Our Barbados area Guide, a brief description of some of the great places around Barbados to stay or visit, just scroll down to see the area map below:
Bridgetown – Bridgetown’s outdoor attractions include the Careenage, a finger-like inlet lined with recreational boats that cuts into the heart of the city; and Queen’s Park, which has good picnicking lawns and a huge old baobab tree for shade. Military history buffs should head to the Barbados Garrison, the 17th-century base of the British Windward and Leeward Island Command. It has a Museum, fortifications, brigs and cannons a-plenty. The Barbados Museum has engaging exhibits, and for a quick immersion in the island’s history you couldn’t do better than to spend an hour or two here.
Holetown – St James It’s the oldest town in Barbados, but you’d hardly know it from its modern appearance. Holetown has so much to offer from duty free shopping, restaurants to cater for all tastes and budgets and a lively nightlife found in the first and second avenue, all just footsteps away from the beach.
Sandy Lane – Famous for its golf course and jet set millionaires; for a large luxury villa on the west coast of Barbados then this is the perfect location.
Mullins – Mullins beach, located in the parish of St. Peter, is one of the most popular places to stay on the West Coast. This is the place to relax in a lounge chair under the umbrellas and shade of the Casuarina or palm trees, take a dip in the safely roped off areas, or venture out further on a jet ski!
Speightstown – Was the first major port and commercial centre of Barbados. Falling into disrepair and neglected over the years it has now been revived and is the home of a brand new luxury marina development – Port St. Charles – and a number of exciting initiatives. There are excellent hotels and restaurants in the area as well as an art gallery, and some fine examples of original Barbados architecture.
South East Coast
Sam Lords Castle – A collection of beautiful individual villas set in their own private gardens with stunning swimming pools, a great place to relax and listen to the waves rolling in, while enjoying the soothing sea breeze, a great place for a relaxing family holiday.
The Crane – The Crane Hotel boasts three restaurants all overlooking the wonderful Crane beach, there is also a chattel style shopping village just recently opened.
Bathsheba – The Soup Bowl at Bathsheba derives its name from the foamy surf found here and is the site of many local and international surfing championships. This is a great place to surf, with steady big rollers coasting in across the Atlantic Ocean.
St. Lawrence Gap – A 1.3 km stretch of road in the parish of Christ Church, is famous for its fine restaurants, diverse accommodation, lively nightlife and good shopping. ‘The Gap’, as it is commonly known, is a place where various cultures meet and merge … it is an experience that should not be missed! We have a large selection of apartments to cater for all budgets and all within walking distance of this popular nightspot.
Oistins – In the parish of Christ Church, is a major fishing community in Barbados with a modern fishing market and every Friday is known as Fish Friday, this is the best place to walk around the stalls and get the best freshly cooked fish in Barbados.