Destination guide

It's maximum relaxation at Maxwell Beach

There's no rule to say you can't leave your phone on airplane mode even after you've landed, and with a Maxwell Beach vacation rental, all you're going to want it for is selfies anyway. With its white sand beach and warm blue waters, this little corner of the Caribbean is all about slowing things right down. And the people on Barbados are almost as welcoming as the beach itself. One of the island's most popular traditions is the weekly Friday night Oistins fish fry, and your Maxwell Beach vacation rental puts it right on your doorstep.

Things to do

Bridge(town) the (Saint Lawrence) Gap with some excursions

If you can tear yourself away from those warm sands, a Maxwell Beach vacation rental puts you in a top spot for excursions into the wider area. Saint Lawrence Gap is the main local hotspot—a 1.5 km strip of beachfront brilliance, with bars, restaurants, and shops. And Bridgetown, the capital of Barbados, is just a 20-minute drive away. This colorful city is full of attractions, including the Barbados Museum and the Barbados National Heroes Gallery. You can even learn how they make the island's signature drink with a tour round the Mount Gay Rum Distillery.

Activities

Turn out for Friday night frolics down by the beach

With a Maxwell Beach vacation rental, there's one place you're likely to be spending the vast majority of your time. Lounge on the sand, swim in the warm sea, or ramp it up a level with jet skis, sailing, or banana boat rides. You could have a picnic on the beach, or play a bit of volleyball if you're feeling particularly energetic. One local activity that you absolutely can't miss out on is the Friday night fish fry in the local village of Oistins, where locals and vacationers alike dress up and turn out for a big beach party.

Weather

They don't sell a lot of fur coats in Barbados

Though there are wet and dry seasons, it's hot all year round in this corner of Paradise. Fortunately the winds coming in off the ocean keep the air moving around a bit, but you'll want to take special care with the sunscreen. The climate in Maxwell Beach is pretty tropical, with the wet season rocking up generally between June and December. January to April is the busiest time on Barbados, since it tends to be the driest and coolest period, while September and October are good months to get cheap rates, but you might find some stuff is shut.

Natural features

Conan the Barbadian would have been a really nice guy

Though it's pretty much synonymous with the idyllic Caribbean, Barbados is actually in the Atlantic Ocean. Much of the island is surrounded by coral reefs, and it's well known for its sea turtles. The southern coast of Barbados is legendary for its sandy beaches and warm seas, and that's before you even get an eyeful of those gorgeous Bajan sunsets. Maxwell Beach is in Christ Church Parish, home to Barbados's last surviving mangrove swamp in the form of the Graeme Hall Nature Sanctuary. This important wildlife habitat forms a staging post for migratory birds, and limited areas are open to the public.

Where to stay around Maxwell Beach?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 2,635 vacation rentals near Maxwell Beach. From 907 Condos/Apartments to 1,117 Villas, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Maxwell Beach for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Maxwell Beach?

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

  • Bridgetown: 2,447 vacation rentals
  • Saint Lawrence Gap: 282 vacation rentals
  • Holetown: 2,217 vacation rentals
  • Ocean City: 874 vacation rentals
  • Sunset Crest: 318 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Maxwell Beach! 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 Maxwell Beach?

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 Maxwell Beach:

  • Bridgetown: 2,447 rentals
  • Holetown: 2,217 rentals
  • Ocean City: 874 rentals
  • Fitts Village: 2,357 rentals
  • Oistins: 1,950 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 Maxwell Beach?

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

  • Barbados Golf Club: 2,631 rentals
  • Dover Beach: 2,516 rentals
  • Port St. Charles Marina: 2,515 rentals
  • Miami Beach: 2,629 rentals
  • Royal Westmoreland Golf Course: 2,514 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Maxwell Beach 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.