Near the Beach

24 Hours in Barbados

How would you spend your day?

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Wake up at the break of dawn and enjoy a unique sunrise on the fabulous beachfront terrace. Take the steps to the sands below and go for an early morning swim on Mullins Beach, with turquoise crystalline waters and not another soul around.

Make sure you fill up with a delicious breakfast prepared by the staff on site before heading to the pool, set in tropical gardens, to relax with the latest page-turning paperback.

Get ready for a peaceful walk along the golden sands to Mullins Beach Bar and Grill for a long lazy lunch. Try the rare tuna nicoise salad, the grilled or blackened catch of the day with butternut squash risotto and mango salsa, or the classic Mullins burger with hand-cut chips; remember to check the blackboard for West Indian specials.

Visit Speightstown, the second-largest town in Barbados also known as Little Bristol, for a little diving to see colourful corals, tube and barrel sponges, and a sunken freighter off the shore, the Pamir.  Then head back to the villa for an afternoon snooze before appreciating the breath-taking sunset spotting turtles and dolphins.

Prepare for a pre-dinner rum punch on the terrace whilst gazing out to the immensity of the Caribbean Sea.

Finally, savour a candlelit dinner beneath a wooden pergola prepared by the chef, the icing on the cake of an unforgettable day on true paradise.

When to go

Like the rest of the Caribbean, Barbados is a pleasant temperature all year round at an average of 27 degrees.

Hurricane season runs from June to November and peak season is generally between December to April which is also the driest time of year. Barbados has over 3,000 hours of sunshine each year!

Where to stay

Hemingway House, St Peter

Hemingway House

A wonderful choice for a luxury family holiday right on Mullins Beach, Hemingway House combines high levels of service with a sense of informality for the ultimate relaxing experience.

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Greensleeves, St James

With a shore-side setting in tropical gardens, ocean views from the exceptional swimming pool, and a chef among its full team of staff, this luxury villa in Barbados is perfect for big get-togethers.

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If you’re planning a trip to Barbados and would like a bit of advice, call our Caribbean team on 0207 261 5406  for more information or browse our selection of villas in Barbados here.