This former British colony has captured the hearts and minds of millions as the property has transformed throughout history from the sugar cane production capital to a world class vacation spot. In Spanish, the island is called the “Isle del Barbado”, which actually means Island of the Bearded Man. However, we’re here to stay clear of the bearded man, and instead opt for a trip to Bridgetown, the island’s capital. There you can take a peek into the remnants of colonial life and architecture. If you’re not one for history, step into one of the island’s awe inspiring beaches that are filled with opportunities for any snorkeler, swimmer, or surfer.
Barbados is synonymous with world class tourism, oiled beach bods, and waters as clear as a mountain spring. With the help of HomeAway and Vrbo’s fantastic offerings, we’ve chosen a few locations that we’re sure will help anyone sail away on waves of gentle relaxation.
All hands on deck! This lovely beachfront villa is perfect for family vacations with 3 spacious bedrooms right by the shore. Take in the sun on deck or head down for that fun feeling of sand between your toes. Located on the western shore, you’re sure to experience the calm waters of the beach and bay inlet visible from the second story. This villa is situated a short walk away from Speightstown. This means you’ll be minutes away from the bustle of activity available on the fair island including a host of cafes and shops. It also has direct access to the beachfront. One of the best features of this home is the partially enclosed dining area. Enjoy the sunset with a sip of wine, or host a family feast under the beautiful hues of the Caribbean colors. Are we in love yet? This beachfront property has a wonderfully decorated bedrooms that reflect the luxury and feel that Barbados has come to be known for. Each bedroom has its own en-suite bathroom. If you and a few bundles of joy are looking for an escape, this is a great property for family travelers. The easy access to Barbados’ beachfront facing the calm Gulf of Mexico will ensure a tranquil visit. A short walk inland also means plenty of opportunities for day trip activities.
Spacious villa minutes from Speightstown
Address: Little Battaleys
Price: from 1,200 USD
Number of Guests: 6
If you’re looking for more tumultuous tides, head to this accommodation facing the Atlantic Ocean. A car is considered essential for those wishing to access this site. The home is filled with a solid coral stone wall, and is located on the southeastern side atop a cliff for spectacular views of the ocean in all its might. The sense of seclusion afforded by this HomeAway rental ensures the utmost privacy. A great way to get away from the outside world and simply bask in the luxury and beautiful views afforded by the geographical location of this home. There is a private pool for those wishing to enjoy the outdoors.
The home is decorated plenty of natural island elements including beautiful solid coral walls and tons of white open space to enjoy the home. Take a load off in this exotic decorated living room! Curl up for a romantic movie, or enjoy the sofa for a nice cat nap. The home has three separate bedrooms all featuring the classic sandy white color. This home is perfect for those looking for a bit of R&R with limited contact to the outside world. Set upon a high cliff, you’re welcome to enjoy the sounds of waves crashing upon your own rocky shore.
Cliff Edge Villa overlooking the Atlantic Ocean
Take your body on a relaxing journey in this three room villa situated on West Beach. The residence boasts beach views from the living room, dining room, and master bedroom. A deep plunge pool facing the waters adds a touch of the unique! The bold colors that dominate the traditional white Barbados decor makes this a lively residence. Don’t miss out on the indulgent bathroom resplendent with white marble and green tiled walls. You’ll want for nothing in these gorgeously decorated bedrooms. Two of which offer a beautiful view out on the sea. Cool off at the plunge pool, lounge at the beach, or take a relaxing dip in the exquisite bathroom fit for royalty.
Private plunge pool and beach residence
Address: Holders Hill
Price: from 850 USD
Number of Guests: 6
If it is luxury en masse you are looking for, then book yourself a HomeAway stay at this gorgeous 10 bedroom villa. The property extends over a total of 1.3 acres complete with its own lily pond, fountain, swimming pool, and waterfall hot tub. The residence is split between the main house with high vaulted ceilings, captivating views of the Caribbean sea, and beautiful open spaces decorated in sandstone and coral throughout. A variety of kitchen and dining spaces, accommodating anywhere from a small party to a table of 10, lets guests mix and match during their stay. Will you gather together under a wrought iron chandelier by the lily pond? Or break into small tables for an intimate meal over wine? The property hosts more than enough space for a variety of settings. Light up the tiki torches and take a siesta before sundown. These outdoor lounge spaces are sure to entice any vacationer into their folds. Watch the ocean, listen to the waves, or bring aboard a book to soothe the soul. We’ve only shown you a small sample of what this property has to offer. Be sure to check out the listing for more information. It is absolutely perfect for a large party.
