Explore: Barbados

It’s famous for its A-list visitors, but you’re looking for something more authentic, a real take on Barbados.
Bottom Bay, Barbados - Paradise beach on the Caribbean island of Barbados. Tropical coast with palms hanging over turquoise sea. Panoramic photo of beautiful landscape.

Holidays to Barbados

You’re in luck: Barbadians love their food, they’re proud of their cultural heritage, and they’re some of the friendliest and most welcoming people in the Caribbean.

Barbados has beautiful beaches galore – with all the white sands and swaying palm trees you could wish for – but there’s more to this island than fly-and-flop beach holidays. It’s the diverse cuisine, the laid-back towns, and the fascinating history intertwined with wild and wonderful landscapes that makes Barbados so special.

Barbados has beautiful beaches galore – with all the white sands and swaying palm trees you could wish for
Next departure: Dec 16 2019

Where to go

Whatever happens on your trip, you won’t be bored. By all means tick off swimming with turtles and sailing trips; dining and celeb-spotting in some of the best restaurants in the Caribbean (try the Cliff Beach Club or Cin Cin by the Sea for starters); not to mention rum-tasting (Mount Gay Distillery) on the island that can genuinely claim to have first invented it.

But then you should take off and discover the bits the resort-huggers don’t find: the secret gardens; the east coast’s crashing waves; the beauty of the wild north; and a very special sunrise beach experience.

When to go

Visit between December and April for blue, cloudless skies and endless sunshine. Take part in a sailing race to Antigua in January’s Mount Gay Round Barbados race series or enjoy the cultural celebrations of Holetown Festival in February. The Barbados Food & Wine Festival (every October) makes for a tasty trip too.

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