Paynes Bay, St. James, Barbados

Paynes Bay, St. James, Barbados

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Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 2,138 vacation rentals near Paynes Bay. From 851 villas to 505 apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Paynes Bay for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

Paynes Bay is a slice of Caribbean paradise

One of the Caribbean's dreamiest beaches, Paynes Bay is a vision of golden sand and aquamarine water. The chic Bajan beach is lined with high-end hotels, boutique villas and plenty of places to wine and dine. In fact, the strip is so sought after that celebrities including Rihanna own their own slices of paradise in nearby enclaves such as Sandy Lane Beach. Want to live it up like an A-lister? From luxury penthouse suites to exclusive oceanfront villas, Paynes Bay vacation rentals unlock access to some of the island's most coveted properties.

Sun, sand and fiery Paynes Bay sunsets

Sunshine and sand are top priorities in Paynes Bay. You can rent beach chairs and umbrellas or snag a shady spot at one of the oceanfront cafes. Of course, nothing beats sunset cocktails on the deck of your oceanfront Paynes Bay vacation rentals villa. If you feel a little restless there are plenty of watersports on offer. You can jet ski around the bay, rent a paddle board or sign up for a sunset catamaran sail. The beach is fringed by a shallow reef which means there's fantastic snorkeling just off shore. Keep an eye out for sea turtles cruising the shallows.

Discover historic Barbados in Paynes Bay

While most visitors are lured by the island's postcard-perfect beaches, Barbados is also brimming with unique attractions. Just a 25-minute drive from Paynes Bay, Hunte's Gardens were designed by a local horticulturalist. Inside, you can get lost in a wonderland of lush cabbage palms, colorful hummingbirds and mischievous monkeys. Nearby Bridgetown is the heart and soul of historic Barbados. Today, the characterful capital is protected as a UNESCO World Heritage site. You can visit the neo-Gothic Parliament Buildings, peer into St Michael's Cathedral and people watch in National Heroes Square.

Sun-drenched winters in Paynes Bay

Thanks to its sultry Caribbean climate, temperatures hover around the 70s and 80s throughout the year. Crowds peak from December to April, when Barbados enjoys month after month of perfect weather. While the beach is just steps away, nothing beats cooling off in your sparkling Paynes Bay vacation rentals pool. Locals will testify that July to November is a sweet spot. While it's technically hurricane season, Barbados is rarely hit by wild weather. The chances are you'll be treated to beach-worthy weather throughout your stay. You'll also catch a string of island celebrations, including the legendary Crop Over festival. Gear up for street parades, lavish costumes and live calypso music.

Island vibes in Paynes Bay

Paynes Bay sits on the west coast of Barbados, a sun-drenched island in the Caribbean. It's encircled by coral reefs and laced with sandy beaches. As well as soaking up the sun in Paynes Bay, you can also beach hop around the island. Barbados is home to hundreds of sea turtles, as well as West African green monkeys. Leave your morning fruit platter unattended and you'll quickly learn just how cheeky they can be.