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Barbados recently reopened to travelers following COVID-19 shutdowns, welcoming Americans too, although those coming from high-risk countries including the U.S. will need a COVID-19 PCR test from an accredited laboratory. Once you’re there, this friendly island will welcome you with its endless powdery soft white sands and crystal-clear turquoise water. To enjoy its many delights, consider a stay at one of these top Airbnbs.
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You’ll have the Caribbean right at your doorstep by booking the Sunrise Beach Apartment which sits on one of the most picturesque beaches on the island’s west coast with an enormous expanse of white powdery sands bordered by Casuarina trees and hibiscus bushes. Look forward to dining and sunset watching on the huge private veranda that overlooks the turquoise waters, and taking advantage of the plunge pool, outdoor shower, private beach chairs and umbrellas, communal BBQ and deck. The apartment includes two bedrooms, a full kitchen, cable TV and Wi-Fi.
This stunning five-bedroom villa accommodates up to 10 guests and sits along the edge of a cliff providing stunning sea views. Located in the practically untouched east coast parish of St.Philip, you’ll be just a short walk away from the small secluded beach just below. Each bedroom is en-suite, and the villa also includes a modern kitchen and dining area that seats up to eight while double glass doors lead to an outdoor communal balcony and patio which overlooks an infinity pool, large garden and a breathtaking Caribbean view.
Far Away Villa is a two-bedroom beach house for up to four guests, located at Skeete’s Bay St Philip, a stone’s throw from Culpepper Island. In this tranquil area, there are rarely more than a handful of people on the beach, especially on the weekend, making it ideal for those who want to stay far from the crowds. During the week you’ll see fishermen heading out in the traditional local fishing boats or bringing in the day’s catch to be sold at the market. The home itself offers all the usual comforts and then some like Wi-Fi, a full kitchen and a swimming pool with a sea view.
The two-bedroom SeaCliff Cottage offers a cozy stay for up to four guests, perched on a cliff in quiet St. Philip. Look forward to magnificent sea views and tranquility while being within walking distance to secluded Foul Bay Beach, a dazzling stretch of white sands. It includes a large outside deck for relaxing and dining while the interior reflects the surroundings, decorated in a myriad of shades of blue. You’ll also have Wi-Fi, a SmartTV with cable, a full kitchen and air conditioning.
This romantic two-bedroom apartment was named by its owner in recognition of the “many couples that cherish the memories they made” here in this St. Lawrence Gap beachfront property. It has a full kitchen and outdoor patio with magnificent sea views and a nautical theme creating the quintessential beach house feel. Cable television, A/C and Wi-Fi are included, along with a shared pool, garden and BBQ facilities.
Part of the Beach View complex with a gorgeous pool, cafe, and a rooftop bar, this modern designer penthouse condo includes three bedrooms, sleeping up to six guests. You’ll be just steps from white sandy beaches and the crystal clear aquamarine waters of Payne’s Bay, along with world-renowned restaurants. The interior decor and furnishings feature items made by local artisans, and the master bedroom offers direct balcony access through glass sliding doors. There’s a flat-screen TV, a fully equipped kitchen and Wi-Fi too.
Part of the Maxwell Beach Villas complex of luxury villas, each one includes two bedrooms accommodating up to four guests, with approximately 1,300 square feet of living area overlooking Maxwell Beach. Enjoy lots of luxurious touches throughout, an open plan concept with spectacular beach and Caribbean views, and a fully equipped kitchen with a breakfast bar. The en-suite master and living area open up to a private patio for relaxing and al fresco dining.
Sandgate is a three-bedroom beach house with over 2,000 square feet of comfortable living space. A beachfront property, you’ll have access to secluded, beautiful sands as well as a saltwater pool. A complimentary paddleboard is included too. The home includes a very well-stocked kitchen, cable TV, Wi-Fi and all the usual creature comforts.
Located on the west coast of Barbados near pristine Mullins Beach and within walking distance to Gibbes Beach, one of the island’s most stunning stretches of sand, this one bedroom villa is part of Kings Beach village. The villas are positioned around a beautiful, nearly 100-foot-long swimming pool and a bar. Each one includes air conditioning along with Wi-Fi, a spacious indoor and outdoor dining area, a full kitchen and bathroom.
A luxury apartment in Hastings, Christ Church, the Craggy Nook Flying Fish Beachfront Penthouse Villa boasts a beautiful beachfront. It’s made up of white coral sands framed by clear cobalt waters where turtles can be seen swimming through the reef before coming to nest on the beach at night, and just to the left is the popular Hastings Richard Haynes Boardwalk where many locals come to walk or jog. It includes breathtaking panoramic views of the south coast, a full kitchen, fiber-optic Internet, Sonos wireless sound system and a cable TV package with Amazon TV. You’ll be just across from the highly-rated Buzo Osteria Italiana restaurant, near many shops, supermarkets, and many other fine dining restaurants along the south coast.
The Providence Estate offers a beautiful oasis in the parish of Christ Church, just a 3-minute drive from beaches and restaurants, and seven minutes from the international airport. The back deck provides guests with the “ultimate zen” space with a gas BBQ grill and seating areas where you can enjoy sipping cocktails under the stars. It has an open concept layout with a fully equipped kitchen, living and dining areas. Each one of the four bedrooms, sleeping up to 10, includes SmartTVs, air conditioning, fans and Wi-Fi. Your hosts can arrange for Airport Meet & Greet, transport and private chef services.
This luxury seven-bedroom villa is ideal for large groups, located right on the beachfront along the west coast. You’ll enjoy jaw-dropping sea views and your own private sandy beach, along with a plunge pool. The villa is spread over three levels, with each featuring their own balconies and gorgeous views. The main level includes a large dining room, a well-lit living space, a fully equipped modern kitchen and an extensive covered patio. You’ll be able to dine and cook with those stunning sea views, thanks to the large windows in the dining room and kitchen. From the master suite, you’ll have sea views from every vantage point, including the private balcony.
This spacious luxury villa features four bedrooms, accommodating up to six guests along the tranquil southeast coast, with a beach just a few minutes walk away. Located in the village of Belair in Saint Philip Parish in Barbados, this area is renowned for its beautiful bay, with turquoise waters and pink sands. You’ll have a large pool and solar-heated Jacuzzi, a BBQ grill and loungers for relaxing. Inside there’s a full kitchen, lounge and dining area. If you’re interested, your host can arrange for a local woman to cook and deliver a delicious meal for you in the evenings and weekends.
This charming treetop cottage is tucked among lush tropical gardens and comfortably accommodates four guests. Enjoy quintessential Caribbean living from the balcony, relaxing in the hammock with the sea breeze, and inside, you’ll have an open plan kitchen-living room downstairs with two bedrooms on the main level. It also comes with a shared jungle pool and an orchard with seasonal fruit. Monkeys enjoy hanging out in the trees, and you may see them while you’re swimming or wandering around the property.
Mallard Bay is a studio space for two, located on the ground floor where guests can enjoy the lovely sea breeze from the east. It includes Wi-Fi, air conditioning, a kitchenette, and a covered patio with a gorgeous sea view. Right next door you’ll find an open-air bar and restaurant that overlooks the sea, along with a saltwater pool for guest use.