26 Apr The Best Destinations and the Finest Luxury Villa Rentals in Barbados
There are tons of other compelling reasons why people add Barbados to their bucket lists. Its pristine white sand beaches and calm azure waters also draw a lot of people in. Its rich culture, sumptuous delicacies, and luxurious vacations are also great reasons to pay this island a visit. It might be a small country, but it has a lot to offer to those who are looking for a great time.
Can’t decide where to spend your indulgent Caribbean getaway? Here are some of the best places to find luxury villa rentals in Barbados that might just tickle your fancy:
Sitting on the west coast and the Caribbean side of the island is the fishing village of Weston. It’s home to the beautiful Weston Beach which boasts of calm, crystal clear waters. It’s perfect for the whole family to swim in since there’s no undertow.
Note, however, that because there are no hotels in the area, there are no lifeguards on duty on this beach. Amenities aren’t available as well as only private rentals and residential homes are located nearby. It’s a great place for those who want to enjoy a quiet place away from other tourists, though.
Sitting next to the famous Mullins Beach is the village of Gibbes. Home to one of the most tranquil beaches in Barbados, it sits on the west coast of the country which is also known as the Golden Coast.
If you want to spend a quiet day on the beach, the Gibbes Beach can be your best bet. It’s known as one of the least populated beaches on the island with calm waters. You can also enjoy some water activities here, including snorkeling and water skiing.
St. Lucy is the most northernmost parish in Barbados. It has a rugged coastline with sea caves, blowholes, and river pools. It has a cove-like feel to it and offers majestic views.
Some areas of St. Lucy, like the Little Bay, aren’t recommended for swimming because of its rocky beach. However, it more than makes up for it with its incredible cliff-top views, low foot-traffic, and the Animal Flower Cave.
Located in the parish of St. James, Reeds Bay is another quiet public beach that you can spend time in if you just want to relax and get away from the crowds. The water is calm and changes color from blue turquoise to yellowish green. However, strong current and undertow can be experienced, so make sure to keep a close eye on children if you’re bringing some along.
Like the other beaches on this list, Reeds Bay is also usually empty except from the catamaran cruise passengers that usually make a stop in the area, as well as the guests of the nearby rental villas.
Dubbed as one of the best swimming beaches on the island, Paynes Bay is also a popular spot for those who want to have a grand getaway in the Caribbean. It’s home to several luxury villas and great restaurants, so you can live large in this area.
With its calm waters with no current and shallow reefs, it’s the perfect spot for swimming and snorkeling. Jet skiing and catamaran sailing are also popular activities in the area.
If your idea of a great day at the beach is one with a quick access to drinks, then Mullins Bay will be a great fit for you. Home to Mullins Beach which is possibly the most popular beaches on the west coast, it’s also well-loved for the lively beach bar on site. You can definitely sit back, relax, soak the sun, and knock down a few drinks in this beach.