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  • Northern Island Tour Of Barbados

    Join us for our Northern Island Tour of Barbados

    Tour duration: 5 to 6 hours.

    Tour includes: Pick up & drop off, entrance fees and a drink in a rum shop.

    Price per adult: US$ 125.00 | Price per child: US$ 67.50.

    Minimum 2 adults. Maximum 4 people.

    Lunch, if required, is at your own expense.

    East Coast View

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  • Southern Island Tour of Barbados

    Join us for our Southern Island Tour of Barbados

    Tour duration: 5 to 6 hours.

    Tour includes: Pick up & drop off, a picnic lunch and ice cream.

    Price per adult: US$ 120.00 | Price per child: US$ 75.

    Minimum 2 adults. Maximum 4 people.

    boardwalk on south coast

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  • Private Island Tours Of Barbados

    Private island tours of Barbados are without doubt the best way to really get to see our island, understand the heritage and know the people.  Travelling in style and comfort in an air-conditioned Suzuki Vitara with a friendly, local tour guide, you will take in all the sights and the very best that Barbados has to offer.  Fabulous vistas, stunning views, wonders of nature and beautiful beaches.  Your tour guide will use his vast knowledge of the island to take you to hidden gems you would never otherwise see.  He will be able to answer your questions and talk to you about Barbados with equal measures of knowledge and camaraderie.  It really will be a superb day out, enhancing your visit to Barbados and leaving you eager for further exploration.

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  • Barbados Holiday Concierge Services

    Our Barbados holiday concierge services are free of charge when you book your accommodation with us.  Paradise Rentals offers you so much more than just great places to stay, we are your ‘insider guide’ to Barbados.  We use our local knowledge and contacts to make your holiday the very best it can be.  We have 100s of satisfied customers who can testify to just how much value we can add.  This is a recent quote from happy guests who stayed at one of our villas :

    “This is our third time staying at Blue Moon and we would book again anytime we plan to return to Barbados. Karen and her team are super service oriented and we have never been disappointed. We have stayed with a large family group twice, including small children and this last time was “girl’s vacation” for four. The house is maintained extremely well, has everything you need to enjoy a comfortable vacation including wi-fi, maid service and the chefs that Karen recommends are amazing. We spent many mornings on the front porch with our coffee and in the afternoons enjoyed some sun on the side deck/plunge pool. The beach passes are a great perk, grocery stores, restaurants, shopping and other services are just a few minutes drive from the house. I have booked many vacation homes around the world, and Blue Moon is one of our top experiences….highly recommend it.”

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  • St Nicholas Abbey

    Barbados culture and history is not always the first thing you associate with your holiday in the sun.  However, you might be surprised.  There are many unique things to see and do during your Barbados holiday.  There truly is something for everyone, which is what makes Barbados such an ever-popular holiday destination.  One of the ‘not to be missed’ attractions is St Nicholas Abbey – one of only three Jacobean Manor Houses still standing in the Americas today. St Nicholas Abbey Barbados Culture and History Wedding at the Abbey

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  • Caribbean Love Affair

    Caribbean Love AffairThe Caribbean love affair began when I first came to Barbados on my honeymoon many years ago.  Little did I know that it would be the start of two lifelong love affairs – one with the man I married and one with the island paradise in the sun.

    I could tell you about the virtues of being married to Arthur but I suspect you’d rather know what brings me back to Barbados year after year, and why it will always have a special place in my heart.

    When I tell you I come from Canada (aka The Great White North) you’ll know the winters are seriously long and frigid.  In -20 c. temperatures and deep snow, the thought of that wonderful Bajan sunshine in January gets me through the dark November days.  By December, I’m mentally packing my bag with sunglasses, sandals and sarongs and can hardly wait to leave the down coat and polar fleece behind!  I know that aches and pains will disappear and the sunshine (not to mention the odd tropical cocktail) will have a therapeutic effect as soon as I step off the plane.

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  • Holetown – Barbados Villa Rental

    Barbados villa rental holetown festivalHoletown is a popular choice for a Barbados villa rental holiday. Located on the West Coast of Barbados, in the parish of St James, this is where the English sea captain, John Powell, came ashore and claimed the island for the English King James I in the 1600s. It was given the name of a natural inlet channel where ships could be off loaded and cleaned, before a new cargo would be loaded up.

    Today Holetown is no longer a port but an interesting, eclectic mix of shops, bars, restaurants and hotels apartments and it’s a great place for your Barbados holiday.  We have a range of villas and apartments in, or near to, Holetown; for example:

    Blue Moon4 Mango Court, 161 Cordia Avenue, and The Palms Penthouse.

