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Barbados

Barbados luxury holidays

Introduction

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.

At a glance

Flying time from UK
8½ hours

Time zone
GMT -4

Currency
Barbados dollar (Bd$) = 100 cents

Language
English

Travel advice
(UK/US) None

Special offers in Barbados

Fort Lauderdale & the Caribbean

23-day stay & cruise from £9,265 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

Special fly-cruise fares

A visit to the Caribbean is always a good thing, so celebrate the end of 2017 with the sound of cool jazz and hot reggae and enjoy the soft breeze in the warm sun. Treat yourself and scuba St. Barts, sail St. Kitts and sightsee in Aruba. Dance in the New Year aboard as you prepare to sail home.

The Fairmont Royal Pavilion, Barbados

Traditional hotel from £1,995 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

Early booking offer - save up to 40% of accommodation cost
Book by: 31 December 2017

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.

Colony Club, Barbados

Contemporary resort from £2,995 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

Winter sun offer - save up to 20% of accommodation cost
Book by: 30 November 2017

A haven of peace and tranquillity, Colony Club's rooms and suites look out to verdant gardens or the sparkling sea as outdoor dining makes the most of stunning sunsets and a cooling offshore breeze. It's all tied together with spa treatments, water sports, yoga classes and island sightseeing tours.

The House, Barbados

Contemporary resort from £3,355 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

Winter sun offer - save up to 20% of accommodation cost
Book by: 30 November 2017

The House, Barbados is an intimate boutique hotel blending chic design with minimalist grace. Located on a secluded stretch of Barbados’ pristine ’platinum’ west coast, 40 minutes from the airport, The House is a sophisticated, simple retreat.

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Top itineraries in Barbados

Fort Lauderdale & the Caribbean

23-day stay & cruise from £9,265 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

Special fly-cruise fares

A visit to the Caribbean is always a good thing, so celebrate the end of 2017 with the sound of cool jazz and hot reggae and enjoy the soft breeze in the warm sun. Treat yourself and scuba St. Barts, sail St. Kitts and sightsee in Aruba. Dance in the New Year aboard as you prepare to sail home.

Caribbean and Panama Canal

16-day stay and cruise from £5,375 pp incl. flights

Exclusive
offer

Exclusive! Includes $200 on board spend and hotel stays
Book by: 30 November 2017

Enjoying all-inclusive luxury throughout, this tailored cruise pairs Caribbean island hopping with the vibrancy of Latin America. After cruising between beach-fringed islands, you’ll take in the European treasures of Colombia and Panama, enjoying two luxury hotel stays.

Barbados and Caribbean Tradewinds

9-day all-inclusive luxury fly cruise from £2,895 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

Special fly-cruise fares

Fly direct to Barbados before sailing on the all-inclusive Silver Wind to discover the hidden southern Caribbean

New York, New York To Bridgetown

13-day all-inclusive luxury fly cruise from £3,595 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

Special fly-cruise fares with $1,000 spending money
Book by: 31 October 2017

A wealth of Technicolor memories to be made as you set sail on this island cruise. Feel the cooling breeze as enjoy high tea on the sea in the bay of the beautiful island of Hamilton during the two-night stay.

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Top places to stay in Barbados

The Club, Barbados Resort & Spa

Contemporary hotel

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 resort is ideal for couples, honeymooners, friends and family with children aged 16 years and over.

Ocean Two, Barbados

Contemporary hotel

Perfect for families, couples and honeymooners alike, Ocean Two offers peaceful beachfront luxury and spectacular ocean views on the southern coast of Barbados.

Island Inn Hotel, Barbados

Accommodation

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, welcoming atmosphere and bucket loads of old-world Bajan charm within the Garrison Historic Area - a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Sugar Cane Club Hotel & Spa, Barbados

Accommodation

Elegant, charming and beautiful - Sugar Cane Club Hotel & Spa on the sun-kissed Caribbean island of Barbados is an adult-only boutique hotel offering all-inclusive and room-only luxury accommodation just 40 minutes from the capital Bridgetown. Set on the island's stunning west coast, Sugar Cane Clu…

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When to go to Barbados

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