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Barbados offers its visitor everything from the glamour of the Caribbean's best resorts to the rich history of its plantation houses.

Our specialists have extensive knowledge of this well-established destination and can suggest novel ways to explore the island or combine it with some time on other more traditional islands nearby as part of your tailor-made holiday.

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Beach itineraries with a touch of exploration

These trip ideas, from our Hidden Beaches collection, are our answer if you’re looking to relax but still want to explore. Each itinerary combines time at one of our hand-picked beach properties with a few days spent either on safari, taking in a city, discovering the local culture or hopping to the next beach. These itineraries are just suggestions, and a specialist will plan your holiday individually.

Beach + Wildlife or Scenery

Maca Bana Luxury Boutique Resort and Barbados East Coast

Spend a few days exploring the rugged and peaceful east coast of Barbados before heading to Grenada for a relaxing week at the beach in a spacious villa.

12 Days from £2,615pp

3 nights Barbados, including breakfast; 7 nights Maca Bana Villas, room only. Includes flights and transfers.

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Beach + Beach hopping

The Sandpiper and Antigua

Spend a few days exploring Antigua's beautiful coastline and discovering its colonial history before flying to Barbados to relax at a peaceful west coast beach resort.

12 Days from £3,285pp

5 nights Antigua, including breakfast; 5 nights The Sandpiper, including breakfast. Includes flights and transfers.

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Beach + Beach hopping

Bequia Beach Hotel & Barbados & Grenada

Discover the very different characters and landscapes of 3 different islands with a few days in Barbados and Grenada before heading to sleepy Bequia's beautiful beaches.

14 Days from £3,325pp

3 nights Barbados, room only including excursion; 3 nights Grenada, room only including excursion; 7 nights Bequia Beach Hotel including continental breakfast. Includes flights and transfers.

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Beach + Beach hopping

Tamarind by Elegant Hotels and Antigua

Visit the island of Antigua, exploring its landscape and historic sites before heading to the soft white sands of Barbados’ west coast for a week of relaxation.

12 Days from £3,445pp

3 nights Antigua, 7 nights Tamarind by Elegant Hotels, including breakfast.

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Beach + Beach hopping

Galley Bay Resort and Spa and Barbados

Spend a few nights on Barbardos' west coast before flying to Antigua for a relaxing week on a glorious beach at an all-inclusive resort.

12 Days from £3,900pp

3 nights Barbados, including breakfast; 7 nights Galley Bay, all-inclusive. Includes flights and transfers.

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Beach + Beach hopping

Palm Island Resort and Spa and Barbados

Explore the quiet, undeveloped east coast of Barbados before spending a week on a beautiful private island in the Grenadines.

11 Days from £4,430pp

3 nights Barbados including breakfast; 7 nights Palm Island Resort and Spa all Inclusive. Includes flights and transfers.

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Some of our favourite travel guides

In-depth Barbados: best experiences beyond the beach

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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