Contrary to its size, Barbados offers innumerable hotel options that include everything from the grand elegance of internationally acclaimed brand-name accommodations to a distinct selection of enchanting family-run boutique inns. Some of these hotels bear significant historical significance to the island and they provide a charm like no other.
European colonisation of the Caribbean left a rich architectural heritage. Of the English speaking Caribbean, Barbados is perhaps the most fortunate in its profusion of old buildings of all types. These are chiefly late Georgian or Victorian, but include a significant number of earlier structures, including, astonishingly, at least eight major seventeenth century houses and several from around 1700. From the eastern windswept shores of Bathsheba to the heart of historic Holetown to the alluring beaches of the south coast, you're certain to find a historic stay in Barbados that can best accommodate your taste and budget.