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Barbados Villa Rentals
La Mirage, Paynes Bay Beach
La Mirage, Paynes Bay Beach
Seaclusion - Luxury Villa in Barbados

Barbados Villas

Exceptional Villas, the world's leading villa rental company on Trust Pilot, is delighted to offer the largest selection of luxury Barbados Villas globally. Our expert team is passionate about Barbados. They care about every customer, and with over 350 villas in Barbados to choose from, you will receive an incomparable level of service.

Exceptional Villas features only vetted and approved Barbados Vacation Rentals and provides the best rate guarantee. There are no booking fees, and you cannot be in better hands when booking your dream Barbados vacation.

If you are looking for luxury Barbados Villas, our team of experts is delighted to assist in finding you the perfect property. You can take the time to view our website to get more information on Luxury villas in Barbados or contact our team of Barbados Specialists to find out more about this beautiful Caribbean Island.

Barbados Villa Rentals


BARBADOS BEACH VILLA VACATION This is the first time we have used Exceptional Villas, and Yvonne and Rowena did an excellent job of assisting us with planning our vacation. They found the perfect villa, arranged for a rental car, various excursions, recommendations for restaurants, and took care of our expedited arrival through customs.

They did an outstanding job for us, and we will certainly look to use them again. The villa we rented was outstanding and looked like the pictures posted online. It had all the features we wanted, with a location right on a great beach and our private pool to lounge just steps from our bedrooms.

The villa staff was top-notch, and they catered to our every need with terrific food and cold drinks for the day and night. Thanks again for all you did for us!

MARK G – Trust Pilot

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Why Visit Barbados?

Barbados is one of the most beautiful tropical islands in the Caribbean. It is predominantly famous for its stunning scenery, great beaches, crystal clear turquoise waters, fascinating history, culture, colorful tropical fish, sporting tradition, and some of the best restaurants and designer shopping in the Caribbean region.

Barbados is a sophisticated, glamourous destination with many Barbados Luxury Villas and 5-star hotels. For this reason, it is frequented by many celebrities and jet-setters, especially on the calm west coast of the island.

It offers a unique combination of Caribbean culture and sophistication, which is hard to find on some other islands.

Blessed with one of the best locations on the eastern side of the Caribbean, Barbados has excellent year-round weather.

Barbados is the perfect island for anyone looking for authentic culture and history combined with an idyllic tropical paradise. As a result, it is one of our clients' favorite destinations.

Its local people make Barbados unique and why so many visitors return to the magical island. Barbadians, known as Bajans, always greet you with a smile and are warm and welcoming.

Bajans will always make you feel like this stunning, charming Caribbean paradise is your home. The incredible sandy beaches and picturesque views are also prominent features of this sophisticated island. You can read more in our Essential Guide to Barbados.

Which is the Best Area to Stay in Barbados?

The best area to stay in Barbados depends on the type of vacation you love. There are four distinctly different parts of Barbados, but just two are the most popular tourist areas. These are The West and the South Coasts.

The West Coast

The island's West Coast enjoys the calmer Caribbean waters.

When choosing one of our vacation rentals in Barbados, our guests love the island's West Coast with its pristine Caribbean water & wonderful island vibe. It is the location for most of our luxury Barbados villas, as well as the best restaurants and shops.

The most sought-after West Coast stretches from Speightstown in the Northwest and Batts Rock in the south, close to the capital, Bridgetown. It is just 14 kilometers between the two; therefore, no matter where you stay on the West Coast of Barbados, everything is easily accessible.

Holetown is a trendy town in St. James parish on the West Coast with many excellent restaurants, chic cafes, designer shopping & local chattel shops, a large modern supermarket for grocery shopping called Masseys, and vibrant nightlife on 2nd street.

Speightstown, north of Holetown, has a natural, authentic feel with open market stalls, vendors selling fruit and veg, and more. It has enjoyed a rejuvenation in recent years, and there are some great restaurants for lunch and dinner.

The island's West Coast is the location for all Barbados Beachfront Villas.

The South Coast

The South Coast is full of buzzy restaurants and bars and, therefore, the best place for anyone looking for a more lively vacation destination. In addition, the South Coast has some beautiful beaches, such as Carlisle Bay, Dover Beach, and Rockley Beach.

We are pleased to offer 9 Barbados Vacation Rentals on the South Coast. One of the most popular is Sapphire Beach.