The Cove Spring Villa
Address: The Gardens, near Mount Standfast
Price: from $15,952 USD
Number of Guests: 20
Barbados’ aesthetic is known for its white beaches and white sandstone architecture. If you’re looking for something stylish, look to this 8 bedroom villa for a large regal gathering. This picture shows off not only the beautiful outdoor pool, but the stunning symmetry and open spaces present in the home. Poolside, on the deck, or up above, this rental is home to a variety of views and locations to rest and relax. It is hard not to be impressed by the grandeur of an entrance such as this. Walk the stairway fit for royalty to the bedchambers upstairs. Enjoy the exposed white coral stone and columns that are fit for any member of the court. Your stay also comes with a daily housekeeping service to keep things neat, make beds, and change linens every other day. Take on a dinner party outdoors! Fans are turning to keep things cool, and the sound of the beach is not far off. Don’t forget the mood lighting! Look up at a beautiful chandelier, and shell-shaped sconces to keep the feel of the ocean close. No good Barbados home is worth renting without an outdoor pool. This property is adjacent to the Royal West Moreland Golf and Country Club in Barbados so the well maintained grounds nearby are proudly within view. The elevated pool, however, ensures your privacy. This photograph shows a sample of one of the 8 bedrooms maintained in the home. This main bedroom is accompanied by a walk-in wardrobe, private study, and hot tub bath. What are you waiting for?
Captivating Coral Villa
Address: Royal West Moreland Golf and Country Club in Barbados
Price: from $4,179 USD
Number of Guests: 16
When making your way to St. James, Barbados, enjoy topnotch accommodations at the Sugar Hill Resort’s Tennis Village. It sits in one of the lushest parts of Barbados and guarantees up to four guests they would have access to two bedrooms, a private bathroom with a functional shower, toilet, and wash bin, as well as toiletries and shower essentials for guests convenience. There is a fully-equipped kitchen with basic cookware and appliances to whip up a meal. The living room has a flat-screen TV, a sofa and a lounger for guests to be entertained. It opens up to the outdoor garden with patio seating and dining, ideal for relaxing after a long day exploring the island. Guests will also have access to the resort’s swimming pool, fitness center, tennis courts, and an in-house restaurant.
Exclusive Pool Side ApartmentHoletown, St James, BB
Experience a tropical vacation like no other and book a few nights in a luxurious one-bedroom villa near some of the most popular attractions, including Sandy Lane Beach, Mullins Beach, and Carlisle Bay. This property is well lit with a spacious living room that boasts comfy sofas, a flat-screen TV, that opens to the outdoor patio overlooking the lush gardens. There is a full kitchen with up to date cookware and appliances with indoor dining and outdoor dining for guests’ preference. There is a clean and functional bathroom with toiletries provided, as well as laundry facilities for those staying a while longer. Guests have access to the outdoor swimming pool, gym facilities, and the water sports gear the report lends out to guests, some of which include sea kayaks, snorkeling gear, and even jetski hires for those heading to the beach.
Delightful West Coast Apartment With Large Terrace & Pretty Private Garden.Holetown, St. James, BB
Top guest reviewsthe grounds are gorgeous and the two pools lovelyit was a real treat to sit in the warm morning sun enjoying breakfast on the verandathe amenities with the clubhouse pool restaurant and beach club passes were fantasticthe sugar hill estate is beautifully kept with 2 pools and a marvellous restaurantthe pools alongside the clubhouse restaurant and gym added to the appeal of the holidaythe unit was very clean upon arrival and the cleaning lady came once during our staya lovely clean apartment in a beautiful settingcandi and the lady who cleaned were also fantasticit was lovely to have the apartment cleaned every couple of daysthanks to the housekeeper maggie the place was spotless
Host:staff and host were all helpfuladrian (the owner) was brilliant from day one making sure we had no questions that needed answeringsasha the property manager was helpful when we needed a few items picking upour hosts adrian and sara were wonderful to deal with from the time we booked our stayit also helped that the sun was shining from dawn until dusk the staff we greatRead more reviewsit is close to holetown and speightstown for shopping and great restaurantsthis villa is within close proximity to many beautiful beachesvery much enjoyed our vacation at this lovely sugar hill locationwhat a superb place to stayall in all a lovely place to stay in barbados
Live a little lux when traveling to Barbados and secure accommodations right beside the world-famous Crane Beach. Consider this 4,000 sqft (371.6 sqm) villa big enough for twelve people, ideally big families and groups of friends traveling together. Apart from classic midcentury interiors, this property has five bedrooms, and five bathrooms for a pleasurable and convenient stay near the best of Barbados. Enjoy the timeless elegance and quintessential Bajan hospitality as you explore the private property, great for those who just wish to jump into the ocean water after a morning stretch in the lush gardens or private terrace.
