What to Consider When Choosing An Exclusive Holiday in Barbados

Royal Westmoreland

Barbados is well known as an island that offers exceptional, high-class holidays. Its warm climate, beautiful beaches and lush tropical landscapes serve as the perfect location at which to enjoy a myriad of joy-filled experiences while staying at one of our luxurious resorts. What makes the perfect resort depends as much upon your preferences as it does the quality of accommodation and amenities on offer. Everyone is different and no two resorts are the same. To help you make an informed choice, we’ll look at some of the things you may want to look out for.

Location, location, location

The location of your resort can be crucial in making your holiday an enjoyable one. If it is accommodation and amenities of the highest standards you are looking for, in Barbados, this means choosing to stay on the west coast. The west coast, particularly the parish of St James, is where you’ll find the most exclusive resorts and the island’s most distinguished private villas. This is the area where the rich and famous have their holiday homes, many of whom spend large parts of the year here.

Of course, there are reasons why these well-known faces and high-class resorts have located here. The west coast offers the best of the island’s beaches; Mullins Beach being one of the most beautiful. The waters here are also very calm, ideal for swimming and with excellent visibility for snorkeling. As the area is exclusive, these beaches are also much less busy than those further south, where there are far more resorts and a lot more tourists. You’ll also find yourself well catered for on these beaches. Visitors to Royal Westmoreland, for example, have a private beach club serving freshly cooked meals and refreshing drinks throughout the day.

With so many activities on offer, most visitors will want to spend at least some of their vacation away from the beach, exploring the island and all there is to do. St James Parish, being central, puts every part of the island within easy reach. The historic capital, Bridgetown and all its attractions is only a 7 mile drive while the rugged and photogenic east coast is only 13 miles away.

Much nearer, you’ll find Holetown right in the heart of St James. This quaint seaside town is where you’ll discover the island’s upmarket boutiques, spas and art galleries, as well as many tour and water sports operators. Of particular note, is the world-class shopping on offer at the Limegrove Lifestyle Centre, with boutiques selling the finest high-end brands, many at duty-free prices.

The west coast is also the home to Barbados’ most distinguished restaurants which, between them, serve up an eclectic array of gourmet delights, with exceptional personal service and enchanting atmospheres. Notable among them are the chic, Feng Shui designed Fusion Rooftop, the fabulous and well-renowned, The Cliff and the much-praised, beach fronted Tides Restaurants. 

Finding a resort for you

Everyone has their own preferences when it comes to the type of accommodation they want for their holidays. Some want busy resorts with lots of people around and a bustling nightlife on their doorstep, some want a suite in a five-star hotel with full board and full service. Others want something a little more private, where they can get away from it all. Barbados offers all these types of resort.

At Royal Westmoreland, we specialise in catering for the latter. Here you’ll find the perfect retreat with a choice of 250 superbly designed holiday homes dotted across our beautifully maintained 750-acres of lush, tropical landscape overlooking the Caribbean coast. Our private, gated estate is guaranteed to offer you both exclusivity and privacy. Guests have access to a wealth of amenities including concierge, on-site personal chef, state of the art gym, floodlit tennis courts, Diamonds International boutique and a variety of places to eat and drink, including the opulent Clubhouse, Halfway House and Rum Shak. The site also boasts a stunning par 72, 7,045-yard golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones Jnr, together with a pro shop, professional instructors, practice greens, driving range and buggies. Off-site, at the nearby Mullins Beach, we also have the excellent, members only Beach Club and the fabulous Singita Wellness Spa.

The cherry on the cake, however, is the high-quality accommodation on offer. You can choose to stay in our luxury apartments, townhouses, golf cottages or in one of the larger, colonial-style villas. All accommodation is finished to the highest standards, with all the modern conveniences you would expect from a first-class estate.

Summing up

If you are looking for a truly exclusive holiday in Barbados, hopefully, this article will have explained why the west coast is your ideal location. For those seeking a more relaxed vacation on a private estate, but with all the amenities you could need and the highest quality holiday homes, Royal Westmoreland is the perfect resort for you.