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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

    Exceptional! 5/5
    (38 reviews)
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    • 3 BR
    • 3 BA
    • Separate Toilet
    • Sleeps 6
    Apartment #435012
    38
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      • 3 BR
      • 3 BA
      • Sleeps 6
      Villa #815455vb
      1
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        • 3 BR
        • 2 BA
        • Sleeps 6
        Apartment #733211vb
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        Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
          Exceptional! 5/5
          (9 reviews)
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          • 2 BR
          • 2 BA
          • Sleeps 4
          Apartment #410067
          9
          Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
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            • 3 BR
            • 3 BA
            • Sleeps 6
            Apartment #8115936
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              • 3 BR
              • 3 BA
              • Separate Toilet
              • Sleeps 6
              Condo #1783551
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              Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
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                • 2 BR
                • 2 BA
                • Sleeps 4
                House #1876777
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                  • 2 BR
                  • 2 BA
                  • Sleeps 4
                  Condo #4320548
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                    • 1 BR
                    • 2 BA
                    • Sleeps 2
                    Condo #796438vb
                    Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                      • 1 BR
                      • 2 BA
                      • Sleeps 2
                      Apartment #809092vb
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                        • 3 BR
                        • 3 BA
                        • Sleeps 6
                        Villa #6871648
                        Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                          • 3 BR
                          • 3 BA
                          • Sleeps 6
                          House #4464826
                            • 2 BR
                            • 2 BA
                            • Sleeps 4
                            Villa #3817891
                            2
                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                              (17 reviews)
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                              • 3 BR
                              • 3 BA
                              • Separate Toilet
                              • Sleeps 6
                              Apartment #8097961
                              17
                              Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                • 2 BR
                                • 2 BA
                                • Separate Toilet
                                • Sleeps 5
                                Multiple rentals Apartment #88629
                                12
                                Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                  • 1 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Separate Toilet
                                  • Sleeps 2
                                  Multiple rentals Condo #88629
                                  11
                                    • 4 BR
                                    • 4 BA
                                    • Sleeps 8
                                    House #4464831
                                      • 3 BR
                                      • 2 BA
                                      • Sleeps 6
                                      Villa #8081839
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                                        • 2 BR
                                        • 2 BA
                                        • Sleeps 4
                                        House #4004154
                                          • 3 BR
                                          • 3 BA
                                          • Separate Toilet
                                          • Sleeps 6
                                          Condo #4321150
                                            • 4 BR
                                            • 5 BA
                                            • Sleeps 8
                                            House #4481102
                                              • 1 BR
                                              • 2 BA
                                              • Sleeps 4
                                              Apartment #424055
                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                (6 reviews)
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                                                • 3 BR
                                                • 3 BA
                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                Villa #354112
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                                                Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                                  (5 reviews)
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                                                  • 4 BR
                                                  • 4 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 8
                                                  Villa #354578
                                                  5
                                                  Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    • 4 BR
                                                    • 4 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 8
                                                    Villa #950702
                                                    3
                                                      • 4 BR
                                                      • 4 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 8
                                                      Villa #3002165
                                                      3
                                                        • 3 BR
                                                        • 3 BA
                                                        • Separate Toilet
                                                        • Sleeps 7
                                                        Apartment #3007085
                                                        3
                                                        Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          • 3 BR
                                                          • 3 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                          Villa #3588737
                                                          5
                                                            Exceptional! 5/5
                                                            (5 reviews)
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                                                            • 4 BR
                                                            • 4 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 8
                                                            Villa #3588693
                                                            5
                                                            Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              • 4 BR
                                                              • 5 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 8
                                                              Apartment #3994208
                                                              4
                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                                • Sleeps 2
                                                                Multiple rentals Villa #8057099
                                                                  Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                  (12 reviews)
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                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                  • 3 BA
                                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                  Multiple rentals Villa #8057099
                                                                  12
                                                                  Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                    • 4 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                    Villa #932101
                                                                    Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                      • 3 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                      Villa #931214
                                                                      2
                                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                        (4 reviews)
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                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                        • 4 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                        Condo #950437
                                                                        4
                                                                        Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                          • 2 BA
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                                                                          Apartment #189214
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                                                                            • 3 BA
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                                                                            Villa #7073651
                                                                            Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              • 4 BR
                                                                              • 5 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 8
                                                                              Villa #3219080
                                                                              3
                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                • 2 BA
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                                                                                Villa #3236383
                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                  (6 reviews)
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                                                                                  • 4 BR
                                                                                  • 3 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 8
                                                                                  House #8147813
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                                                                                  Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    • 4 BR
                                                                                    • 4 BA
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                                                                                    • Sleeps 8
                                                                                    House #3921426
                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                      Villa #1877035
                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                                        Villa #1876786
                                                                                          • 5 BR
                                                                                          • 5 BA
                                                                                          • Separate Toilet
                                                                                          • Sleeps 10
                                                                                          Villa #4026815
                                                                                            • 5 BR
                                                                                            • 5 BA
                                                                                            • Separate Toilet
                                                                                            • Sleeps 10
                                                                                            Villa #4049408
                                                                                              • 5 BR
                                                                                              • 5 BA
                                                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                                                              • Sleeps 10
                                                                                              Villa #4049409
                                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                House #4060498
                                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                  House #4060708
                                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                    Apartment #4060644
                                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                      House #4120446
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Another fabulous stay at Seashore

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Here is a review, as requested: We have been renting accommodation from Calypso Rentals for the past nine years. We have stayed in three different houses and find SEASHORE to be particularly pleasing because of its location (right on the beach at Paynes Bay) and because it can accommodate up to eight guests. While the house is not luxurious, it is very comfortable with good-sized seating areas both inside and outside. A new addition this past year was a roof over the outdoor dining area which enabled us to easily accommodate 8-10 people for a meal. The bedrooms are quite spacious, and having three bathrooms makes living in a large group quite manageable. Elizabeth and Sarah (from Calypso Rentals) have been consistently helpful and accommodating, both while arranging the rentals and upon arrival. Taxi service is arranged, food and beer are waiting for us in the refrigerator, and we are always warmly welcomed year after year. The staff who have assisted us during our stays have been professional (and fun), very competent, and helpful. We could not have had better, more welcoming, service. We feel that Seashore is our second home. Looking forward to next year!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Mar 05, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

                                                                                                      Exceptional apartment in perfect location!!!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Simply wonderful. This is unbeatable for location and being directly on the best beach. Spacious, wide open views and large private terrace. Sun loungers and shades set out on the beach every morning, staff are excellent and the apartment is well equipped with all the comforts you would expect of a high quality hotel. The owner Alan was a pleasure to deal with and accommodated all our requests, there is on island property management which makes sure everything happens easily. Housekeeper Sharon kept the place beautiful. Stay here! Great building and the best unit.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016