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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

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Barbados dollar (Bd$) = 100 cents

Language
English

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(UK/US) None

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Top itineraries in Barbados

Cuba and Jewels of the Caribbean Sea

16-day cruise from £6,499 pp incl. flights

Exclusive
offer

Exclusive tailor-made fly, stay and cruise holiday

Expedition highlights include tropical fish, white beaches, Cuban architecture, exotic wildlife, Cartagena's fortified old quarters and a private tour through the Panama Canal.

Dominica and Barbados Escape

14-day tailor-made journey

This 14-day tailor-made twin-centre holiday combines the spectacular nature of Dominica, with the magnificent beaches of Barbados. Your holiday begins with a six-night stay at Jungle Bay, a superb, boutique eco resort set on the island's spectacular Atlantic Coast. Spend your days relaxing and expl…

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…

Special offers in Barbados

Cuba and Jewels of the Caribbean Sea

16-day cruise from £6,499 pp incl. flights

Exclusive
offer

Exclusive tailor-made fly, stay and cruise holiday

Expedition highlights include tropical fish, white beaches, Cuban architecture, exotic wildlife, Cartagena's fortified old quarters and a private tour through the Panama Canal.

Colony Club, Barbados

Contemporary resort from £1,755 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

Early booking offer - Save up to 40% of accommodation cost
Book by: 31 October 2016

Surrounded by seven acres of beautiful tropical gardens, Colony Club offers a haven of peace and tranquillity.

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  • Best of Barbados

    With it's crystal clear waters and palm fringed beaches, Barbados is comparable to many of the Caribbean Islands; what sets it apart is its charming atmosphere where people are renowned for their hospitality, sense of humour and optimism. As the most developed of the Islands, Barbados is exotic whi…

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