Barbados Real Estate Locations

Property for Sale in Barbados

An Island Paradise of Options - The South Coast

Welcome to the vibrant world of Barbados real estate, a diverse but scarce offering of some of the best real estate in the Caribbean. Investing in Barbados real estate offers you a unique opportunity to own a piece of Caribbean heaven while keeping up with modern trends. To start your journey to discover Barbados real estate locations we will highlight some of the most popular areas on the island to reside or for the benefit of real estate investment or relocation, the price variation of each location offers and some of its amenities.

Barbados is geographically divided into 11 parishes (states/provinces. etc).  Following the British tradition, it has named its jurisdictions ‘parishes’.  Also due to the British Anglican influence it has named these Parishes after Saints.   Thus you have the names of St. Michael, St. George, St. Peter, etc where Christ Church is the only parish without the title ‘Saint’ preceding it. In continuing this tradition of labling its several villages, streets and churches landmarked after the British influence, Barbados has been ascribed the name ‘Little England’.

With the advent of its Independence in 1966 and now becoming a Republic on November, 2021, Barbados has progressed forward in adopting North American metropolitan living while retaining some of its previous colonial vestiges. City centres are now concentrated around mall areas as the ‘means of convenience’ for those who want to shop, work and even play. The shift in city centre placement has replaced the traditional town areas situtated around Bridgetown (its capital), Speighstown and Holetown as the means to garner trade. Shopping malls and other areas of commerce, mainly built inland and off the coast have developed in various pockets of each of the major parishes.  These areas have sprung up to offer conveniences to concentrated populations which would have in the past found it necessary to go to the town areas to shop for necessities or to conduct commerce not found in their local area.

Prior to the modern day trend of Real Estate development (mainly condo living and government housing areas), centuries of population growth was concentrated where commerce was focused.  The South Coast and West Coast of Barbados which encompasses the major Parishes of St. Michael, Christ Church, St. James and St. Philip have matured to have the highest population densities.

In the last few decades of its history, Barbados has progressively moved away from relying on sugar production via plantation estates as a foreign exchange earner and has adopted tourism as its main industry.  The West and South coastal areas have flourished as the main attraction for hotel infrastructure development and accommodating tourists to enjoy the ‘sun, sand and sea’ Barbados has to offer. As of recent the Bridgetown port and deep water harbour have been remodeled for the use of berthing major cruise ships to dock and to welcome visitors to its shores.

Barbados Real Estate Locations and Their Value

The three main coastlines of Barbados have been the interest of local and foreign investors in the development of Barbados’ tourism product. There was a time not too long ago (prior to the decade of the 1980’s) where beachfront property was considered ‘prime land’. However, as the competition for the tourism industry heats up in the Caribbean, there has been a drastic upward trend in the value of beachfront land. Property bought on the West, South and East Coast are bound to hold their value and even appreciate within the coming years. For the real estate investor, individual or family looking to relocate to Barbados you will find most if not all necessities and amenities you need on the South and West of the island and moving inland. With the East Coast being more secluded and under development The most expensive properties will be found around the beachfront of the coastlines. However, moving inland one will find less expensive properties that offer access to world class real estate while having access to all the required amenities. 

In this article, we will explore the South Coast of Barbados and its residential real estate offerings, the three main parishes that are bordered by this coastline where land meets sea. 

The Parishes of St. Michael, Christ Church and parts of St. Philip offer a range of beautiful and sought-after real estate locations. These parishes are geographically outlined by the South Coast and are highly desirable due to their white sand beaches, vibrant nightlife, and proximity to amenities.  

Christ Church, St. Michael and St. Philip Real Estate Highlights

  • Real Estate Variation Price Scale: Luxury Beachfront to middle income residences
  • Major Public beaches: Browne’s, Pebbles, Accra, Worthing, Dover, Miami, The Crane
  • Major Malls: Lanterns, Hastings, Sheraton (Inland), Six Roads (Inland) 
Residential Developments in Christ Church, St. Michael, and St. Philip include; large-scale projects that consist of multiple properties, often including apartments, condominiums, and townhouses.  However, it is important to note that there are many options of individual residences for sale, community properties, land lots, and also luxury properties. 

Types of Real Estate properties prevalent in the parishes of the South Coast.

I) Neighbourhood Properties and Individual Residences:

Some of the most sought-after neighborhoods on the South Coast include Rockley, Blue Waters, Rendezvous, Worthing, Dover, Club Morgan, Highgate Gardens, Pine Gardens, Elizabeth Park, Fort George Heights, South Ridge, Warners, Tino Terrace, Graeme Hall Park, Maxwell, Southern Heights, Atlantic Shores, Durants, and Enterprise. These neighborhoods are known for their excellent transport links, proximity to amenities such as banks, supermarkets, and shopping centers, and their idyllic sites and ocean views.

II) Land Lots:

These are individual parcels of land, often located in prime areas, that can be used for various purposes, such as building residential or commercial properties. Residential developments that encompass some of these land lots and are not too far from the South Coast, include; Club Morgan and Long Bay.

III) Luxury Properties:

Barbados is home to some of the Caribbean’s most valuable properties, with the South Coast offering a range of high-end luxury homes. Some of the most sought-after addresses on the South Coast include; Long Breeze Villa, The Sands, Palm Beach Condos, Ocean Two Residences, Club Morgan, The Crane Resort and Residences.  The parishes of St. Michael, Christ Church, and St. Philip offer a wide range of community properties to suit different budgets and lifestyle preferences. Whether you’re looking for a city apartment, a beachfront home, or a quiet country retreat, you’re likely to find a property that suits your needs in one of these parishes.