    The exclusive Sugar Hill Resort is very close to Holetown, just a 5 minute drive away. Here we can offer many accommodation options for a great Barbados villa rental, such as Apartment 209C, Westholme and Orange Walk Studio.

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  • Barbados Holiday Villa Spa Services

    spa massage in gardenBarbados holiday villa spa services from Paradise Rentals – because we want you to get the absolute most out of your holiday experience.  It’s important to us that you are as relaxed and pampered as you can possibly be.  We understand the stress and tension involved in getting ready for your holiday and that a long flight can leave you feeling stiff and uncomfortable.

    So; we recommend you take the very first opportunity to indulge in a fabulous spa treatment in the comfort of your very own holiday rental villa.  Many of our villas and apartments have private gardens or a balcony; for example Retreat House , Bolli Heights or Apartment 209C at Sugar Hill.  What could be more delicious than a long lingering massage under the stars to the sounds of the night.  You will truly realise that you’ve arrived in paradise.   Continue Reading

  • The Supreme of St. James Vacation Rentals

    Going on vacation to Barbados? Looking to rent somewhere on the West Coast? Paradise Rentals offer an extensive choice of St. James vacation rentals, self catering villas and apartments of first class quality.

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  • Luxurious St. Peter Vacation Villas – About St. Peter

    Recommending Paradise Rentals for the best St. Peter vacation villas, guaranteed first class accommodation with a professional service.

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  • Sports and Recreation by Barbados Villa Rentals

    villa rentals in Barbados - recreation and sportsBarbados has a huge choice of sports and recreational activities to enjoy, whether you want to participate or simply observe, you are guaranteed an action-packed holiday. Our wonderful island is only 21 by 14 miles in size, so when staying at one of our Barbados villa rentals you are just a short trip away from lots of sporty fun and relaxation. Continue Reading

  • Barbados Villa With Pool – Head For The Beach

    villa rentals with pool - Barbados beachesEven though many of our visitors choose to stay in a Barbados villa with pool, it is still great to head for the beach, feel the warm sand beneath your feet, smell the ocean and taste the salt !  Barbados has over 70 miles of palm fringed, white sandy beaches just waiting to be explored.  A day on the beach will leave you refreshed and relaxed, sun-kissed and renewed.  Walk along the shore collecting shells and pebbles, paddle in the crystal clear waters or get a bit more energetic and go waterskiing or snorkelling.  Whatever activity you choose, Barbados beach life is something special. Continue Reading

  • Exclusive Villa Holidays In Barbados – Great Shopping

    great shopping when staying at our exclusive villa rentalsExclusive villa holidays in Barbados are so much more than the beach and the ocean.  Of course the beach is wonderful and we all love to spend time there enjoying the crystal clear waters and all the activity – even if that is just snoozing in the shade, reading a book or an afternoon of people watching !  However, many of our guests like to wash off the sand and head for the shops for some serious retail therapy. Continue Reading

  • Barbados Villa Holiday, Away From The Beach

    villa holiday in Barbados, away from the beachWhile enjoying your Barbados villa holiday and exploring the island you can’t fail to notice the arable land.  The main crops grown in Barbados are sugarcane, vegetables and cotton.  The vegetables commonly grown include sweet potatoes, eddoes and yams.  These vegetables are usually sold locally by street vendors and not grown for export.  Barbados cotton fields can be seen but are scarce in comparison to sugar and vegetables.  You’ll see many sugarcane fields.  Over 37% of the land in Barbados is arable land and sugarcane is the main crop.  Sugarcane is the second largest industry in Barbados, with millions of dollars worth being exported each year.  Continue Reading

  • Barbados Holiday Villas – Events Throughout The Year

    Barbados holiday villas promoting events throughout the yearBarbados is a year round holiday destination and Barbados holiday villas are always in demand.  There’s a great deal to see and do whatever your taste or budget.  Of course if your idea of a perfect holiday is to do nothing at all…  well we can easily arrange that !  We offer you the option of extra staff or services so you can just chill out and be taken care of.

    Maybe you’d like to plan your holiday to coincide with one of the many annual events that take place in Barbados ?  There are many to choose from.

    Of course Christmas in Barbados is something special.  Bajans go to town with the decorations and lights.  At night time it looks magical and seasonal music is played everywhere.  There is always a good reason for great food in Barbados and Christmas is definitely a time for feasting – we can even arrange for a private chef to prepare Christmas dinner for you, or a Christmas cake perhaps?.   Continue Reading