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Barbados Holidays

There’s no warmer welcome than a Bajan welcome; where everybody’s made to feel right at home from the moment you step foot on the island. If you’re planning a dream holiday to Barbados, you’re in for a treat.

Each coast offers something completely different; from the west coast’s luxury resorts and fine dining options to the south’s lively vibe and hotels to suit all budgets. We recommend taking the time to fully explore Barbados, taking in all the sights and sounds. Hire a car and head to Bathsheba if you’re looking for secluded beaches and authentic island life, or pay a visit to one (or two) of the many rum shops you’ll find lining the streets, selling the best Bajan rum you’ll ever taste. If you’re a cricket fan, this is the place to be with many making the pilgrimage to visit the Kensington Oval and watch a match.

Whether you’re after relaxing paradise or a party to remember, Barbados has it all.

Destination Highlights
  • Relax on pure white sand beaches
  • Head to Oistin's Fish Fry
  • Explore Bridgetown the bustling capital with markets and restaurants
  • Learn the history of rum
  • Head into the stunning Harrison's Cave
  • Encounter rare leatherback turtles

Our favourite hotels

Our favourite places to stay are below. We know everyone is different, so if you can’t see something you like, we'd be more than happy to help.

Bajan Blue Restaurant

Sandy Lane

Barbados

H&J Rating

Guide Price

£4,089 pp

Sandy Lane

Fairmont Royal Pavilion

Barbados

H&J Rating

Guide Price

£2,169 pp

Fairmont Royal Pavilion

The Sandpiper

Barbados

H&J Rating
Average: 4.5 (1 vote)

Guide Price

£1,789 pp

The Sandpiper

Sea Breeze Beach House

Barbados

H&J Rating
Average: 4.5 (1 vote)

Guide Price

£3,049 pp

Sea Breeze Beach House

Time Zone

GMT -4 hours

Flight Time

Approx 9 hours; Direct flights from the UK are available.

Currency

BBD - Barbados Dollar

Visa Information

British citizens do not need to obtain a visa for stays of under 30 days

Language

English

Health Information

No vaccinations required, Hepatitis A, Polio and Typhoid are recommended.

Things to do in Barbados

  • Island Safari

    Explore the island of Barbados onboard an open top 4x4, experiencing both on and off road terrain. For those who enjoy sightseeing, you will be treated to some of the more scenic views of the island that are difficult to reach by foot, both coastal and inland. Be prepared for breath taking panoramic views as you stop off at Edge Cliff, and for some serious off road action as you drive through Joe’s River Forest.

  • Rum Factory Tour

    A holiday in Barbados, the original birthplace of rum, wouldn’t be complete without a tour of the famous Mount Gay Rum distillery. Uncover the secrets behind the world’s oldest rum, learn the history and process of how it is made, and you can even choose to enjoy premium samples.

  • Sailing adventure

    Give in to the temptation of the azure blue seas and find your sea legs with a sailing trip around the island. The sailing boat tour offers unequivocal views of the island, stopping at some of the more remote beaches for a true cast away experience. You will be taken to beautiful coral reefs to snorkel amongst the marine wildlife, and you can even have the opportunity to swim alongside local sea turtles at Carlise Bay.

Best time to visit Barbados

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Average weather in January

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Barbados
26ºC
68mm

Average weather in February

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Barbados
26ºC
44mm

Average weather in March

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Barbados
27ºC
55mm

Average weather in April

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Barbados
27ºC
55mm

Average weather in May

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Barbados
28ºC
74mm

Average weather in June

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Barbados
28ºC
104mm

Average weather in July

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Barbados
28ºC
118mm

Average weather in August

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Barbados
28ºC
153mm

Average weather in September

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Barbados
28ºC
186mm

Average weather in October

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Barbados
27ºC
169mm

Average weather in November

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Barbados
26ºC
185mm

Average weather in December

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Barbados
26ºC
105mm
  • Melissa, Destination Specialist

    Melissa

    Destination Specialist

    "When travelling to Barbados take Bajan dollars as opposed to US. It’s approximately two Bajan dollars to one US dollar and your money will go further".

  • Martyn, Destination Executive

    Martyn

    Destination Manager

    "The best way to explore Barbados is to hire a car – head over to Bathsheba on the east coast, it’s easy and they even drive on the same side of the road as us".

  • Macey, Destination Specialist

    Macey

    Destination Specialist

    "The Hawksbill and Leatherback turtles are two of the rarest sea creatures in the world, and they make their nests on the beaches of Barbados between April and November".

Types of Barbados holidays

St. Nicholas Abbey

Barbados Multi Centre Holidays

Multi Centre Holidays

Frequently Asked Questions

Flights to Barbados are approximately 8 hours and 30 minutes. There are currently daily direct flights from London Gatwick to Grantley Adams International Airport in Christ Church with either British Airways or Virgin Atlantic. Alternatively, there are direct and indirect flights from other UK airports. 

Island hopping around Barbados is a great way to see more of the Caribbean. With a multi centre holiday you can visit Barbados, Antigua, and St Lucia in one trip, for example, all in the space of 15 days.

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