Destination guide

A small village and beach resort all in one at Hastings

Hastings is a beach resort and small village in the Christ Church Parish of Barbados. It’s known for its soft white sand beaches and outstanding surfing. Many travelers book Hastings vacation rentals for the combination of relaxation and excitement found here and at nearby attractions. Go snorkeling, catch some waves, or just soak up the sun while lounging on the beach. You can enjoy breathtaking sunsets on the boardwalk, family fun on the beach, sun, surf and sand, shopping, great fine dining, and the vacation of your dreams, all at this Barbados island paradise.

Things to do

One-day cruises offer all the Hastings attractions you want

If you’re looking for the very best attraction activities on Hastings, try a one-day catamaran cruise. You can enjoy seeing all the local marine life and even swim with turtles. You can snorkel to experience coral reefs and old shipwrecks. There’s also the boardwalk and promenade, where the kids can enjoy the playground, you can catch a live show, or grab a something delicious to eat while you relax at public picnic tables. Be sure to check out the Hastings Farmers Market, and the Mallalieu Motor Collection & Car Museum for a family-friendly change of pace!


Surfing, sun, sand, shopping, and dining in Hastings

One of the most popular outdoor activity pastimes for travelers is to walk the new South Coast Boardwalk. It’s a serene place to take an early morning stroll and see the sunrise, enjoy the salt air in the evenings, while sitting and looking over the ocean. The promenade nearby features a playground for the kids, and live music at the bandstand, or you can grab a quick bite to eat. One-day catamaran cruise water tours offer the opportunity to swim, snorkel, see local marine life, and even shipwrecks. There’s even tidal pools, fine dining, and more.


Hastings has gorgeous weather every season

The great thing about Barbados is that, even during hurricane season, the island rarely gets hit by storms. All year long, you’ll enjoy outstanding weather in this tropical paradise. While the most popular time for Hastings vacation rentals is July through November, it’s also the most costly time and the crowded during these summer and fall months. The winter and spring months of January through April still offer great weather, less rain, and lower costs for your rentals, and even during the off-season period, you’ll still be able to enjoy everything the island has to offer.

Natural features

Beaches and greenery, all nearby Hastings

Barbados has a great variety of natural attractions. Just a stone’s throw from Hastings, you can take in everything from palm trees to a rocky coastline, sandy beaches, hills, a mountain, and just about everything else nature has to offer. Enjoy stunning marine life in the coral reefs around the area, and see real sugar cane fields. There are beautiful geological formations that attract many visitors. If you’re looking for the best Caribbean vacation spot, Hastings vacation rentals may be just what you need for a perfect island getaway trip that’s fun for the entire family.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Hastings

Fly into Bridgetown (BGI-Grantley Adams Intl.), the closest airport, located 7.5 mi (12.1 km) from the city center.

Where to stay around Hastings?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 148 vacation rentals near Hastings. From 101 Condos/Apartments to 21 Villas, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Hastings for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Hastings?

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 Hastings:

  • Saint Lawrence Gap: 286 vacation rentals
  • Sunset Crest: 324 vacation rentals
  • Sandy Lane: 515 vacation rentals
  • Silver Sands: 93 vacation rentals
  • Rockley: 182 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 Hastings?

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

  • South Coast Boardwalk: 2,674 vacation rentals
  • Hastings Rocks: 2,682 vacation rentals
  • Surf in Barbados Surf School: 2,670 vacation rentals
  • Barbados Golf Club: 2,670 vacation rentals
  • Dover Beach: 2,671 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Hastings 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 Condos/Apartments in Hastings?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 101 Condos/Apartments in Hastings. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Hastings include:

  • Villas: 21 rentals available
  • Houses: 12 rentals available
  • Studios: 74 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 Hastings?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 85 vacation rentals with pool available in Hastings. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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