Barbados Holidays

Barbados is a bucket-list destination for those who seek nothing but endless days of sun, sea and sand, it’s safe to say that Barbados holidays are pure bliss. With some of the most scenic shores in the Caribbean, you could spend hours simply lounging under the swaying palm trees sipping rum punch. But a holiday to Barbados offers so much more, from its welcoming Bajan culture and fantastic nightlife to an ocean filled with exotic marine life – spot turtles and stingrays in their natural habitat on a guided snorkelling or scuba diving trip.

Once you’ve finished sunning yourself on the white sand beaches, head into the island’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed capital, Bridgetown. Experience the two sides this mesmerising city has to offer from the many luxurious branded stores we know and love to the bustling traditional markets. While the capital has an excellent number of restaurants, our top pick for trying local flavours is the Oistins Friday Night Fish Fry, an evening not only of food but music and dance – it’s a not to be missed event! And no Barbados holiday would be complete without a trip to Harrison’s Cave, where you can explore this natural wonder on a number of tours including a walk-in tour and tram tour. These crystalline limestone caves and waterfalls will have you gasping in wonder – there’s simply nowhere else like it.

Plan your perfect luxury Barbados holiday with our choice of fabulous accommodations. Choose from 5* beachfront hotels and romantic retreats to excellent All Inclusive options, all of which are available at incredible prices. Handpicked by our Caribbean travel experts, you’ll find the best selection of resorts and flight deals amongst our range.

Barbados Holidays Travel Information

Travelling to Barbados? Find top tips for making your holiday to Barbados the best it can be with our handy Barbados Travel Guide.


Flights are available from Manchester, Glasgow, and London to Barbados.


American Airlines, Jet Blue and United also fly in-direct to Barbados via the United States, which allow the option of spending some nights in New York or Miami before Jetting to Barbados.


There are also daily inter-Caribbean flights that are operated for the purpose of island hopping and experiencing more than one Island on your holiday.


  • Flying to Barbados from the UK: Non-stop flights leave various UK airports daily to Barbados.
  • Flight time from the UK: 8-9 hours
  • Barbados Currency: Barbadian Dollar, The USA Dollar is widely accepted.
  • Time difference: GMT +5
  • Do you need a Visa for Barbados: No
  • Language in Barbados: English
  • Barbados National drink: Rum cocktails
  • Barbados National dish: Cou-cou with flying fish


All travellers need to complete Online Immigration and custom forms prior to arrival, which can be viewed here.


Barbados Weather


On average each year, the daily high temperature is 30 degrees / 86 Fahrenheit. With an average rainfall of less than 14 inch and 3000 hours of annual sunshine, Barbados is perfect to visit any time of the year.


The Dry Season is between November and April when the temperatures are cooler, and less rain is expected.


The Wet season is between May – October when the days are likely to be warmer and when rainfall is expected to be higher. The rainfall could last seconds or minutes.


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Things To Do On A Barbados Holiday

FAQs

What is the best time of year to visit Barbados?

The perfect time to visit Barbados depends on what you're looking for in a tropical getaway. With an average temperature of 27°C year-round, it's suitable for travel at any time. For the best weather and to avoid rainy season, book your Barbados holiday between December and April. Although if you don't mind occasional showers and prefer fewer crowds, consider visiting from June to November.

Does Barbados have a nightlife?

Barbados offers an energetic and vibrant nightlife that suits every holidaymaker's taste. From beachside bars offering the freshest seafood and rum-based cocktails, to nightclubs echoing with the hypnotic beats of calypso and reggae, Barbados has something for everyone.

What are the best activities to do in Barbados?

Barbados boasts pristine beaches with crystal clear waters, perfect for scuba diving, surfing, or sailing. If you're looking for land-based adventures, hiking through the island's lush landscapes or exploring the vibrant streets of Bridgetown are must-dos on your Barbados holiday. Don't miss the chance to indulge in the island's rich history and culture by visiting its many museums, architectural wonders, and local markets.

How do I prepare for a holiday to Barbados?

First, research about local customs, traditions, and weather for Barbados. Understanding these will allow you to pack appropriately, ensuring you have the right attire for both exploration and relaxation. Currency is another consideration; while most places accept international credit and debit cards, it's handy to have some local currency for smaller vendors. Lastly, don't forget to check travel advisories regarding health, safety, and travel requirements.

Where is Barbados?

The Caribbean Island nation of Barbados lies southeast of Miami, Florida, and northeast of Venezuela in the North Atlantic Ocean.


When is hurricane season in Barbados?

Hurricane season in Barbados typically ranges from June through November, with the peak period being from August to October

What plugs are used in Barbados?

Type A and Type B plugs are used in Barbados. The standard voltage is 115V, and the standard frequency is 50Hz.

What area of Barbados should I stay in?

The choice of area in Barbados to stay in depends on your preference. If you're looking for luxury resorts and serene waters, the parish of Saint James on the west coast is perfect. Here, you'll find luxury Maldives resorts like Mango Bay and Sandy Lane. If you're seeking a vibrant nightlife and bustling activity, the south coast, particularly the parish of Christ Church, is ideal. Here, you can find the luxury resorts of Sandals Barbados, as well as O2 Beach Club and Spa.

What are the best beaches in Barbados?

Barbados has a range of stunning beaches, with Crane Beach being one of the finest. Renowned for its distinctive pinkish hue, it has rightfully earned its place among the top ten beaches in the world. Moreover, conveniently situated nearby is The Crane Resort & Residences, offering an added level of comfort and convenience for the traveller.

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