Destination guide

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.

Things to do

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, 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.


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.

Natural features

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.

How to get there

How to get to and around Paynes Bay

The nearest airport is in Bridgetown (BGI-Grantley Adams Intl.), located 11.3 mi (18.2 km) from the city center.

Where to stay around Paynes Bay?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 2,497 vacation rentals near Paynes Bay. From 800 Condos/Apartments to 1,147 Villas, 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.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Paynes Bay?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Paynes Bay. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Barbados Polo Club: 2,800 vacation rentals
  • Holders Hill: 382 vacation rentals
  • Paynes Bay Beach: 2,434 vacation rentals
  • Bagatelle Terrace: 81 vacation rentals
  • Bridgetown: 2,729 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Paynes Bay! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Paynes Bay?

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

  • Bridgetown: 2,729 rentals
  • Holetown: 2,478 rentals
  • Ocean City: 914 rentals
  • Fitts Village: 2,507 rentals
  • Oistins: 2,170 rentals

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

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Paynes Bay?

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

  • Barbados Polo Club: 2,800 rentals
  • Barbados Golf Club: 2,800 rentals
  • Dover Beach: 2,801 rentals
  • Port St. Charles Marina: 2,798 rentals
  • Miami Beach: 2,799 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Paynes Bay listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

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