While there is plenty of opportunity to do nothing but relax by the pool, enjoy being pampered, or inhabit a lounger on the beach, you'll find yourself curious to discover the rest of what Barbados has to offer. Water sports are hugely popular, with scuba diving, snorkelling, kayaking and wind surfing some of the best ways to enjoy above and below the waves.
Further inland, meanwhile, many visitors adore strolling through the colourful villages and meeting the friendly locals.
Barbados Food & Drink
The Caribbean is famed for its cuisine, which centres on seafood, locally grown produce, and plenty of rich flavours - all washed down with plenty of rum. Caribbean cooking takes inspiration from East Indian, African and the Creole culture, while many of the region's resorts are happy to embrace European and American dining, too; you'll find a true mix of flavours to whet any appetite.
In terms of drinks, luxury Barbados holidays are not complete without a rum cocktail on the beach.
Holidays in Barbados are meant to be spent outdoors, and the island boasts a thriving ecosystem with so much wildlife. Don a snorkel or step inside a submarine in order to meet the local fish and sea turtles.
Head into the Animal Flower Cave and Harrison's Cave to experience the wildlife there. Explore the rainforest, rich with all manner of flora and fauna, or relax at the Andromeda Botanical Gardens, where nature takes on a much slower pace of life; don't let a moment pass you by.