Winter in the Sun: Barbados from £237


Barbados isn’t all Sandy Lane and multi-million-pound villas; renting or sharing an apartment with family or friends is a way in which a holiday on the Caribbean island can fall into the holiday budget of mere mortals!

Here is a selection of properties from Hammerton Barbados which, when coupled with flights bought outside of the peak season, make a holiday on this colourful island a reality for everyone.

Palm Breeze, Sugar Hill, St. James: One week from £490 pp

Located in the Sugar Hill Tennis Village, Palm Breeze is a ground floor, one bedroom apartment set in manicured grounds, with shared use of a 2000 sq ft infinity-edge swimming pool.  There is also a fitness centre, children’s pool, four floodlit tennis courts and a restaurant and bar.  Nearby are fine dining restaurants and bars where you can sample local Bajan dishes or sip an ice-cold beer.  A week’s stay costs from just £490 pp (two sharing). Flights extra.

Ocean View, Beacon Hill, Mullins, St. Peter: One week from £263 pp

Located within a stone’s throw of the famous Mullins Beach, Ocean View is a very comfortable two-bedroomed apartment (sleeps four) with ocean views.  Beacon Hill is a small gated community, with a shared pool and jacuzzi adjacent to the apartment building.  Within walking distance is Mullins beach, and the Mullins Beach Bar & Grill – one of the most popular bars on the west coast.  Holetown is 10 minutes by car or bus to the south with its wide choice of shops, bars and restaurants.  A week’s stay costs from just £263 pp when four people share.  Flights extra.

Lantana 2, Weston, St. James: One week from £280 pp

Situated within a new development, Lantana 2 is a well-decorated ground floor apartment sleeping four people in two double bedrooms.  Tastefully furnished with local art and furniture by the owner, the main living area opens up to a spacious terrace with outdoor dining and sun bathing, and guests have access to two communal swimming pools.  The popular Mullins Beach is just half a mile to the north of the property while Speightstown is located just beyond. A week’s stay costs from £280 pp based on four sharing.  Flights extra.

Sugar Cane Ridge, Royal Westmoreland Estate: One week from £237 pp 

Located on the renowned Royal Westmoreland private resort, Sugar Cane Ridge, is a four-bedroomed property sleeping up to eight people.  With views towards the golf course, the house has a private swimming pool and guests have access to the beach club at Mullins Beach (free shuttle bus).  There are loads of things to do for active kids including swimming, learning to water ski with Tiger Tony and paddle boarding. A week’s stay costs from £237 pp when fully occupied by eight people.  Flights extra.

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Mark Bibby Jackson

Mark Bibby Jackson

Before setting up Travel Begins at 40, Mark was the publisher of AsiaLIFE Cambodia and a freelance travel writer. When he is not packing and unpacking his travelling bag, Mark writes novels, including To Cook A Spider and Peppered Justice. He loves walking, eating, tasting beer, isolation and arthouse movies, as well as talking to strangers on planes, buses and trains whenever possible. Most at home when not at home.

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