Things to See and Do While Staying at Merlin Bay Villas

While staying active is one way to enjoy your vacation, it's not necessary for a good time in Barbados. So, while Merlin Bay Villas does not offer that much in the way of recreational opportunities, it may still provide exactly the kind of setting you're looking to find.

With 8 swimming pools to choose from at Merlin Bay Villas, you won't have a hard time finding some shade by the water. A big plus for many vacationers is that this accommodation is found next to the shore, so there will be many ways to spend time in the water through the course of your stay.


Although Merlin Bay Villas doesn't have a golf course on the property, the on-site staff may be able to assist you in scheduling a tee time nearby. Nearby golf courses include Sandy Lane Old Nine Golf Course, Royal Westmoreland, and Apes Hill Club. All of them are within two and a half miles and the closest of the bunch, Royal Westmoreland, is just a short hike off from the lodging, so you can plan going over for a few rounds of golf. The course has 18 holes. It is a par 72, with a total length of 6174 yards. For those who would like to find out more information, contact the course at (246) 422-4653.

Family Activities

Families often stay at Merlin Bay Villas, despite the fact that you likely won't be overwhelmed with a wide offering of amenities or activities planned for kids. If you need somewhere to lodge at with specific perks that help make your vacation even more family-centric, you might want to consider properties rated best for family vacations.

Entertainment and Nightlife

This villa complex tends to be a bit on the quiet side when the sun sets. Consequently, this is not typically the best choice for visitors that care about after dark entertainment where they are staying.

Also, Merlin Bay Villas doesn't have a bar or club of its own, but you can still take your pick of nearby nightspots.

Additionally, you will find a number of nearby accommodations with a small selection of after-dark activities. For something a little different than what you might find at your own lodgings location, check out the nightlife at the options in the following chart:

Accommodations near the Merlin Bay Villas with Bars
Property Name Location Number of Bars Live Entertainment
Cove Spring 1.7 mi. North of Central Holetown 1 --
The Lone Star Hotel Porters, 1.4 mi. North of Central Holetown 1 --
Fairmont Royal Pavilion Porters, 1.1 mi. North of Central Holetown 2 check
Colony Club Hotel 0.6 mi. North of Central Holetown 3 check
Coral Reef Club 0.5 mi. North-Northwest of Central Holetown 1 check
Settlers Beach Villa Hotel 0.3 mi. North of Central Holetown 1 --
The Sandpiper 0.3 mi. North of Central Holetown -- --
Discovery Bay by Rex Resorts 0.2 mi. North-Northeast of Central Holetown 1 check
Mango Bay 0.1 mi. North of Central Holetown 1 --
Sunswept Beach Hotel 0.0 mi. South West of Central Holetown -- --
Divi Heritage 0.5 mi. South of Central Holetown -- --
Sandy Lane Hotel 0.9 mi. South of Central Holetown 7 check


Besides the recreation available right on this property, visitors who want to explore will certainly appreciate the many exciting recreational possibilities in Barbados. No matter if you are looking to lay out on the beach or play a round or two on the golf course, you will encounter lots of other chances for recreation in and around the area. Click these pages to learn more about sightseeing, shopping, diving, fishing, riding a bicycle or scooter, snorkeling, and other activities.


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