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Barbados

Bajan culture and an idyllic coast

Barbados luxury holidays

Introduction

While Barbados is one of the most popular Caribbean islands, it still retains a distinct character and wonderfully laid-back atmosphere – it's resolutely West Indian. And, while the beaches are, of course, brilliant – they're among the Caribbean's best, in fact – it's the sheer variety of other attractions that set this island idyll apart.

A spectacular coast

On the coast, there's the chance to swim, dive, kite surf or simply relax on the sand on the sheltered south and west coasts. The island also serves up some superb diving, with Carlisle Bay, near the capital Georgetown, harbouring some 200 wrecks, waiting to be explored. Then, in the capital itself, you'll discover a wealth of history, uncovered in the superb Barbados Museum or nearby Garrison area.

Another side to island life

Head inland  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. Whichever side of Barbados you want to discover, our specialists will be on hand to tailor you the perfect Caribbean island escape.

 

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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

Beach & Deck, Tamarind, Barbados

Tamarind, Barbados

Guide price from £2,225 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

Early booking 2022 travel offer - save up to 50%
Book by: 31 May 2021

Following a multi-million dollar refurbishment in 2010, the former Tamarind Cove has been reborn as a stylish and contemporary hotel.

Suite at The Sandpiper, Barbados

The Sandpiper, Barbados

Guide price from £1,795 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

Early booking offer - save up to 25% of accommodation cost
Book by: 21 May 2021

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 World, this family-run hotel has a wonderfully warm and friendly atmosphere.

The Fairmont Royal Pavilion

The Fairmont Royal Pavilion, Barbados

Guide price from £2,165 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

Save up to 45% & complimentary airport fast track on arrival
Book by: 31 May 2021

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.

Garden View Junior Suite, Colony Club, Barbados

Colony Club, Barbados

Guide price from £2,645 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

Early booking 2022 travel offer - save up to 30%
Book by: 31 May 2021

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.

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Top itineraries in Barbados

St. Barts

Caribbean Joy on Seven Seas Navigator

8-day ocean cruise from £4,555 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Pre-cruise luxury Barbados hotel stay special offer
Book by: 18 May 2021

This seven-day sojourn to the idyllic shores and pastel-hued towns of the Caribbean makes for a perfect exploration of one of the world's most beautiful regions – on one of the world's most luxurious cruise ships.

Antigua, Caribbean

A Caribbean Spring on Seven Seas Navigator

13-day cruise from £6,035 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Pre-cruise luxury Barbados hotel stay special offer
Book by: 18 May 2021

See in the arrival of spring in utter luxury as you sail on board one of Regent Seven Seas' finest vessels among the idyllic shores of the Caribbean.

St Lucia

Best of the Caribbean on Seven Seas Navigator

11-day ocean cruise from £7,395 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Pre-cruise luxury Barbados hotel stay special offer
Book by: 18 May 2021

This is the ultimate exploration of the Caribbean, with 10 days of pure indulgence as you island-hop to the likes of St Barts, St Lucia, Barbados and Antigua, returning to the delights of the Seven Seas Navigator's ultra-spacious suites, exquisite dining and up to 76 included shore excursions.

St Barts, French West Indies

Beyond Barbados in Bliss on Seven Seas Navigator

12-day Luxury ocean cruise from £9,585 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Save up to £2,100 per person
Book by: 17 May 2021

Sailing aboard one of the world's most luxurious ships, this cruise is the perfect introduction to the culture, countryside and coast of the Caribbean.

Top places to stay in Barbados

The Club, Barbados Resort & Spa

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.

Apartment kitchen at Ocean Two, Barbados

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.

Room at Island Inn, 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

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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