It's no secret that world-famous pop star Rihanna is a Barbados native. Find out which holiday resorts are the most sought after!
Barbados is a popular destination for celebs. As Rihanna's home turf, the Caribbean islands boast luxury white-sand beaches and turquoise waters. Simon Cowell, Gwyneth Paltrow, Cara Delevingne are all regulars on the island as well as reality stars George Shelley (I’m a Celebrity), Jamie Laing (Made in Chelsea) and Chloe Green (daughter of Topshop CEO Philip Green).
In fact, Chris Evans was spotted saving a struggling pensioner from the waters during his last visit and several celebrities have invested in property out on the islands, with the Rooneys' 750-acre mansion available to rent for a pricey 8,000 a week. Other celeb guests include Gary Lineker and Jeremy Kyle.
With Barbados a number 1 celebrity tourist destination, we're filling you in on the top 3 resorts that are perfect whatever your holiday needs, from celebrity-spotting to relaxing on the beach.
If celeb-spotting is your thing, head to one of the most well-known resorts, Sandy Lane. As part of The Leading Hotels in the World Ltd, Sandy Lane Resort in Barbados is a celebrity hotspot. With the location of Tiger Wood's marriage to now ex wife Elin Nordegren as well as Beyonce and Jay-Z, the exclusive resort claims to be 'arguably the Carribean's most famous hotel'. If you can afford to drop the cash, you'll enjoy elegant 5* rooms, a choice of 4 restaurants and 7 bars, a spa, 9 tennis courts and 3 golf courses.
Prices are between £4000-6,000 per person for 7 nights.
For a more 'sensible' luxury option, consider Waves Hotel and Spa. Located just 15 minutes away from Bridgetown on the west side of Nassau, this resort has upmarket rooms with a dedicated adults-only spa area of the resort. Guests can stay here or opt for the more bustling ocean-front main area. With their self proclaimed focus on giving you a 'mind and body holiday', the resort has 70 rooms so it doesn't feel overwhelmingly huge, but you still have pick of 3 restaurants, a coffee bar and a 'dine around' programme courtesy of the hotel.
Room prices start at £289pp per night.
If price is your deciding factor, try the cost-effective all-inclusive Almond Beach Resort in the north-west of the island. Visitors have particularly commented on the beautiful beach and warm sea, along with the beautiful calmer waters on the west side of the island. There are opportunities to swim with turtles as well as gaze at tropical fish whilst snorkelling or diving. Choose from 6 pools (including one for adults only) to lounge by or opt for the white-sand beach. Well worth a look!
Prices are around £1500pp - book via virgin