US Dollars & Barbados Dollar
Time Difference (GMT) - 5 hours
Climate & average temperatures
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 give holidays in Barbados a certain charm.
The southern and western coasts of the island offer calm light blue Caribbean Sea and fine white and pinkish sand 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. The weather in Barbados is fairly consistent but even if the rains do come, the boutique hotels are well equipped to keep guests entertained, with a fantastic array of accommodation available.
Synonymous for decades with glamorous holidays, the hotel has long been the haunt of royalty, celebrities and those who hanker after the best
96 rooms, 16 suites, Kids club 3-12 yrs, teen club 13-16 yrs, Catamaran sailing, kayaking, banana rides & waterskiing, 1 villa, 9 tennis courts & 3 golf courses in resort and 3 nearby
Endearingly English-style primariliy luxury adults-only resort set on the Platinum Coast
75 rooms & suites, Kayaking, windsurfing, paddleboarding & snorkelling
A small and discrete luxury tropical hotel hideawy on the west coast and with a friendly family feel
26 suites, 22 rooms, No children 15 January-15 March, Diving, windsurfing, snorkelling & sailing, 1 villa
A traditional yet charming luxury hotel on Barbados’ beautiful west coast
40 suites, Swim with turtles, Waterskiing, windsurfing, wakeboarding & snorkelling
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
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