The beautiful island of Barbados, is a gem nestled between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean.
Its friendly people and warm tropical climate are sure to make you feel at home on your holiday here. Visit during the months of July and August and experience the true culture of the island during the Crop Over Festival. This annual festival celebrates the end of the crop season with numerous fetes, shows and cultural displays which culminate in a spectacle of colour, music and dance on Kadooment Day. You can also look forward to the Oistins Fish Festival during the Easter season and Holders Season during the month of March.
Where to visit
When in Barbados, be sure to visit the island’s capital, Bridgetown. Bridgetown is the heart of activity in the country and is the central hub for numerous business operations in Barbados. Here you will find the major banks, duty-free shopping malls and a range of other souvenir shops, restaurants and bars. Bridgetown is also home to several historic buildings including the Parliament buildings which were constructed between the period 1870-1874. Whilst strolling the lovely streets of the capital you are also sure to stumble upon Heroes Square, the Swing Bridge and Independence Square, landmarks which each carry their own little piece of history. Oistins is another major town in the country and is a hive of activity every Friday night. Immerse yourself in the festive culture as you interact with many locals in a village-like setting, to the sweet sounds of calypso and other popular music. You can also enjoy a variety of fresh fish prepared in many ways whilst here, as Oistins is the home of fish in Barbados. Speightstown and Holetown are also must visits on the island. Both towns boast historic landmarks as well as a range of local souvenirs to remind you of your enjoyable vacation in Barbados.
What to do
Barbados is home to a host of tourist attractions, landmarks and a vibrant nightlife which ensures you have plenty to do on your holiday. Take a tour of the island and gaze upon its picturesque landscape and pristine beaches. The East Coast of island is a surfer’s paradise and presents a rougher landscape, shaped by the harsh waves of the Atlantic Ocean. Here you’ll see the famous Bathsheba beach and Ragged Point which offer amazing views for miles. Venture down to the island’s West Coast, where you will find numerous upscale shopping outlets. In addition, the West Coast has numerous stretches of white sand beaches with clear cool waters. You will also find several fine dining restaurants catering the islands most delectable cuisine. The South Coast has several fine dining as well as casual dining restaurants along the beachfront, offering patrons a true tropical experience. The island’s vibrant night life can be found along this coast and is centred around St. Lawrence Gap. Known as The Gap by locals, this long stretch of road boasts several nightclubs, bars and other entertainment venues, making it the ultimate party spot. Every night of the week you can be sure that The Gap will be alive with activity.
There are so many places to visit in Barbados. For history buffs a visit to the Barbados Museum, George Washington House, Arlington House and St. Nicholas Abbey are a must. For those who appreciate rock formations, take a trip to Harrison’s Cave to see the crystallized limestone cavern or the Animal Flower Cave, the island’s only accessible sea cave. Nature enthusiasts will enjoy seeing Andromeda Gardens and Hunte’s Gardens. Historic churches are commonplace on the island but St. John’s Parish Church is even more special due to its age, beauty and it has an amazing view overlooking the rugged East Coast. In terms of accommodation, there is wide range from luxury resorts to all-inclusive hotels and smaller more affordable properties.
Barbados has a fantastic range of accommodation from affordable hotels to luxurious five star properties. Whether you are travelling on your own or with your family, we will find the perfect hotel to suit you. Contact our knowledgeable Travel Advisors to book any of these hotels across Barbados and take advantage of our specially negotiated rates.
Renting a car in Barbados allows you the freedom to explore the island at your leisure. From economy cars to luxury, there is a great selection to choose from with fantastic prices to match. Try and book your car as early as possible as peak times like the Crop Over Festival during the summer months and over the Christmas period, the rental companies can be very busy.