For those who are going on a Barbados vacation, especially those who are going as a family or as a group of friends, it is more than likely that an Apartment hotel shall be the first choice of accommodation. As for this author’s experience in the Caribbean for instance, there were some Barbados apartment hotel accommodations that were good while there were others that were bad. Here are some of the tricks I learned in order to find out which was which in Barbados. But of course not everyone is the same. It all depends on what kind of vacation the vacationer decides.
For the Adventurous Backpackers
In Barbados, the southern part is the best place to get down with the local scene since this place is full of accessible accommodations that are not swanky and that do not have large beach fronts. South of Barbados is also were Oistins is located so this is where the real Bajan beach party is. The adventurous types are the easiest ones to please. Most of these backpackers are either on a budget or are just in it to get the most authentic travel experience that they can get. And to them, authentic means something that is not in the usual tourist packages. These people tend to dislike anywhere that feels too “touristy.” That means that going into swanky hotel resorts is not a real option. For the adventurous type, it would be best to look for accommodations that are near the city. In the southern area, one can find Worthing, St. Lawrence Gap, Hastings, and Silver Sands in Christ Church. It is also were the famous Crane Beach is located. This is why the South Coast Is definitely a whole lot busier and a little bit more fun. Aside from these sites, all the nightclubs, restaurants, and bars are also mostly located in the south. Getting an apartment near the south is important since the inebriated ones would find it easier to get home.
For the Wholesome and the Private
Some families want a safe and wholesome trip for their kids. Some honeymooners prefer to lounge together in romantic but private getaways. It is not so hard to get inexpensive accommodations in the Southern part of Barbados. However, a lot of the apartments there are just concrete buildings without much flair. In the northern area of the island, there are many hotels and beaches that are more or less secluded. However, this is also where the swankiest and therefore the most expensive accommodations would be found. The best thing to do for those who want privacy and relaxation but who also want to save some money is to get accommodations in the north of Barbados but not from a hotel that has a beach front. There are several charming Barbados apartment hotel accommodation that are ten to five minutes away from the beach by foot. These might be the best choice for those who want privacy. But there are also beach side accommodations in the north that might just be slightly above the budget but will be well worth it.