Guests will have a living room with a flat-screen TV, wifi access, and loungers to relax in, which opens up to outdoor terrace and patio, an ideal spot for breakfast or simply enjoying the ocean views. Bedrooms have soft and comfy linens, a wardrobe, and private bathrooms with provided essentials and toiletries for guests’ convenience. A full kitchen is also available for those who prefer to cook their meals indoors. Outdoor amenities include a swimming pool, while access to other beaches like Botton Bay Beach is just 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from the property.
Award-winning villa next to World Famous Crane Beach and Crane ResortSt Philip, BB, BB
If you’re vying for a real nature escapade, a trip to Barbados is just the first step. Enjoy a local’s retreat house and experience the best of what island living is truly like in Rabbit Hills retreat villa. It’s a great option for big families, groups of friends, and companies heading to relax in this part of the island. It can accommodate up to eight people, where they will have four bedrooms, and two bathrooms to use. This sweet escape requires a week minimum-stay to be accommodated for a pleasant and superb stay. This 4-acre (1.6 hectares) of property is a private tropical island with access to modern amenities like a full kitchen with a dining room for six to eight people, as well as a radiant living room with three loungers, and a sofa. The outdoor amenities are one of the best parts of this rental, as it has a private swimming pool, backyard patio garden with exotic island flora, and private access to the beach.
Nature Lovers Retreat on Beautiful EastGlenburnie, St. John, BB
Top guest reviewsthe rooms were simple classy and clean very nicely keptthe property is clean well maintained spacious and fun to discoverthe house was spotless and welcoming
Host:the staff on the property were excellenteveryone is so friendly and welcomingtom was so helpful and we took much of the advice he provided in the renter's guideeveryone was very accommodating and a pleasure to deal with" andre the owner was extremely easy to deal withRead more reviewsa fabulous place to spend a holiday away from the tourist hoardsfor a quiet get-away this is the place to go; it's lovelyi really liked how the remote location allowed us to see so much of barbados from driving aroundlots of other great places to visit - all not very far awaythis is obviously a place somebody really cares for
Stay in a secluded one-bedroom condo with a garden scape for guests who love the greenery to enjoy. This 700 sqft (65 sqm) home can sleep four people in a king bedroom, and have access to an en-suite bathroom with a wall mirrored dressing area and vanity unit. The open-plan living room and kitchen area have all the basics, that opens up to the outdoor patio with loungers for guests to just relax in. Guests are close to the outdoor swimming pool and have access to parking space, and can even order basic groceries via the owner upon request. Indoor amenities for entertainment include a flat-screen TV with cable and books for those who wish to just lounge by the beach and enjoy a good read.
Beachfront + pool - one bedroom stylish ground floor condo West Coast
Top guest reviewsthe apartment is just like the photosall amenities were as promised and the bathroom had recently been refurbishedseparate fully equipped kitchen with oven and hob microwave large fridge/freezer all working fine and cleanthe bed is extremely comfortablewe have just returned from a two week stay at this beautiful apartmentvery clean and well equippedcondo was very clean and had everything we neededit is very clean and comfortableit was clean and well maintained throughout our staythe apartment was very comfortable and most important was clean and serviced regularly
Host:helpful and always responded quickly to any questions i hadthe owner provided excellant support with telephone numbers of contacts and taxisandrea looked after us so well and was very helpfulpat and the owner are amazing so helpful and accommodatingshe was very helpful and a pleasure to talk toRead more reviewsexcellent location - condo complex right on the beachthe location was ideal close to everything - shopping banks entertainmentwe loved the location since we could walk to the grocery store and wonderful restaurantswe had a car but there are plenty of good restaurants within walking distancethe apartments were super and just what we needed and the location was just perfect
Have a blast in Barbados!
With lookout points, plunging pools, never ending verandas, and bearded men, Barbados certainly has it all. Plenty of properties lend themselves to large family or friend gatherings for group staycations or vacations. These villas and rentals are surely points of proof that the beaches aren’t the only draw to this beautiful tropical island.
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