Destination guide

A great home base in St. Martins

The village of St. Martins may be small, but it is a lovely place to set up a home base for exploring the island of Barbados. Only a short drive from the airport, it is within walking distance of the St. Philip Parish waterfront with its white sand beaches and idyllic bays. St. Martins vacation rentals are close to lively restaurants and supermarkets, where you can pick up food for day trips around the region. Located outside the traditional tourist regions, it's a great place to connect and shop with locals, and experience true daily life in this island nation.

Things to do

Historic plantation house near St. Martins

The Foursquare Rum Distillery and Heritage Park is a fantastic place to learn about rum-making. Surrounded by sugar cane fields, it also features a folk museum and delicious rum-tasting. St. Martins vacation rentals are short drives away from Bushy Park, a well-maintained racetrack where the whole family can test their driving prowess. Grown-ups can hurtle around the track in race cars, while kids can whiz around in special children's karts. The Sunbury Plantation House is essential viewing. Built in the 1600s, it holds a treasure trove of historic artifacts, and guests get to taste the plantation's famous rum punch.


Rum and racing near St. Martins

Hidden away in St. Philip Parish, St. Martins is close to some of the best beaches in the country, where you can embrace your inner adventurer and hit the waves on jet skis, banana boats, hobie cats, knee boards and water skis. St. Martins vacation rentals are close to many historic locations in St. Philip, including a stunning heritage plantation house and 4 lovely old Anglican churches. Rum aficionados can taste varieties of the brew at a distillery, while sport-lovers can hone their skills in archery, shooting or paint-balling, and speed-lovers can fly around a racetrack in karts or cars.


Hot sun and tropical showers in St. Martins

St. Martins in Barbados enjoys the consistently hot, humid weather of the tropics. Temperatures start to climb in April and stay in the low 80s through October. With high humidity as well, summers can be rather warm, but steady breezes off the water keep things cooler, and at night the heat goes down to the low 70s. Winters are much the same, only dipping down a few degrees to highs of low 80s and lows of high 60s. The rainy season falls in summer, but tropical showers are short. Hurricanes rarely hit Barbados, but the season is from June through October.

Natural features

Dolphins and flying fish near St. Martins

St. Martins is a tiny village tucked away in the heart of the Saint Philip Parish, on the southeastern end of the island of Barbados. Although not situated on the waterfront, it is only a short walk from the gorgeous, white sand beaches of the largest parish in Barbados. St. Martins has abundant bird life and avid watchers may spot egrets, finches, doves and hummingbirds. In the warm waters off the beaches, you can find beautiful but endangered leatherback turtles, distinctive striped dolphins with gorgeous markings and amazing flying fish, which can fly through the air for over 40 yards.

Can I find a vacation rental around Saint Martins?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 903 vacation rentals near Saint Martins. From 156 Houses to 489 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Saint Martins for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Saint Martins?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Saint Martins:

  • Saint Lawrence Gap: 286 vacation rentals
  • Sunset Crest: 361 vacation rentals
  • Hastings: 158 vacation rentals
  • Sandy Lane: 573 vacation rentals
  • Silver Sands: 114 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Saint Martins?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Saint Martins. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Barbados Golf Club: 2,873 vacation rentals
  • Dover Beach: 2,873 vacation rentals
  • Port St. Charles Marina: 2,868 vacation rentals
  • Miami Beach: 2,873 vacation rentals
  • Royal Westmoreland Golf Course: 2,872 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Saint Martins listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Saint Martins?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 156 Houses in Saint Martins. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Saint Martins include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 489 rentals available
  • Villas: 145 rentals available
  • Cabins: 32 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Saint Martins?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 417 vacation rentals with pool available in Saint Martins. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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