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Where to stay around Paynes Bay?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,495 holiday lettings near Paynes Bay. From 1,086 villas to 534 apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Paynes Bay is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Paynes Bay?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Paynes Bay. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Caribbean: 31,951 holiday homes
  • Holetown: 2,499 holiday homes
  • Christ Church: 584 holiday homes
  • Saint Lawrence Gap: 342 holiday homes
  • Royal Westmoreland Golf Course: 2,793 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Paynes Bay! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Paynes Bay?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Paynes Bay with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Holetown: 2,499 holiday lettings
  • Sugar Hill: 2,635 holiday lettings
  • Speightstown: 1,944 holiday lettings
  • Porters: 2,164 holiday lettings
  • Fitts Village: 2,543 holiday lettings

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

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Paynes Bay?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Paynes Bay. From HomeAway travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Royal Westmoreland Golf Course: 2,793 holiday rentals
  • Barbados Parliament Buildings: 2,789 holiday rentals
  • Port St. Charles Marina: 2,785 holiday rentals
  • South Coast Boardwalk: 2,792 holiday rentals
  • St. Lawrence Bay: 2,788 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Paynes Bay listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

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Paynes Bay, St James, Barbados

Paynes Bay is located on the exclusive west coast of Barbados between the areas of Fitts Village and Holetown.

Winding down the hill from the direction of Bridgetown, is ‘The Cliff’ restaurant. Offering superb cuisine and stunning ocean views from its amphitheatre style cliff top setting; this restaurant is considered to be one of the best in Barbados. Further down the hill is one of the very few remaining ‘windows of the sea’ of the west coast. This is the beginning of Paynes Bay Beach and where you will find the local fish market. Watch the daily catch unloaded, and purchase fresh fish.

Further along this stretch of road are a few hotels – The House, Tamarind Cove and Treasure Beach. Don’t miss Scarlet restaurant and bar which is perfect for cocktails and dinner in its stylish and chic atmosphere. Adjacent to Tamarind Cove is ‘Daphnes’. A contemporary Italian restaurant of London fame, situated directly on the beach and ideal for lunch or dinner. Moving on further, you will find luxury beachfront apartments and condominiums intermingled between local houses and villas. There are also a couple of boutiques, and the fascinating Paynes Bay antique shop.

Paynes Bay Beach essentially runs from the fish market to Sandy Lane. Once past the hotels, the beach opens up to a huge and stunning sandy bay, and because of its beauty and usually calm swimming areas, it is very popular both with locals and tourists. Just off shore are a number of Hawksbill turtles. You can either swim out to them or take a very short boat trip. Swimming with the turtles is a wonderful experience as these gentle creatures glide around you, and not to be missed!

Back on the beach there are a number of water sports available, such as jet skiing, sailing, glass bottom boat rides etc. Walk on further, past the imposing new ‘Sands’ development and you will find yourself in shady headland leading around to the next cove – Sandy Lane. It is often possible to spot famous celebrities at this world class hotel.

Close to Paynes Bay is Sandy Lane Golf Club where a round of golf can be arranged, and the luxurious hotel spa is sometimes open to non residents. Heading north, Holetown is close by, where there are numerous restaurants, shops, banks and a supermarket. There is a frequent bus service on this route and taxis are readily available. In the other direction is Bridgetown, which is great for duty free shopping.

February – Holetown Festival – celebrating the arrival of the first English settlers – dancing, parades, market stalls

March/April – Holders Opera Season – Held at Holders House which is located off Holders Hill (just off Paynes Bay) –a unique Caribbean celebration of opera, music and theatre

July-August - Crop Over & Kadooment – celebration of sugar harvest – music, dance, partying and carnival

Polo matches are also held at Holders World Class cricket is played at Kensington Oval, Bridgetown

Written by Kate - Owner of Property 88629 in Paynes Bay, Barbados

Attractions in and around Paynes Bay

Looking for things to do while you're in Paynes Bay? Visitors searching for nearby landmarks can take a trip to St. Nicholas Abbey. To appreciate the outdoor scene, make time for beaches such as Brownes Beach and Bathsheba Beach, and green spaces such as Huntes Gardens and Animal Flower Cave. Want to take in a game or event? Get tickets for Kensington Oval. Activities around the area include Sandy Lane Golf Course, Green Monkey Golf Course and Sandy Lane Country Club Golf Course. You might also want to add other must-see places in the region such as Barbados Parliament Buildings, Crane Beach or Bottom Bay Beach to your agenda.