What You Can Expect On A Holiday To Barbados
The birthplace of rum and not forgetting Rhianna, Barbados holidays have long been the Caribbean destination of choice for those who seek the finer side of life, with the stunning Platinum Coast a veritable hub for A-Listers and jet setters from around the globe. A string of high end luxury hotel resorts can be found dotted along the western coastline, named the Platinum Coast thanks to the purity of its sand.
What To See And Do On Your Barbados Holiday
Head down south and you’ll discover the livelier side of Barbados, with St Lawrence Gap leading the way with its countless calypso bars and reggae clubs. Families will love the peaceful vibe of Rockley and Maxwell and their pristine white sandy beaches. The capital of the island is Bridgetown, an historic city named as a UNESCO World Heritage Site thanks to its many monuments and landmarks. Take a wander around the Garrison Savannah and discover Bridgetown’s important naval past.
Barbados holidays can be as lively or as tranquil as you wish. Soak up the Caribbean sunshine on one of its spectacularly beautiful beaches and sip rum punches to your heart’s delight. You can also discover where your rum came from and learn all about its history and production at the Mount Gay Rum Factory. The famous Oistins Fish Fry is a must try, taking place every Friday at the charming coastal town of Oistins, this legendary event dishes up BBQ fish, traditional calypso music and a real taste of Bajan culture. Chocolate lovers simply must visit the Agapey Chocolate Factory in Barbados, and learn of the history of the Trinitario cocoa bean, used to produce a simply mouth-watering chocolate.
If you decide to book your Barbados holiday in August, you’re in for a real treat. The Barbados Crop Over Festival is the biggest event on the Bajan calendar and promises to be the party of all parties. The streets are filled with colour and calypso music and the dancing is infectious. Join the locals at this magnificent street party and soak up the true vibe of Barbados.
Fast Facts About Barbados
- Time Difference:
Barbados is 5 hours behind the UK
Barbados Dollar $
- Flight Time:
Approx. 9 hours
- Visa Required:
British Passport holders don’t need a visa to visit Barbados.
Temperatures range from the high 20’s in winter and low 30’s in summer. The wet season runs from July to November. Hurricane season runs from June until November.
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Where to stay in Barbados
Barbados is a small island so it is easy enough to discover all that the island has to offer on a holiday if you hire a car. If you want to stay somewhere lively then Rockley or Silver Sands have lively beaches and there are lots of party opportunities at The Gap. History buffs will love Herritage Site and those looking for tranquility might prefer to stay at Holetown or Paynes Bay, which is a little more upmarket.
Booking Your Holiday to Barbados
We have a superb selection of Barbados holidays on offer, including family holidays, adult only holidays and self-catering holidays. All of our Barbados holiday packages include return flights and accommodation. Contact us today to get a great deal. In addition, we can arrange airport parking, transfers, lounge passes and even car hire. What’s more you can pay the balance in instalments!
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