When you picture a tropical beach, there’s a pretty high chance that the image in your mind is Barbados. Celebrated for its fine powdery sandy beaches and brilliant turquoise bays, the Caribbean island is also a culinary treat, with a Unesco World Heritage–listed capital, vast plantation homes with tropical gardens and a trendy nightlife scene. It’s an accessible paradise destination too; with direct flights from London taking just over 8 and a half hours or less than 5 hours from New York.
For hotels in Barbados, we like to use the Bajan in Motion agency because of their excellent customised and personalised service. The beauty of booking through Bajan in Motion is they do their utmost to exactly match your accommodation to the experience that you are looking for; tailor-made packages that simply require you to turn up and soak up the Barbadian sunshine.
Bajan in Motion are the only travel agency that provides the all-inclusive and personalised luxury vacation packages for the island of Barbados. The agency is run by locals who know the island inside and out so you can be sure that you are staying at the very best hotel for your requirements and if you want to explore, they’ll find secret spots that tourists wouldn’t usually frequent. The service is first class; they greet you at the airport and remain on hand throughout your stay. One of their main selling points is the personalisation; they cater for business trips, small family holidays right up to large groups, just let them know what you require and what you want out of your trip to Barbados, and they will deliver. They offer a wonderful package approach, which means that as a minimum, you receive your accommodation, transportation for your entire stay, island tours and three delectable meals of your choice every day; all for a single flat fee. This basic package is available as Standard or Luxury; I’ll leave it to you to guess which one I’d recommend! To really make your stay on Barbados as memorable as possible, book through the people who know the island; Bajan in Motion.
If you prefer to book a villa then we recommend Hammerton Barbados. They offer a choice of over 100 villas and apartments on the famous West Coast of Barbados. We like them because they pride themselves on visiting all their properties in person and describe them with honesty. Not all properties are ideal for children for example, and a short walk to the beach can feel much longer if it’s up hill all the way. They discuss villas openly and will match the right property to your requirements. Hammerton Barbados is owned by husband and wife team, Mark and Lisa Hammerton who set up their business because of their love for Barbados, but also with the professional belief that the market was poorly served by generalist operators who didn’t know the island well. The personal touch is vital here; they guide your choice to work out exactly the best villa or apartment for you to ensure you have a wonderful stay in Barbados.
Accommodation for a Large Group
When we have a big family gathering, we like to stay at the Elysium Luxury Villa; a stunning contemporary villa built in 2015 on the West Coast of Barbados. The 6-bedroom villa sits on a beautiful ridge half a mile from the famous beaches of Barbados’ platinum coast, with sunset views out across the Caribbean. The amazing interior of natural coral stone walls and wooden floors is lovingly furnished with custom made furniture imported directly from Indonesia and Bali and wonderful local Caribbean art in each room. The vast outdoor pool deck is complete with a huge infinity pool and uninterrupted views of the Caribbean Sea; the perfect place to play, relax, dine and watch the sunset. The staff will spoil you, cook for you and the personal concierge will act as your local guide. Complimentary airport transfers or complimentary car rental is also included as a welcome gift.
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