Villas for Barbados Holidays
Barbados – live the Caribbean dream
Barbados is the most accessible of the Caribbean islands for British travellers. With such a long association with Britain, Barbados is where you can find the most beautiful beaches, some would say anywhere in the world. The island is surrounded by beaches of outstanding beauty, where you can truly live out the Caribbean dream that we all have in our minds; walking along a pure white sand beach, over-hung by palm trees, with a cold drink in one hand and nobody else to be seen. Bliss...
The mixture of British, West Indian and African influences has made the Barbadian culture one of the most fun and enviable in the world as far as I can tell. The cuisine is fantastic, largely cooked on barbeques or over open fires, and washed down with a cold rum punch. One of the best places to indulge in the best of Barbadian culture is the capital, Bridgetown, where the aroma of fish frying and the sounds live music fill the warm evening air on a nightly basis. It is hard to imagine anywhere else with such an atmosphere. There are a number of festivals and events during the year, where you can throw yourself completely into the life-style. The Barbados Film Festival in December and the Open House Programme, which opens up many of the most important historic homes on the island, which occurs in January, are two excellent events worth investigating should you be enjoying a Barbados villa holiday at the time.
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Barbados Holidays in Christ ChurchHome to resorts including Hastings, Enterprise and Oistins, Christ Church is the most luxurious place to enjoy a Barbados villa for rent. All the tourist activities, luxuries and facilities you could need can be found from a Barbados villa in Christ Church; ideal for the iconic Caribbean beach break.
Barbados Holidays in St JamesSt James enjoys the true gems of Barbados; beaches which cover the front of most Caribbean tourist guides, and luxury villas that are the pick of the rich and famous. Whether you are in Barbados for the beach, a romantic escape or a family sporting break, St James has it all.
Barbados Holidays in St PeterSt Peter is a beautiful spot in the north of Barbados. The water is beautifully clear, ideal for snorkelling and diving. Home to Barbados’ only marina, a Barbados villa in St Peter is the ideal spot for those wanting to explore the sea, whether for sailing, fishing or diving.
Barbados Holidays in St PhilipIf you are looking to escape the tourists, rent a villa in Barbados’ ‘countryside’, the green, cultivated south-eastern corner of Barbados. St Philip has its fair share of glorious, powder soft sand beaches, but is also a perfect place to get away, enjoy the scenery, history and beauty of Barbados.
Barbados Holidays in St LucySt Lucy is the secret corner of Barbados. Rent a villa here and you are guaranteed a week or two of pure relaxation. The surroundings are absolutely magical, and you can easily spend the whole time doing absolutely nothing, yet the scuba diving, kayaking and swimming is spectacular.
Barbados weddings are particularly popular reasons to take a villa in Barbados. The ultimate honeymoon destination, Barbados has also now become the ultimate wedding destination. Where better to tie the knot than in a Caribbean paradise, with assured weather, beautiful scenery and an atmosphere that will ensure your married life gets off to the perfect start. The Parish Church of St John, set on a spectacular cliff above the Caribbean is one of the most popular places to hold a Barbados wedding.
Of course, many people take a Barbados holiday purely for the beaches. There are 60 beaches to choose from on a Barbados holiday, totalling some 70 square miles of soft, white sand upon which to relax. Every beach is open to the public, as the beach is considered to be a right to all Barbadians, and so cannot be bought and privatised. Among the many spectacular beaches is Crane Beach in St Philip, which has constantly been voted among the 10 best beaches in the world, and when you set foot on the beach, you will immediately see why. It is almost impossible to beat. Especially with the 3,000 hours of sunshine which the island basks in each year.
Water sports thrive here too. Visibility reaches up to 80metres, making snorkelling and scuba diving simply spectacular. If you are keen on luxury, you can still discover the marine wonderland that is the Caribbean Sea by submarine! There is a great trip leaving daily from Shallow Harbour, but if you are thinking of taking the trip because the sea is too cold, do not worry, swimming and snorkelling conditions are fantastic, with water temperatures hovering around 25˚C!