The south coast of Barbados has always been a favourite with visitors. The Christ Church parish is synonymous with the type of beaches that people fell in love with Barbados holidays for. The old cliché of soft white sands lapped by gentle, turquoise waters and backed by gently swaying palm trees is actually completely true in Enterprise, a beach so loved by the locals that it is hardly mentioned by name in the tourist guides.
Enterprise beach is also known as Miami Beach in recognition that this is one of the finest beaches in the region. Largely sheltered, sea conditions are ideal, with warm still waters perfect for swimming all year round. If you are looking for crowded beaches and loud bars, a self catering Enterprise villa rental is not the answer. This is a truly romantic spot, where peace and quiet perfectly compliments the picture perfect scenery. Bajan’s celebrate Enterprise as one of their best kept secrets, as the beach is perfect for families, with safe swimming, wide expanses of soft sand and plenty of shade from the sun. Sun loungers, body boards and fresh fruit are available at the back of the beach from a delightful little stall, and there is a small refreshments stall selling beers, soft drinks and snacks.
If you would like to enjoy a little adventure during your visit to a holiday rental in Enterprise, there are many fishing charters to take from Oistins which lies a few miles around the coast. Due to the lack of hotels in Enterprise the vast majority of water sports centres, boat charters and tourist facilities are found in Oistins, so if you are missing anything during your Enterprise holiday, help is very close by. The warm Caribbean waters absolutely teem with marine life, which makes the area on of the world’s premium scuba diving destinations too. One of the most special ways to explore the coast from an Enterprise villa is to hire a sailing boat. Stock up with food, drink, fishing rods and a snorkel and the whole coast is at your mercy, allowing you to find the most idyllic spots in Christ Church.
Inland, the thick, tropical forests are a delight in which to walk. There are a vast range of brightly coloured bird species living in the forests, making it a birdwatchers paradise. There are plenty of walking, mountain biking and 4x4 trails through the forests, often incorporating routes to some of south Barbados’ most famous historical sites.
Oistins is the nearest commercial centre to a holiday villa in Enterprise. The town is a huge asset for anyone staying in the area, with fantastic shopping districts, some of Barbados’ finest restaurants and a whole host of sport and leisure facilities available throughout its typically Bajan streets. Every Friday night there is a magnificent carnival atmosphere in Oistins, and visitors are cordially invited by the locals to get involved in numerous activities at the ‘Friday night Fish Fry’.
Daily temperatures throughout the year only vary by 2°C, so it doesn’t matter when you decide to take a holiday rental property in Enterprise, the beach will still be a wonderful place to spend your days. Average temperatures hover around the 30°C mark, with daily temperatures remaining very warm, yet never unbearably so.
The Grantley Adams Airport (BGI) is ideally placed for holidays in Enterprise accommodation. Located just 2km from Oistins and directly connected to London via British Airways and Virgin Atlantic flights.