Though it is not an enormous island in the Caribbean, Barbados has a surprising number of scenic lookouts, hills, promontories, bays, and points from which to enjoy breathtaking sights.
Naturally, the entire Caribbean region provides a world of beauty with its many shades of sea blue and green, its brilliant skies throughout each day, its impressive sunrises and sunsets, and its lush and verdant landscape. However, all of these things seem to be highlighted and emphasized when enjoyed from one of the many lovely spots of Barbados.
A short list of some of the popular scenic spots would include Bottom Bay, Farley Hill, Hastings Rocks, the Bathsheba area, Conset Bay, Grenade Hall Forest (the Signal Station is found here), Mount Hillaby, Skeetes Bay, the South Coast Boardwalk, and many more.
Taking a look at the map of Barbados, you would soon discover that a great many of the most popular scenic spots are found along the bottom of the island’s coastal area – though ranging on both the eastern and western shores. Spread out over quaint and charming towns and bays, the opportunities for natural and scenic views are almost limitless.
The Beauty of Barbados without the Crowds
Clearly, that tells anyone interested in a visit to Barbados that they are likely to enjoy a good view or remarkable scenery from almost any area of the island. Unfortunately, some of the spots are extremely popular with travelers and can end up being very crowded – such as Bottom Bay, which is just lovely but typically very busy. This can make it a bit challenging to find a peaceful place to spend a day lounging in the sun and occasionally scanning the area to take in the otherworldly beauty that seems to fill each corner of Barbados.
Where to Stay on Barbados
While there are many hotels and resorts in some of the most scenic areas, these too don’t provide the kind of uninterrupted views and peace that most of us want when escaping to a tropical paradise. This is one of the primary reasons that so many savvy travelers have started to enjoy the use of private villas when booking a stay in Barbados.
Though a form of luxury travel, the private villas range from small and cozy to large and estate-like. The one thing they all share in common is their scenic surroundings. They are commonly built overlooking the most popular towns, bays, harbors, and beaches. Some will allow you private access to a beach or an easy trail to a nearby spot, many also their own swimming pools that are designed to give a view of the sea, sky, and surrounding landscape, even as you float in dreamy relaxation. They are specifically designed to enhance your overall experience of the setting.
Experience a Barbados Villa
When it comes to unprecedented views and complete privacy, there is no comparison between a small bungalow at an upscale resort and a private villa in Barbados. A large and airy terrace that leads to al fresco dining spaces, sundecks and lounges, a totally private and luxury home, and non-stop scenery to be enjoyed from your terrace, lounge area, or private tropical garden are but a few of the benefits of luxury villas in Barbados.
Though you most certainly want to make a point of exploring all that the island of Barbados has to reveal, you need to ensure that your accommodation also delivers scenery, too. Whether you head to Andromeda Botanic Gardens or a private tropical garden and path, a Foul Bay beach, or a private beach near Bathsheba, your visit to Barbados will be enriched by booking a villa that surrounds you with scenery, sights, sounds, and the trade winds of the island.