Located on the famous Platinum Coast of Barbados in the St James parish, Porters is an idyllic little village on the beach. The west coast is very fashionable, and as a result, all the facilities are of the highest quality, yet despite the region’s popularity, there is never a crowd along the west coast.
The beaches available from a holiday house in Porters will keep you entertained for countless hours during your Porters holiday. The beaches look like they have been plucked straight from the front cover of a travel guide, with gleaming white sands stretching down to meet the clear, turquoise waters of the Caribbean, fringed by green palm trees. You are within 200m walk of the beach from any of the self catering holiday houses in Porters, with the wonderfully peaceful beaches of Alleynes Bay and Glitter Bay being the most appealing.
Those wishing to enjoy a little more activity than simply spending a long, relaxing day stretched out on the sand are in luck from Porters accommodation too. The crystal clear, blissfully warm waters of the Caribbean are a haven for water sports, with swimming, snorkelling and wind surfing hugely popular activities to enjoy as you wish. More organised trips including water skiing, scuba diving and deep sea fishing can also be easily arranged from a Porters holiday rental. The scuba diving and deep sea fishing excursions are absolutely fantastic from Porters, Barbados, and whether you are a seasoned expert or simply an interested beginner, you will be perfectly looked after.
On land, there are plenty of activities to enjoy from a Porters property. There are a great range of tennis courts on which to play, and two of Barbados’ finest golf courses, The Royal Westmoreland Golf Course and Sandy Lane Golf courses are within easy reach. There are also a range of fantastic walking and cycling routes, both along the coast and into the forested interior of Barbados.
If you are looking for bars and restaurants in Porters, Holetown, which is just a few miles away, has a wonderful selection to choose from. Holetown is a great centre of culture in Barbados, with many shops, restaurants and bars to visit, as well as access into the Folkestone Marine Park and the Graeme Hill Swamp and Bird Sanctuary. If you visit a holiday home in Porters during February, the Holetown Festival is a wonderful event, filled with music, beauty contests, street parades, concerts and some excellent sporting competitions.
Porters has a fantastic year round climate, with daily peak temperatures expected to be in the low 30’s (˚C) almost every day throughout the year. The hurricane season does run from June until October, although Barbados is usually safe throughout the year.
Barbados’ Grantley Adams Airport (BGI) near Bridgetown receives a staggering number of flights from the UK. A range of airlines provide direct flights to Barbados from London, Manchester (MAN) and Birmingham (BHX), meaning that you can be settling into your Porters holiday rental villa in just 8 hours from leaving home.