US Dollars & Barbados Dollar
Time Difference (GMT) - 5 hours
Climate & average temperatures
Tropical - some rain year round with cool winds. May-Sept hot & humid with chance of storms & hurricanes. The best months are Dec-April.
British Airways, Virgin Atlantic
Flight time from UK
8 1/2 hours
Not with a UK passport
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While the rest of the Caribbean was being fought over by Spaniards, Danes, French and other nations, Barbados was too far away for them to bother, meaning that British rule remained unconquered. It is still known as 'Little England' today but despite its cricket matches, English-style churches and stately homes, the locals have not abandoned their West Indian heritage. Rather they have selectively borrowed certain English ways and customs that add a certain charm to this popular holiday destination.
The southern and western coasts of the island offer calm light blue Caribbean Sea and fine white and pinkish sandy beaches. On its Atlantic Ocean side, the waves are perfect for surfing; the 'Soup Bowl' near to Bathsheba is a very popular spot with surfers all year round. Other attractions include wildlife reserves, helicopter rides, golf, festivals (the largest being the annual Crop Over festival), cave exploration, a vibrant nightlife and duty-free shopping..
Our luxury holidays in Barbados also offer a fantastic array of luxury accommodation, combining flexibility with all the back-up and facilities of a hotel.
With world class facilities for singles, couples and families alike, Barbados certainly is 'cricket'.
A traditional yet charming hotel on Barbados’ beautiful west coast.
40 suites, Swim with turtles, Waterskiing, windsurfing, wakeboarding & snorkelling
A boutique hotel with a difference. Small, quirky and cool as a cucumber, it is a far cry from most Caribbean resorts.
21 suites, Surfing, diving, paddleborading & snorkelling
Synonymous for decades with glamorous holidays, this has long been the haunt of royalty, celebrities and those who hanker after the best.
96 rooms, 16 suites, Catamaran sailing, kayaking, banana rides & waterskiing, Kids club 0-16yrs, 9 floodlit tennis courts & 3 golf courses, 1 villa
A family-run hotel full of character and with lots of activities, which include complimentary waterskiing
29 rooms, 57 suites, Adults-only 15 January–28 February, Kids club 2-12yrs, 2 villas
A small and discrete property on the west coast and with a friendly family run feel.
22 rooms, 26 suites, Diving, windsurfing, snorkelling & sailing, No children 15 January-15 March, 1 private villa
Casual, beachfront living on Barbados’ strikingly beautiful east coast and offering the famous Atlantis Sunday lunch.
8 rooms, 2 apartments, Surfing
Endearingly English-style destination for romance set on the Platinum Coast
75 rooms & suites, Kayaking, windsurfing, paddleboarding & snorkelling
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