It would be best if you had accommodation that is comfortable and 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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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.
- South Coast accommodation – Christ Church, Hastings, Worthing, Rockley, St. Lawrence Gap, Maxwell, Oistins, Silver Sands, St. Michael, and Bridgetown.
- West Coast accommodation – Saint James, Paynes Bay, Speightstown, and St. Peter
- East Coast accommodation – St. Philip, St. John, St. Joseph, and St. Andrew
- North Coast Accommodation – St. Lucy
- Inland Accommodation – St. George and St. Thomas
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 vary from the 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 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 a fantastic play to stay in Barbados in St. Philip.
Services and amenities offered by some of the Best Hotels are:
- Air Conditioning
- 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
- Spa services
- Sea Views
- Valet parking
- Water Sports
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 Barbados’s 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 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 bed and breakfast and have your other meals 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. Examples: Bougainvillea Beach Resort.
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 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 of Barbados.
A villa can be self-catered or have a full complement of staff for your entire 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 to have self-catering independence but are not looking for all the frills of a villa or condo. Most apartments come with 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 there are some beautiful places at very affordable prices.
Some apartments may be direct across the road from the beach and literally be a minute walk or even a 5-minute walking distance.
If this is your first time in Barbados, 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.
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 Atlantic Ocean’s crashing waves or the gently rolling waves of the Caribbean Sea. Beach cottages are usually self-catered and are great for families or groups. Example: Miami Beach (otherwise known as Enterprise Beach), Carlisle Bay.
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.
By: Brett Callaghan
Last Edited: November 9th, 2020
Published: July 10th, 2017
Publisher: Totally Barbados