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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

Garden View Junior Suite, Colony Club, Barbados

Colony Club, Barbados

Guide price from £1,895 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

Early booking offer - save up to 39% of accommodation cost
Book by: 31 January 2023

A haven of peace and tranquillity, Colony Club looks out across verdant gardens and the sparkling sea. It's all tied together with first-class dining, spa treatments, water sports, yoga classes and island sightseeing tours.

Luxury Junior Suite

Coral Reef Club, Barbados

Guide price from £2,485 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

Early booking offer: stay 7 nights and pay for only 6
Book by: 31 January 2023

The Coral Reef Club is one of the most cherished luxury resorts in the Caribbean, set within 12 acres of attractively landscaped gardens on the calm west coast of Barbados.

Top itineraries in Barbados

Amazon River, Brazil

Caribbean & Amazon Basin Explorer on Seabourn Pursuit

18-day luxury expedition cruise from £9,045 pp incl. flights

Head truly off-the-beaten-track and discover the diverse colonial history, unique wildlife and hidden gems of central and South America. Elegantly showcased through Seabourn's brand-new all-inclusive luxury ship, you'll sail through some of the most wild and untouched waters on Earth.

St Barts, French West Indies

Beyond Barbados in Bliss on Seven Seas Navigator

12-day luxury ocean cruise from £5,685 pp incl. flights

Sailing in style aboard the luxurious Seven Seas Navigator, this cruise is the perfect introduction to the culture, countryside and coastlines of the Caribbean.

Industry Bay beach, Bequia Island

Exotic Caribbean In-Depth on Seabourn Ovation

16-day luxury ocean cruise from £6,840 pp incl. flights

Follow in the bow wake of the yacht set, heading off the beaten track for hidden beaches, rainforest treasures and colonial intrigue. It’s all showcased alongside the best in all-inclusive luxury.

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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