Destination guide

The beachside setting of Retreat is ready to explore

The gardens, beaches and rainforest display a scene truly unique to Retreat. This relaxing and romantic city entices travelers with its restaurants and spas. St. Nicholas Abbey and Animal Flower Cave are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. If you're looking for accommodations with space to entertain friends and family, HomeAway has plenty of options to choose from. Many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities, perfect for big groups.


Activities and attractions in and around Retreat

Do you want to find top things to see and do in the city? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Retreat a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. Here are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Barbados Wildlife Reserve (2.6 mi / 4.2 km)
  • Caribbean International Riding Centre (3.1 mi / 5 km)
  • Sandy Lane Country Club Golf Course (6.2 mi / 10 km)
  • Green Monkey Golf Course (6.2 mi / 10.1 km)
  • Sandy Lane Golf Course (6.6 mi / 10.6 km)
  • Ocean Echo Stables (10.8 mi / 17.4 km)

Seasonal weather averages in Retreat

If you're planning a vacation around the weather, September, May, June and October are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 90°F.

Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Retreat

Travelers love Retreat for its picturesque gardens and pristine beaches. Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Retreat is a great place to spend some time outside. These are a few of the area's most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Animal Flower Cave (5 mi / 8.1 km)
  • Huntes Gardens (7.4 mi / 11.9 km)
  • Bathsheba Beach (8.2 mi / 13.3 km)
  • Brownes Beach (11.9 mi / 19.2 km)
  • Heywoods Beach (0.8 mi / 1.3 km)
  • Speightstown Esplanade (1.2 mi / 1.9 km)

How to get to and around Retreat

The nearest airport is in Bridgetown (BGI-Grantley Adams Intl.), located 16 mi (25.8 km) from the city center.

Where to stay near Retreat?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 1,672 house rentals near Retreat. From 280 Houses to 399 Condos/Apartments, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Retreat for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Retreat?

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Retreat:

  • Saint Lawrence Gap: 276 vacation rentals
  • Maynards: 87 vacation rentals
  • St. Martins: 17 vacation rentals
  • Upper Carlton: 323 vacation rentals
  • Foul Bay: 35 vacation rentals

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I rent Houses in Retreat?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 280 Houses in Retreat. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Retreat include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 399 lodging choices
  • Villas: 933 lodging choices
  • Cabins: 29 lodging choices

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation homes including Cottages and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Retreat?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 1,088 vacation homes with pool available in Retreat.