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Barbados Accommodation

It would be best if you had comfortable accommodation that suits your needs. When planning a getaway vacation rental and holiday in Barbados, the most critical element is where you will stay.

We have divided places to stay into types of Barbados accommodation, such as:

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Accommodation Locations

Our island is made up of 11 parishes. We help you make the most suitable choice, as we have information on each parish and some popular areas.

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 beach view is always free, with beachfront accommodation with ocean views throughout the island.

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.

Check-In Times

Check-in times vary from hotel, apartment, or location. Normally check-out times begin at 12 pm, and check-in times begin at 3 pm. Depending on room availability, be sure to ask for the most suitable time for your arrival, and I’m sure most places would do their best to accommodate an early check-in or a late check-out.


If you wish the peace of mind when staying in Barbados with access to amenities and additional comforts, you can stay in one of the top hotels. All hotels come with a swimming pool, regardless of how many stars they are rated, while many hotels are located right on a beach.

Check out our accommodation listings for a choice that suits all budgets and requirements.

Luxury Hotels

If you want to stay in a luxury hotel, Barbados boasts some of the best 5-star hotels in the world. Sandy Lane Hotel is one of the topmost luxurious hotels on the Golden Coast of St. James, and The Crane Resort is a fantastic play to stay in St. Philip.

Services and amenities offered by some of the Best Hotels are:

  • Air Conditioning
  • Beachfront
  • Concierge to help with car rentals, tourist attractions, and sightseeing.
  • Exceptional cuisine
  • Fitness centers
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Golf Course
  • Hair and beauty salons
  • In-room or on-the-beach massage
  • Laundry service
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Poolside waiter service
  • Private Pool
  • Sandy Beaches
  • Sea Views
  • Spa services
  • Valet parking
  • Water Sports

Small Hotels

Barbados’ small hotels are significant in the island’s tourism room stock. Barbados has it whether you are looking for a budget hotel or a more luxurious boutique hotel. While more notable properties depend on their international star and diamond ratings, the smaller hotels rely on their affordability, intimacy, and personalized service—examples: Dover Beach Hotel and the Yellow Bird Hotel.

All-Inclusive Hotels

All-inclusive Barbados resorts allow you to pay one fee for your stay, including your room, food, beverages, and maybe even some fun activities. Using this accommodation method 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 a bed and breakfast and have your other meals on-site or at one of the many restaurants on the island. These options are available at various hotels ranging from 3 to 5 stars. Examples: Bougainvillea Beach Resort.


Condominium rentals 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 to cook your meals and do 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 in Holetown, St. James, inland, or on the west coast.

A villa can be self-catered or have a full complement of staff for your holiday rentals and is suitable for individuals, families, or groups.

You would normally get access to master bedrooms with En Suite, living rooms, dining rooms, and kitchens at a villa accommodation. You can benefit from the privacy of your swimming pool and private chef, and it is an ideal and sometimes cheaper choice for larger groups to relax.


You may wish for self-catering independence but are not looking for all the frills of a villa or condo. Most apartments have a kitchenette, stove, fridge, toaster, coffee pot, and tea kettle.

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 some beautiful places are very affordable.

Some apartments may be direct across the road from the beach and be a minute’s walk or even a 5-minute walking distance.


If this is your first time on the island, you may wish to stay in a guest house or holiday home, 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 accommodation choice for years to come. Example: Maresol Barbados Apartments.

Beach Cottages

You can find Beach cottages and houses on the island’s south, east and west coasts. Imagine waking up every morning to the sound of the Atlantic Ocean’s crashing waves or the gently rolling waves of the Caribbean Sea. A beach house or beach cottage is usually self-catered and is great for families or groups—for example, Miami Beach (otherwise known as Enterprise Beach), and Carlisle Bay.

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 the island through the eyes of a local.

Many property owners rent out unique homes, experiences, and places to stay using Airbnb.

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