Destination guide

Discover a different side to Barbados in St Joseph

While the Platinum Coast is a treat, St Joseph showcases a different side of Barbados. The island's eastern shores are awash with deserted beaches, lush sugar cane fields and forests full of wild monkeys. Once a sleepy fishing village, today St Joseph lures vacationers in search of sun, sand and a taste of the real Barbados. Accommodation is suitably laidback, with St Joseph vacation rentals swapping high-end hotels for breezy beach villas. Swaying hammocks are the perfect excuse to while the day away with a good book.

Things to do

Hummingbirds and hidden beaches in St Joseph

St Joseph may feel worlds away from the glitz and glamor of the Platinum Coast, but thanks to the island's tiny footprint you'll never be too far from the action. Venture 10 minutes inland and you'll stumble across gems like Hunte's Gardens, an island oasis of lush cabbage palms, rainbow-colored hummingbirds and playful monkeys. You'll also be well-placed to discover hidden spots like Shark Hole, a tiny stretch of sand hemmed in by rocky cliffs. An offshore reef keeps the waves from rolling in and forms a crystalline natural swimming pool.

Activities

Riding waves in St Joseph

Surfers will jump at the chance to hit up Soup Bowl, a break that's won over the likes of Kelly Slater. It serves up one of the Caribbean's biggest waves, so only paddle out if you know your way around a surfboard. Alternatively, you can soak up the sun on the beach or make a splash in the shallows. Set right at the water's edge, St Joseph vacation rentals make the most of the seascapes. Whether you're enjoying a morning coffee, devouring fresh seafood or sipping sunset rum punch, you'll find it hard to drag yourself off your private deck.

Weather

Sun-drenched family beach breaks in St Joseph

Barbados enjoys sultry weather throughout the year, though crowds usually spike over winter. The US school holidays fill up fast, though St Joseph is nowhere near as busy as its western counterparts. Planning a family getaway to Barbados? With St Joseph vacation rentals you can unlock access to a fantastic line-up of family-sized beach houses. Well-equipped kitchens make it easy to feed the troops, while spacious living areas and sparkling pools mean there's plenty of room to run amok. Visit in August and you'll catch Crop Over Festival, one of the Caribbean's liveliest celebrations.

Natural features

From the Caribbean to the Atlantic in St Joseph

While the east coast of Barbados faces the glassy Caribbean Sea, St Joseph backs onto the Atlantic. This gives it a "tropical meets tempest" aesthetic. As well as swaying palms and sandy beaches, you'll also find huge limestone sea boulders and rolling surf breaks. It may feel off the beaten track, but St Joseph is an easy 30-minute drive from hotspots like Bridgetown, Sandy Lane and Paynes Bay. This means you can hit up the local seafood shacks and beach bars, or head west for upscale restaurants and boutiques.

How to get there

How to get to and around St. Joseph

Fly into Bridgetown (BGI-Grantley Adams Intl.), the closest airport, located 9.4 mi (15.1 km) from the city center.

Can I find a vacation rental around Saint Joseph?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 15 vacation rentals near Saint Joseph. From 7 Houses to 3 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Saint Joseph for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Saint Joseph?

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

  • Bathsheba: 2,213 vacation rentals
  • Sugar Hill: 2,641 vacation rentals
  • Cattlewash: 2,134 vacation rentals
  • Bathsheba Beach: 2,939 vacation rentals
  • Springfield: 2,140 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Saint Joseph! 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 Saint Joseph?

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 Saint Joseph:

  • Bathsheba: 2,213 rentals
  • Sugar Hill: 2,641 rentals
  • Springfield: 2,140 rentals
  • Bowling Alley Hill: 2,798 rentals
  • Mellowes: 2,415 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 Saint Joseph?

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

  • Bathsheba Beach: 2,939 rentals
  • St Joseph Parish Church: 2,908 rentals
  • Flower Forest: 2,939 rentals
  • Andromeda Botanic Gardens: 2,938 rentals
  • Huntes Gardens: 2,908 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Saint Joseph 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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