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Barbados Holidays

Looking for an ocean paradise, white sand beaches and plenty of rum to sample? Barbados has a lot for you to explore.

Destination highlights

  • White sandy beaches

  • The birthplace of rum

  • Year-round high temperatures

  • A surfing, snorkelling and diving paradise

What are the best beaches in Barbados?

White sands. Blue waters. Palm trees swaying. Barbados is world-famous for its fifty-seven beaches. From surfing to sunbathing, Barbados holidays have a beach for everyone.

  • Carlisle Bay – famed for having some of the most spectacular diving spots in the Caribbean.

  • Mullins Beach – home to golden sands and unbeatable sunsets.

  • Bathsheba Beach – a wild stretch of coast which makes for a surfer’s paradise.

  • Bottom Bay Beach – feel a world away from home on one of the most secluded beaches in Barbados.

  • Brownes Beach – one of the largest white-sand beaches on the island.

  • Silver Sands Beach – packed with exhilarating watersports to get your blood pumping.

  • Gibbes Beach – blessed with soft, white sands and vividly blue waters.

  • Alleynes Bay – beer on tap, cocktails and a good time - need we say more?

What are the top hotels in Barbados?

From boutique and quirky to lavish and luxurious, Barbados has a hotel for every occasion. Check out these homes away from home for 2022 holidays to Barbados:

  • Sandals Royal Barbados -  indulge in the spa, swim in the infinity pool or sip a cocktail on the rooftop at this All Inclusive adults-only resort.

  • Little Good Harbour - a charming, family-run hotel with two pools, cottage-like suites and a beachfront restaurant.

  • The Fairmont Royal Pavilion - a five-star hotel perched on a white-sand beach, with guestrooms facing the ocean.

  • Bougainvillea Barbados - draped in bougainvillea and packed with facilities, a great pick for family holidays. Plus, children under 16 stay free!

  • Waves Hotel and Spa - unwind in the luxury spa with eight treatment rooms, a sauna and steam room, or look out onto Saint James’ beach from the comfort of your room!

  • Turtle Beach by Elegant Hotels - a family-friendly, beachfront hotel with multiple pools, a children’s splash pool, a kids club and plenty of activities on offer.

Popular Barbados hotels

Weather in Barbados

























Ah, Barbados weather! A sizzling dream of Caribbean sunshine, where temperatures are happy to flirt between 26-30°C all year round. Imagine this: you, with your toes in white sands, soaking up the sun while the turquoise sea whispers sweet nothings to the shore. Sounds like a bit of paradise, right?

But, the weather in Barbados is more than just a sun-kissed affair. It's got a dramatic side too. From June to November, the island slips into its rainy season. But don't worry, it’s not all gloom and doom. These tropical showers usually come for a quick hello and leave just as fast, leaving behind a landscape so lush, you'll think you've stepped into a postcard.

Between December and May, Barbados puts on its best show with a dry season. It's the perfect weather for exploring the island’s rich history, diving into coral-packed waters, or simply enjoying the local rum punch on a moonlit beach.

Plus, you'll be pleased to know that the average sea temperature ranges from 27°C to 29°C throughout the year, so you can take a dip no matter what month it is. Delightful.

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What currency do they use in Barbados?

The official currency of Barbados is the Barbadian Dollar.

What language do they speak in Barbados?

The official language spoken in Barbados is English.

How long does it take to fly to Barbados?

It takes around 9 hours to fly to Barbados from the UK.

What's the time difference between the UK and Barbados?

The time in Barbados is one hour behind the UK.