The North and East Coast

The North and East Coasts are on the Atlantic, so they tend to get choppier waters. However, the island's East Coast is rugged and beautiful and is lovely to tour or connect with nature.

The Crane Resort, located on a wild and beautiful beach, is one of the best places to stay on the East Coast.

Beachfront Villas in Barbados

Barbados is well-known for having gorgeous beaches. At Exceptional Villas, we feature some of the nicest Barbados Beach Villas. Each home is on the beach, offering incredible sea views and gentle sea breezes. So, of course, staying in a beach villa in Barbados means relaxing on the beach with your toes in the sand within minutes of arriving at your new Barbados home.

Most of our clients request a beachfront villa on the most popular beaches, including Paynes Bay Beach, Gibbs BeachMullins Bay Beach, or the renowned Sandy Lane Beach.

Paynes Bay Villas

Payne's Bay is one of the most popular, as are our Paynes Bay Beach rentals, but one of our guests' favorites is New Mansion. This home is unique because it is one of the only private beachfront villas with a private pool on Paynes Bay.

The villa has the ideal location offering guests stunning sea views, crystal clear waters perfect for swimming, and a fabulous private retreat. In addition, you are just a few minutes walk to the nearby Daphne restaurant.

Another favorite Barbados beach villa is the brand-new The Villa at the St James Barbados. A 4,540 sq. ft. beachfront property, the ultra-modern villa enjoys fantastic views and is one of Payne's Bay's most excellent beachfront villas.

Barbados Villas on the Beach is a lovely property located in the heart of Holetown. If you are looking for a relaxing vacation and want to be on the beach but equally want to be within walking distance of restaurants, bars, shops, and cafes, this is the perfect place.

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Barbados Planning Tips

What is the Best Currency to Take to Barbados?

The best currency to take to Barbados is the US dollar. The official currency in Barbados is the Barbados or Bajan dollar (BBD), but US dollars are widely accepted. One US dollar is worth two Bajan dollars. However, we recommend bringing some cash with you while on vacation in Barbados, as some vendors are cash only.

The best currency to bring is US dollars. When you pay with US dollars, you will, in most cases, receive your change in BBD$, so you will inevitably get some Bajan currency in your pocket.

Do I Need a Car in Barbados?

We highly recommend renting a car in Barbados, although it is not essential. An excellent bus service runs on the West Coast, so if you plan to spend most of the time in your villa relaxing, you may wish to consider not having a rental car. However, if you wish to see a little of the island or explore some of the beautiful sites, a car rental is beneficial and more cost-effective than using taxis.

What is the difference between a cook and a chef in Barbados?

A chef in Barbados is a formally trained professional who will also have experience working in various restaurants. Villa Chefs are generally able to offer different types of cuisines and cater to various palates and requests.

Barbados cooks are not formally trained but offer tasty homemade meals for clients. Meals are, in most cases, local Bajan specialties rather than gourmet food.

Do I Need a Plug Adaptor for Barbados?

You will need a plug Adaptor for Barbados if you travel from outside the United States or Canada.

The standard plugs used in Barbados are the same as in the United States, so if you travel from the US, you do not need an adaptor. The standard voltage in Barbados is 115 V.

If traveling from the UK, Ireland, or Mainland Europe, you must bring an adaptor.

Some of the luxury Villas in Barbados will provide adaptors, but please check with our concierge before your arrival, and they will be able to advise you accordingly.

Should i book the fast-track in Barbados?

We highly recommend all guests avail of the fast-track service at Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI). The airport can be hectic sometimes, and the service ensures a smooth and speedy transition through passport control, baggage claim, and customs.

Your fast-track representative stays with you until you connect with your car hire company or airport transfer. Many of our luxury Barbados Vacation Rentals already include fast-track.

On What side of the road do people drive in Barbados?

They drive on the left side of the road in Barbados. It is the same as in the UK and Ireland. If you have never driven on the left, we highly recommend an automatic rental car as it is easier to concentrate on the road.

Our top tip for first-time drivers on the left is to practice around the car park a few times and remember to think left when you leave! When traveling around roundabouts, the rule is to give way to traffic coming from the right.

When is the Best Time to Travel To Barbados?

The best time to travel to Barbados is between November and May. Barbados experiences excellent weather, and the island's shops and restaurants are open year-round.

The official high season is mid-December to mid-April. However, the average temperatures are between 26°C (79°F) in January and 29°C (84°F) in August, so there is very little difference.

