Sitting on the south-east coast of the wonderful island of Barbados is the village of Atlantic Shores. This area is truly a hidden gem for tourists in the know as it has all of the facilities and activities you want from a relaxing holiday but without the crowds of tourists. No matter what kind of holiday you are looking for, an Atlantic Shores rental beachfront villa will not disappoint you. As well as a range of activities right on your doorstep, visitors are privy to some of the most spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean they are ever likely to see.
If you can manage to part from your beautiful rental beachfront villa, then you will find many activities on offer in Atlantic Shores. The beach is one of the quietest on the island but has activities available such as windsurfing, snorkelling, scuba diving, sailing, fishing, swimming and water skiing. Of course, the sandy, unspoilt beach at Atlantic Shores is also perfect to relax on the sand and enjoy the warmth of the sun. The village offers other activities for visitors to enjoy such as horse riding, golf, tennis and hiking.
Approximately 12 kilometres to the north of Atlantic Shores is the capital city of Barbados, Bridgetown. This bustling capital is packed with things to do and see and is a must when on holiday on Barbados.
One item that should definitely be on your itinerary is Bush Hill House, also known as the George Washington House and Museum. This residence is special as it is the only home that George Washington had outside of the United States. Indeed, Barbados was the only country he ever visited. The house has been painstakingly restored to its former glory by The Bush Hill Tourism Trust Inc. And the two-storeys hold rooms with furniture and items that would have been around in its plantation days of the 18th century. The stunning grounds of the house also have a restored 18th century bathhouse and stable house.
Visitors to Barbados can expect a moderate tropical climate most of the year round. This means that no matter what time of year you decide to rent an Atlantic Shores beachfront villa, you are unlikely to have to stay indoors due to rain or storms. The daytime temperatures during the dry season can reach as high as 31°C and the minimum temperature is around 25°C. The wet season lasts from June until November but the average annual rainfall for the whole of Barbados is a mere 40 inches. Any rain showers are soon dispersed thanks to the warm climate.
If you decide an Atlantic Shores holiday is perfect for you, then you will find many affordable flights from operators including British Airways, Thomas Cook Airlines, BMI, Thomson Airways, Virgin Atlantic and American Airlines. Travellers can depart from several UK airports such as Heathrow (LHR), London Gatwick (LGW), Birmingham (BHX), Glasgow (GLA), Liverpool (LPL) and Newcastle(NCL). Atlantic Shores is approximately 8 kilometres away from the only airport on Barbados, Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI).