Barbados Holidays 2020/2021

Barbados holidays have long been synonymous with images of a platinum coastline, palm dotted sands and gallons of rum punch. This is what you might expect when you visit here, but there is so much more to experience beneath the surface of the Caribbean scenes we all dream about.

Barbados Holiday Deals 2020/2021

Butterfly Beach Hotel

Maxwell Coast, Caribbean, Barbados

(1981)

14 Nights

19th Apr 2020

Self Catering

London Gatwick - Direct

Based On Deluxe Studio with Balcony

Rostrevor Apartment Hotel

St Lawrence, Caribbean, Barbados

(808)

7 Nights

26th Apr 2020

Self Catering

London Gatwick - Direct

Based On Oceanfront Deluxe Studio with Sea View and Balcony or Terrace

Time Out Hotel

St Lawrence, Caribbean, Barbados

(1122)

14 Nights

14th Apr 2020

Bed and Breakfast

London Gatwick - Direct

Based On Standard Twin Room

The Caribbean's blonde beauty

Barbados is home to 92 kilometres of golden coastline. Beach after beach offers palmed shade, rows of sun-loungers and crystal-clear water that’s ideal for kids and adults alike. The western coast is a firm favourite, with the beaches of St James and St Peter having earned Barbados the nickname of the platinum coast.

It’s not just the west of Barbados that has all the fun, however. The eastern side of the island is a little more lively, making the beaches less reliable for swimming but perhaps a more attractive option for watersports enthusiasts and picnickers. The Soup Bowl at Bathsheba is a surfers paradise, with huge Atlantic waves crashing into the sands, while the East Coast Road’s scenic ocean is a great spot to find a bite to eat.


Currency: Barbadian dollar

Language: English

Time Difference: GMT -4

Population: 274,000

Religion: Christianity

Resorts

Bridgetown

Bridgetown is Barbados' largest city and the concentration of locals has resulted in a vibrant culture of music, food, drink, plus a handful of interesting historical sites. Tourists flock to Bridgetown every year to become part of the lively atmosphere, visit its nearby beaches and shop at its many markets.

Needhams Point

If year-round sunshine and soft, white-sand beaches are your idea of holiday heaven, head to Needhams Point in beautiful Barbados. One of the most popular coastal resorts on the island, Needhams Point has three luscious beaches to spend lazy days on. Relax on the Peaceful Pebbles Beach with its calm waters, Drill Hill Beach, a surfer's paradise, or head to the busy Needhams Point Beach, which attracts both locals and tourists with its colourful food carts and safe swimming.

Oistins

On the south coast of Barbados, in the district of Christ Church, is Oistins. It's a small town – in fact, the smallest on the island – but its lack of size has no bearing on the fun atmosphere and welcoming vibe that it's famous for. This makes it one of the most characterful destinations in any holidays to Barbados. Its thriving fishing community forms the basis of its culture and activities, so guests of the town can guarantee wonderfully fresh fish, grilled to perfection. Whether you're up for joining in the Friday evening Fish Fry, or you'd rather spend your time chilling on the beach, Oistins has something up its sleeve for every visitor.

Worthing

Sun, sand, delicious food and lively nightlife is what holidays to Barbados are made of. Some of the best beaches can be found along this Caribbean island's south coast, with stretches of beautiful sand that go on for miles. Each unique stretch varies as to how busy it gets and what facilities and activities are on offer, so there's always something that will suit you perfectly. Worthing holidays offer you the chance to pass leisurely days lying on an immaculate white-sand beach as you watch the bright-blue sea lapping the shore. There's plenty of sightseeing to do in nearby Bridgetown also.

St Peter

Explore the quieter side of the island when on holiday in Barbados by spending time in St Peter, located in the north of the island. This is the perfect place to enjoy some stunning wildlife, explore historic destinations and discover some of Barbados' best sandy beaches like the one at Speightstown.

St Lawrence

This southern coastal district is located in the Christ Church parish, and dazzles with its vibrant nightlife, yet soothes with its tranquil beaches. That mix of serenity and activity makes for a holiday of contrasts where you're never at a loss for what to do, yet always able to recharge.

St James

Some call this part of the island the Platinum Beach. It's well loved among the rich and famous, yet the rise in All Inclusive Barbados holidays means that tourists from every background can enjoy the pristine sand, sumptuous sea and fantastic entertainment on offer. Bars, restaurants and nightlife combine to create a brilliant atmosphere in St James.

