Five Reasons to Choose Barbados For Your Holiday Villa

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The Caribbean is the perfect destination for a once in a lifetime holiday, with sun, sea and sand for those who just want to chill out for a week or two, as well as fascinating colonial history and various exciting activities such as surfing and snorkelling.

And one of the best ways to experience this wonderful part of the world is to rent out your own villa, providing you with your own beautiful accommodation, which will feel like a luxury home away from home for the duration of your stay.

The only thing you’ll have to decide is exactly where in the Caribbean to stay! One of the most popular destinations is Barbados, the home of some of the world’s best beaches, and of course, lots of rum!

Here are five reasons you might wish to consider Barbados for your dream Caribbean villa holiday.

Beautiful beaches

One of Barbados’ most endearing features is its beautiful sandy beaches. And while they can be great spots to lounge around and spend the day sipping on cocktails, they also have so much more to offer.

The crystal clear waters surrounding the island have so much to offer in terms of watersports, for the whole family.

If you want to get up close and personal with some of the islands’ marine life, you can snorkel or scuba dive among the many reefs, and meet all kinds of sea creatures such as colourful fish and turtles.

If you’re a little more adventurous, why not try out paragliding, or perhaps surfing? (Bathsheba is considered the surfing capital of Barbados, with its famous Soup Bowl reef).

Vibrant culture

Barbadians love to party, and if you can time your visit to coincide with carnival, you’re in for a real treat.

The Crop Over harvest festival is the main event to look out for, and runs from early June to the first Monday in August.

However, if you can’t make it for Crop Over, you’re still likely to find a party most weekends in Barbados, and we’d recommend heading to Oistins Fish Fry for a true experience of Barbadian culture.

Traditional food

Barbados is also home to a huge variety of delicious local delicacies, with national dishes such as flying fish, macaroni pie, fried chicken and cou cou to name a few.

Whether it’s a gourmet restaurant such as Daphne’s or The Cliff, or perhaps just something from a street vendor, this tiny island is bursting with flavour and spice.

The weather

Of course, one of the main draws of the Caribbean is its gorgeous weather, and Barbados is no different.

It’s generally warm and sunny all year round, with temperatures reaching an average high of 30˚C and the island experiences over 3,000 hours of sunlight a year.

And if you’re worried about things being a little too hot, northeast tradewinds ensure that there’s a welcome breeze.

Beyond the beaches

While the beaches of Barbados are stunning, the island has so much more to offer if you head a little further inland.

For example, you could head to a number of the islands’ botanical gardens where you might get up close and personal with one of the islands’ green monkeys, tour a rum distillery, or visit an old sugar plantation.

If you are planning on a villa holiday in Barbados, we would recommend the Royal Westmoreland estate, a five-star resort featuring numerous gourmet dining experiences, luxurious, custom designed villas and their very own golf course.

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