The winter generally experiences slightly cooler weather and less humidity than the summer, which can experience occasional heavy showers. However, the rain never stays out for long, and the sun is almost always close.

There is no wrong time to travel to Barbados. It is the most easterly of the Caribbean islands and has less risk of hurricanes than any other island.

If you are happy with the slightly increased humidity of the summer, the rates in the villas are significantly less, and it is, therefore, a great time to travel to take advantage of value for money.

Are the beaches in Barbados nice?

The beaches in Barbados are stunning. There are more than 80 beaches surrounding the island, many of which are among the world's best beaches.

Expect to experience soft white sands, the clearest of turquoise waters, and swaying palm trees. The West and South Coasts are home to the calmest beaches, and the water is often bath-warm.

Exploring the beaches in Barbados is one of the top things to do while on vacation on the island. We recommend Paynes Bay Beach, Sandy Lane Beach, Gibbs Beach, Mullins Beach, and Alleynes Bay. Most of our Barbados Beachfront Villas have locations on these beaches too.

Crane Beach on the West Coast, while not suitable for swimming unless you are a solid swimmer, is exquisite and worth a visit.


Getting to Barbados is also very easy. Whether traveling from the UK, mainland Europe, The United States, Canada, or other parts of the world, you will find connections to The Grantley Adams International Airport easy to access.

From the UK, there are direct flights from London and Manchester with British Airways and from London with Virgin Atlantic. From mainland Europe, there are flights from Amsterdam with KLM.


From the United States, there are direct flights from the following airports.

  • New York (JFK) – Jet Blue
  • Miami - American
  • Charlotte – American
  • Washington Dulles – United
  • Boston – Jet Blue

We are also pleased to say that Premium Air Providers offer exclusive rates to fly Private Jet.


The best beaches in Barbados have their location on the glamourous west side of the island.

Where is Barbados Located?

Barbados is located in the south Eastern Caribbean Sea. It is about 100 miles or 160 km east of St Vincent and The Grenadines. Barbados is part of the Lesser Antilles group of islands that extend from the Virgin Islands in the North to Grenada to the South of the Caribbean.

How Big is Barbados?

Barbados is 430 square kilometers in size. Shaped like a kidney, at its widest point, it is 15 miles or (25 km) from East to West and 20 miles (32kms) from North to South.

Does Barbados Have Villas?

Barbados has many villas. It is one of the premier villa destinations in the Caribbean, if not worldwide.

The West Coast is the location for over 350 Barbados Luxury Villas. However, many more affordable options are located mainly on the island's South Coast.

Most luxury villas have private swimming pools, and many have excellent beachfront locations. However, we recommend choosing a villa with a pool if you are not on the beach so that you can enjoy time with family and friends in the privacy of your own home.

In addition, some of the lovely Barbados resorts on the West Coast have villas for rent.

All the Luxury Villas come with daily housekeeping, and many have an entire staff from Butlers to Chefs.

How does it work with villa staff?

Barbados has one of the best service cultures in the Caribbean, and many of our Luxury Vacation Rentals Barbados will come with some level of staffing.

The Housekeepers tend to the villa's bedrooms, bathrooms & living areas. They tend to work 8 am-3 pm. A cook in a villa typically prepares two consecutive daily meals six days per week, so guests choose breakfast/lunch or lunch/dinner.

Is Barbados a Romantic Destination?

Barbados is also one of the most romantic Caribbean islands and is perfect for a Caribbean Honeymoon or intimate wedding. Imagine sitting on your Barbados Villa terrace with a glass of champagne or rum punch in hand, watching a spectacular view of the warm, pink sunset ahead.

You can also enjoy a lovely meal at a table right next to the water's edge with your toes in the sand, candles everywhere, the gentle lapping of the water close by, and the twinkling of a million stars overhead.

Barbados is also ideal for gentle days spent on immaculate white sandy beaches enjoying the sun and scenery. Then there are plenty of adventures you can share, such as swimming with turtles and the abundance of tropical fish or a romantic catamaran trip.

Where can you get married in Barbados?

You can get married in many of the larger luxury villas in Barbados.

You can choose from getting married on the sandy beaches to your secluded villa, or maybe in one of the beautiful old churches adorned with stained glass windows which can be found throughout the island.

If you want to find out more, look at some of the Best Caribbean Wedding villas.

Is Barbados Good For Nightlife?

