Barbados Holidays

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Luscious green forests, white sands, and crystal-clear waters all come together to form the beautiful island of Barbados. Whether you’re seeking complete and utter relaxation, a family escape, or just a good time with your mates, Barbados has your very own personal paradise waiting on its tides. With so much to see and do, it’s hard to imagine how you’ll manage it all; but luckily for you, Barbados is only 31 miles wide, meaning you can make it tip-to-tip in less than 90 minutes.
Catching the sun from a beach hammock, partying with the locals in Oistins, riding the reggae bus around the island, and discovering the best of St. Lawrence Gap are all just a plane ride away.

Beaches
Along the island’s west coast, white sands meet the calm Caribbean Sea to offer endless relaxation in paradise. To the south, Atlantic waves roll in providing the perfect backdrop for visitors who enjoy having plenty to do on their holidays.
Top tip: If you start to get thirsty on the beach, keep an eye out for the legendary “coconut men”. For just a few dollars, you can be sipping delicious Bajan rum out of a home-grown coconut.

Food & Drink
Food glorious food, and what food it is. If there’s one thing that the people of the Caribbean have got down to an art, it’s how to enjoy their food and drink. Delicious jerk spices float through the air from beachfront grill huts and the rum cocktails flow freely from the moment you arrive. Ranging from Michelin-starred restaurants to simple street food, Barbados has everything and more for the hungry holidaymaker.

Culture
Bob Marley once sang “don’t worry, be happy”, and that’s definitely the way forward in Barbados. Always happy to lend a hand or just have a chat, the lively locals here are some of the friendliest people you will ever meet.

Nightlife
After gracing our ears with some of the best musicians of the century, is it any surprise to learn that Bajans knows how to throw a party? Nightclubs, bars, beach parties, and street parties are all easily found throughout the island. The hardest part is choosing which one you want to try first.

Important Information
Flight Time: 9 hours
Time Difference: -5hr
Currency: Bajan dollar
Official Language: English

Vaccination
For all up to date healthcare requirements, please check with your doctor before booking your holiday.

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Top Barbados Hotels

Infinity On The Beach

St Lawrence Gap, St Lawrence, Barbados

All Seasons Resort Europa

Holetown, St James, Barbados

Divi Southwinds Beach Resort

St Lawrence Gap, St Lawrence, Barbados

Yellow Bird Hotel

St Lawrence Gap, St Lawrence, Barbados

Mango Bay Beach Resort

Holetown, St James, Barbados

South Gap Hotel

St Lawrence Gap, St Lawrence, Barbados

Treasure Beach Hotel

Holetown, St James, Barbados

Sugar Bay Barbados

Hastings, St Michael, Barbados

Dover Beach Hotel

St Lawrence Gap, St Lawrence, Barbados

Time Out At The Gap

St Lawrence Gap, St Lawrence, Barbados

Sea Breeze Beach

Oistins, Christ Church, Barbados

Island Inn

Bridgetown, St Michael, Barbados

Coconut Court Beach

Hastings, St Michael, Barbados

The Crane Resort & Residences.

Crane Beach, St Philip, Barbados

Barbados Beach Club

St Lawrence Gap, St Lawrence, Barbados

Accra Beach Resort

Rockley, St James, Barbados

Hilton Barbados

Bridgetown, St Michael, Barbados

Sugar Cane Club

Speightstown, St Peter, Barbados

Worthing Court Apartment Hotel

Hastings, St Michael, Barbados

The Fairmont Royal Pavillion

Holetown, St James, Barbados

Beach View

Holetown, St James, Barbados

Southern Palms Beach Club

St Lawrence Gap, St Lawrence, Barbados

Plum Tree Club

St Lawrence Gap, St Lawrence, Barbados

Coral Sands Beach Resort

St Lawrence Gap, St Lawrence, Barbados

Coral Mist Beach Hotel

Christ Church, Christ Church, Barbados

Ocean Two Resort and Residences

Christ Church, Christ Church, Barbados

Radisson Aquatica Resort Barbados

Bridgetown, St Michael, Barbados

Almond Beach Resort

Speightstown, St Peter, Barbados

Cobblers Cove

Speightstown, St Peter, Barbados

Saint Peters Bay Luxury Resort and Residences

Speightstown, St Peter, Barbados

Barbados Weather

Barbados has a beautiful Caribbean climate, guaranteeing high temperatures and sunshine all year round. Barbados's climate is typically very dry from November until May and has chances of short showers between June and October. Don't let this put you off, however, as as soon as a shower has ended the skies are clear and the sun is right back out again.

Jan 29ºC
Feb 29ºC
Mar 29ºC
Apr 29ºC
May 29ºC
Jun 30ºC
Jul 30ºC
Aug 30ºC
Sep 30ºC
Oct 29ºC
Nov 29ºC
Dec 28ºC

Things To Do on Barbados Holidays

Mount Gay
Barbados proudly claims to be the birthplace of Caribbean rum. If you’re particularly partial to the tipple or just fancy learning more about an integral part of Bajan heritage, make your way over to the Mount Gay Visitor Centre to discover the passion behind the world’s oldest rum distillery.

Oistins Fish Fry
Nothing is more Caribbean than the weekly street party, and nothing is more Bajan than the Friday night Oistins fish fry. No invitations needed, just turn up ready to have a good time. Locals and tourists come together to rub shoulders over the sounds of reggae, rum punch, and the catch of the day.

Turtle Swim
Those crystal-clear waters are more than just a pretty sight. Strap on your snorkels and get exploring the waters around this beautiful island. Swim freely with the turtles in the waters or watch their eggs hatching on the beach for a truly unforgettable experience.

Water Sports
Choppier waters define the south and east sides of the island, making them the ideal locations to try out plenty of water sports. Bouncier waves and higher winds provide perfect conditions for windsurfing, sailing, water-skiing, and more.

Festival Pros
If Bajans have a reason to celebrate, they’ll do it in style, and they’ll invite the entire world to bear witness. Get yourselves over to Barbados to experience Crop Over, an island-wide carnival celebrating the successful sugar harvest with enough flash to put Rio to shame.