Imagine the beauty of the Caribbean with a decidedly British touch.
This is Barbados, the western-most island in the Caribbean (actually, it sits
entirely in the Atlantic Ocean), singer Rihanna's home and a wonderful
blend of casual tropical ambiance and gentile manners that are reflected in
all aspects of daily life. The island is more formal than many others in the
region, with afternoon tea still a part of daily life. The people who reside on
Barbados are well educated, polite, respectful, friendly and kind.
Barbados offers some of the very best in luxury vacation accommodation
set against the breathtaking backdrop of the sparkling blue waters of the
Atlantic Ocean and white sand beaches. Despite the island's upscale
reputation, there are villas, condominiums, and cottages to suit every
budget. Should you manage to tear yourself away from the beach or the
pool of your private villa, take a spin on the tees at the nearby Sandy Lane
Golf Club or Royal Westmoreland or, if you prefer, indulge in some luxury retail therapy at the Limegrove Lifestyle Centre in nearby historic Holetown.
The island's 166 square miles are comprised of 11 'parishes' with names like St. Peter and Christ Church. The average temperature is in the mid-80s F year 'round, rarely reaching 90 F even in the summer.
There's plenty to do in Barbados. Spend a day on a white sandy beach. Bite into some delicious flying fish on a cutter. Enjoy a local rum punch. Visit Earthworks Pottery and learn about making pottery. Spend a day at the Batik Studio and come home with your own batik designs. Attend a cricket match. Duty-free shopping on Bridgetown's Broad Street (30-50% off). Pelican Village for local handicrafts, batiks, rum cakes, straw bags, paintings and more. Join a Party Cruise with snorkeling and lunch aboard the Jolly Roger. Learn to trade the rush, rush for the slow and easy. Bajans will teach you how to truly live.
For those visitors who prefer to leave the left-hand driving to a professional,VHR, WORLDWIDE has our own personal drivers for hire. They can pick you up at/return you to the airport, take you to restaurants and shopping, and are available for an informative island tour. Very reasonably priced. Please inquire.
Island Highlights: A friendly, highly-educated, English-speaking populace; fabulous duty-free shopping; wide variety of Caribbean and International cuisine; beautiful beaches; interesting sightseeing and
activities; flying fish and green monkeys.
Island Challenges: Driving on the left (you get used to it); narrow roads and poor signage.
VHR, WORLDWIDE has been offering a collection of the best private
homes, condominiums and villas on Barbados for more than three
decades. We are personally acquainted with the more than two hundred
(200) special vacation homes and villa resorts in our portfolio, some
of which may be found on this site.
Barbados's calm West Coast is home to a wide variety of very special
villas, condominiums and cottages boasting prime beachfront/seafront
locations or views from atop verdant hills laden with tropical flora.
VHR, WORLDWIDE's properties on Barbados are generally staffed, at
minimum, with a maid and cook. Arrangements for services not provided
can be made upon request, at extra cost, including a car rental which is a
must to take in all that the island has to offer.
"I recently had the vacation of a lifetime. The travel arrangements made through VHR were amazing. A week in a condo in Barbados on a magnificent beach (BB508). The travel was made easy with VHR coordinating a driver for us. Our driver was professional yet personable and extremely helpful. He not only drove for us but he told us where to go, what to see, and gave us the history of the island. The condo was everything I could have possibly imagined. We had a breathtaking view from our balcony of the pools and the ocean. Each night the sunsets were prettier! The rooms were spacious and very clean. The staff made sure all of our needs were met, and the beach ... Magnificent! I will definitely use VHR for my future trips!" - Sharon F. 2017
"Lori was once again extremely professional + prompt with our inquiries. She also found a place that fit our needs and what we were looking for on this trip (to Barbados). Already have her working on our next trip." - Robert W. 2018