By Parish

I) Christ Church

Situated on the vibrant South Coast, Christ Church offers a mix of residential neighborhoods and tourist hotspots. This area is known for its lively atmosphere, beautiful beaches, and a wide range of amenities. Popular neighborhoods like St. Lawrence Gap, Worthing, and Hastings provide excellent opportunities for investment, with a variety of condos, townhouses, and vacation rentals available. Christ Church’s proximity to Bridgetown and the Grantley Adams International Airport adds to its appeal.

Christ Church is known for its beautiful beaches and vibrant nightlife. The parish offers a variety of properties, with prices ranging from $299,000 USD for a 1-bedroom home to $3,250,000 USD for a large plot of land. There are also opportunities for investment, such as the Standel Apartments on Maxwell Coast Road, which is a multi-unit rental property.  Some of the popular real estate locations include;

St. Lawrence Gap: Known as the entertainment hub of Barbados, St. Lawrence Gap is famous for its lively nightlife, restaurants, and beachfront properties. 

Worthing: Located just east of St. Lawrence Gap, Worthing is another popular area on the South Coast. It offers a mix of residential and commercial properties, with easy access to beautiful beaches and a range of amenities. 

Hastings: Situated between St. Lawrence Gap and Bridgetown, Hastings is a charming coastal community with a mix of residential homes and vacation rentals. The area is known for its tranquil beaches and proximity to the renowned South Coast boardwalk.

Oistins: Famous for its Friday night fish fry and vibrant local culture, Oistins is a vibrant fishing village located on the southern tip of the island. 


II) St. Michael

St. Michael, Barbados is a vibrant and bustling community, boasting an array of properties that cater to a variety of lifestyles. From luxury condos and apartments to sprawling beachfront villas and everything in between, this vibrant Caribbean destination has something for all tastes and budgets. 

St. Michael is home to the capital city of Bridgetown and offers a mix of residential and commercial properties. The average price of homes in this parish varies widely, with listings ranging from $135,000 USD to $7,500,000 USD. For instance, in the Brighton area, prices range from $900,000 USD for a residential lot to $6,950,000 USD for a 6-bedroom home. Some of the popular real estate locations include;

Bridgetown: As the capital city of Barbados, Bridgetown is a vibrant hub with a mix of residential and commercial properties. It offers a range of real estate options, including historic townhouses, modern condominiums, and apartments. Bridgetown provides easy access to amenities, shopping centers, and cultural attractions.

Wildey: Located within St. Michael Parish, Wildey is an upscale neighborhood known for its executive homes and convenient location. It offers a peaceful residential environment while being close to schools, medical facilities, and the Sir Garfield Sobers Sports Complex.

Belleville: Situated just outside of Bridgetown, Belleville is a popular residential area that appeals to families and professionals. It offers a mix of single-family homes, townhouses, and apartments. Belleville provides easy access to amenities such as supermarkets, restaurants, and recreational facilities.

The Pine: Is a well-established residential area in St. Michael that features a mix of older homes and newer developments. It offers a range of property types, from detached houses to townhouses and apartments. Pine is conveniently located near schools, shopping centers, and public transportation.

II) St. Philip

St. Philip, the largest parish in Barbados, offers a quieter, more rural lifestyle. Property prices here range from $42,500 USD for a small residential plot to $1,541,100 USD for a 3-bedroom home. In the Long Bay area, prices range from $352,000 USD to $1,950,000 USD. Some of the popular real estate locations include;

The Crane: An iconic area in St. Philip, famous for its luxury resort and stunning beach. It offers a range of high-end residential properties, including villas, condominiums, and townhouses. The area provides breathtaking coastal views and a serene atmosphere.

Mapps: A residential community located in St. Philip. This neighborhood offers a mix of housing options, including single-family homes and townhouses. Mapps provides a peaceful living environment with easy access to amenities and beautiful East Coast beaches.

Bayfield: Situated on the southeastern coast of Barbados, Bayfield is a charming village in St. Philip. It offers a mix of residential properties, from beachfront villas to countryside estates. Bayfield provides a tranquil setting, with proximity to amenities like shops, restaurants, and the nearby fishing village of Oistins.

Four Square: A developing neighborhood in St. Philip that offers a range of properties suitable for families and individuals. It features various housing options, including detached homes, townhouses, and apartments. Four Square provides a quiet residential environment while still offering convenient access to amenities and nearby towns.

In Conclusion:

Barbados’ real estate locations are diverse in their offerings.  The cost of an average three-bedroom home for sale can vary based on Parish.  The South Coast of Barbados offers arguably the most diverse range of wonderful places to buy property on the island. This diverse mix is due to population density being the highest concentrated in the populace of St. Michael and Christ Church.  

Property for sale in Barbados is not abundant due to its relatively small geographical land mass.  However, the South Coast has the most to offer in terms of a mix of amenities, services, and access to the beachfront.  This mix makes the South Coast best suited for those who are willing to purchase residential properties for sale in Barbados in the midrange to high end with access to everything the island has to offer.  

Just Real Estate has a listing of properties for sale in Barbados that are generally below the price average of the present sale price of a three-bedroom home, in Parishes where they have listings.  This would exclude beachfront villas and other luxury listings.  Contact us today so we can find you that ‘gem of a property’  you can call home.