Departure25 October 2021 I'm flexible
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BoardAll-inclusive Full-board Half-board Breakfast Self catering Room only
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Win yourself a holiday to Barbados
Renowned for its incredible beaches, Barbados is an island with so much more. As well as white powdery sand and stunning turquoise waters, you'll find awesome nightlife, a Unesco World Heritage–listed cruise ship capital in Bridgetown, real surf on the isolated east coast and all of it inhabited by a warm and welcoming local population.
Located in the eastern Caribbean, Barbados is an independent British Commonwealth nation that sits outside of the principal Atlantic hurricane belt - useful to know when considering your next Caribbean adventure between June and November.
There's a lot to see on this incredible island from St Nicholas Abbey, one of the oldest plantation houses in the Caribbean, to The George Washington House, Oistins' bustling seaside fish market and Speightstown, with its old colonial charm and battered façades.
When it comes to Bajan cuisine, expect a fusion of Indian, African, Creole, British and Irish. The national dish of Barbados is Cou-Cou & Flying Fish, you might also try 'Pudding and Souse', pickled pork with spiced sweet potatoes and of course, seafood is king in the Caribbean. If it's the rum that interests you, The Mount Gay Rum visitors centre claims to be the oldest remaining rum company in the world.
The country typically experiences dual seasons with the wet season from June to November and the dry season from December to May. Average temperatures remain consistent throughout the year and range between 20°C and 30°C. Being situated in the south-east of the Caribbean means Barbados sits just outside the principal Atlantic hurricane belt and major hurricanes strikes about once every 26 years on average. The last was in 2010, though damage was minimal.
There really is a wealth of things to do and see in Barbados, and with over 40% of its visitors each year hailing from the UK, we clearly know something about special places to visit. Book your trip now and don't miss out.
When to visit
If you're planning a holiday in Barbados, our top picks for the best time to travel would be andanuary
The dry season's approaching so January sees increasing sunshine and less rain. With a cool breeze coming off the Atlantic, evenings get balmier by the day as the steel drums and rum cocktails emerge
Barbados Blog posts
From the UK's most popular travel bloggers
19th August 2021 by PaulVirgin Atlantic open new Edinburgh to Barbados route
Barbados has been a hot ticket destination since its addition to the green list on 30th June. Many airlines and tour operators have reported bookings up between 2 or 3 times the average.Responding to this demand, Virgin Atlantic has just released tickets for its new twice-weekly Edinburgh to Barbados service. The first direct flights depart in December and run on Wednesdays and Sundays. They will be the only direct flights between Scotland and the Caribbean. The route will be serviced by...
18th August 2021 by Two Monkey's TravelTravel guide to Barbados – How, where & frequently asked questions
The island is a famous tourist destination, and it welcomes millions of visitors every year. To know more, take a look at our travel guide to Barbados! Located in the Atlantic Ocean, 100 miles (161 km) due east of St. Lucia, the island of Barbados stands apart from its neighbors in the Lesser Antilles archipelago, the chain of islands. It stretches in a graceful arc from the Virgin Islands to Trinidad. Barbados is a sophisticated tropical island with a rich history, lodgings to suit every taste...
14th January 2021 by PommieTravelsWhy is Barbados one of the best Islands to visit?
Are you going to visit Barbados? Why is Barbados already on the top of lists of gorgeous islands? Did you know the different hidden beauties in Barbados? No, we’ll tell you some excellentsecrets about Barbados, which will be your primary reason to visit Barbados.1) Their people hospitality ...
Weather in Barbados
Our month-by-month guide to the weather and climate in Barbados