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Make a holiday rental house or villa in Speightstown, Barbados your home away from home

Speightstown is a charming town in the St Peter parish of Barbados. The original port in Barbados, Speightstown soon became a major commercial centre, and after many years of neglect, Speightstown has recently reaped the rewards of a huge investment in the new luxury marina, Port St Charles. As a result of the luxury marina, Speightstown is now a beautiful, thriving town with an unbelievably friendly atmosphere and many attractions worth investigating.

Things to do on holiday in Speightstown, Barbados

For a 300 year old town, Speightstown has some fantastically modern attractions which mix perfectly with some wonderfully under-exaggerated historical monuments. Some of the most luxurious restaurants, villas and shops can be found in and around Speightstown, which is currently the second largest town on the island. There are a huge range of shops, banks, pharmacies and services within the town, providing everything you need for a truly magical holiday on the most tropical of islands.

Speightstown is known as the major shopping centre in the island, and also has some fantastic artistic and cultural attractions to explore. Within Speightstown, the Gallery of Caribbean Art is a huge attraction, and makes wonderful viewing, whether you have an interest in art or not. The antique shopping in Speightstown is also very well known.

The National Trust organise some absolutely fantastic Nature and Heritage Trails through Speightstown and the surrounding countryside. Local guides take you on walking tours of up to 8km, explaining local attractions and providing a magnificent insight into the history, nature and lifestyle of the island from throughout its most important eras of history. This is an absolutely fantastic thing to do as you first arrive at your self catering Speightstown villa, letting you really discover a bit about your surroundings.

The newly build Port St Charles is not only an open air museum of luxury yachts, but it is also a fantastic place to organise a huge range of water sports from sailing to scuba diving, canoeing to windsurfing.

Places to visit on holiday in Speightstown, Barbados

It wouldn’t be much of a guide to Speightstown without a mention of the closest beaches to the town. After breakfast, it is only a gentle wander to the beach from any holiday rental property in Speightstown. Speightstown Beach is a beautifully flat, soft beach, with fine white sand stretching into the distance, interrupted only by a smattering of palm trees which grow in clumps along the sand. Sitting in their shade in a hammock is a completely unrivalled experience, and one you shall remember with jealousy when you arrive home!

Weather in Speightstown, Barbados

It doesn’t matter whether you are hoping to escape the winter blues or just take the ultimate in summer holidays, there is very little difference between summer and winter temperatures, averaging around 30°C all year round. Rain is most likely in July, but even then, you would be unlucky to get a poor week.

Travel to Speightstown, Barbados

A holiday rental in Speightstown is not far from the Barbados International Airport (BGI). Within 8 hours of leaving the UK, you could be sunning yourself on the fine sands of the Caribbean, with a chilled cocktail in hand and the sound of warm waters gently lapping the shore. If that is a dream worth investigating, British Airways and Virgin Atlantic may be able to help!

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Speightstown Holiday Villas & Homes (300+)

 

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Paradise found - true barbadian luxury

5 of 5
It's when you find gems like this that you ask yourself....why oh why would you ever want to stay in a hotel room, when you can stay in such a beautiful hugely spacious penthouse with dreamy sea and marina views with a beach to die for, like this. I have visited practically every beach in Barbados and can honestly say this is the best, crystal clear and calm swimming beach on the island, and possibly one of the quietest. With the added benefit of being able to swim with the wild turtles. This penthouse is very tastefully furnished and kitted out. If you appreciate good quality sheets and towels, know a jo malone candle when you smell one, and demand only the best in mattresses, then you need to stay here. The huge terrace overlooking the sea is stunning (pictures do not do it justice), and the terrace on the opposite side, overlooking the marina, makes a lovely change of vista, plus a nice area to take breakfast. Dial 4444 on the phone and a boat collects you to take you to the yacht club, dial 4444 and the beach concierge will put loungers and umbrella on the beach for you. All you have to do is walk down a small flight of steps onto the beach, through your private gate, where you also have your own shower to rinse off the salt water after your swim. Snorkels, masks and flippers are in the apartment for you to use. If you want to swim in a pool, port st charles has two outdoor pools you can use, plus the most amazing, HUGE, air conditioned gymnasium - all free to use. The other plus is where it is situated, just on the outskirts of Speightstown - one of the few places on the west coast that still feels like the REAL barbados, where you'll mix with locals, see the charming old fashioned buildings, shop with locals, buy fresh fish on the side of the road from the fishermen as they bring it in, but also benefit from some lovely restaurants, a deli and great bakery, all just a short stroll along the beach. Bliss. So if you are hesitating, all I would say is DON'T - you certainly won't be disappointed. We can't wait to go back.
  • Review Submitted: Jul 03, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017

Perfectly Luxurious

5 of 5
My stay at Elysium was the absolute best vacation experience I have ever had. The property is stunningly beautiful and I was awed from the moment I entered the door. It is tranquil and private with an impressive infinity pool overlooking the most breathtaking view. The villa is impeccably furnished with sleek and modern Balinese decor. Photos cannot sufficiently convey the luxurious nature of the rooms and lush garden. The staff were amiable and attentive, and our private chef went above and beyond to ensure our satisfaction. I cannot wait to return to this romantic and secluded paradise.
  • Review Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017