Rockley Beach

If you're looking for a laid-back holiday to Barbados, Rockley Beach is the place for you. This small resort town is clustered around a white-sand bay, where turquoise sea meets cobalt sky. It's the perfect spot to relax and unwind. When you've had your fill of relaxation, stroll down the nearby promenade or take a short walk to the town of Hastings where there are plenty of bars, restaurants and attractions to keep you entertained.

Maxwell Coast

There are so many beaches nestled along the south coast of Barbados that it might take you forever to visit them all! Each has its own personality, with Maxwell Beach being one of the most laidback of all. Lying on a white-sand beach as turquoise waters lap the shore and palm trees nod in a gentle breeze under sunny skies is the ultimate tropical dream. You can go one better with a Maxwell holiday and make it a reality. As well as being an idyllic spot, it's also ideally located to visit several other beaches along the coast.

Holetown

This Caribbean haven offers holidays paved with white sand beaches, watersport adventures and a whole lot of shopping. With dining options from around the world and cool rum by the barrel-full, you won't have to worry about much more than where to lay your beach towel.

Hastings

Tucked away on the south–western coast of Barbados, Hastings is a stunning coastal village boasting white sand beaches and iridescent ocean. Perfect for those who want to experience the beauty of the island away from the crowds, All Inclusive Barbados holidays to Hastings are a wonderful mixture of tropical beaches, authentic cuisine and local historic sites.

Christ Church

Christ Church is the largest parish on Barbados. It's a region of contrasts, from the party hotspot of St Lawrence to the quiet beaches of Hastings. With its intriguing caves, charming fishing villages and larger resorts, Christ Church is a fantastic holiday destination.

Location

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A quiet getaway

It’s not all tourism on the west and high-octane activities on the east, as you’ll find plenty of Barbados All Inclusive holiday deals to the kind of peaceful resorts needed for a true escape. Harrismith beach on the south-east coast, between Bottom Bay and Sam Lords Castle, is a genuine hidden treasure that is protected from the winds by coved rocks.

Maxwell Beach is another haven for isolation, but by night it can be a bit of a firecracker. Ideal for those who are looking for a quiet retreat by day with a vibrant party atmosphere by night, this is the place to go if you’re keen to sample the best of both worlds in Barbados.

Eat and drink, dance and sing

Barbados is home to some of the most magnificent dishes you’ll find anywhere in the Caribbean. Bajan cuisine is a mixture of African, Indian, and British influences, meaning you’ll find all sorts of dishes to suit a broad range of tastes. The restaurants in Barbados are similarly varied, with fusion, international and local delicacies on offer at any one time.

As for drinking, let’s just say it’s easier to order a rum punch in Barbados than a tea or coffee. With that sort of stimulation, you’re going to need some real opportunities to let loose. St Lawrence leads the way for Barbados’ nightlife, but the capital of Bridgetown certainly holds its own in the party scene.

Festivities are common in Barbados, and there are some which really ought not be missed. For example, the tiny fishing village of Oistins throws a street party every Friday evening, complete with live music, dancing and of course, open air grills with slabs of swordfish smoking away.

The quirky capital

Bridgetown isn’t just a nightlife hotspot, it’s also home to a more artistic side of Barbados. The colonial British rule goes head-to-head with the Caribbean culture here, and the result is live reggae set to the backdrop of cricket games and a statue of Nelson.

The Bridgetown Gallery exhibits local painters’ scenes of bustling markets and beautiful coastal landscapes. Meanwhile, market traders can be found gathered in the last weekend of the season at the biggest street fair of the Crop Over Festival. If you choose to experience All Inclusive Barbados holidays at this time, it’s the ideal place to get all the local souvenirs and handicrafts.

Enjoy the landscape

There are plenty of ways to soak in the verdant surroundings of Barbados, from horseback riding and long treks to games of gold on the rolling courses. You have eight championship courses to choose from in Barbados, including holes designed by the infamous Tom Fazio and Ron Kirby. For any avid golfers, a tour of Barbados is not just a possibility, it’s a necessity.

You can also explore the truly remarkable floral offerings of the Andromeda Botanical Gardens, which have over 600 varieties of tropical plant in a space of just six acres. Located in the town of Bathsheba, you’ll find more beautiful nature here than you can shake a camera at.