The tropical island of Barbados is diverse in nature and visually remarkable, from pristine coral reefs offshore, to lush hillsides, to historic churches and settlements, and polo grounds and cricket, Barbados offers a wealth of surprises.
Lying in the southeasternmost part of the British West Indies, Barbados is the world's 13th-smallest nation. It boasts more than 60 miles of pristine beaches, a buzzing dining and nightlife scene, and a culture that's known for its rich history and warm hospitality.
With year-round high temperatures in the 80s and tropical storms being rare, it's always the right time to visit Barbados. Accommodations range from 5-star hotels or luxury resorts to private beachfront villas and luxury villa rentals, and all will put you just steps from sandy white beaches and the crystal-clear turquoise ocean. The hardest decision will be how many swimsuits to pack!
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Whether it's on their own, with a family, or as part of a group for a special occasion, visitors come to Barbados for many reasons. For starters, there's world-renowned snorkeling, surfing, and scuba diving. For those who prefer land over sea, there are miles of hiking, biking, and horseback riding trails covering every terrain from rugged coastline to lush tropical forest, as well as championship golf courses.
There's sightseeing in Barbados, with seemingly endless options. Barbados' unique cuisine, commonly referred to as "Bajan," is enough to draw visitors in on its own. The eclectic style is a melting pot of European, Asian, and American influences. And of course, plenty of people come solely to soak up the sun and relax on the many beaches.
Whatever your reason for visiting, a luxury vacation home or private beachfront villa for rent in Barbados is the best way to experience all this Caribbean gem has to offer. While five-star hotels certainly have their advantages, an exclusive Barbados beach house rental offers an unmatched level of luxury, as well as a more personalized and private experience.
When you book a private luxury villa for your getaway, you not only get all the comforts and conveniences of home, you also get complete exclusivity. Your group will have your Barbados villa all to yourself, which means the views, the pool, and any other amenities such as a spa or fitness room are yours and yours alone.
Whether you prefer a large classic Old Colonial-style home with a private pool, a more modern open and airy condo, or a secluded beach villa, there is a Barbados beach house rental to suit every taste and lifestyle.
Travel with your significant other for a special romantic getaway or bring the entire family for a luxurious beach vacation everyone is sure to remember. Most luxury villa rentals in Barbados come with a dedicated staff (cook, butler and housekeepers) and all come with WIMCO’s signature concierge travel service.
The island of Barbados has taken great care to protect its spectacular coastline. Zoning allows for limited development on the beaches, which means that the island's private beachfront villas for rent are extremely limited in supply.
Renting one of these luxury homes means you're renting one of just a handful that's directly on the beach! These rental homes place you steps away from impossibly beautiful white sand beaches, including popular Sandy Lane, Mullins, and Gibbes beaches. Snorkel, windsurf, kayak, or swim just outside your door!
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The most popular high-end accomodations in Barbados, a five-star hotel and a luxury resort, both in the exclusive Saint James parish are the Fairmont Royal Pavilion and the legendary Sandy Lane Resort.
The intimate plantation-style Fairmont Royal Pavilion sprawls across three magnificent acres, featuring white and pink sand beaches, sweeping ocean views, and two beachfront dining options. While the hotel has the charming, laid-back vibe native to Barbados, luxury abounds. All 72 guestrooms are beachfront, there's a world-class spa, and individual oceanfront cabanas invite relaxation.
Sandy Lane Resort has long been a vacation destination of the world's elite. From the private luxury car that picks you up at the airport and the chilled towels you'll be given upon arrival to the three onsite golf courses and iconic pink oceanfront lounge chairs and cabanas, every detail is immaculate at Sandy Lane Resort. Whether you're seeking to unplug and get it away from it all or have an action-packed holiday, you'll find it here.
Truthfully, you can't go wrong with five-star hotels or luxury private villas in Barbados. For more diverse groups who may have different vacation desires or expectations, a luxury hotel may be the best way to go. On the other hand, families, and those who prefer more privacy and a bit more freedom while traveling will likely prefer a private beach house rental.
Luxury Barbados villas are just steps away from the island's best beaches and come with an abundance of upscale amenities, including gourmet kitchens, expansive ocean views, and in many cases, a dedicated house staff. Signature concierge travel service comes with all private villa rentals, so you can custom-tailor every aspect of your trip. Would you like a private chef, in-villa massages, a pre-stocked refrigerator, or a private driver? All you have to do is ask.
Our experienced vacation planners will work closely with you, listening to your desires and requests, to ensure you are matched with the perfect luxury villa. Once that's done, we'll handle every detail of your trip, booking your flights, renting a vehicle or arranging car service, and making reservations at the best restaurants and nightlife spots in Barbados.
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Barbados is a small island that lies in the southern part of the Lesser Antilles islands of the British West Indies, just outside the Caribbean Sea in the Atlantic Ocean. Most people's primary reasons for visiting are the renowned white sand beaches and amazingly clear turquoise blue water, but there are many other reasons to visit Barbados.
The food scene is colorful and flavorful and of course, rum is a main attraction here as well. In fact, there are over 1,500 rum shops across the island's 66 square miles! There are also many options for shopping, nightlife, and recreational activities to suit every possible preference.
As if all that wasn't enough, the people of Barbados are notoriously warm and hospitable, and you are certain to feel like you're visiting old friends who just happen to live in paradise!
With temperatures ranging from the low 70s to high 80s, the island's weather is very pleasant year round.
Barbados also sits to the south of what's known at the Caribbean's "Hurricane Alley," so major tropical storms rarely come in contact with the island. Rest assured, no matter when you can come, you're likely to enjoy exceptional weather.
Direct flights to Grantley Adams International Airport are offered daily from many major cities on the Eastern Seaboard, including New York City, Miami, Boston, Charlotte, and Fort Lauderdale.
While most countries do not require a visa to visit Barbados, a passport and valid return ticket are required to gain entry into the country.
Most of Barbados's popular activities center around the beaches and ocean. Regardless of where you choose to stay on the island, you'll have easy access to some of the best beaches in the world, swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, and surfing.
Rum distillery tours are popular attractions. World-famous brands including Mount Gay, St. Nicholas Abbey, and West Indies Rum Distillery are all on Barbados and offer public tours.
For the adventurous, Barbados has several caves that you can explore. Harrison's Cave is full of stalactites and stalagmites, while Animal Flower Cave is a fascinating sea cave thought to be 400,000-500,000 years old.
See the 18th-century plantation home where the first U.S. president briefly lived in 1751 with a tour of the George Washington House and Museum. Barbados was the only overseas country Washington ever visited.
The Morgan Lewis Sugar Mill is one of only two of the world's last working wind-powered sugar mills. Sugar was the backbone of Barbados' economy for a very long time and the sugar mill gives a unique glimpse into the country's history.
If you're looking for a carefree vacation, entrust all the details to WIMCO Villas. With more than 35 years of experience as a premier travel company, WIMCO Villas knows luxury travel.
Your luxury private villa rental includes 24/7 personalized concierge service so you can focus on what really matters - enjoying your vacation and time with your loved ones. From helping you select the perfect villa and booking your flights to arranging a private sailboat charter for a sunset cruise and setting up a tee time at one of Barbados's championship golf courses, WIMCO Villas will handle absolutely every aspect.
The experienced team of villa specialists at WIMCO Villas is available 24/7 to answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to start creating your dream Barbados vacation. We can't wait to hear from you!