Cruise, Hotel, Rental or Resort?
Many cruises visit this island so plan to either jam a lot of sights into one day or just head to one of the many spectacular beaches. Beaches on the Atlantic side (east) tend to be rougher and windier, perfect for wind surfing and surfing. Beaches on the western side tend to be calmer so great for snorkeling and swimming. You’ll find the vast number of hotels, resorts, and private rentals there as well as the capital of this independent British Commonwealth nation, Bridgetown, and two other popular spots: Holetown and Speightstown.
While there are many hotels and resort complexes, there are not as many all-inclusive vacation spots as one might think in such a popular holiday destination so if this is your vacation of choice, book well in advance. There are private home and villa rentals to suit most budgets if you want to buy and cook for yourself on your vacation. Warning: food is expensive as are most other commodities here as the majority of items must be imported. Whatever accommodation route you take, it is best to use the services of a travel professional even when dealing with a rental agency or at the very least, read the fine print. Your vacation dollars are precious, and who wants to arrive on the island to find your rental condo has been double-booked? No upgrades here from a rental agency, and good luck with equivalent accommodation when most places are booked up at least a year in advance. Having a travel professional on your side in a vacation snafu is a good thing!