23 Reasons Why Barbados should be your 2023 Getaway Location

23 Reasons Why Barbados should be your 2023 Getaway Location

 

There is so much to love about beautiful Barbados. Here are 23 reasons why you should visit Barbados in 2023. 

 

1. Incredible Weather – Barbados offers year-round sunshine and warm weather perfect for beautiful beach days. It is important to be aware of the rainy season from June to October when there is increased chance of rainfall. 

2. Fabulous Accommodation – Unwind in Luxury! Barbados boasts some of the most luxurious villas in the world, most along the Platinum West Coast of the island. The Royal Westmoreland and Sandy Lane Estates are two of the islands most desirable locations for villa rentals and breathtaking investment properties. Barbados also offers budget friendly accommodation, especially in the summer months. 

3. Accessible Island – Barbados is very accessible with direct flights from London, Manchester, Toronto, Montreal, Miami, New York, Charlotte, Boston, Frankfurt and more. 

4. Safe Destination – Barbados is considered the safest Caribbean island. Statistics show that crime rarely touches visitors to the island. Barbados has many calm beaches, practically no dangerous wildlife and is accepting of all, making it a safe destination to visit. 

5. Friendly Faces – What makes Barbados truly unique is our people. Bajan’s are known to be the friendliest people in the world! The locals will welcome you like one of their own. 

6. Delicious Cuisine - Barbados is known as the culinary capital of the Caribbean offering everything from tasty street foods to five-star fine dining in breathtaking oceanfront settings. 

7. Educational Tours – Learn about the rich history of the island at the Barbados Museum or The St. Nicholas Abbey Tour. Get a taste for local cuisine on a walking food tour of the capital or enjoy a rum tasting at Mount Gay Rum. The Harrisons Cave tour and zip line is great for kids and adults. Barbados offers many tours to suit your unique interests. 

8. Outdoor Adventures – Sign up for a guided hiking tour on the rugged east coast. Expansive views and interesting rock formations await! 

9. Breathtaking Views – There is something so relaxing about staring out to the distance. Soak up the stunning sunset views along the west coast or the lush countryside views of the east coast. Cherry Tree Hill is one of our favourite look our points on the island and a number one stop on all island tours

10. Rich History – Barbados was discovered (and named) in 1492 by the Spanish. The island later become a British Colony in 1625 until its independence in 1966. Learn more about the rich history of Barbados at the museum or on a tour of a historic great house. 

11. Beautiful Beaches – Over 70 miles of beautiful beaches and bays await. The south and west coast are known for their white sandy shores and calm Caribbean waters while the north and east coast are more rough and rugged. We encourage you to ‘beach hop’ and explore each coast of Barbados.

12. Instagramable Content – Barbados has breathtaking scenery from beaches and countryside views to colourful buildings and tropical plants, all great backdrops for your Instagram posts. Most of all, Barbados offers many unique experiences – imagine an Instagram photo riding a horse in the ocean shore, under the sea with a turtle, or at the top of a cliff with the sun rising in the background.

13. Caribbean Cultural - Experience food, art, music and festivals influenced by African and European traditions. Barbados celebrates a diverse melting pot of cultures focused on enjoying life!

14. Fabulous Festivals – Visit Barbados during one of its many festivals for an added experience. From the Food & Rum festival in October, to the Run Barbados festival in December, The Polo season from January to March and of course, the Crop Over Festival. This three-month festival celebrates music, arts, food and culture. The festival ends on the first Monday of August – Kadooment Day – when locals, visitors and celebrities alike dance in the costumed street parade. There is so much to love about beautiful Barbados. Here are 23 reasons why you should visit Barbados in 2023. 

15. Birthplace of Rhianna – Visit Rhianna Drive, to Rhianna’s childhood home to get a sense of where this International Superstar came from – right here on our beautiful island Barbados.

16. Talented Artists - From fine arts to music and everything in between, Barbados is home to many talented artists. Visit the On the Wall Art Gallery to see bright vibrant paintings that would make a fabulous statement piece in your home.

