Barbados luxury holidays
Barbados is probably the most developed of all the Caribbean islands, yet it retains a distinct character and is resolutely West Indian. Although the beaches are brilliant and rival those elsewhere, the variety of other attractions and things to do are what mark this particular idyll out.
Swim, dive, kite surf and simply relax on the sand on the sheltered south and west coasts; Carlisle Bay near the capital Georgetown has 200 wrecks to explore. The capital itself has a wealth of history to uncover either in the Barbados Museum or nearby Garrison area.
Head inland though to explore the limestone hills and discover the real Barbados and Bajan culture. Visit seventeenth century plantation houses and botanical gardens, listen out for calypso rhythms and sample real Bajan rums and you'll get an idea of what makes the country tick.
Our in depth guide packed with background information, sample itineraries designed by our experts and hand-picked suggestions for what to see and do, where to stay and when best to go.
Itinerary ideas 
The itinerary ideas listed below are designed to give you a flavour of the things to do in Barbados. We can adjust any element and tailor-make your trip though, to suit your individual needs and available time. To start planning your trip, talk to one of our destination specialists on 020 7590 0616.
Places to stay 
The places to stay listed below only represent a handful of the accommodation options available in Barbados. We can also recommend and arrange accommodation to suit your personal tastes and budget. To start planning where to stay in Barbados, talk to one of our destination specialists on 020 7590 0616.
Sandy Lane, Barbados
Set on a magnificent beachfront, Sandy Lane is justifiably feted as one of the world’s most luxurious and elegant hotels - and is certainly the hotel in the …
Turtle Beach, Barbados
Turtle Beach combines the typical Barbados beach holiday with extensive facilities, an excellent choice of restaurants and a lively atmosphere with some great …
Ocean Two, Barbados
Perfect for families, couples and honeymooners alike, Ocean Two offers peaceful beachfront luxury and spectacular ocean views on the southern coast of Barbados.
Sugar Cane Club Hotel & Spa, Barbados
Elegant, charming and beautiful - Sugar Cane Club Hotel & Spa on the sun-kissed Caribbean island of Barbados is an adult-only boutique hotel offering …
The House, Barbados
The House, Barbados is an intimate boutique hotel blending chic design with minimalist grace. Located on a secluded stretch of Barbados’ pristine …
Coral Reef Club, Barbados
The Coral Reef Club is one of the most cherished luxury resorts in the Caribbean, set within acres of attractively landscaped gardens on the calm west coast of …
Treasure Beach, Barbados
Sometimes a resort just seems to get everything right by doing it simply and with great warmth and style. Treasure Beach on the island of Barbados is a perfect …
Crystal Cove, Barbados
Whether you’re a couple or a family this vibrant and friendly hotel is an excellent choice for an all-inclusive holiday. Crystal Cove is a member of the …
Island Inn Hotel, Barbados
Just a stone's throw from beautiful Pebble Beach and less than a mile from the Barbadian capital Bridgetown, the all-inclusive Island Inn Hotel, boasts a warm, …
Cobblers Cove, Barbados
One of only five hotels in the Caribbean to be a member of the prestigious Relais & Chateaux group, it’s the perfect choice if all you want to do is relax and …
The Club, Barbados Resort & Spa
The Club, Barbados Resort & Spa is the island's only adults-only all-inclusive resort. Located right on the beachfront on the island's stunning west coast, this …
Colony Club, Barbados
Surrounded by seven acres of beautiful tropical gardens, Colony Club offers a little haven of peace and tranquillity.
Mango Bay, Barbados
Mango Bay is located on one of the most stunning parts of the west coast of Barbados, on the beautiful white sands of St James Beach, just 40 minutes from the …
Bougainvillea Beach Resort, Barbados
Situated on one of the island’s most beautiful beaches, this oceanfront resort is one of the best locations to enjoy the Caribbean in style.
Following a multi-million dollar refurbishment in 2010, the former Tamarind Cove has been reborn as a stylish and contemporary hotel.
The Fairmont Royal Pavilion, Barbados
Few places are better at treating you to the old-style splendour of the Caribbean than The Fairmont Royal Pavilion. This is grand living on a grand scale.
The Sandpiper, Barbados
If you want proof that exclusivity and popularity can go together, look no further. Sister hotel to Coral Reef Club and a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the …