Renting an apartment in the Caribbean island of Barbados gives you the flexibility to find something to suit every budget while offering freedom of choice of where to stay.
Barbados Apartments are located all over the island and offer one, two, and three-bedroom apartments that offer self-catering independence, but without the bonus of staff on hand as you would get in a villa or condo.
However, this doesn’t mean that you save on comfort and luxury. Barbados Apartments range from basic apartments with only the necessities to a beachfront condominium, guest house, studio apartment, or even a townhouse, both elegant and chic.
There is so much to see and do in Barbados that you may just be looking for vacation rentals and a home base.
Traveling as a Family
If you are going as a family, you will need to choose an apartment on the larger side to accommodate all family members with ocean views. Most rooms also come with a balcony or patio with sea views. Traveling with family members provides the convenience of coming and going as you please. Either way, renting an apartment in Barbados is the right answer and within walking distance of nearby restaurants and nightlife.
You can have an apartment decorated to a high-end specification on the famous west coast, St. James or St. Peter, or even near Sandy Lane and Mullins. If you are coming for a water sports holiday, you would, therefore, prefer the waves of the south coast and are happy to save on accommodation by renting a cheaper apartment nearby.
Most apartments come with a private swimming pool for residents only, thus providing the privacy that you may not get at the local beach.
Some apartments are located right on the beach with white sand or on a golf course, allowing you to enjoy some spectacular views and sunsets.
They range in price, and there are some beautiful places at very affordable prices.
Some furnished apartments rent for as little as $35 US per night; not all of these lower end of the market apartments have swimming pools, but in this instance, they usually have an agreement with a nearby hotel, allowing you to use the facilities.
Barbados apartments can rent for around $150 US per night in the high season for the higher end of the market.
Popular Locations to Stay
- Christ Church
- Dover Beach
- Miami Beach, also known as Enterprise beach
- South Coast
- St. James
- St. Lawrence Gap – nightlife
- St. Michael
- St. Philip
- Sugar Hill
- Sunset Crest
- West Coast
Most apartment rentals include:
– a kitchen
– coffee maker
– separate bathrooms with bath or shower
– separate bedrooms
– air-conditioning units
– satellite television
– Wifi – internet access
– ironing board
– dining table and chairs
– patio furniture
– bath and shower
– and some may have additional sleeping in the living rooms.
If you are visiting Barbados on a budget, then you can eat out or cook for yourself for around $10 US per night. Saving here and there allows you to make the most of your Barbados holiday and still have money available to dine at world-famous restaurants in Barbados.
Also, after a long day at the beach or something more active like water sports, you may not feel like dressing up for dinner as you would in a hotel, so with an apartment, you can relax with a cold drink and a quick bite to eat.
There are some outstanding restaurants in Barbados, but that doesn’t have to mean expensive. You can find many restaurants reasonably priced with special menus for children.
NOTE – Due to the importation of many grocery items, supermarket shopping can be quite expensive.
Some seasoned visitors to Barbados who return year after year usually bring dried and canned provisions with them.
Alternatively, buy the essentials for the apartment and then have your main meals while you are out, as it is usually more time-consuming and, to some extent, expensive, to buy the ingredients and cook it yourself.
The main advantage is not being tied to set meal times as you would in a hotel.
So if you are looking for a holiday where you can enjoy the freedom of coming and going as if you were at home, then you should consider renting a Barbados apartment.
Other apartment options include Family Owned Apartments and Barbados Apartment Hotels.
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Last Updated: August 23rd, 2022
Publisher: Totally Barbados