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Barbados

Barbados

Barbados

Nestled in the southeastern Caribbean Sea, Barbados is an oasis of beautiful beaches and abundant marine life.

Holidays in Barbados

Unlike the other Caribbean islands, Barbados doesn’t always follow the Robinson Crusoe line. A cultural firecracker home to one of the Caribbean's liveliest city scenes, Bridgetown, this island is the perfect starting point for many more Caribbean adventures. Whether you want an all-inclusive bargain beachfront escape or a spectacular Sandals resort, we have a picture-perfect package holiday for you. 

When is the best time to visit?: A tropical climate with dry and wet seasons, the best time to visit Barbados depends solely on the experience you want. December to April is typically the driest part of the year, where temperatures are high every day. If you’re looking to avoid higher prices and get a little Caribbean bargain, April and May are your best choice.

Where is the best place to stay in Barbados?: Each coast of Barbados offers something different. On the south coast, you will find the most popular tourist resorts. Revellers head for St Lawrence Gap for lively late nights and reggae parties with an infectious youthful atmosphere. Oistins is somewhat quieter but well-connected, making it a great choice for first-time visitors looking to gather their bearings. The west coast of the island is more relaxed and upmarket than the larger resorts on the south coast. A firm favourite with families thanks to its peaceful beaches and couples looking for that extra sprinkle of luxury, the Platinum Coast is perfect for an indulgent holiday.

Travel guide

Let the feel-good rhythms of Barbados transport you to holiday happiness. With getaways here popular year-round, thanks to blissful temperatures averaging 30°C, there’s no better way to shake off the effects of a long flight than lying beachside with a refreshing drink.

  • Best time to visit: March-October
  • Average temp: 30°C/86°F
  • Average flight time: 9 Hours
  • Most suited for: Families, Couples
  • Currency: Barbados Dollar
  • Time Difference: -4 Hours
Outdoor Adventures

Outdoor Adventures

With weather this good, it would be a crime to spend your holiday indoors. Good job Barbados is alive with amazing activities for all the family to enjoy. Delve into the underground lairs of the island at Harrison’s Cave, take in the tropical beauty of Hunte’s Gardens, or head to Bathsheba to surf the legendary Soup Bowl. If there’s only one place, we could recommend holidayers to head to, it would be Carlisle Bay.  Think calm turquoise waters perfect for little ones, scuba diving shipwrecks for adventure seekers, and snorkelling with local turtles for animal lovers. Welcome to paradise! 

Rest and Rejuvenate

Rest and Rejuvenate

With over 80 beaches hugging the shimmering shorelines of Barbados, you’re never far from an idyllic beach day. Take your chance to rest, rejuvenate, and soak up the Caribbean sunshine. Looking for some of the best beaches? Crane Beach, Bottom Bay, and Accra Beach are a great place to start. 

Cultures Colliding in Bridgetown

Cultures Colliding in Bridgetown

The epicentre of Barbados, where the island's colonial past collides with Caribbean culture, Bridgetown is a must-visit when travelling to the island. Spend mornings uncovering heritage left over from British rule, learn the pirated histories and as night falls see the harbour transform with reggae bars and calypso clubs. As the island's music floods the air, grab a rum on the rocks and savour the Caribbean way of life. 

food and drink

Food & Drink

Whether it’s a quaint waterside shack or a grand fine-dining restaurant overlooking a sleepy port, the dining scene in Barbados is a good enough reason to visit the angelic island. As you'd expect, seafood takes centre stage in Barbados. Traditional Bajan cuisine combines fish and fresh produce to make unique, spicy dishes. Jumbo prawns, lobster and flying fish are all specialities. Don't miss the legendary Fish Fry night on Fridays in the sleepy fishing village of Oistins.

Weather

Average monthly temperature in Barbados (°C)

  • Jan 29°C
  • Feb 29°C
  • Mar 30°C
  • Apr 30°C
  • May 31°C
  • Jun 31°C
  • Jul 31°C
  • Aug 31°C
  • Sep 31°C
  • Oct 31°C
  • Nov 30°C
  • Dec 30°C
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