Vacation rentals in Barbados

Stunning rentals by the beach

Dreaming of an island getaway? Barbados is a small island where every rental is on the beach or close to it within walking distance. Wake up to the sound of the waves and enjoy some family time in the south of the island practising your favourite watersports. For a bit of tranquility, Holetown is the best spot, with stunning beaches and walking areas. To get away from the crowds, The Crane offers magnificent tropical beaches and cliff-top properties to enjoy the breathtaking views. If you need some rhythm, Barbados has it too! Head to St. Lawrence Gap and enjoy long nights and relax the day after at the most amazing beaches. Get the best of both worlds.

Stunning vacation rental in a heavenly location

Wake up every morning to the sound of the waves. Admire the ocean right from your window and have your morning coffee at the beach! Access the beach straight from the back of the property. Relax in spacious lounges with comfortable sofas where to read your best books and have a power nap after lunch or before riding the waves. White and blue colours, beautiful decorations and contemporary interiors to make you feel at home while being in paradise. A perfect vacation by the sea with your family, your partner or your group of friends in cozy properties right on the sand. Take a dip in the pool and enjoy the gardens

Vacations in Barbados

The area and getting around

Amazing vacations in paradise

Barbados can offer everything you need for a perfect vacation time. This eastern Caribbean island has got amazing beaches all over the place, beautiful botanical gardens and 17th-century plantation houses. Mingle with the locals and enjoy a cricket match and a typical afternoon tea. Take in some of the most breathtaking views of the island in one of the weekly national Trust hikes and take your Fridays to another level. Friday is the day for the Pelican Village Night Market. Museums and art galleries will complete a perfect island getaway

Activities under the Caribbean sun

Around the island you will be able to practise different sports, including watersports, adventures sports and any outdoor sport you can think of, including golf, running, cycling or polo. The east coast is great for a picnic under some shady palm trees at Bathsheba and have a nice afternoon beachcombing on Cattlewash, the longest beach on the island. On the south and west coast you will find many boat trips to go and swim with the turtles or maybe take a fishing charter or try your hand at spearfishing. Have you ever been on a catamaran? Experience what is like to be on one for a day and cruise the seas in style!

Travellers and activities

Barbados for beach lovers

It goes without saying that Barbados is a paradise on Earth and that will make beach lovers have the best vacation break ever for years to come. Each beach on the island has its own character, a unique charm and special personalities. The beach and the ocean give us unlimited options when in a place like Barbados, right? Mullins Beach is the favourite one for adventure sports, including jet-skiing. At Pebbles Beach, you will have the option of trying boogie boarding and stand up paddle boarding. Need some more action? Then, Soup Bowl Atlantic Shores are the perfect beaches for surfers whilst Silver Sands is the perfect one for high-octane kitesurfing. Still doubting? Come on! Pack your bags and get ready for a sunny break!

Barbados for rum lovers

Barbados is not just notorious because of its world-class sun-kissed beaches and the perfect year round weather. It is the birthplace of rum! A paradisiacal landscape to produce one of the symbols of the island. Rum has become part of the history and culture. Barbados main commodity is the sugar cane, from where they started to create this liquor. It is a core element at any gathering as well as it is believed to be a cure for many ailments. The production on the island has been going on for more than 350 years, producing now a distinguished and refined rum, recognized around the globe. As a rum lover you would love to attend the sophisticated culinary Food & Wine and Rum Festival with the most acclaimed international chefs and wine experts. A real luxury for your senses.

Did you know Rihanna’s birthplace name comes from the Bearded Fig Trees that were once found in abundance on the island?

Top 5 travel tips in Barbados

1. A World Heritage Site in the Caribbean

If you need to escape the midday sun why not taking a stroll around the port city of Bridgetown, the capital of the island and the Conservation Area of The Garrison. Since 2015, it holds the privilege of being part of the elite of nations with World Heritage Sites listed on the UNESCO Heritage List. You can find 115 listed buildings within the precinct of Garrison so we can say this is a tremendous feat for this little Caribbean island full of history, and colonial architecture.

2. Get the Caribbean taste

While in Barbados try their delicious Bajan cuisine that has a unique blend of African British and Indian influences. Experience mouthwatering meals, locally caught fish or home-grown meats, rice and peas, rotis and curries. The national fish is the Cou-Cou & Flying Fish as well as Saltbread and Fishcakes. On any Barbadian table there is always yams, sweet potatoes, Cassava and breadfruit. Finally, to put the icing on the cake, highlight your meal with the sweet guava cheese. Street food is also popular around the island with key locations including Baxter’s Road, close to Bridgetown and the Friday Night Fish Fry at Oistins.

3. A real shopping paradise

Round up your vacations having a great shopping experience in Barbados, a tax free destination! Whatever your taste, Barbados offers a plethora of upscale boutiques, duty free luxury goods and exquisite collectable. Get some good perfumes, designer clothes and get exclusive souvenirs at the authentic Bajan shops with handmade crafts. Bridgetown is the shopping capital but there are also 4 shopping malls on the island, stallholders on the beaches and on the road through St. Lawrence Gap.

4. Enjoy a Caribbean celebration

Your Caribbean experience can be completed with any of the year-round festivals happening on the island. There is much more than beaches and great outdoors. Music festivals, world-class sports or the much-loved carnival called Grand Kadooment. Check what is going on before planning your trip and join one of the multiple events. Are you going to miss it?

5. The most romantic venue

If you are looking for the perfect place to say “I do”, Barbados is the one. Can you think of any more romantic idea than a wedding on the sand? It is a day to be remembered so get married by the sea, with a ceremony at sunset with incredible views as a your backdrop for this special occasion. Invite your family, friends or maybe just get married with your best man and maid of honour. You choose how small and intimate the event is going to be! Make your union an unforgettable one.

FAQs: Vacation Rentals and Apartments in Barbados

What was the average price for a vacation rental in Barbados in 2020, the first year impacted by the corona crisis?

Barbados is one of the most expensive countries in North America. An overnight stay there costs on average CA$354.81 per night.

What time of year offers, on average, the best vacation rental prices in Barbados?

]If you would like to make the most of your money, the most budget-friendly months to visit Barbados are October (CA$298.03 the average per night for accommodation), July (CA$311.59), and August (CA$326.62).

When are vacation rentals more expensive in Barbados?

When it comes to looking for a vacation rental in Barbados, the months that cost the most are, in order of highest to lowest, December, March and January, with average prices per night of CA$407.96, CA$401.84, and CA$399.68, respectively.

Is Barbados a good location for a last-minute getaway?

When organizing a trip to Barbados, there is no need to plan well in advance as the annual occupation is 38%.

Which months offer the highest availability?

The months when it's easiest to find free accommodation in Barbados are June (the average amount of properties that are free reached 81.25% of the total in 2020), July (78%), and May (76.2%).

When are fewer rentals available in Barbados?

According to data from 2020, the months with the fewest housing options available in Barbados are, in order, February (with 22.2% of available rentals), January (31%), and March (38.25%).

How many rentals does Holidu have in Barbados?

In Barbados we offer you a comprehensive catalogue of approximately 2300 properties, with options of all kinds, thanks to our 13 local and international providers.

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