Destinations / Caribbean / Barbados / West Coast
Prepare for paradise! Barbados' West Coast is a succession of the most amazing white sand beaches where palm trees fringe the edges with emerald and bottle green fronds and the warm waters of the Caribbean shimmer like liquid silver, dazzling turquoise and palest aquamarine. West Coast holidays are truly like a patch of heaven that have arrived on earth.
A sophisticated and chic part of Barbados, many of the upmarket hotels are located here on the West Coast. Laid back, relaxing and slightly exclusive, holidays here are highly recommended for the discerning traveller who enjoys a touch of luxury in the most idyllic surroundings. The West Coast of Barbados not only has the island's best beaches, but the delightful villages of Holetown and Speightstown add a sprinkling of local culture with pretty craft shops, great restaurants and local watering holes. Go to one of the Churches on Sunday to experience marvellous interactive services with fabulous gospel singing and a genuine Bajan welcome to visitors. The parish of St James is home to these treasures. An unforgettable experience.
Subjects to on Barbados' West Coast are centred on sun, sea and sand in daylight hours with evenings spent admiring breathtaking sunsets. Dine by flickering candlelight on sumptuous Bajan cuisine with utterly romantic views and the Caribbean almost lapping your toes. Tailor made for romantic honeymooners, holidays here on Barbados' West Coast are the stuff that dreams are made of. St James Beach is a favourite with many, not least because of its gorgeous beach-front location and delightfully laid back surroundings.
A lot of evening entertainment centres around the large hotels and, in fact, you need never set foot outside your own lovely property if you feel the need to stay put, be wilfully slothful and simply chill-out - this is definitely the place to laze around and not feel the teeniest bit guilty! Barbados holidays are shamelessly full of wanton pleasure and just made for spoiling oneself!
On Barbados West Coast, listen out for the gentle strains of calypso or soca music; eat some flying fish or peas n' rice and have a cool beer or excellent rum punch at one of the roadside shacks or take a brilliant cruise on a glass bottom boat and watch the awesome array of underwater riches below.