There are few places on earth as tranquil and relaxing as sunny Fitts Village, Barbados. This lovely district on the West Coast of this Caribbean island is home to breathtaking beaches, friendly people, and several coral reefs.With a variety of restaurants and comfortable luxury villas to choose from, you’ll be able to enjoy your Caribbean vacation to the fullest, should you choose to spend your time in Fitts Village.
Fitts Village History
Located in St. James Parish, Fitts Village takes its name from Benjamin Thomas Fitt, who once owned this tract of land in its entirety. As other Barbadians began to settle in the area, a fishing village sprang up. Due to its proximity to the western coast of Barbados, fishing still thrives in this town today.
Little by little, the Fitts family sold properties and land to others, and what was once a small fishing village became a lively town with schools, churches, and rumshops. Today, Fitts Village retains its quaint appearance, but also thrives on tourism, offering visitors some of the best rental accomodations in Barbados.
What to do in Fitts Village, Barbados
You may be wondering, “but what is there to do in such a small town?” You’d be surprised at just how much Fitts Village, Barbados has to offer.
First of all, it’s extremely close to the ocean, which means two things:
- Great access to quiet, secluded beaches
- Private rental villas overlooking the ocean
In addition, the coral reefs that grace the west coast of Barbados are teeming with colorful sea life. You can grab some snorkeling gear and get a glimpse of the wonders of the Caribbean Sea!
The waters are generally calm on most beaches near Fitts Village, so it’s a great place for beginners and kids to go swimming and snorkeling.
And, better yet, the area is well-known for sea turtle sightings. The Barbados Sea Turtle Project sometimes releases hatchlings on beaches in the area.
What to eat in Fitts Village
Since it’s a fishing town, there will be no shortage of seafood to sample. If you’re not into catching some fish for yourself, head to Paynes Bay Fish Market for something fresh to cook for your family or friends.
Or, if you would rather eat out, The Cliff restaurant offers fine dining with a view. Their menu includes an impressive variety of dishes, from Mahi Mahi to Foie Gras.
If you’re in the mood for Italian food, Il Tempio Italian Restaurant will treat you to Italy’s finest recipes. It’s so good, even Luciano Pavarotti called it “the best Italian food in Barbados.”
Where to stay in Fitts Village
Fitts Village is known for its quiet neighborhoods filled with stylish modern houses and colonial style villas. There’s no need to worry about booking hotel rooms in close proximity to each other when you can rent a spacious villa that can accomodate your entire family or wedding party.
Choose a contemporary fully staffed 5-bedroom beachfront villa for the party of a lifetime. There’s room for 10, and amenities such as high speed Wifi, an infinity pool, and an entertainment room will help you get the party started.
Check out all available villas in Fitts Village here!