Things to See and Do While Staying at Merlin Bay Villas

Though guests may not find tons of recreational possibilities right at Merlin Bay Villas, that certainly doesn't mean there aren't plenty of other fun things to do and see while you're in Barbados.

This property has 8 pools, so don't worry about not being able to find unoccupied lounge chairs. This accommodation is built next to the coast, meaning that there will be plenty of options when it comes time to play in the water throughout your stay.


While there isn't a golf course at Merlin Bay Villas, you can always ask the property's staff about trying to arrange a tee time nearby. The area's golf courses include Sandy Lane Old Nine Golf Course, Apes Hill Club, and Royal Westmoreland. All of them are within three miles and the most proximate of the group, Royal Westmoreland, is just a short hike away from the property, so it won't be trouble to plan on going over for some rounds on the links. The course has 18 holes. This par 72 course has a total length of 6174 yards. For those who would like to find out more information, you can reach the course at (246) 422-4653.

Family Activities

Merlin Bay Villas encourages families to stay with them, but you may not encounter a lot of amenities or activities specifically intended for kids. If you need a hotel to lodge at with a lot more features that are tailored specifically for children, take a look at these properties recommended for families.

Entertainment and Nightlife

If you're hoping to find vibrant nightlife and multiple live acts, this probably isn't the ideal property for you. The villa complex can be pretty quiet after dark.

Plus, you'll find that this location does not offer the convenience of having a nightclub or bar on-site, though you'll still be able to find some nearby nightlife.

There are other accommodations in the area that offer a limited amount of additional nightlife options. Check out those listed 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 0.9 mi. South of Central Holetown 7 check


On top of the options you'll find right on-location, visitors who enjoy getting out 'n' about shouldn't ever find a shortage of exciting sites to see and things to do in Barbados. Regardless of whether you are looking to lay out at the beach or play a couple of rounds on the golf course, you'll encounter lots of other chances for recreation nearby. Investigate these links to learn more regarding sightseeing, shopping, diving, fishing, riding a bicycle or scooter, snorkeling, and other activities.


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