Mullins Bay, St. Peter, Barbados

Mullins Bay, St. Peter, Barbados

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Bajan bliss in Mullins Bay

From turquoise water to golden sand, Mullins Bay is a postcard-perfect slice of the Caribbean. The Bajan beach is fringed by a shallow coral reef, which means there's calm water and colorful snorkeling just offshore. Just steps from the sand is the famous Mullins Beach Bar, where you can enjoy coconut shrimp, rum cocktails and calypso tunes in a breezy oceanfront setting. The vibe is a little more relaxed than nearby enclaves like Sandy Lane Beach, which makes Mullins Bay vacation rentals a top choice for families, groups and anyone in search of a laid-back Caribbean getaway.

Make a splash in Mullins Bay

For most vacationers, soaking up the Caribbean sunshine is a top priority. Mullins Bay is dotted with colorful beach chairs and umbrellas that make it easy to top up your tan. If you'd rather sunbathe solo, why not snap up Mullins Bay vacation rentals featuring private plunge pools and lush tropical gardens? There are plenty of watersports on offer, from paddle boarding in the bay to romantic sunset sails. For a change of scene, why not beach hop your way around the island?

Take a trip from Mullins Bay

While Barbados is best known for its idyllic beaches, it's also brimming with Bajan history and culture. Nearby Bridgetown is the island's characterful capital, with much of the city protected as a UNESCO World Heritage site. You can people watch in National Heroes Square, gaze up at St Michael's Cathedral and learn about the island's democratic roots at the Parliament Buildings museum. Venture inland and you'll find colonial gems like St Nicholas Abbey. The Jacobean mansion was once a flourishing sugar plantation and today you can tour the grounds and visit the on-site rum distillery.

Cool off in the sea in Mullins Bay

Thanks to its balmy Caribbean climate, Barbados is drenched in sunshine throughout the year. Temperatures hover around the 70s and 80s, which means it'll always be warm enough to swim and sunbathe. December ushers in high season, with crowds peaking right through to April. Mullins Bay vacation rentals keep things cool, with island-inspired decor, sparkling swimming pools and stunning views of the Caribbean Sea. Oceanfront decks are also the perfect place to savor the northeast trade winds. For a laid-back vacation, consider visiting from July to November. While you may encounter the occasional Caribbean rainstorm, the chances are you'll be treated to gorgeous weather.

Mullins Bay is one of the Caribbean's best-kept secrets

Perched on the west coast of Barbados, Mullins Bay is one of the Caribbean's best-kept secrets. It's part of the West Indies, a sun-drenched region of the North Atlantic Ocean. As well as Mullins Bay, Barbados boasts more than 70 miles of stunning coastline. Most beaches are fringed by sugar-white sand and swaying coconut palms. Whether you're snorkeling offshore or strolling along the beach, keep an eye open for resident sea turtles. You could also spot West African green monkeys swinging through the jungle.