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6 Reasons to Book a Winter Holiday at Royal Westmoreland, Barbados

If you are one of those who would prefer to swap the Christmas jumper for a layer of sunscreen, now is the time to start thinking about booking your winter holiday. And if you are looking for somewhere where you get a unique combination of warm weather, sandy beaches and seasonal festivities, then a holiday at Royal Westmoreland, Barbados, has it gift-wrapped.

  1. Treat yourself with first-class accommodation

Winter holidays, especially around Christmas and New year, are a time to treat yourself and your companions to something special. After the long dark days have drawn in, there’s nothing better than escaping to a villa or apartment that is open, spacious, full of warm light and which looks onto spectacular views. That’s exactly what you’ll get at Royal Westmoreland.

Indeed, you’ll find our luxury accommodation offers everything you could want: comfortable and exquisitely finished living spaces, designer kitchens, spacious balconies or terraces, outdoor eating, en-suite bathrooms and all the mod cons the modern traveller expects – perfect for your winter getaway.

  1. World-class amenities

Step out of your apartment and villa and you’ll find a winter wonderland of fabulous amenities right on your doorstep. For a start, your Royal Westmoreland apartment or villa is one of only 250 properties situated within the lush tropical landscape of our private and gated 750-acre estate, with stunning vistas of the west coast and the Caribbean beyond.

On site, you’ll find fantastic places to eat and drink at the stately Club House or at the Halfway House and Rum Shak. There are floodlit tennis courts, a state-of-the-art gym, a saltwater swimming pool and our championship-class, Robert Trent Jones Jr. designed, 72-par golf course.

Amenities don’t stop there, however. We also have a fabulous Beach Club at the nearby Mullins Beach (with free shuttle service), a concierge, private chef service and you’ll even get your own housekeeper to keep your accommodation clean and tidy for you.

  1. Too warm for snowmen

With average winter temperatures of around 27°C, there’s not much chance of building a snowman. However, we can promise plenty of ice for your champagne bucket and a refreshing pool to cool off in.

With nine hours of blue skies and sunshine to enjoy every day, as well as warm balmy evenings, the weather is perfect for exploring the wonderful places, activities and events that Barbados has to offer, or if you prefer, you can simply kick back, read a good book, soak up the sun and enjoy a cool drink.

  1. Fabulous dining experiences

Dining out is a quintessential part of the Barbados holiday experience and Royal Westmoreland is close to some of the most renowned restaurants on the island. Exceptional dishes, fine wines and first-class service can be found at well-turned-out eateries like The Cliff, L’Acajou, Cin Cin, Champers and the Fusion Rooftop restaurants, some of which offer spectacular terraces, often with stunning views, for alfresco dining. During the festive season, expect many of these and other establishments to pull out all the stops when it comes to providing Christmas and New Year celebrations par excellence.

  1. Winter festivities and festivals

Christmas and New Year are times of huge celebration in Barbados, so you won’t need to miss out on activities like shopping for gifts in seasonally decorated stores or at luxury malls like the Limegrove in Holetown. You’ll also find a host of carol concerts, festive shows and other seasonal events taking place across the island.

Barbados hosts several festivals during the winter months. November is the time for the annual Open Water Festival, a five-day event for open-water swimmers and kayakers, with exciting races along the west coast. While lots of people like to take part, even more go to watch and join the beach parties that are put on for them. December, meanwhile, sees the Run Barbados Marathon Weekend, which includes both full and half marathon events, as well as 5K and 10K runs and a 5K walk. If running is your passion, why not sign up?

The most important festival during the latter part of winter is the week-long, Holetown Festival in February. This highly popular annual spectacle offers a magnificent range of entertainments, including nightly concerts, pageants, a floodlit tattoo, carnival parades and street fairs.

  1. An island of delights

No matter when you visit Barbados during the winter, whether it’s Christmas, New Year, festival time or somewhere in between, you’ll never be short of great things to do and places to go. We have some of the most beautiful beaches in the world and a plethora of water-based activities to take part in, including wreck and reef diving, surfing and windsurfing, deep-sea fishing and more.

The island also has a wealth of cultural, historic and artistic places to visit, including a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Bridgetown, George Washington House and the world’s oldest rum distillery, Mount Gay. A place of natural beauty, the island is full of stunning land and seascapes, beautiful gullies, astounding caves, mysterious tropical forests and more to explore. And for sports lovers, there are lots of sporting occasions and plenty of opportunities for taking part. Cricket, of course, is our passion, but we also have excellent golf and polo facilities too.

Conclusion

For a truly special winter holiday, Royal Westmoreland has everything you need. As the most prestigious resort in Barbados, you can expect luxury accommodation, world-class amenities and exceptional personal service as standard. What’s more, with glorious weather, a cornucopia of things to do and enjoy, and all the seasonal trimmings on top, you’re sure to have a holiday to remember.

If you are looking for a winter holiday at Royal Westmoreland, why not take advantage of our ‘Transferable Deposit Offer’? Simply secure your booking with a small deposit and you’ll be able to transfer dates up to 60 days prior to your arrival. What’s more, if you need to cancel due to Covid, you can do this at any time.

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