Vacation Rentals in Barbados

Vacation Rentals in Barbados

Barbados Vacation Rentals

Stay in an idyllic vacation rental on Barbados

One of the jewels of the Caribbean, Barbados is full of beautiful and comfortable vacation rentals, and you’ll find plenty of options through Holidu. Some of the most luxurious of all are rental villas in locations like Speightstown, Holetown, and Oistins. Complete with pools, huge yards and spacious interiors, these villas are ideal for families who want to be close to the beach but have as much privacy as possible.

Choose a rental home by a tropical beach

You could also check out vacation rentals by Barbados’ gorgeous beaches. There are holiday villages with serviced rental properties and private stretches of beach, which provide a middle ground between having your own apartment or villa and staying in a hotel. Pick one at resorts near Bridgetown like Bayshore Beach, or go further afield to the north of the island. Wherever you go, you’ll find welcoming staff and comfortable furnished properties.

Vacationing on Barbados

An island paradise in the Lesser Antilles

It may be just 14 miles wide and 21 miles long, but Barbados is a global superpower when it comes to beach tourism. Enjoying months of tropical sunshine every year, and offering plenty of superb accommodation, the island is a few hours away from Florida by plane, and also a staple of Caribbean cruise ship tours.

Barbados is easy to reach from the USA

When you rent vacation homes in Barbados, getting there won’t be a problem. Flights touch down every day at Grantley Adams International Airport from American cities like Charlotte, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Atlanta. New York, Boston and Newark, with Delta, JetBlue and American all serving the island. So booking flights should be simple.

A classic cruise ship destination

The other option for getting to Barbados is to book a cruise from Florida. Ships dock weekly at the island’s capital, Bridgetown, and you can stopover at Cuba or Jamaica on the way, making Barbados part of a Caribbean adventure.

Bridgetown, the capital of Barbados
Bridgetown, the capital of Barbados


A superb destination for beach lovers

Barbados is first and foremost a beach destination. The island possesses some sublime coastal spots, including Bathsheba, Silver Sands and Dover Beach, where diving, windsurfing and kayaking are all on the agenda.

A great golfing destination

The island also has some excellent golf resorts, with highlights like Royal Westmoreland, Green Monkey and Sandy Lane (which once hosted golf’s World Cup).

Great fun for history lovers

Barbados has a rich and fascinating history, encompassing pre-colonial times, slavery, emancipation and the modern age. Check out imposing prisons and fortresses, plantations and some of the Caribbean’s best museums.

The Caribbean Sea
The Caribbean Sea

Top 5 things to do on Barbados

1. Enjoy an afternoon at Shark Hole

Don’t worry about the name. There are no great whites at Shark Hole, just a picture-perfect secluded cove which is one of the most beautiful (and sunny) beaches in the world.

2. Take a plantation tour

For over a century, Barbados was the world’s largest sugar producer – and this economic prosperity was built from the labor of thousands of slaves. See how the elites lived and learn about the past at beautiful 18th and 19th century plantations like St Nicholas Abbey.

3. Pay a visit to Bathsheba

Probably the island’s most appealing small town, Bathsheba features the gorgeous Andromeda Tropical Botanic Gardens with their colorful Flower Forest, while its beach is littered with spectacular rock formations and is a great place to swim or snorkel.

4. Try some Bajan cuisine

The food of Barbados is also a delight. Don’t miss local specialties like cheese cutters (cheese sandwiches on Bajan salt bread), fish cakes made from Caribbean seafood and, of course, an endless variety of rum cocktails.

5. Take a tour of historic Bridgetown

Barbados’ capital is crammed with attractions, from the impressive UNESCO-protected Parliament Buildings and the 18th century Garrison to the Barbados Museum and the Kensington Oval – one of the most famous cricket stadiums in the world.

Barbados’ parliament is the third oldest in the world, having been in existence since 1639.

Useful Information


Barbados has a tropical climate, which US visitors should bear in mind when making a vacation rental booking. Generally speaking, the best time to visit the island is between January and April, when the humidity relents and rainfall is relatively low. Hurricane season runs from August through October, so is probably not the time to go, although May and June can be pleasant, as can trips in November and December.


Another good idea is to time your visit to coincide with the island’s festival season. Bajan culture revolves around spectacular public events, when the island’s communities get together. The largest of all is Crop Over, which has its roots in the sugar harvest of the 1700s. Head to Bridgetown in late July for calypso music, barbecued food and a blaze of color as the people of the capital celebrate Crop Over in style.


Music is another major part of Bajan society, and there are plenty of ways to share in the island’s passion. The biggest event of all is the Barbados Reggae Festival in late April, which features huge dance events at Kensington Oval and beach parties as well.

FAQs: Vacation Rentals in Barbados

On average, what was the cost for vacation rentals in Barbados last year?

Last year, rentals in this destination had an annual average price of around $347 per night.

When are vacation rentals cheaper in Barbados?

Those who want to be budget-friendly should travel to Barbados in November, June, or April, the cheapest months of the year, with average prices of $307, $320, and $321 per night, respectively, based on the previous year.

When does the price of vacation rentals in Barbados go up the most?

Analyzing the data from last year, we found that costs per night for accommodation here are usually higher, on average, during the months of March ($387), February ($368), and January ($362).

Are there usually many vacation rentals available in Barbados?

It is recommended that you book your stay well in advance when visiting Barbados, as only 50% of our accommodations are usually available throughout the year.

What time of the year can I find more available vacation rentals?

The months when it's the easiest to find available accommodation in Barbados are May (the average amount of properties that are available reached 67% of the total last year), June (66%), and September (66%).

When will it be harder to find an available vacation rental in Barbados?

The month with the highest average booked rental figures is January (only 23% of properties were available on average last year). Followed by February (25%), and then December (28%).

How many rentals does Holidu have in Barbados?

In Barbados we have a comprehensive catalog of approximately 2,200 properties, with options of all kinds, thanks to our 10 local and international providers.

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