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Charming Speightstown, Perfect For Those Seeking A Tranquil Escape

Is Speightstown worth a visit?

On Barbados’s west coast lies the delightful town of Speightstown, brimming with history and charm. Step back in time at the 17th-century Arlington House, peruse the Art Galleries, or delve into the island’s natural heritage at the Barbados National Trust. With its serene beaches and laid-back vibe, Speightstown offers a peaceful getaway for travelers in search of tranquility.

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The length of your Speightstown vacation depends on your travel style and interests. Here’s a guide:

Short getaways (3-5 days): Quick escape to explore highlights like town center, beaches, and water sports.

Moderate stays (6-10 days): Dive deeper into attractions like Arlington House, Harrison’s Cave, and enjoy activities.

Extended stays (10+ days): Immerse in local culture, explore Barbados, and relax in the island’s atmosphere.

Consider these factors when deciding your ideal Speightstown stay:

Interests: If you love diving, surfing, or history, plan time for these activities.
Pace: Prefer a packed schedule or relaxed vibe? Adjust your stay length accordingly.
Budget: Longer stays mean higher costs. Keep your budget in mind.

Remember, your perfect Speightstown getaway depends on what you love and how you like to travel.

Speightstown’s charm is best discovered on foot, allowing you to soak in the local vibe. Rent bicycles or scooters for farther exploration, or hop on buses to explore the island.

The nearest airport to Speightstown is Grantley Adams International Airport, located approximately 31 kilometers away.

Travel Tip(s)

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Speightstown Heritage Walking Tour and Sunset Dinner
Speightstown Heritage Walking Tour and a sumptuous 'Bajan' Sunset Dinner

Things to do, sightseeing & attractions in Speightstown

In Speightstown, you’ll find a mix of historical sites, natural beauty, and opportunities for relaxation. With its rich history, picturesque beaches, and vibrant culture, Speightstown offers a diverse range of experiences to enjoy.

  • Arlington House Museum: Explore this restored 18th-century building to learn about Barbados’ history, culture, and sugar industry.
  • Speightstown Esplanade: Enjoy a leisurely stroll along the waterfront promenade, lined with shops, cafes, and stunning ocean views.
  • Beaches: Relax on the beautiful beaches near Speightstown, such as Heywoods Beach and Mullins Beach, perfect for swimming, sunbathing, and water sports.
  • St. Peter’s Parish Church: Visit this historic church dating back to the 17th century, known for its distinctive architecture and tranquil atmosphere.
  • Art Galleries: Discover local artwork and crafts at galleries like the Gallery of Caribbean Art, showcasing the talents of Barbadian artists.
  • Speightstown Mural: Admire the vibrant mural depicting history, local life, and culture, located near the town center.
  • Farley Hill National Park: Take a short drive to this scenic park just outside town, offering hiking trails, picnic areas, and panoramic views of the coastline.
  • Water Activities: Dive, snorkel, or take a boat tour to explore the underwater world of coral reefs and marine life around Speightstown.
  • Local Markets: Browse the stalls at Speightstown Fish Market (Address: Hwy 1B, Speightstown, Saint Peter Barbados) and Haymans Market for fresh seafood, produce, and local crafts.
  • Rum Distillery Tours: Learn about Barbados’ rum-making traditions with tours of nearby distilleries like the 18th-century Mount Gay Rum  (23 km away in Bridgetown), or St. Nicholas Abbey. Both distilleries are beautiful settings and worth going to.
  • Play golf at Royal Westmoreland Golf Course, less than 4 km from St Peter’s Bay Luxury Resort and Residencies.
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St Peter's Bay Luxury Resort and Residencies. Click above for more photos and availability.

Where to stay in Speightstown

Ixoras Beach Apartments in Speightstown, Barbados

Ixoras Beach Apartments

The apartments are perfectly located for buses, a short walk to local shops, and easy to the local bars and restaurants. Plus, it's very close to the beautiful Heywoods Beach.

Sweet sunsets, villa, complete home, house, in marina, Speightstown, Barbados

Sweet Sunsets

Reserve the entire 3-bedroom villa in the Marina of Speightstown for complete privacy and doing your own thing. Sweet Sunsets is conveniently located just 31 km from Grantley Adams International Airport, ensuring a smooth journey to your tropical retreat.

Award-Winning Hotels & Resorts
Where to stay in Speightstown, Cobblers Cove Barbados

Cobblers Cove - Barbados

Indulge in luxury at Cobblers Cove, featuring breathtaking ocean vistas, lavish accommodations, a spa, diverse dining options, and an infinity pool. Ideal for those craving pampering and exclusivity, Cobblers Cove won the coveted World Travel Awards for three years running, i.e. Barbados' Leading Hotel 2020 to 2023.

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Travel Tip(s)

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