Barbados is great for nightlife and is one of the best places in the Caribbean if you enjoy great restaurants and buzzy bars.

There is something for everyone. For a down-to-earth local night out, some of the beach bars, rum shacks, or a fish fry are a great bet.

If you fancy sophisticated nightlife, the beautiful West Coast is the place to go. This coast is where you will find some insanely good gourmet restaurants and luxury 5-star hotels.

If you love to party, then the best place to go is the South Coast, where there is an endless selection of flashy cocktail bars and clubs where you can dance the night away.


Which Celebrities have Houses in Barbados?

The celebrities that have houses in Barbados include Rihanna, Cliff Richard, Cara Delevingne, and famous footballer Wayne Rooney.

Many more celebrities visit the island yearly and stay in some of the luxury Barbados Vacation Rentals. These include Simon Cowell, Mariah Carey, The British Royal Family, and Gwyneth Paltrow.

Who lives in no 1 Sandy Lane Barbados?

Rihanna lives in No 1 Sandy Lane Barbados. The Barbados Native bought a house valued at over 21 million.

One Sandy Lane Barbados is the most exclusive and luxurious development of Condos in Barbados.

Located at the quieter end of beautiful Payne's Bay beach, it offers an incredible level of security and luxury, which is also why many A-list and Celebrities choose to stay here for their vacations. Simon Cowell is one of its most famous guests. One Sandy Lane is, without a doubt, one of the best Luxury Villas in Barbados.


Barbados is good for family vacations and is especially popular for multi-generational vacations. There is much to do, see and explore for all age groups, from toddlers to teenagers.

Some of the best family-friendly activities include swimming with turtles, The Atlantic Submarine Adventure, glass-bottom boat rides, catamaran cruises, horseback riding, fishing, golf, and tennis.

Barbados also has some beautiful villas that are perfect for families with facilities to keep everyone entertained. Many of our properties are located within Barbados resorts and are perfect for families who enjoy their space with hotel-like facilities. One of our most popular is St Peters Bay. This Barbados Resort has its location directly on the beach just south of Speightstown. It has a stunning free swimming pool, restaurant, and gym.

One of our favorites is Kiko, located on Paynes Bay Beach. Kiko has nine bedrooms and is perfect for several families or a sizeable multi-generational family. But what makes Kiko stand out are the facilities. It has a vast swimming pool, sauna, gymnasium, cinema room and the best games rooms we have ever seen.


There is so much to do in Barbados. For those who love to be active, Barbados is one of the best islands in the Caribbean to visit, with a vast range of sporting, cultural, and entertainment activities.


Barbados is a haven for anyone who loves watersports. The warm, calm waters create the perfect environment for every possible watersport. The most popular are:

  • Kayaking
  • Paddle Boarding
  • Scuba Diving
  • Water skiing
  • Jet blading
  • Windsurfing – best on the East coast of the island
  • Kite Surfing
  • Catamaran Cruises
  • Wave running
  • Sailing


The coral reef shoreline along the Coast of Barbados provides excellent snorkeling and scuba diving opportunities. Delve into the crisp waters and see the profusion of colorful fish that live in these crystalized waters.

Barbados Blue Watersports: The 5-star resort (by the Professional Association of Diving Instructors) is a dive shop offering scuba diving, snorkeling, free diving, and nitrox diving. Whether you are a novice or an expert, the instructors will facilitate deep dives to reveal turtles swimming in their natural habitats.


Barbados is one of the best islands in the Caribbean to enjoy a swim with turtles.

Alleyne's Beach along the West Coast is known for turtle encounters near the shores. Strong swimmers can further explore the peaceful waters with snorkeling gear and waterproof cameras to capture the turtles.

It's also possible to swim with turtles at Payne's Bay. The distance is a bit further offshore than Alleyne's beach, but you are guaranteed to see them at certain times of the day when the locals come to feed them.


There is a beautiful off-the-beaten-track side to Barbados where you can experience a significant amount of culture and history. In this famous paradise, you will be able to discover everything from great rum shacks and virtually unexplored beaches to excellent historical sites and museums.


Oistins Fish Fry is a veritable institution in Barbados. Away from the rich and glitz of the West Coast of Barbados, Oistins Fish Fry is for anyone who wishes to experience some fun local culture.

It takes place on the South Coast between Welches Beach and Miami Beach every weekend. For anyone who loves a real shindig, we recommend going on Friday. That's when you can mix with all the locals enjoying live bands playing Caribbean Reggae, steel drums, and samba while eating fresh flying fish, marlin, and mahi-mahi from sizzling barbeques.


