If this is your first time in Barbados, then you may wish to stay in a guesthouse, this is not only a cost effective way to see the island but it also gives peace of mind to know that you have a local on hand to advise 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!
Guesthouses give you the flexibility of self-catering, but also allows you to relax and have some or all of your meals cooked for you. You can have breakfast, packed lunches for days out and picnics, and dinner served under the stars!
By choosing to stay in a Guesthouse, you can then rely on the hospitality of a friendly Bajan to make your stay not just comfortable in their house but also on their Island!
You will be welcomed with drinks and hospitality that is extended throughout your stay ensuring you feel like a valued visitor to Barbados.
The majority of Guesthouses in Barbados offer you a double room, which sleeps 2 people with standing fans, mosquito nets, refrigerator, hairdryer, TV and hot drink making facilities as standard.
Most also offer car parking if you wish to hire a car whilst in Barbados. Then you will usually share a kitchen, bathroom and gardens with other residents. All local telephone calls are free on the island, so you may even find you have a phone in your room.
All guesthouses are clean and comfortable and offer an excellent way to visit Barbados on a budget.
You can get a room for as low as $30US to $80US per night, which will include linens, towels and a maid service. Most now also offer Internet access for an additional fee.
Some Guesthouses also go one step further to offer you some optional extra's to make your trip even more enjoyable such as cellular phone hire, airport collection and drop off, beach towel hire, car hire, and personal tours.
You can find some beautiful old Barbadian homes that have been transformed from their years as Plantation houses into wonderful holiday retreats for you to enjoy. Most are decorated to a high standard, and there is plenty of choice on interiors.
You may enjoy the flamboyance of Caribbean colour or prefer the simplicity of neutral colours and modern designs. Whatever your choice, there are a number of Guesthouses to choose from in Barbados.
Author: Brett Callaghan