Barbados Accommodation and Places to Stay

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You need accommodation that is comfortable and suits your needs. When planning a holiday in Barbados, the most critical element is where you will stay.

At Totally Barbados, we have divided places to stay into types of accommodation such as:

  • Hotels
  • Resorts
  • Condominiums
  • Villas
  • Apartments
  • Guesthouses
  • Beach cottages
  • Lodging with a Barbadian family

Our island is made up of 11 parishes. We help you make the most suitable choice, as we have information on each parish as well as in some popular areas. See south coast accommodation, west coast accommodation, east coast accommodation, etc.

Barbados is renowned throughout the world as a luxury destination. With paradise on your doorstep, it doesn’t matter where you stay or how much you spend because the view is always free.

In our accommodation guide, you will learn about what Barbados has to offer – from the underlying economy to the super luxurious, and you can decide which would be best for you and your family.

Luxury Hotels

If you want to stay in a luxury hotel, Barbados boasts some of the best 5-star hotels in the world. Depending on the hotel, some services and amenities offered are:

  • Exceptional cuisine
  • Spa services
  • Fitness centers
  • Hair and beauty salons
  • In-room or on the beach massage
  • Poolside waiter service
  • Laundry service
  • Valet parking

Small Hotels

Barbados’ small hotels are significant in the make-up of the island’s tourism room stock. Whether you are looking for a budget hotel or a more luxurious boutique hotel, Barbados has it. While the more notable properties in Barbados depend on their international star and diamond ratings, the smaller hotels rely on their affordability, intimacy, and personalized service.

All-Inclusive Hotels

All-inclusive Barbados resorts allow you to pay one fee for your stay, which includes your room, food, beverages, and maybe even some fun activities. Using this method of accommodation is ideal if you have a specific budget as the cost is paid upfront, and there are usually no additional expenses.

Or you may prefer a hotel on a half board basis, which would include bed, breakfast and evening meal. You can also choose bed and breakfast and have your other meals either on-site or at one of the many restaurants on the island. All of these options are available at various hotels ranging from 3 stars to 5 stars.


Condominium rentals in Barbados are quite popular because a condo gives you that home away from home feel. Most condos have kitchens and laundry facilities, giving you the flexibility of cooking your meals and doing your laundry while enjoying the other on-site comforts and conveniences. Condominiums can be either self-catered or staffed.


For years Barbados has been the playground of the rich and famous with many luxury villas tucked away from the prying eyes of the public, located inland, or on the west coast of Barbados. A villa can be self-catered or have full staff and is suitable for individuals, families, or groups. With villa accommodation, you can benefit from the privacy of your swimming pool and private chef, and it is an ideal choice for larger groups to relax.


You may wish to have the independence of self-catering but are not looking for all the frills of a villa or condo. If this is the case, then maybe you should rent an apartment. Many come with private swimming pools for residents only and allow you to come and go as you please. They range in price, and there are some beautiful places at very affordable prices.


If this is your first time in Barbados, then you may wish to stay in a guest house, which is a cost-effective way to see the island. It also gives peace of mind knowing that you have a local person as your guide to advise you on the best places to go and the best way to get there.

You will probably enjoy your stay so much that guesthouses will be your choice of accommodation for years to come.

Beach Cottages

You can find Beach cottages in Barbados on the south, east and west coasts of the island. Imagine waking up every morning to the sound of the crashing waves of the Atlantic Ocean or the gently rolling waves of the Caribbean Sea. Beach cottages are usually self-catered and are great for families or groups.

Family Owned Apartments

Another option is actually to reside with a Barbadian family. Visitors traveling alone can benefit from this, as again you have an on-hand guide, and it is a unique way to experience Barbados through the eyes of a local.

Also, many Barbados property owners rent out unique homes, experiences, and places to stay using Airbnb.

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Last Modified: September 13th, 2020
Published: July 10th, 2017
Publisher: Totally Barbados