You need accommodation that is comfortable and suits your needs. When planning a holiday in Barbados, the most critical element is where you will stay.
We have broken down the places to stay section into hotels, resorts, condominiums, villas, apartments, guest houses, beach cottages and even lodging with families.
Recently added to Totally Barbados is South Coast Accommodation, West Coast Accommodation, and East Coast Accommodation.
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We have outlined what each of these types of accommodation can offer you from basic economy options through to the super luxurious so that you can decide which would be best for you and your family.
Barbados is renowned throughout the world as a luxury destination, and with paradise on your doorstep wherever you stay, it doesn’t matter how much you spend – the view is always free.
So have a read through the various options and decide which option is best going to suit your requirements.
Hotels and Resorts
Maybe you want to stay in a hotel; Barbados boasts some of the best 5-star hotels in the world, where your every whim is catered for with valet parking, in-room massage, on the beach massage, waiter service by the pool, hair and beauty salons, laundry service, and exquisite cuisine.
You can choose an all-inclusive Barbados resort, where you pay one fee for the accommodation and this includes all your food and drink. It is ideal when you have children who all want to eat different meals at different times.
Barbados small hotels are significant to the make-up of the island’s tourism room stock. Small hotel refers to an accommodation with less than 50 rooms. While the more notable properties in Barbados depend on their international star and diamond ratings, the small hotels in Barbados rely on their affordability, intimacy and simple service.
Or maybe you prefer not to be tied to one place and would prefer your hotel on a half board basis, which would include bed, breakfast and evening meal. Or you can choose bed and breakfast and pay for your meals either on the compound or at one of the many restaurants on the island. All of these options are available at various hotels ranging from 3 stars to 5 stars.
A fast-growing business in Barbados is that of Condominium rentals, which gives you the flexibility of being in your luxurious space while enjoying the company of other holidaymakers within the compound. An option when you want luxury but also feel the need to do things at your own pace and can, therefore, be self-catering or staffed.
If you can’t make up your mind between a hotel, resort, or condominium rental, you may want to consider an accommodation option that’s all in one. Barbados timeshares are luxurious condo-style units located within top Barbados resorts. Boasting amenities such as full kitchens, large open-air balconies, and spacious living rooms, while also featuring fantastic on-site pleasures such as swimming pools, restaurants, and live entertainment, timeshares genuinely have it all.
For years Barbados has been the playground of the rich and famous. Thus there are many luxury villas tucked away from the prying eyes of the media. Again, a villa gives you the added benefit of luxury places to stay with the option of the independence of self-catering or that of a full staff. With villa accommodation, you benefit from the privacy of your swimming pool, and it is an ideal choice for larger groups to relax.
You may wish to have the independence of self-catering but are not looking for all the frills of a villa or condo, if this is the case then maybe you should rent an apartment. Many come with private swimming pools for residents only and allows you to come and go as you please. They range in price, and there are some beautiful places at very affordable prices.
If this is your first time in Barbados, then you may wish to stay in a guesthouse. It is 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 even 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!
Another option is actually to reside with a Barbadian family, this can be ideal for persons traveling alone as again you have an on-hand guide, and it is a unique experience to see the laid-back Caribbean way first hand.
Author: Brett Callaghan