The parish of St Peter (Saint Peter) is in the northern part of Barbados, and is one of only two parishes of Barbados with a coastline on both sides of the island (the other being St Lucy). It is a tourist hotspot in Barbados, and currently boasts Barbados’ only marina. Home to all that is great about Barbados, St Peter is one of the finest exotic holiday destinations in the world.
Of course, the beaches of St Peter, Barbados are an incredible asset, and are the main draw for those renting holiday accommodation in St Peter’s many seaside villages. The gloriously fine sand, warm, clear waters and tropical vegetation mean that the beaches of St Peter seem like they have come straight from a postcard, and in many cases, they have been!
The sea is warm and teeming with aquatic life. Snorkelling and scuba diving are delightful ways to explore this watery habitat, and sailing and windsurfing are hugely popular too, taking advantage of the reliable breezes which also help to keep the air fresh. Fishing in St Peter, Barbados is an unrivalled experience, relaxing out on the calm sea with a beer, trying to catch huge tropical fish in the afternoon sun. On land, there are ample opportunities to play tennis, explore the island on foot and even play golf!
If you are hoping for an afternoon away from the lure of the beaches, the Barbados Wildlife Reserve is just a few miles from the coastline. This is one of the best places to see the Barbados Green Monkey in its natural environment, and there are some truly amazing creatures roaming free! The Farley Hill National Park, which lies just across the road, is also very much worth exploring from a St Peter villa. Surrounding the most impressive mansion in Barbados, Farley Hill, the park offers unbeatable views along the rugged coast, and has become a favourite place for weddings in Barbados!
Speightstown is home to the island’s only marina, Port St. Charles, and was the first major commercial centre in Barbados. It boasts some of the nicest rental properties in St Peter, as well as some captivating art galleries and some fascinating reminders of Barbados’ turbulent past.
Mullins Bay is an idyllic destination in St Peter, Barbados. Offering some of the most secluded beaches upon which you cannot help but think of paradise, unspoilt natural habitats, filled with wildlife and a range of charming golf course, amongst other facilities, a rental villa here offers you a little taste of everything that has made Barbados the panicle of holiday destinations.
There is only a 2°C variation from the warmest months to the coldest months, so when ever you go, you should be basking in average temperatures of around 30°C. The wettest month is July, but all year round, the weather is exceptional.
Barbados International Airport (BGI) receives direct flights from London Gatwick (LGW) in less than eight hours, provided by British Airways and Virgin Atlantic, meaning that this island paradise is not as far away as might have thought. Transfers from the airport to your rental accommodation in St Peter are remarkably cheap, and should take no more that 20 minutes.