BARBADOS…PEARL OF THE CARIBBEAN
Visit Barbados for enticing white sand beaches, fabulous watersports and the unique Bajan welcome! This former British colony is full of character, and has long been the haunt of the rich and famous.
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WHY VISIT BARBADOS?
Barbados may be only 21 miles long and 14 miles wide, but it offers so much for every type of traveller. Whether you want a family vacation, lively or relaxing holiday or a romantic getaway / honeymoon, Barbados ticks all the boxes. Barbados is an island country in the Caribbean, and the most easterly of the islands in the Lesser Antilles of the West Indies. There is a range of accommodation available and hotels to suit a range of budgets, from luxury to beachside retreats. So, for natural beauty in paradise, superb cuisine and famous laid-back vibe why not go to Barbados!
Our Top 5 Reasons to Visit Barbados:
1. Stunning white, soft sand beaches and aquamarine sea.
The popular western side of the island borders the Caribbean, with the calmer sea perfect for swimming, diving and snorkelling. It is dubbed the Platinum Coast and regularly voted as having the best beaches in the Caribbean. The south coast has a range of family resorts and a lively nightlife. Carlisle Bay has calm waters and child friendly, and you may even spot the racehorses going for a swim! Crane beach is luxurious, while Bathsheba Bay is popular and good for surfing, (but not swimming).
2. Range of watersports and other outdoor activities.
The Atlantic facing Eastern coast is rugged and famous for its elite surfing. Wind and kite surfing is popular in the south coast. Snorkel near sea turtles in the calmer seas of the west and dive to see the range of sealife and shipwrecks, an activity available for all levels. You can even take a submarine tour or cruise around.
Golfing for all levels, mini golf, cricket, polo, horseracing and horse riding are all popular.
3. Nightlife and festivalsMile long St Lawrence Gap is famous for its reggae bars, clubs, restaurants, shops and lively nightlife. The west coast is renowned for its beach side bars. Barbados has many festivals, such as the ‘Crop over Festival’ in late June to Early August, with dancing, wine, music and rum!
Barbados Wildlife Reserves have green monkeys, caymans etc. Hunte’s garden and Andromeda Botanic Gardens have a variety of beautiful plants to explore.
4. The capital Bridgetown and other sites
Colourful downtown Bridgetown has restaurants, bars, shops and historical sites, such as St Nicholas Abbey with its sugar plantation and Jacobean house and George Washington House museum.
5. Fabulous food and rum!
Barbados has West African, Portuguese, Creole, Indian and British influences, reflected in the superb Bajun cuisine produced in a range of eateries, from award winning restaurants to beach shacks. West Indian curries, rostis and pepperpot pork and beef stew are popular. Head to lively Oistins seafood and fish market on a Friday night for superb freshly caught local fish and sample flying fish or seafood cutler. Tropical fruits, juices and rum punches are delicious.
When To Go
Barbados is popular all year, but has 2 main seasons.
We would recommend going in the dry season.
The wet season from June to December, and the dry season from December to May.
British passport holders don’t need a visa to visit Barbados
Direct flights from London Gatwick with British Airways and Virgin.
Most resorts are located on the west side of Barbados. This side is more sheltered and perfect for swimming.
Barbados Luxury Hotels & Resorts