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Destination guide

Island oasis at Barbados holiday lettings

The very name "Barbados" conjures images of white-sand beaches and palms stooping low to kiss a coral-coloured Caribbean Sea. Great expectations are not always realised, but Barbados is very much the paradise it's said to be. From the surf-washed inlets and colonial treasures of Bridgetown in the south, to the magnesium-white sands of the north-western coves, this one's a serious looker. Throw in mojito-sloshing beach bars and taste bud-tingling fish fries, along with Barbados holiday rentals that'll have you feeling like a jet setter, and it could just be too much to resist.

History

Historic sites near Barbados holiday homes

History buffs will love the array of historic sites near holiday homes in Barbados. The George Washington House, a historic 1700s plantation home visited by George Washington that offers exhibits on Barbados history, and St. Nicholas Abbey, a historic plantation house, museum and rum distillery. You could also visit the Garrison Savannah Racetrack, a historic horse racing venue from 1845 with an oval grass track and traditional food stands.

Things to do

Sightseeing near Barbados holiday lettings

Plumes of waxy palm leaf and wild ferns, elegant lilies and forests of orchids await adventurers who delve so deep into the heart of Barbados they discover the world-famous Hunte's Gardens. It's a verdant and wonderful place that showcases the beauty of the Caribbean tropics. After that, a tipple at the Mount Gay Rum Distillery could be calling. It's billed as the world's oldest commercial rum distillery, offering potent concoctions of sugar-cane booze to all who pass its way.

Activities

Fun things to do near Barbados holiday homes

There are countless ways to enjoy the wonders of Barbados. You could be whizzing over the cerulean waters of the Caribbean Sea on a catamaran, or diving into turquoise lagoons to swim with sea turtles. You might be languishing on a lazy beach somewhere, with a bottomless rum punch in hand. You could be getting the adrenaline flowing with ziplines atop misty jungles. Barbados holiday rentals in Bridgetown have a whole other range of possibilities on the doorstep to boot. Think cricket showdowns with the Windies and fascinating walking tours past colonial churches.

Weather

Climate during your stay in Barbados holiday homes

More than 3,000 hours of sunshine a year means Barbados is up there with the most-coveted getaways in the tropics. Those looking to escape the cold winter are in luck. The best days to come and laze on the beaches and soak up the rays typically start in December and last all the way to March. After that, things can get a little more humid and rainy. The months from May to November are known for occasional downpours and balmy temperatures, but there are also far fewer people vying for the best Barbados holiday rentals.

Natural features

Lose yourself in tropical Barbados

Barbados ranges from a rugged, rock-carved north-eastern shore to a soft and sculpted western shore. One is on the Caribbean Sea, hosting rare green turtles and coral reefs, sparkling white-sand beaches and tropical palm groves. The other is craggier, with wave-buffeted cliffs and secluded coves. Head inland and lose yourself in pockets of tropical jungle. Misty and overgrown, there are sections of the island that are dressed in teak, palm and fern, hiding swinging monkeys and rare orchids.

Beaches

Best beaches near Barbados holiday homes

Barbados travel is all about the beaches. Holiday homes can be found near places like Bottom Bay, a bay with a sandy beach and calm waters for swimming, and Paynes Bay, a picturesque beach with clear-blue waters, gentle surf and an abundance of wildlife. You could also visit Crane Beach, a serene beach with gorgeous sunsets and opportunities for watersports.

How many holiday rentals are available around Barbados?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 3,068 holiday lettings around Barbados. From 1,277 villas to 514 houses, 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.

Can I rent a seaside property in Barbados?

Oh I do like to be beside the seaside... said every single person ever. Find the right home away from home for you and your buddies and you'll be well on your way to beachy bliss. Luckily, there are 1,176 beachside getaway properties to cast yourself away to. On the hunt for a different holiday style? See if any of our other properties tickle your fancy. Our options for this destination include:

  • 1,121 beach holiday accommodation options.
  • 776 ocean-view holiday accommodation options.
  • 665 beachfront holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent a villa in Barbados?

If you want to reconnect with your loved ones under one harmonious roof but have enough room for everyone to do their own thing, you'll want to rent a villa. Fortunately for you, we've got access to the cream of the crop. In this destination, there are 1,276 listings to select from. Prices start from £46 a night. Or maybe you'd prefer one of the area's other popular self-catering accommodation options, like:

  • Apartment: 727 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £26 per night.
  • House: 528 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £37 per night.
  • Condo: 280 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £55 per night.

Can I stay in Barbados in a large group?

It can be tricky finding the time to meet up with friends and family members. A holiday is an ideal way to reunite and unwind. If you were planning to kick back under the same roof, HomeAway has options. Villa holiday rentals are the most popular option here for big groups of guests. Our global database presently has 451 available. The holiday properties that are suitable for large groups in this area include:

  • If yours is a party of 6, we've got 1,334 properties to rent perfect for that size. Spend a night for as little as £45.
  • If you've got 8 in your squad, you'll be delighted to discover that there are 562 rental accommodation that are perfect. Prices begin at just £40 per night.
  • Looking for holiday rentals to suit 10 people? You'll be delighted to learn we have 231 that'll be ideal. You can secure one for as little as £174 a night.

You and all your besties will be more than satisfied when you arrange your Barbados escape with us!

Where are the cheapest holiday rentals in Barbados?

Friends become our chosen family. Renew the connections with those who mean the most to you and plan a value-packed holiday with HomeAway. Saint Martins is an awesome area to look at if you want to keep an eye on your budget. HomeAway has 759 holiday rentals, and the average price is a very affordable £149 per night. Another 721 HomeAway holiday rentals are available in or around Ocean City. With an average price of £155 per night, you're sure to grab a deal worth boasting to your friends about.

Explore destinations around Barbados

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2,750 holiday rentals
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Derricks
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Weston
2,175 holiday rentals
Rock Dundo
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Gibbes
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Prospect
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Oistins
2,348 holiday rentals
Ocean City
962 holiday rentals
Apple Hall
420 holiday rentals
Belair
716 holiday rentals
Woodbourne
1,007 holiday rentals
Cane Garden
2,935 holiday rentals
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2,998 holiday rentals
Long Bay
560 holiday rentals
Diamond Valley
814 holiday rentals
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2,800 holiday rentals