The parish of Christ Church is located on the south coast of Barbados and has one of widest ranges of accommodation to chose from. You can stay in a self catering apartment, villa or hotel and be within walking distance of some great beaches, restaurants and night life.
The parish of Christ Church starts at Grantley Adams International Airport on the south east coast and runs all the way along the south coast until you get to the Garrison Savannah where the parish changes to St. Michael. All along the south coast main road you will find beach side accommodation, which caters to all budgets.
Christ Church is a lively parish with bustling nightlife; fine dining restaurants and many tourist attractions; therefore if you are looking for an active vacation then you should look at accommodation options in the parish of Christ Church.
If you are coming on a water sports holiday, then you will find some great surfing spots in Christ Church around Freights Bay. If you are a wind surfer or kite surfer then you will find good wave and wind conditions at Long Beach, Silver Rock and Silver Sands. There are a lot of self-catering apartments around these beaches, which will suit you better if you want to be out on the water all day.
You may also consider the option of a guesthouse, which is like a hotel however they are generally smaller with only a handful of rooms and not all of them have a swimming pool. The advantage of choosing a guesthouse is that you can eat in when you want to and dine out as you please and they are a lot more cost effective than a hotel in terms of room rates.
If you are looking for a laid back holiday on the beach or around the pool, then there are some really good hotels located in Christ Church.
The benefit of staying in a hotel is that everything is on hand in terms of food and drinks. You can even chose a hotel that offers an all inclusive option, therefore you don’t even need to worry about carrying around cash, as everything is included in the price.
However, if you want to take advantage of the local nightlife, then you may decide to go for a half board option, where just your breakfast is included and then you can experience some of the fine dining restaurants and party until the early hours of the morning.
A lot of hotels and self-catering apartments are located in St. Lawrence Gap. Review more information about St. Lawrence Gap by clicking on th elink below to find out about restaurants and bars in this area as it is the hub of activity for socialising in Christ Church.
Another option is to rent a villa, where you have the benefit of luxury surroundings and the privacy to come and go as you please. Most villas come with staff so you can enjoy having your meals prepared for you. This can work out to be a very cost effective option if you are in a big group.
By deciding to stay in the parish of Christ Church, you have positioned yourself within close proximity to a host of amenities and services that you may like to take advantage of during your stay in Barbados.
There is Oistins Fish Market, which holds a fish fry every weekend; here you can sample fresh fish cooked and served at one big street party. There is a good mix of tourists and locals who all go along to get something to eat, have a few drinks and enjoy some music.
You are also close to some good shopping locations for duty free shopping at Quayside Centre and Sheraton Mall and other retail outlets that line the south coast main road. There are also plenty of supermarkets in this parish if you decide on a self-catering accommodation option.
If you are looking for some day trips, then you will find some good dive shops, fishing charters, golf courses and tour companies operating in Christ Church.
When choosing your accommodation, the parish of Christ Church really does have it all; the only draw back can be swimming. Generally this coast is clam, however it is not entirely the Caribbean Sea on this coast and therefore there can be times when caution needs to be exercised. The majority of the beaches have life guards and if the sea is dangerous then flags will advise you not to swim.
To find out more about staying in the parish of Christ Church, please click on the link below to read more about accommodation on the South Coast. For a full list of accommodation options please click on the link below and read our article on Christ Church, this will also list the restaurants, bars and tourist attractions.
Author: Brett Callaghan