The Atlantis submarine is one of the best and most unique activities in Barbados for adults and children. It's possible to go during the day or at night.

Leaving the capital Bridgetown, expect to be fully submerged on the ocean bed with view ports all around, giving you a full view of the fantastic underwater sea life in Barbados. The voyage will take you to an actual shipwreck at 130 feet below the surface and allow you to hear about the real pirates of the Caribbean.


Several top-class golf courses designed by famous talents such as Tom Fazio and Robert Trent Jones are worth mentioning, such as the 18-hole course at Royal Westmoreland. So indulge in some leisurely golf as you use the spacious courses and the most exceptional views during your stay here.


The rest of the sports scene in Barbados should not go unmentioned. In addition, there is excellent cricket, tennis, polo, cycling, sailing, scuba diving, fishing, surfing, and a wide variety of water sports to choose from all over the island of Barbados.


Harrison's Cave is a fantastic maze of living caves full of sparkling streams, rushing waterfalls, and caverns. For animal lovers, there is the Barbados Wildlife Reserve which showcases all the native animals and birdlife located on the island. You will see everything from Green Monkeys to the most exotic parrots and native flamingos.

If you want to read more, take a look at our blog on The Best Things to do in Barbados.



  • Barbados has a unique combination of authentic Caribbean culture, beauty, and history.
  • The island is one of the best villa markets in the Caribbean, with a beautiful choice of beachfront villas, condos, and luxury mansions.
  • The people are so warm and friendly.
  • The island has a great selection of oceanfront restaurants.
  • Barbados has a great sporting culture, such as polo. Golf, Tennis, Cricket, and a wide variety of Watersports.


  • It has fewer hurricanes than all the other islands in the Caribbean.
  • It is open year-round.
  • It has more oceanside restaurants than any other Caribbean Island.
  • It was the only Caribbean Island that Concorde flew to in the 1970s. One of the original Concordes is in a museum beside the airport.
  • Barbados is the birthplace of rum.
  • The island has a sophisticated communications system.


  • The great selection of beaches and watersports is a highlight for clients
  • The level of luxury in the villas and hotels is hard to beat
  • Our clients love the housekeepers and staffed villas for their kindness and friendliness
  • The authentic Caribbean Culture
  • The stunning beauty of the island.


Our team has visited and vetted our Vacation Rentals Barbados many times. As a result, we are incredibly knowledgeable about the villas, locations, and surrounding areas.

Yvonne, Paul, and Aoife are our Barbados Experts. They have first-hand expert knowledge of all the villas and destinations and will spend time matching the perfect Barbados Vacation rental for you.

They will expertly guide you from your initial inquiry to booking all your concierge requirements and therefore having the vacation of your dreams.

Barbados is an island that is very close to the hearts of our team as it is where we first started Exceptional Villas. In addition to our three Villa experts, Yvonne, Paul, and Aoife, we have a full-time concierge department to ensure you have an exceptional stay.


For all the villas in our portfolio, we are happy to provide a Best Rates Guarantee and, in many cases, additional complementary services that you will not receive elsewhere.


Once you have booked, our complimentary concierge department will organize everything for you.

Rowena, who oversees our Barbados Concierge department, will be able to give you recommendations on the most popular and highly recommended Barbados restaurants, beaches, excursions, and trips you might like to consider.

This concierge service can start with a VIP meet and greet at the airport, fast track through immigration, car hire, limousine transfers, restaurant reservations, and private yacht charters. In addition, our concierge team can advise on all the best things to do and see nearby within easy access from your private paradise.

Upon arrival in Barbados, you will be equally well cared for. Each of our Barbados vacation rentals has an allocated property manager who will be available to you on request should you have any additional requirements once you arrive.


Trust is at the cornerstone of our business, and we are proud to be the most trusted villa experts in the world. Exceptional Villas are the leading Villa rental company in the world on Trust Pilot and consistently achieves 5-star reviews on Trip Advisor.


Our expert team cares about every one of our clients, and we treat everyone like a VIP receiving our award-winning and 5-star concierge service.


We are delighted to offer a villa pre-stocking service. Our concierge team will consult with you on your favorite foods and have them ready and waiting for you on arrival. There are several great supermarkets in Barbados, such as Masseys, which has many international brands.


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