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Holidays to Barbados

Barbados is an idyllic island getaway offering a host of adventure activities, sandy beaches and delicious Caribbean food served everywhere you turn. Take a bike ride through lush national parks and discover plantation houses and museums, while enjoying the fruity cocktails and tiki bars dotted all along the coastline, late into the night.

The laid back island atmosphere always makes holidays to Barbados relaxing; you can sizzle and unwind on the beach, listening to the palm trees swaying in the sea breeze. The inviting turquoise ocean is a great place to swim and snorkel too, where you can discover tropical marine life or try watersports like surfing, or if you’re feeling a bit daring, jet blading.

Feast on perfectly spiced jerk chicken washed down with ice-cold cocktails and coconut drinks throughout your trip. You can embark on a jeep safari one day and a submarine adventure the next; after all, there is never a dull moment in this gorgeous island paradise.

So, if you want to experience the wonders of this idyllic country, compare Barbados holidays online with us, today.

LANGUAGE English
CURRENCY Barbadian Dollar
TIME DIFFERENCE GMT -4
FLIGHT TIME 8 hrs
COST OF A BEER 5.50 Bds$
3 COURSE MEAL 65 Bds$
  • Romantic landscapes

    Couples will be absolutely spoilt for choice on Barbados holidays thanks to the island’s vast range of luxury landscapes. Choose from watching the serene sunsets on Holetown Beach, picnicking at emerald green national parks like Queen’s Park in Bridgetown or head to a unique beach BBQ together while exploring this magnificent country.

  • Nightlife in Holetown

    Barbados isn’t just a holiday spot for unwinding on the powdery-soft sands, but for dancing the night away in a vibrant setting. Book onto a unique beach bonfire party event, sip on one of the juiciest cocktails at The Tiki Bar or watch the sun go down at one of the many local nightclubs or authentic rum bars sprinkled across the island.

  • Jerk chicken delights

    Foodies absolutely adore visiting Barbados for its range of cuisine but more importantly, for the diverse eateries which famously cook up delicious jerk chicken, day and night. You can’t leave Barbados without at least trying this tasty local delight. So, head to a nearby street market (which you are never too far away from), and taste the delicious flavours of this popular dish for yourself.

Activities

There is something for every type of traveller to enjoy when it comes to the diverse pool of activities on offer in Barbados; from shopping in Bridgetown’s independent outlets and major stores to horse riding across the west coast against a backdrop of sunny landscapes. Whether you want to partake in watersports like jet blading on the beach or hop on a traditional Bajan Bus to explore, you can do it all here.

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Bajan Bus

The colourful and unique, open-topped, Bajan Bus is the perfect way to see the best of Barbados. Originally used by the locals, the buses took passengers to various destinations around the island, including farmers who were heading to the market with their livestock.

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Boat trips

The Barbados coastline is home to warm, crystal clear azure waters with ideal conditions for sailing, which is why there are so many scenic boat trips available for visitors to enjoy on this gorgeous island. Whether you prefer cruising on a luxury yacht…

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Beaches

Barbados’s beaches really are paradise on Earth, combining sparkling turquoise shores with soft, powdery sands to sink your toes into. You will be astounded by the heavenly beaches here, whether you are heading out on a boat tour from Bath Beach to glide past the stretches of sands this blissful country offers, or booking a snorkelling adventure to uncover the colourful reefs.

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Accra Beach

The quiet beach of Accra in Christ Church has beautiful soft white sand, gorgeous clear turquoise waters and is a lovely place to relax away from the hustle and bustle of some of the livelier resorts.

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Archers Bay Beach

The small, quiet and peaceful, Archers Bay Beach, is located at the north-west tip of the island of Barbados at St. Lucy. Surrounded by coral and limestone cliffs, the quaint beach has stunning views and on a sunny day is a fantastic spot for relaxing and soaking up the sun.

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Food and Drink

Eating and drinking in Barbados is an experience in itself; you will certainly be spoilt for choice when it comes to dining out and sipping cocktails at quirky local bars. A trip wouldn’t quite be complete without a visit to one of the authentic rum bars here, so make sure you add this to your list of things to do, as well as trying jerk chicken, fried plantain and bread pudding.

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Fine Dining

Barbados has many excellent restaurants and whichever resort you are staying in, you are sure to find one that suits you. Champers Restaurant, located on Skeetes Hill, offers fine dining in an elegant but relaxed atmosphere.

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Fusion Rooftop

Built on the top floor of the Limegrove Lifestyle Centre in Holetown, the Fusion Rooftop is an airy, sleek and modern restaurant, with a contemporary lounge as well as a zen water table, glowing fire pits and a large full-service bar.

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Sights

Sightseeing in Barbados will open your mind to the array of beauty this country encompasses. Explore the impressive six-acre Andromeda Gardens at Foster Hall, spot armadillos and gorgeous green monkeys at Barbados Wildlife Reserve or for culture buffs, uncover Barbados’s Jewish history at the Nidhe Israel Museum. With so much to see and do here, you will never want to go home…

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Andromeda Botanic Gardens

The glorious six-acre Andromeda Gardens, at Foster Hall in the parish of St. Joseph, were established by Iris Bannochie, one of the island’s leading 20th-century botanists. She began designing the gardens in 1954…

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Barbados Wildlife Reserve

The Barbados Wildlife Reserve is located in St. Peter parish, on the northern part of the Barbados west coast. Visitors can walk freely through the reserve to see the animals at close range in their own natural environment, as they play, roam and interact with the other animals.

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Top Resorts in Barbados

Bridgetown

Barbados’ vibrant capital, Bridgetown is also the island’s only city. You’ll find plenty of sites and old colonial buildings, as well as good duty-free shopping. If it’s a beach you’re looking for, you’ll find a stunning option right on the edge of the city.

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Christ Church

Sitting on the south west coast of the island, Christ Church is a wonderful mix of lively and serene. Next to the stretches of pristine beaches, you’ll find plenty of excellent hotels and resorts, restaurants, bars and local attractions to keep you busy when the sun goes down.

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St Lawrence Gap

St Lawrence has earned itself the reputation of being Barbados’ most lively resort. Known as ‘The Gap’, the 1.3km strip is lined with restaurants, bars and clubs to take you into the wee hours, while the white sandy beaches are the ideal place to catch 40 winks the day after.

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St. James

A holiday haven of the rich and famous, the district of St James is the perfect destination for those in search of secluded Caribbean luxury.

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Location of Barbados

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