17. Action Packed Adventure – Barbados has some of the BEST waves for learning to surf. Pair that with the warm, clear waters and friendly Bajan surf teachers and you have the perfect combo for a fun, action packed surf holiday!

18. Rum Experiences - Barbados is home to Mount Gay Rum, the world’s first rum brand dating back to 1703. We are also home to the multiple award-winning Foursquare Rum Distillery and other craft blends like the St. Nicholas Abbey rum. We encourage you to visit the many rum tours in Barbados and choose your favourite rum to carry home with you. 

19. World Class Golf - Barbados is home to five tropical golf courses. The prestigious Sandy Lane Golf Course, world-class Royal Westmoreland and the newly opened Apes Hill Golf Course. The Barbados Golf Club and Rockley Golf Club are two more affordable golf options on the south coast. 

20. Exotic Wildlife - Keep an eye out for the cheeky green monkeys and mongoose on land or sea turtles and rays under the sea. 

21. Duty Free Shopping - Spend a day at Limegrove Lifestyle Centre or shopping in Bridgetown for local and international brands and boutiques offering duty free prices. Be sure to shop with your passport to take advantage of the savings.

22. Laidback Lifestyle - Slowdown in Barbados, everyone runs on ‘island time.’ While this may be a bit frustrating for those visiting from busy cities, you will learn to inhale, exhale and embrace the laidback culture.

23. The Perfect Place to Call Home - Barbados truly has it all! The lifestyle, the food, the culture, the beaches and of course the fabulous properties waiting for you to call home. Interested in buying a property in Barbados? Reach out to our team at info@realtorslimited.com to get started. 

 

What Guest Are Saying

We have thoroughly enjoyed a 2 week stay at this splendid villa. Our holiday has been further enhanced by the wonderful service of Ernesta and Geoffrey has the best smile to greet you every morning.

Anchorage, Sandy Lane, St. James, Barbados

Jean, Roy & Friends

We enjoyed our stay at Little Good Harbour House. Kaye was wonderful cooking our favourite food and being so good with all our wishes. Megan was so kind, thoughtful and leaving no stone unturned.

Little Good Harbour House, Shermans, St. Lucy, Barbados

Fazeela & Friends

This has been one of the best trips of our lives. Thanks everyone very much, and we can't wait to come back! Thanks again!

Innisfree, Sandy Lane Estate, St. James, Barbados

Charles Thomas & Party

After many holidays in Barbados, we finally stayed at Seascape. We can remember many occasions walking on Gibbs Beach and admiring the villa, wishing we could stay.

Seascape, Gibbs, St. Peter, Barbados - Beachfront

Craig, Sandy, Family & Friends

The Carrigans had a fantastic return to beautiful Barbados and Innisfree was such a wonderful place to stay. Thank you for sharing this beautiful home with us.

Innisfree, Sandy Lane Estate, St. James, Barbados

The Carrigans

I had a fabulous time staying at the guest house. The view over the treetops is beautiful and we were greeted with different wildlife in the morning, delicious food in the evening.

Innisfree, Sandy Lane Estate, St. James, Barbados

Katie & Hannah Carrigan

Thank you all for taking such great care of us. We really appreciate all you do, especially the delicious meals and the many, many loads of laundry. We had a wonderful time in Barbados!

Evergreen, Sandy Lane, St. James, Barbados

Max & Lorraine

Dear Janelle & Chanel, thank you so much for taking such wonderful care of us on this vacation! I felt entirely at home and comfortable because of all your hard work behind the scenes.

Evergreen, Sandy Lane, St. James, Barbados

Gabe. R

Fabulous fortnight here. Kay is a fantastic cook! She even worked out how to fillet the Lion Fish we caught whilst scuba diving! Megan is a fantastic housekeeper and the laundry service is brilliant.

Little Good Harbour House, Shermans, St. Lucy, Barbados

Colin & Kathy Little/ Rob & Denise

This is my 2nd stay at Grendon House and I’ve had an absolute blast spending time with family. Swimming at Sandy Lane and enjoying Pina Coladas at the beach became a daily ritual.

Grendon House, Sandy Lane, St. James, Barbados

Andi & Roy

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