Destination

Barbados Holidays

Rum, sun and flying fish

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 the bright white sand beaches
  • On a Friday evening head to Oistin's Fish Fry
  • Explore Bridgetown the bustling capital with markets and restaurants
  • Feel at home with the warm Bajan hospitality
  • Head into the stunning Harrison's Cave
  • Admire leatherback and hawksbill turtles
Essential Information
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  • Time Zone GMT -4 hours
  • Currency BBD - Barbados Dollar
  • Visa Information British citizens do not need to obtain a visa for stays of under 30 days
  • Language English
  • Flight Time Approx 9 hours; direct flights from the UK are available
  • Health Information No vaccinations required, Hepatitis A, Polio and Typhoid are recommended.

Top Tips from our Experts

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

"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

"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

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.

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.

Beachfront Junior Suite

The Fairmont Royal Pavilion

St James

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The Fairmont Royal Pavilion

The Sandpiper

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The Sandpiper
Cave Bar

Crystal Cove by Elegant Hotels

Barbados

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Crystal Cove by Elegant Hotels

Bougainvillea Beach Resort

Barbados

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Average: 4.5 (1 vote)
Bougainvillea Beach Resort

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