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Barbados holidays 2020 & 2021

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Barbados offers a cross-section of Caribbean island life, from swish restaurants and exclusive resorts to wild, windswept beaches and local fish fries. One of the Caribbean’s most enduring and well-established destinations, it’s a place our specialists travel to regularly. Using this up-to-date first-hand knowledge, they’ll advise you on how to get the best of Barbados, whether you’d like to find the best waters for swimming alongside turtles or take a walking tour of the capital, Bridgetown.

Along the island’s west coast, you’ll find long curves of sand interspersed with palm-shaded bars and luxurious resorts. The east coast runs at a slower pace, with wild Atlantic rollers frothing onto a rugged, undeveloped shoreline. Inland are rum distilleries, plantation houses and botanical gardens that flicker with butterflies and hummingbirds. And, with good connections across the Caribbean, Barbados is an ideal starting point for a wider island-hopping holiday that could include a private-island stay in the Grenadines or time exploring Antigua’s British heritage.

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Tour ideas for your beach holiday in Barbados

These tour ideas come from our Hidden Beaches collection of specially selected beach hotels.
They combine lazy days on the beach with a few days of exploring.

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Travel Advice

Practical tips for travelling to Barbados, from social protocols to guidance on money matters, with a link to the latest government travel advice.

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Our expert guides to travelling in Barbados

Written by our specialists from the viewpoint of their own travels, these guides will help you decide on the shape of your own trip to Barbados. Aiming to inspire and inform, we share our recommendations for how to appreciate Barbados at its best.

  • My travels in the Caribbean

    My travels in the Caribbean

    Marketing Manager Narelle captured this footage when she went island-hopping around the islands of the Caribbean, stopping off at Barbados, Grenada and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

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    In-depth Barbados: best experiences beyond the beach

    Though it’s known for its bright-blue waters and soft-sand beaches, there’s more to Barbados than Caribbean pleasures, says our specialist Annabel. You can eat with the locals on Friday night, wander in a botanical garden and discover its rum-soaked colonial history.

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    Caribbean honeymoons

    Hidden Beaches specialist Francesca shares why she thinks the Caribbean is an ideal honeymoon destination. With a variety of islands to choose from, she explains the appeal of each island, from the sugar plantations of Saint Kitts to luxury yachts in the British Virgin Islands. Discover some of the best Caribbean resorts as well as converted colonial plantations and an organic farm.

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