speightstown, and for golf the courses close to Sandy Lane are unbeatable.
There are two main cities in Barbados, each within a forty minute drive of each other. Speightstown is further north, found along the west coast, and Bridgetown, the capital of Barbados, is also found on the west coast towards the south of the island.
Barbados is known as a thriving Caribbean nation, famed for its pristine beaches, bustling cities dripping with history and culture, and plenty of spots all over the island for some serious vacation fun.
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If you’re searching for the best Barbados restaurants, then your first port of call should be the Platinum Coast, found along the west side of the island. In destinations such as Mullins Bay, Paynes Bay, and Holetown, this area is renowned for its huge variety of eateries, serving up both authentic local flavors, as well as cuisines from around the world. Our favorite picks along the Platinum Coast include the incredibly fancy Fusion Rooftop in Holetown, the super classy vibes of The Tides Restaurant, and the unbelievable views from The Cliff. Further down the island, along the South Coast, not only will you find a thriving nightlife of elegant bars, but there are also plenty of dining options. Our favorites include Champers Restaurant Barbados, the Buzo Osteria Italiana, and the brightly colored Harlequin Restaurant.
Booking one of our Barbados homes for rent is easy and straightforward. You can either head to the top of this page to enter your vacation dates into the search engine, or head straight to the listing page to enter your dates there. You can use the filters to narrow your search by bedroom number, amenities, and location, so if you have a certain destination in Barbados in mind, you can choose it here. Then, once you have searched your dates and picked your filters, you will be shown a list of all of the available properties for your getaway. You can sort these by price, popularity, and by how many people it can accommodate. Once you’ve found your dream Barbados villa, you can book it straight away by clicking “choose” and providing a small deposit. Alternatively, if you have any questions you would like answering before you book, you can get in contact with a member of our Travel Planner team by clicking “make an enquiry”, and they will endeavor to get in touch with you as soon as possible.
When you book with Top Villas you can rest assured that excellent service comes as standard. You’ll be allocated a dedicated personal guest experience manager who will take care of everything, from booking airport transfers to arranging car hire, tee times, excursions and more. When you arrive at your destination, your locally-based manager will assist you throughout your stay.
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If you are traveling with your family and ready to enjoy what Barbados has to offer aside from the beaches, then you’ll be pleased to know that there is plenty to do and visit. Some of our favorites include the Atlantis Submarines Barbados in Bridgetown, the National Botanical Gardens, Harrison's Cave Eco-Adventure Park, the Barbados wildlife Reserve, the St Nicholas Abbey and Steam Railway, the Mount Gay Historic Distillery, and the Animal Flower Cave Barbados found in the north of the island.
If golf is your thing, you’ll be in good company. There are an array of excellent golf courses in Barbados. You can visit Sandy Lane, which boasts 3 world-class courses including the Sandy Lane Old Nine Golf Course, and Sandy Lane Green Monkey Golf Course. You could also visit the Royal Westmoreland club, which is located close to many of our vacation rentals in Barbados. And finally, you can choose the Apes Hill Golf Club, which is often considered one of the best on the island.
Experiencing the incredible colors and vibrant life beneath the glittering surface of the Caribbean ocean, is certainly one to remember. There are plenty of opportunities for snorkeling and scuba diving across the island. Head to the Folkestone Marine Park and Visitors’ Center on the west coast, jump on a tour with one of the various companies across the country, or bring along your own snorkeling gear and get stuck in wherever you’re staying.
Some of the very best Barbados beaches are located along the exclusive west coast, aptly nicknamed the Platinum Coast. This upmarket area is home to exquisite powdery-white beaches overlooked by some of the most exclusive vacation rentals in Barbados, including Paynes Bay Beach, Sandy Lane Beach, Paradise Beach and Mullins Beach. There are also world-class restaurants here too, plus first-rate golf courses, duty-free shopping malls and a handful of charming local parishes.
Just because the sun has dipped beyond the horizon, doesn’t mean it's time for the day to end. The nightlife in Barbados is utterly thriving - from beachside bars, to vibrant lounges and nightclubs. Some of the most popular destinations on the island to make the most of the night-time include the St Lawrence Gap area of Christ Church, along the south coast, Harbour Lights in Bridgetown, and the Red Door Lounge in Holetown, close to plenty of our houses for rent in Barbados.
The south coast is more heavily developed than the rest of the island, but its beaches are excellent and varied. This end of the island is ideal for watersports, especially the surfing. Encompassing the popular Christ Church area, make sure you pay a visit to Dover Beach, Miami Beach, and the popular Silver Sands Beach.
A great time to visit Barbados is during its famous festivals and street parties. Crop Over is the biggest and most popular festival, taking place through the summer months. The Barbados Food, Wine and Rum Festival in November is another don’t miss event. There’s also a Friday night fish fry in Oistins each week, where you can eat fried fish, drink rum punch and dance to calypso music until the early hours.
Barbados is a true luxury paradise, with a huge selection of sprawling manor homes fit for even the largest of groups. But if you’re traveling with a small group, or perhaps just your immediate family, you might not have need for all that extra space. Don’t worry about losing each other in the grand halls of these manor homes - we also offer an extensive range of apartments for rent in Barbados. Complete with stunning views, the perfect number of bedrooms, luscious decor, prime beachfront locations, and with access to communal swimming pools (and sometimes even your own pool and hot tub!) these Barbados holiday rentals may be small, but they are just as mighty as their larger counterparts.
When you book with Top Villas, you will gain access to a team of friendly and professional Travel Planners, who are on hand to help you book absolutely anything you need to help you transform your vacation to Barbados all inclusive. Through the team, you can book car hire, maids, butlers, private chefs and chauffeurs, as well as order fully-stocked fridges and decorations for your arrival if you're celebrating something special. Whatever it is you want from your vacation, our Travel Planners will make it happen.
With over 100,000 happy guests every year and international media writing about our incredible homes and service, you can book your next stay with us with total confidence.
Sometimes, a week or two in the sunshine simply isn’t enough. With beaches as gorgeous as these, with vibrant cities as bustling as Speightstown and Bridgetown, and with an island jam-packed with more activities than you can reasonably fit into a quick vacation, these Barbados long term rentals are the perfect solution. Whether you want to stay for a month, or several months, plenty of our vacation homes accept bookings longer than the traditional length of a vacation. That means you can really settle in, and enjoy life in the Caribbean at your speed. Plus, make sure you take advantage of our incredible Travel Planners, who can help you with your car rental, organize for a chef to visit your villa, and even ensure your fridge is stocked with everything you need before you arrive, so you can enjoy all of the comforts at home right here in Barbados.