OVERVIEW

Barbados is a stunning island nation and member of the British Commonwealth, situated in the Lesser Antilles. With its pristine beaches and lush interior highlands, the country is guaranteed to wow and provides the perfect exotic escape. Water sports are one of the main attractions here but you can also visit some interesting historic sites, play golf on one of the island’s world-class courses and enjoy a rum-tasting tour of Mount Gay Distillery in Bridgetown. To experience all of the island’s wonders rolled into one memorable package, book yourself onto a Best of Barbados Tour, which includes a visit to the Wildlife Preserve, swimming with turtles and a journey through mesmerising Harrison’s Cave.

An impressive selection of accommodation is available in Barbados, ranging from cheap and cheerful guest houses to apartment hotels and luxury resorts and villas. Privately owned vacation rentals are also an option and include condos and beach houses.

During your stay on Barbados don’t forget to try some of the island’s delicious local specialties such as fried and breaded flying fish served with yellow sauce, pepperpot – a delectable pork stew – and BBQ pig tails, available from many street vendors. On Friday nights make sure you head over to Oistins for the island’s famous fish fry. Savour the delicious fish and enjoy the vibrant carnival atmosphere, with music and dancing into the wee hours.

What is the currency in Barbados?

The official currency in Barbados is the Barbadian dollar.

How long does it take to fly to Barbados?

Non-stop flights from London to Bridgetown take approximately 8 hours 30 minutes.

What is the time difference in Barbados?

Barbados is 4 hours behind London.

When is the best time to visit Barbados?

Most people tend to visit Barbados from January to April as this is the island’s dry season. The hurricane season runs from early June to the end of November so it is wise to bear this in mind if you are planning to visit during that time, as tropical storms could interrupt your holiday.

What language is spoken in Barbados?

The official language of Barbados is English but you will probably also hear plenty of Bajan spoken during your visit. This dialect is a blend of West African languages and British English.

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Sandals Royal Barbados is an all-suite resort featuring Sandals’ firsts including its first rooftop pool and bar, 4 lane bowling alley and men’s only barbershop. Basque in the romance of its ocean views which will capture every honeymoon couples’ imagination.

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For a relaxing Caribbean holiday of your wildest dreams, book a cottage at the aptly named Little Good Harbour, a luxurious family-run haven on the island of Barbados.

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Its outstanding services, luxurious accommodation and stunning natural beauty all combine to make this one of the finest Caribbean hotels

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This intimate luxury hotel is nestled among lush tropical foliage overlooking a golden swathe of sandy beach and is sure to take your breath away from the moment you arrive.

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When the stresses and strains of everyday life become too much to bear, whisk away yourself and your significant other to a magical Caribbean paradise

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An idyllic venue for a fun family holiday in the Caribbean sun, this beachfront hotel is the perfect blend of style, comfort and exotic adventure.

Climate

Barbados is a Caribbean Island and following suit, they tend to have high temperatures all year round. They tend to have a dry season and a wet season. The wet season lasts from June through to November, in this period the weather fluctuates around the 30 degree mark.

There is then the dry season running from December through to May. In this period, the weather is very similar to that of the wet season, again fluctuating around 30 degrees. However, the difference is that there is much less rainfall.

 

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