Barbados’ famous west coast (the ‘platinum coast’) is inundated with delightful little coves and holiday resorts, of which Sunset Crest stands out as one of the finest. Relaxing in a Sunset Crest villa in the St James parish of Barbados is a delightful way to spend a holiday, surrounded by the famous picture postcard landscape of the Caribbean’s most popular holiday destination. Perfect for both families and couples, Sunset Crest has all the services you could need to have a completely unforgettable holiday in the sun, including a supermarket, beach club and communal swimming pools.
Taking a Sunset Crest villa will mean that you will spend a large proportion of your holiday on the glorious white sand beaches which have become famous due to their constant appearances on brochures and travel programmes. Sunset Crest is a haven for water sports, especially scuba diving, snorkelling and jet-skiing, although you can also enjoy para-gliding, kayaking and sailing too. Beach lovers will return home dreaming of their time spent in a Sunset Crest villa.
You can even play golf when staying in paradise! There are two surprisingly tough golf courses in St James, both of which are in easy reach of a self catering Sunset Crest villa. The countryside behind the resort is often overlooked as visitors head straight for the Sunset Crest beach and are so endeared by the comfort, beauty and rum cocktail beach bars that they never explore the hinterland. However, there is a whole world of entertainment available on land too. Walking, climbing, 4x4 driving and horse riding through the dense forests are a beautiful way to find out a little more about what makes the Platinum Coast so special, and come into contact with a few of the animals who call Sunset Crest home.
The closest place to a villa in Sunset Crest is the delightful Holetown, just a few miles along the coast. The original Barbadian settlement, Sunset Crest is the focus for many of the celebrations and festivals throughout St James. The week long annual celebration of the British landing in February is a wonderful time to be staying in a holiday home, as you will be swept up in the carnival atmosphere whether you intend to or not!
All year round, Barbados basks in daily averages of 29°C. The beaches are always blissfully spacious, despite the glorious weather. June until October is hurricane season, but the vast majority of hurricanes miss Barbados completely.
Barbados International Airport (BGI) receives direct flights from over 20 airports across the UK, provided by British Airways. Flights take just over 7 hours, and are cheaper than you might imagine. Although it seems many worlds away, you can be settling into a Sunset Crest villa within just 8 hours of leaving home.