Barbados holidays

Essential Information

When To Go

Winter, Spring

January, February

March

Getting There

550 £GBP

LCY → BGI

Stay There

55 £GBP

3-star hotel

Visas

Tourist Visa
not required

Up to 6 months

Currency
Bajan (Barbados), Dollar
1.00 USD = 2.00 BBD
CURRENT WEATHER
Rain
+23°C
Airport Transport

Taxi: 16 £GBP (25 min)
Restaurants
Lunch ≈ 10 £GBP
Dinner (for two) ≈ 35 £GBP
Espresso ≈ 3.40 £GBP
Bottled water ≈ 1.55 £GBP
Health & Safety
Travel insurance is recommended
Emergency numbers:
Ambulance: 911
Police: 211

Why Barbados

Discover all the magic and colour of the Caribbean! A tropical paradise is awaiting you on Barbados holidays. Well-known as one of the world’s glamour destinations due to Barbados’ stretches of gorgeous sandy beaches, crystal clear water and lively culture. Immerse yourself in island life, chill out on the beach or relax poolside and, of course feast on the delicious and unique local cuisine.

Barbados’ natural beauty is astounding; from the coral reefs off the coast, to historic sites, to the green gently rolling hills inland you’ll never tire of the views. Whether your Barbados break is action-packed or relaxing, holidays in this Caribbean island has it all. When it comes to the Barbadian people are passionate about cricket and are extremely hospitable. Holidays in Barbados appeals to all ages, all tastes and all budgets.

When to go

Climate

If you are going on holidays to Barbados, notice that Barbados typically has two seasons – the “dry season” which runs from December to May when the average temperature ranges from 21 to 31 degrees Celsius (70 to 88 Fahrenheit) and the “wet season” from June to November with temperatures between 23 and 31 degrees Celcius (73 to 88 Fahrenheit). While Barbados is regarded as having a Tropical monsoon climate, gentle 12 to 16 kilometres per hour (8 to 10 miles per hour) breezes year round keep the climate mildly tropical.

Where to go/stay

Bridgetown

You’ll find Barbados is at its most authentic and quirkiest in the capital, Bridgetown, where the legacy of British rule and the influence of the Caribbean meet head on. The legacy of 500 years of British (and Barbados remains a member of the British Commonwealth) influence can be seen in the popularity of cricket which you can watch at Kensington Oval or in the Admiral Nelson statue. Historic Bridgetown and its Garrison is UNESCO World Heritage site and should be definitely visited on Barbados holidays.

Hastings

Hastings, a small town on the south coast of Barbados is set between Bridgetown, to the west, and 24-hour party town, St Lawrence Gap, to the east. It may be quieter than the capital and less rowdy than St Lawrence but it features beautiful beaches and coral reefs.

St Lawrence

St Lawrence is a larger-than-life personality on the south coast. Most of that personality can be found in St Lawrence Gap, a line of Barbadian restaurants and rum shacks along with the distinctive sound of reggae coming from dance halls fill with revellers. By day the beaches of St Lawrence are the place to rest and recuperate before another night of partying during your holidays in Barbados.

St James and St Peter

The western coast, where you’ll find the resorts of St James and St Peter, has even earned itself the nickname of the Platinum Coast, thanks to the purity of its sand.

Things to do

Head to Oistins for the famous Friday Night Fish Fry – an outdoor street food fair and dine on fresh fish dishes while mixing and mingling with the locals listening to the variety of entertainment on offer.

One of the highest rating activities on holidays to Barbados, Atlantis Submarines allows you to see marine life from a real submarine. The submarine reaches a depth of 40 to 45 metres (130 to 150 feet) which means passengers take in colourful coral reefs, an assortment of rainbow-coloured fish and even the wreck of a ship.

Harrison's Cave near St Thomas in the centre of the country is one of Barbados’ greatest natural here. Trams take you through the massive underground caverns, complete with lakes, stalactites, stalagmites, streams, and waterfalls.

Also near St Thomas is Welchman Hall Gully – where you can spend your Barbados holidays walking through a deep tropical forested valley full of baobab trees, towering bamboo, spectacular palms, fustic, mahogany, and sandalwood trees with a guidebook to help you identify the various varieties of plantlife.