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Not sure which area to stay- South Coast, East Coast or West Coastof Barbados?
Use this page as a Barbados travel guide!

Please contact us to let you know where you are staying, or thinking of staying in Barbados, and we will give you helpful tips and advice where possible. Many of your own local travel agents won't have been to Barbados themselves and it's easier to have an idea of the accommodation and surrounding area before you go. When planning your Barbados vacation think about what you want from it and therefore the best place on the island to stay - even if you are hiring a car and plan to travel around.The following brief outline will give you an idea of the different areas of the island.

The South Coast

Golden Sands South Coast Beach

The South Coast is the liveliest area, densely populated with hotels, bars and restaurants.We have a wide variety of accommodation in this area suitable for all your vacation needs.This area especially suits groups or friends, students and those willing and still able to party the night away!
We can find you accommodation in or within walking distance of The Gap (St Lawrence Gap)- 'the' place to party (see Entertainment)

Less expensive accommodation is generally found on the South Coast. Unless you stay in a hotel you will not usually have pool access - but we do have a few to offer. If you are coming to windsurf then you will prefer to stay in the Silver Sands area of the South Coast and we have plenty of accommodation to offer that you wont find anywhere else! If you are travelling as a family and require self-catering then we would probably advise you to stay on the West Coast.There is no accommodation in Bridgetown itself.

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The West Coast

Mahoganny Bay West Coast Beach

The West Coast holds the island's top golf courses and priciest hotels, and privately owned homes exchange hands for exorbitant prices. If you still wish to find nightlife, without having to travel to the South Coast, then stay in or near to Holetown or Paynes Bay.
Many of our properties are in these areas and we have a wide variety of 1 bedroom apartments, and 2 or 3 bedroom villas and will also recommend several excellent hotels.
Staying in Sunset Crest you have free access to the Baku Beach Club with pool, restaurants and nightclub, or the Europa Complex for pool, bar, restaurant and nightlife. There is excellent shopping and you won't need to hire a car unless you want to. This is an extremely safe area of the island - another reason for staying here with your family!
Alternatively you could stay further up the coast where there are some lovely beaches and great accommodation - but you would have to drive or catch a bus if you wish to find much by the way of evening entertainment.

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The East Coast

Bathsheba East Coast

The East Coast for many is the most beautiful, being the least explored and commercialised. The coastline is superb although the sea is roughest here, making swimming difficult if not impossible. Surfers would choose accommodation here, as well as those looking for peace and tranquility. It's a photographers paradise!


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The North of the Island

Liitle Bay North Coast

North Point

The North of the island is the most rugged and least visited. It is an area worth exploring.
Our advice would be to stay on the West or South Coast and hire a car for a day or two to explore this area. Or go on an Island Tour- see our listings!

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Which is your favourite Barbados Beach?

Barbados beautiful West Coast beaches have calm clear waters ideal for children.

Paynes Bay ideal for children

Rockley Beach also known locally as Accra Beach is very popular for swimming, snorkelling and water sports

Rockley Beach gentle waves and ideal for swimming

Silver Sands is great for windsurfing and walking the long stretches of sand

Silver Sands superb for
wind surfing

Quiet West coast beach at Mullins

Mullins Beach calm shores for relaxing

Exclusive Crane Hotel resort and beach

Pink sand at Crane Beach

Wild Barbados' Atlantic coast line

"soup bowl" a surfers paradise


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