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Make a holiday rental, home, or cottage in St. Joseph, Barbados your home away from home

Holidaymakers looking for an area by the Atlantic Ocean with fantastic beaches and magnificent views will not be disappointed by St Joseph in Barbados. This parish is located on the eastern side of the island and is a great location for many exciting attractions. Here visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, apartments, cottages and guest houses.

Things to do on holiday to St. Joseph, Barbados

In the parish of St. Joseph there are some coastal places with white sand beaches making them ideal for sunbathing. Natural pools formed at Bathsheba beach make for good swimming areas. This coast is great for surfing as well and other parts of the island offer great fishing, waterskiing, windsurfing and diving.

Golf is very popular here and there are several courses on the island including the Sandy Lane Golf Club and the Barbados Golf Club. The island has some wonderful places for hikers, horse riders and cyclists to roam with some organised walking trips arranged free of charge. Cattlewash has a wonderful landscape for hikers and is an ideal place for beachcombing, while Hackleton’s Cliff offers amazing views of the eastern coastline.

The main town of the parish is Bathsheba where there are restaurants and bars as well as local rum shops. Self catering holidaymakers can purchase food and drinks from local stores and Tent Bay has a fish market. The main shopping area of the island is in the capital, Bridgetown but souvenirs and gifts can be found at the Bathsheba Community Centre.

Places to visit on holiday to St. Joseph, Barbados

There are two notable botanic gardens in the parish well worth a visit, which are Flower Forest and Andromeda Gardens. A short trip to the capital Bridgetown offers plenty of history and interesting sites such as the Parliament Buildings.

Visitors will also find a few museums on the island such as Barbados Museum, Sir Frank Huston Sugar Museum or Arlington House Museum. There are some other very interesting historic buildings worth visiting on the island including Fisherpond House, Codrington College and Blackman’s Bridge.

Weather in St. Joseph, Barbados

The temperature on the island remains fairly constant throughout the year with an average daytime high of 75-85 degrees Fahrenheit. The dry season is January to June with tropical rainstorms sometimes in the hurricane season between June and October. However, the rain normally quickly passes to be followed by sunny weather again. Hurricanes normally avoid Barbados as well. Between January and March holidaymakers can expect approximately 10 hours of sunshine per day, but the rest of the year will not be much lower than this.

Travel to St. Joseph, Barbados

Grantley Adams International Airport is approximately 30 minutes drive from St. Joseph and is served by many regional and international carriers. Flights go to and from airports such as Frankfurt, London-Gatwick, Manchester, Miami, New York JFK and Toronto-Pearson amongst other international cities. LIAT andCaribbean Airlinesrun daily inter-Caribbean flights to most of the neighbouring islands. Taxis are available from outside the airport building and car hire companies offer pick up services from the airport including Car Trawler, Courtesy Rent a Car, Drive a Matic, Elite Rent-a-Car and Stoutes Car Rental.

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                                                                    Recent Reviews

                                                                    Disappointed as we were not able to swim in the pool for the whole wee

                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                    The Villa and the grounds were beautiful. The pool was so disgusting and dirty that we sent pictures to Luxury Retreats. I spoke to the manager of the Villa (Tracy had shared concerns with Jennifer the concierge and the comment we got that the pool was very dirty that they had to shock the pool). The pool was so dirty, cloudy, etc... We were told it was good to swim in it... but we googled it and found out differently. We did forward pictures to Luxury Retreats (This was on Tuesday morning as we arrived Monday evening and on Thursday it was still awful and no one came to clean it until Thursday). We also have pictures of after the pool was supposedly cleaned on Thursday and was still scummy and not good and not clear. The whole week we could not swim in it and had to spend money to take a cab to the beach. Sad.
                                                                    • Review Submitted: 25-Jan-2016
                                                                    • Date of Stay: Jan 2016

                                                                    Relaxed luxury steps from the sea

                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                    Exactly as advertised. Great accommodations, pleasant & helpful staff, private beach steps from condo and unbelievable snorkeling - so bring your gear.
                                                                    • Review Submitted: 20-Mar-2015
                                                                    • Date of Stay: Mar 2015

                                                                    Villa was superb with just a few issues.

                                                                    4 of 5
                                                                    Illusion at Sugar Hill is a beautiful villa--with everything our party could want. We've stayed at many villas including one at Sugar Hill two years ago. That one was wonderful too but the layout, the pool, the common areas, the two gazebos, the view to the ocean made Illusion even better. The staff were all friendly and very service oriented--one of the main reasons we continue to return to Barbados. A couple of disappointments with the staff included the chef not being greatly experienced. He tried hard but we'd prefer someone with more confidence and a greater repetoire of meals. He also made a few cooking errors--undercooking the shrimp and chicken on the grill. He felt horrible about it and was very apologetic so we hate to be too harsh--but that's something that just shouldn't have happened. Also, there were communication errors between Luxury Retreats and the folks in Barbados that caused a few initial problems (no grocery list sent, transport from airport not sufficient)
                                                                    • Review Submitted: 23-Jun-2014
                                                                    • Date of Stay: Jun 2014