Hotel – means any building or group of buildings whether contiguous to each other or not and the grounds appurtenant thereto that operate as one business venture in which (a) sleeping accommodation is provided in 10 or more bedrooms (b) a charge is made for the accommodation provided; and (c) meals are served to residents and non-residents (BTA Regulations)
Apartment – means any furnished premises in which (a) sleeping accommodation and self-catering facilities are provided in 3 or more self-contained units; and (b) a charge is made for the accommodation provided (BTA Regulations)
Guest House – means any premises in which (a) sleeping accommodation is provided in 3 or more bedrooms (b) a charge is made for the accommodation provided; and (c) meals are served to residents (BTA Regulations)
Villa – means a house that (a) has at least 3 bedrooms and is valued at not less than $525,000 (b) is managed by a company or real estate agent, and employs no less than 3 persons (c) is registered with the Barbados Tourism Authority; and (d) is available for the accommodation of guests for reward for at least 9 months in every year (BTA Regulations)
Bed and Breakfast – means a dwelling house where temporary lodging or sleeping accommodation in no more than four (4) bedrooms, is provided with breakfast for compensation to persons who are not members of the immediate family of the operator or owner and such use shall be subordinate to the principle use of the dwelling as an owner occupied residence (Guidelines for Home Accommodation)
Condo – means a building or complex in which units of property or apartments are owned by individuals and common parts of property, such as the grounds and building structures, are jointly owned by the unit owners (a) is administered by a management company (b) is registered with the Barbados Tourism Authority; and (c) where those units sold to individuals as condominiums units are available for the accommodation of guests for at least 9 months in every year (Proposed definition – Not accounted for in our Government Regulations)
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