With January well and truly upon us, it’s time to scope out possible travel destinations for the year ahead. Everyone loves a week or two in the sun, and if you’re a self proclaimed sun-seeker, why not book a family vacation in Barbados?
Kids and adults alike will be spoilt for choice in terms of activities, rental villas, restaurants, scenery, and more. What could be better than a luxury island escape? Continue reading to learn our top 5 tips for a family vacation in Barbados…
1. Select your villa – The Dream Villas Barbados of course!
With 8 wonderful properties, ranging in price, there is a private St James rental villa to suit. Explore The Dream and Merlin Bay, and pick the property that you fall in love with.
The Merlin Bay complex is a peaceful, and spacious communal area, with beautifully kept pools and gardens. Each villa has recently been renovated, and will sleep 6 guests max, and boasts a private plunge pool along with stunning ocean/garden views. Merlin Bay guests can also enjoy a private beach during their stay – this is exclusive to guests only. There is free off-road parking on-site, and a wonderful team of staff on-hand to cater to every need.
The Dream Villa offers a slice of paradise, boasting the comfort, beauty, and tranquility of a 5-star spa hotel. The property will easily accommodate 10 guests, with 5 beds, 5 bathrooms, 2 storeys, a private infinity pool and private beach. With unequalled privacy and an attentive team of staff, it is the ultimate luxury stay for group and family vacations in Barbados.
2. Plan your must-do family vacation activities:
Barbados offers a whole host of activities that provide fun and relaxation for all the family.
Here’s our list of family vacation favourites:
- Harrisons Cave
- Barbados Wildlife Reserve
- Oistens Fish Fry
- Boat/catamaran tours & water sports – we love Seaduced Barbados!
- Shopping in Holetown
- St James Parish Church
If you prefer a family beach day outing, be sure to check out our guide to the best beaches in on the West Coast of Barbados.
3. Explore the natural beauty of Barbados:
There’s no shadow of a doubt that Barbados is one of the most stunning Caribbean islands. So whilst you’re on your family vacation in Barbados, it’s only right that you experience the beauty on offer.
Here’s our recommendations for family trips:
- Animal Flower Cave
- Flower Forest Barbados
- Hunte’s Gardens
- Swimming with sea turtles – one to definitely tick off the bucket list!
- Watch a sunset (pretty much any location is incredible) – it cannot be topped!
4. Embrace island life:
Nothing in this world compares to Bajan island life, and so we encourage you & your whole family to fully embrace it with open arms! Kick-back with a rum punch, lay out under the sun, and dance under the stars at local beach bars. If you’re spending time living it up in your Merlin Bay rental villa, why not watch the sunset from your private plunge pool, and indulge in the finest, traditional Bajan foods prepared by your wonderful private chef (optional).
One luxury that just can’t be beaten is a morning swim in the warm Caribbean waters. The kids will love splashing about in the gentle, pollution-free sea, and snorkelling around the coral reefs – it really is the perfect way to start your day!
Whilst you’re enjoying your trip away, it’s always important to remain respectful of island rules and local regulations. We have a handy list of Barbados do’s and don’t’s, which will make sure you’re up to speed with regulations and local advice. We encourage you to read up on this ahead of your family vacation in Barbados.
5. Stay COVID-19 safe:
Barbados is currently a COVID-19 safe travel destination, another perfect reason to opt for a family vacation in Barbados. Check out our COVID-19 News page for all the necessary information ahead of your Caribbean island getaway.
Our top travel tip would be to download the BIMSafe app. This is a location and symptoms monitoring mobile app developed by the Ministry of Health and Wellness in Barbados. This will help walk you through all the necessary steps needed before you travel.
So what are you waiting for? Fill out a booking request form below to kickstart your family vacation in Barbados.
The Dream Villas team.
Merlin Bay Villas Barbados
Seven 3-bed beachfront apartments. Each of these Barbados rental villas has a private plunge pool, along with a larger, quiet, communal pool and beach access.
The Dream Villa Barbados
The perfect luxury escape from reality. Enjoy unequalled privacy with thanks to the private drive, garden, and secluded beach.
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