The Best Places to Stay in Barbados
Feb 16, 2024

The Best Places to Stay in Barbados

There are plenty of amazing areas to visit in the Caribbean. With swaying palm trees, white sandy shores and turquoise waters, it comes as no surprise that these islands continue to attract visitors throughout the year. 

Barbados is an excellent choice for families, friends and couples alike as there is so much to see and do here. With easy direct connections from the UK , its an easy destination to reach on an 8 hour flight.  Whether you’re seeking a lounging beach break or exploration and adventure, you will find something for all on this pretty island.  Barbaddos has long  attracted affluent guests all year round providing a luxurious setting for all to enjoy. 

For those seeking the best place to visit in Barbados, keep reading as we have everything you need to know below. Get ready to embark on a journey brimming with opulent towns and pretty coastal retreats! 

The Best Time to Visit Barbados

The best time to visit Barbados is traditionally known for being between December and April. This is when the weather is at its driest. The winter season is the most popular and this is when you will find the island at its busiest and accommodations are at a premium.  Temperatures average around 30°C year round and the winter months do provide a cooler temperature in the evenings than in the summer. 

Due to the abundance of natural beauty around Barbados, visitors do visit all year round as there is always something to see and do throughout the island. Carnival season is in July and culminates in Kadooment day on the first Monday in August, so this period is busy and full of cultural activities to take part in.  The summer months are an excellent time to visit when the island is a little less quiet and villas also offer discounted rates and reduced occupancy savings. You are likely to get more rain during the summer but as they call it in Barbados – its liquid sunshine, and usually doesnt last very long! 

Where to Stay in Barbados

Now you know a little more about the island and the best time to visit, we’ll dive into the top places to stay in Barbados. From pretty spots by the coast to hidden gems and bustling towns, you will discover something here for the whole clan. 

St James 

The vast majority of private villas are located on the west coast of the island, commonly known as the Platinum Coast.  If you’re in pursuit of the best area to stay in Barbados for a private villa getaway, the parish of  St James  is an excellent choice.  We offer a plethora of properties here, from beachfront rentals to private estate and inland properties. The beaches and the sea are never far away, wherever you choose. 

St James stretches along the west coast of Barbados and offers a range of fantastic beachside bars and restaurants, along with duty free shopping.   We will suggest some of our favourite spots once you book with us.  The ocean along this coast is the Caribbean sea where the waters are warm and tranquil. The west is also great for experiencing snorkelling and indulging in some watersports, from kayaking and paddle boarding to more thrilling jet skis and motorised sports. 

The area of St James is also renowned for being a celebrity hot spot, attracting some of the wealthiest of travellers. 


Royal Westmoreland

When looking for resort style villa in Barbados, Royal Westmoreland is sure to impress even the most avid of travellers. The luxury golf  community  is located on the northwest coast of the island providing visitors with magnificent landscapes and pretty surroundings.  The accommodations here range from apartments to townhouses through to large private villas.  The golf course is known as one of the best on the island. 

Guests at Royal Westmoreland will have access to the resort facilities which include a clubhouse, tennis courts, spa and communal pools. There is also shuttle service to take you to nearby Mullins Beach where the resort has a beachside restaurant and bar. Enjoy a relaxing day on complimentary sun loungers and watersports are at your disposal from local vendors.

We also feature other several properties in the vicinity of Mullins Bay and private homes within the luxurious development of Sugar Hill.

Sugar Hill

Close to Royal Westmoreland is a further exlusive gated development of Sugar Hill . We feature a range of the properties here from townhouse style to the larger private homes, all with large pools, multiple living and dining spaces and spectacular views over the west coast and Caribbean sea. The development also features professional tennis courts , a restaurant and bar and communal pool. 


Sandy Lane

Possibly only of the most exlusive addresses in the entire Caribbean and recognisable as the home of  Sandy Lane Hotel (also bookable with us) is the neighbourhood of Sandy Lane .  Located in St James, the area stretches from Paynes Bay beach, inland and surrounds the hotels golf courses. However, most of the homes here are privately owned and many are available for holiday rental. The private villas in this area provide an exclusive getaway for the most discerning of client. The homes in Sandy Lane are all gated within their own grounds, will feature large pools, ample living and dining areas, and most will include villa staff, which can include chefs or cooks, butlers and villa managers.   Beachfront villas in this area attract a premium and villas that are located within the estate come with access to the Sandy Lane Owners Association beach facility, located on Paynes Bay, and offers a bar and beach loungers. 

Accommodation in Barbados

There are plenty of magnificent accommodations in Barbados, making it a great destination for a range of holiday itineraries. Whether you’re seeking an oceanfront condo, a townhouse with pool or a private villa, the range on the island is impressive and suitable for couples through to large groups. 

To help kick-start your planning, here are a few properties worth checking out for your next relaxing getaway in Barbados. 

The Ridge, St Peter 

The Ridge is a beautiful property located in St Peter boasting spectacular views over the coast. There are also some of the best sandy shores nearby including the frequented Mullins Beach. This location is excellent for a range of visitors as you can explore Holetown and Speightstown with ease from here, alongside plenty of other excellent attractions. Check out the villa here for more information. 

Fiddlesticks, Sugar Hill 

Looking for a peaceful hideaway in a lavish community? Well, look no further because Fiddlesticks in Sugar Hill is the place for you. Here you can enjoy a welcoming gated neighbourhood, alongside a stunning property surrounded by breathtaking scenery. There are also plenty of excellent beaches close to the villa as well as the lovely Holetown which is under 10 minutes drive away. Explore Fiddlesticks here to book your next break today. 

Phoenix, Sandy Lane 

Walking distance from the pretty sandy shores and Holetown, Phoenix is nestled away on the edge of Sandy Lane Golf Course providing a relaxing environment for all to enjoy. Here you can unwind in a stylish villa with landscaped gardens and stunning surroundings. There are also plenty of things to do and see in the area making it perfect for even the most avid of explorers. To plan your stay in Phoenix, you can read more about the property here

Emily House, Christ Church 

Looking for a private villa located on the south coast? Emily House has everything you could wish for from a stay in Barbados. The villa is situated on the south east  with lots of exciting things to do and see nearby. Head to the popular surf spots of Miami Beach and Oistins or simply sit back and relax whilst soaking up the tranquil atmosphere. This property is fantastic for a range of guests with a bohemian vibe and jaw-dropping decor. For more information on visiting Emily House, you can find out more about the accommodation here.

You will discover an abundance of other beautiful rentals in Barbados, making it one of the best destinations for those planning a relaxing break. Whether you’re looking to lounge on sandy shores or explore the many pretty towns, you can do it all on this exquisite Caribbean Island.  


After reading this article, we hope that you now know more about where to go in Barbados. With so many wonderful places to visit, you’re sure to find something here for a range of travellers. Whether you’re planning a break with family, friends or your partner, each of these stunning destinations has something unique to offer. Our bookings all include complimentary concierge service to assit you in tailoring your holiday to suit your requirements. We can assist with pre-ordering groceries or meals, private airport transfers and car hire. No matter where you decide to stay, you’re sure to discover an island brimming with natural beauty and lots to do in Barbados. 

Before booking your next trip, be sure to check out the selection of impressive properties with the Villa Collection. With plenty of amazing accommodations in the Caribbean, you can rest assured knowing that these villas offer the utmost luxury and the ideal base to explore the island. After all, there’s no better way to visit here than by staying in a lavish holiday home.