Barbados is located in the West Indies and is considered to be the most easterly island in the Caribbean. It is a small and charming island with around 284,000 residents. Barbados is famous for its18th century colonial style architecture and its laid back lifestyle. Enjoy the pristine sandy beaches, great diving, lush tropical gardens and plantation homes which are all within easy reach from a holiday villa in St Andrew.
A holiday home in St Andrew opens up the possibility for a host of things to do on Barbados. The white sandy beaches such as Maxwell Beach and Sandy Lane are perfect for sunbathing and swimming in the clear warm waters. Boat trips are a great way to enjoy the sights with the added benefit of a cooling sea breeze. Watersports, game fishing, snorkeling and diving can all be enjoyed and the underwater caves are teeming with colourful fish, corals and marine life. Shopping is part of any stay in a Barbados holiday rental with many high quality goods available at inexpensive prices. After dark, the locals love to party so there are plenty of bars, discos and nightclubs and entertainment ranges from limbo dancing demonstrations to fire eaters!
The capital, Bridgetown, has a small and charming collection of colonial buildings, painted in soft pastels to add to the tropical atmosphere. The town has retained its very British influences and even has a miniature Trafalgar Square and a statue of Lord Nelson, a replica of the London attraction. Take a trip to Mount Hillaby, the highest point on Barbados for great views of the island's rugged terrain. Other attractions are the Botanical Gardens and the historic sugar plantation homes which can be toured, the old pottery at Chalky Mount and the Morgan Lewis Windmill.
Like much of the Caribbean, Barbados has steady warm sunny days all year round. Daytime temperatures are from 30-32°C (86-90°F). The island has low rainfall during the winter but has some showers from August through November
Many airlines frequently fly to the Sir Grantley Adams International (BGI) Airport on Barbados including American Airlines from the USA and British Airways and Virgin Atlantic direct from London. Flights take 5 hours from New York and 7.5 hours from London making holiday rentals in St Andrew, Barbados very easy to reach.