Barbados makes for the perfect destination whether your reason for being there is for a big family holiday, romantic honeymoon, a diving escape or a luxury beach retreat. Barbados has it all. White sand beaches, a temperate climate, unspoilt natural beauty and warm friendly people makes Barbados a true island paradise.
Located to the east of the Caribbean Sea, Barbados is part of the Lesser Antilles island chain. The island’s rich fusion heritage has roots steaming from West Africa, the Caribbean and Britain.
Sleepy fishing villages, vibrant rum shops and colour chattel houses paint a pretty picture of this sunny island.
Barbados is blessed with three distinct coastlines from chic white sand beaches along the popular west coast (or gold coast) of the island, to the energetic beaches, restaurants and bars of the south coast and the rugged less developed shores of the east, there is sure to be something to suit every taste, and every budget.
Despite being just 21 miles long and 14 miles wide, the island has a treasure chest of activities that can be done both on land and on and under the water, ancient caves and native flora and fauna, or you may wish to just immerse yourself fully in the vibrant Bajan roots and rhythms. The choices are yours.
Climate: Enjoying a generally warm and sunny climate all year round, you can expect average temperatures of 26-32 degrees. The nights are usually slightly cooler, and the prevailing northeast trade winds blow steadily so that although it is bright and sunny, it is not unbearably hot. The dry season lasts from January to June.
Best time to go: November to May
Flying time: 8 hours and 30 minutes
Preferred Airlines: British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, Caribbean Airlines
Do I need a visa? British nationals do not require a visa, other nationalities should check with their embassy