Our Goal? Create another 1,000 entrepreneurs.
BETA’s mission is to support entrepreneurship with a focus on earning foreign exchange by leveraging global online marketplaces (Airbnb, Etsy, Teespring etc.) that highlight Barbados’ culture to the world. While this is our mission, our initial focus is to have Barbados be the first island to launch Airbnb 'Trips' - cultural experiences & immersions created by ordinary Barbadians.
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Airbnb is an online community marketplace that connects people looking to rent their homes with people who are looking for accommodations. Airbnb Barbados users include hosts and travelers: hosts list and rent out their unused spaces, and travelers search for and book accommodations in 192 countries worldwide in a marketplace of more than 3M homes with 160M travelers.
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Take a look below for examples of Airbnb homes and hosts in Barbados expressing the uniqueness and creativity of authentic Barbadian homes. If you get any ideas - sign up with us to share them and we'll help you get started hosting today.
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Olivia's Plombagine Cottage
Cozy 2 bedroom beach front cottage with Wi-fi and air condition, ideally located on the West Coast. The front bedroom and the living room both open up to breath taking views of the Caribbean Sea.
This was one of my best ever Airbnb experiences. Olivia's cottage is perfect inside, two lovely bedrooms (and a small room with a single bed/nursery if needed), A fully functioning kitchen and a beautiful balcony. The view is exactly as depicted and hard to summarize into words. A short stroll along the beach takes you to a delicious beachside restaurant called Santi and their live music nights are great fun. A little further down is Juju's which also has great lunch and the beach in your back yard is almost private.
All in all, everyone in the family was easy to communicate with (Olivia, dad and brother who live in neighbourhood and were available to help) and the cottage and location was prime. We will be back!
Angie's Talking Trees
Enjoy a beautiful house of spectacular sea views, surrounded by nature, with an open plan, loft and decks. Located between the beaches of Bathsheba and Martin's Bay in a non residential/touristy area. This area has more of a local village flavour.
Angie is a Superhost. I arrived Christmas Eve, so everything was closed... so Angie had stocked some food in the apt so I would have something until shops opened again. The apartment is open plan and has everything you need, bed is very comfortable and I slept like a baby. The apartment has the most incredible view, just absolutely breathtaking, no noise, no traffic, just lush vegetation, ocean and sounds of nature. There is a hammock outside which I enjoyed relaxing in daily and also a big dining table on the patio so you can have dinners outside. Angie is always responsive if you need to communicate and even when she is traveling she connected me to people should I need assistance whilst in Barbados. The fish burgers at the Roundhouse are simply the BEST. Also Tent bay down the hill has a little fish market that brings fresh fish daily, I got flying fish, tuna fresh and swordfish straight out of the ocean. Sea Side bar down the hill is a local hang out spot and good for a quick bite and they had a picture of Mick Jagger sitting on their steps which made me laugh. The Andromeda Botanical Garden around the corner is very beautiful so try visit it too and once you go once and write your name in the book, you can return for 3 weeks whenever you like and just go have a tea or coffee in the garden!
Neeraj's Modern Ocean View Villa
This exquisite three storey 'smart home' has ocean views from every window being nestled on the hill just above Dover Beach & The Gap - Barbados' premier strip for beaches, restaurants & nightlife. It's centrally located, ideal for couples, families or groups.
Neeraj is a phenomenal host. From booking to departure, communication was excellent. We had a scheduling snafu which ultimately resolved itself however, in the interim, Neeraj was willing to go above and beyond the call to accommodate us in finding solutions to our dilemma. We were so appreciative! Upon our arrival he escorted us on a tour of the local areas of interest. The beach, dining and shopping are all within walking distance of the home. The house is beautiful and clean. We were very comfortable and truly felt as if we were at home. We genuinely enjoyed our stay.
Janlyn's Croton Apartments
Located on the ground floor, Croton is a very comfortable one-bedroom self contained studio apartment with en-suite bathroom. It is ideally suited for one to two persons.
anlyn and her husband Gary along with their family welcomed us to Sungold House for our six week stay in Barbados. You often hear of “Home from Home” but the warm welcoming family atmosphere that we have experienced has truly given us “Home from Home” memories and made our holiday the best ever in Barbados. We were lucky to find the web site of www.Airbnb.com and after some investigation even more lucky to book the Croton Apartment, owned by Janlyn and Gary Skeete. We pushed the button to “book” in November nearly 5 months ahead and had no real idea what to expect. Our first contact with Janlyn via e mail left in no doubt that we had made a great decision to stay at Sungold House. Further contact with Janlyn confirmed that this holiday was going to be different. The welcome smile, despite being over two hours delayed, on the face of Darius who collected us from the airport was repeated when Janlyn threw open her arms and gave us a welcoming hug at the door. Due to our delayed arrival we had no energy to shop but thoughtfully Janlyn had left us cheese, bread, eggs, milk and some tea in the fridge so we settled for a late, light meal and then bed. This is how our holiday started and continued. The morning cheery “hello” on Janlyn’s almost daily visit is only one of the happy memories that we have bought home to the UK. Janlyn and Gary also invited us to a Sunday lunch with friends and family and gave us a real taste of Bajan cusine going that extra mile with their hospitality and some new friends. We have also made new friends enjoyed Rum o Clock sitting round the pool with the other guests during the sundown afternoon relaxation session.
Stefano's Apartments in Silver Sands
White Coconut apartment is on the first floor with a garden view and it's the last apartment of the Cottage which has been completely renovated. It's approximately 35 square meters with an Italian kitchen fully equipped with all accessories, a gas stove with also electric oven, hood, fridge with freezer, toaster and all the necessary items.
My partner and I had an amazing stay at Stefano's, it was exactly what we were looking for! The place was great. Lots of space for 2, a full kitchen (that we used for most of our meals) and lots of breezy windows surrounded by palm trees (all had screens, we were there in January and slept with them open every night - no need for A/C). So nice to wake up to the view of sunny palms. The location was perfect for us. We were looking to be somewhere quieter, close to beaches and surf. I had a bit of bad luck with not much south swell, but lots of great places to check out by car (which also meant that the beaches closer by were better for swimming on most days). Last but not least, the host. Stefano was excellent! Anytime we needed anything he was quick to reply and help us out. We even last minute decided to rent a car, messaging him later one evening, and he had one delivered to us the next day (which we were able to drive to the airport and leave there as we left). We would definitely go back! Thanks again Stefano!