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Make a holiday rental home or self catering apartment in St Philip, Barbados your home away from home

St Philip (Saint Philip), is the south-eastern parish of Barbados in the Caribbean. Locally considered to be ‘the countryside’ of Barbados, due to its flat, cultivated plains, St Philip is the largest parish on the island, offering visitors a chance to get away from the tourist hoards.

Things to do on holiday in St Philip, Barbados

One of the most remarkable places to visit on a holiday in St Philip, Barbados, is the Sunbury Plantation, which has been fully restored to its original state, dating from 1660. Complete with Victorian antiques and horse drawn carriages, visiting the Sunbury Plantation gives you a haunting sense of what life was like in Barbados. The picturesque Ragged Point Lighthouse is well worth visiting from a self catering St Philip apartment or villa too. Sam Lord’s Castle is a dramatic sight, and visiting gives you a real since of the violent implications of the pirates which patrolled these waters.

The coastline is a delightful place to walk. Spectacular coastal views, stunning scenery and an array of exotic animals make walking the coastal paths an absolute delight, and it makes a great way to prepare for an evening of sampling the incredibly delicious local cuisine and ice cold rum punch which Barbados is famous for.

Of course, no stay in St Philip holiday rental would be complete without spending a large proportion of your time bathing on the glorious, powder soft beaches which appear on many travel guides to Barbados. St Philip has some beautiful, calm beaches to enjoy, the pick of which must be The Crane beach, which is quite hard to reach, but extremely worthwhile. Long Beach is also remarkably beautiful and slightly easier to find!

St Philip is not a great destination for young families hoping to bathe and swim. The strong waves which pound this tip of St Philip attract experienced surfers from all over the world to take a rental apartment in St Philip, as the surfing is certainly the best in Barbados, and not for the feint hearted.

Places to holiday in St Philip, Barbados

A St Philip apartment in Ocean City is one of the most romantic places to stay in Barbados. Set high on a cliff above the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea, there is almost nowhere where you can stay in such a stunning setting without hundreds of other people around you.

Bottom Bay is a beautiful beach in the south of St Philip with a wide, expansive beach where the waves roll powerfully onto the shore. The houses which line the top of the rocky shelf at the back of the beach are some of the best places to see turtles and whales in the waters below.

Travel to St Philip, Barbados

The Grantley Adams International Airport is the only one on the island, but nowhere is more than an hour and a half from the airport. British Airways provide cheap flights to Barbados from the UK, and you can be settling into your self catering St Philip apartment within 9 hours of leaving home! Although it seems a million miles away, a holiday in St Philip, Barbados is really quite easy to take!

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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      A dream come true

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We have just returned from our 8 th trip to Batbados but our first at the Crane Resort and we will defiantly be back to this resort and this apt. This apt was by far the best stocked of any that I have stayed in. Anything you looked for ,they had it in the apt. The apt was beautifully maintained and the staff was awesome . It was wonderful having kitchen and the bed was so comfy. Sometimes it's the small things that you appreciated like the great water pressure and lots of hot water in the shower !! The rooftop was amazing and the deck and deck chairs so comfortable. John was awesome to deal with and made everything so easy.. The Crane resort itself was great. Everyone was so friendly ,from check in to check out .....we felt right at home. We will be back for sure and we will be booking this apt... Thanks John and the Crane for a wonderful trip.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017

                                                                                                      Great All around Holiday

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      It is actually now the third time that we have come back to Zena's Hideways' ! Absolutely great location, walking distance to many beaches, near to the famous Crane hotel. in this part of Barbados, there is something for everyone! those who likes fishing from the beach, swimming in turquoise water, sunbathing on the lovely private beaches, great Villa very well maintained and looked after, safe and secure, really practical for family with young kids! very close to the airport, lots of lovely places to eat nearby, I will definitely come again!! and Zena's family is very welcoming! and definitely look after her hosts!!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016