Christ Church is the southernmost parish of Barbados, with stunning beaches and a very warm welcome extended to visitors. Barbados is an incredible island, with rich tropical vegetation teeming with extraordinary wildlife. This makes Christ Church a dream destination for nature lovers and those who wish to laze in the glorious sunshine on fine, white, sandy beaches with a chilled cocktail. This is one of the quietest places on the island, perfect for completely getting away from it all, but if you need a day in the tourist hubs, Bridgetown is just 15km from Christ Church, Barbados.
Some of the nicest holidays to Christ Church are those where you don’t do a thing! There are extremely few resorts which are beautiful enough for this to be true, but Christ Church is certainly one of them. Just lazing on one of their paradise like beaches, absorbing the atmosphere and taking in the scenery will never get boring.
However, if you would like to be a little more active on your holiday, do not worry. There is plenty to do from a self catering Christ Church holiday rental if you would like to. As the islands fishing centre, there are plenty of opportunities to catch a trophy fish. There are many fishing charters available from Oistins, and there are also frequent opportunities to go scuba diving of the coral reefs which surround the island.
There are also ample routes to go hiking or mountain biking to explore the forested interior of the island, getting in among the monkeys and numerous species of tropical birds, or discover some of the hidden monuments which tell the turbulent story of Barbados. Christ Church is also one of the larger commercial centres in Barbados, meaning that you can easily spent a day or two shopping and picking up some of the exquisite local crafts or fresh fruit and fish to fill the shelves of your self catering villa.
Oistins, the main town of Barbados is a major fishing centre on the island. The Friday night Fish Fry is a marvellous event when the locals invite tourists to a small carnival like gathering, with lively music, fish supers and local craft stalls. Oistins has its fair share of beaches too, the pick of which is probably Enterprise Beach, otherwise known as Miami Beach.
The most lively tourist area in the area, St Lawrence Gap, has the majority of good bars and clubs, which are frequented by locals and tourists alike. So if you are looking for some good nightlife from your holiday rental in Christ Church, Barbados, ‘The Gap’ is your place!
Rockley is a great resort in Christ Church, offering all the facilities and entertainment you could wish for from a holiday in Barbados; magnificent beaches, endless water sports, lively bars and even a small golf course.
Whether you are looking for a heavenly summer holiday or looking to escape the winter blues, Christ Church is the place to go. With seasonal variations of just 2°C, whatever time of year you decide to go, average temperatures are going to hover around the 30°C mark.
Barbados International Airport (BGI), or the Grantley Adams as it is known, is just 2km from Oistins, meaning that reaching a luxury villa in Christ Church could hardly be easier. British Airways and Virgin Atlantic offer a couple of weekly flights direct to the island from London, so your island paradise getaway is actually remarkably close!