Destination guide

The beachside setting of Retreat is ready to explore

The gardens, beaches and rainforest display a scene truly unique to Retreat. This relaxing and romantic city entices travellers with its restaurants and spas. St. Nicholas Abbey and Animal Flower Cave are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. If you're looking for accommodation options with space to entertain friends and family, HomeAway has plenty of options to choose from. Many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities, perfect for big groups.


Activities and attractions in and around Retreat

Do you want to find top things to see and do in the city? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Retreat a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. Here are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Barbados Wildlife Reserve (2.6 mi / 4.2 km)
  • Caribbean International Riding Centre (3.1 mi / 5 km)
  • Sandy Lane Country Club Golf Course (6.2 mi / 10 km)
  • Green Monkey Golf Course (6.2 mi / 10.1 km)
  • Sandy Lane Golf Course (6.6 mi / 10.6 km)
  • Ocean Echo Stables (10.8 mi / 17.4 km)

Seasonal weather averages in Retreat

If you're planning a holiday around the weather, September, May, June and October are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 32°F.

Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Retreat

Travellers love Retreat for its beautiful gardens and pristine beaches. Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Retreat is a great place to spend some time outside. These are a few of the area's most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Animal Flower Cave (5 mi / 8.1 km)
  • Huntes Gardens (7.4 mi / 11.9 km)
  • Bathsheba Beach (8.2 mi / 13.3 km)
  • Brownes Beach (11.9 mi / 19.2 km)
  • Heywoods Beach (0.8 mi / 1.3 km)
  • Speightstown Esplanade (1.2 mi / 1.9 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Retreat

The nearest airport is in Bridgetown (BGI-Grantley Adams Intl.), located 16 mi (25.8 km) from the city centre.

How many holiday rentals are available around Retreat?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,963 holiday lettings around Retreat. From 355 Houses to 444 Flats, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Retreat?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Retreat:

  • Sunset Crest: 372 holiday homes
  • Saint Lawrence Gap: 289 holiday homes
  • Lascelles: 313 holiday homes
  • Sandy Lane: 581 holiday homes
  • Rockley: 190 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Retreat?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Retreat. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Royal Westmoreland Golf Course: 2,907 holiday lettings
  • Port St. Charles Marina: 2,938 holiday lettings
  • Barbados Golf Club: 2,939 holiday lettings
  • Rockley Golf Club: 2,908 holiday lettings
  • Gibbes Beach: 2,904 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Retreat listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Retreat?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 355 Houses in Retreat. Our other popular types of Retreat holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 444 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 1,087 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 31 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Retreat?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 1,307 holiday homes with pool available in Retreat. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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