Barbados vacations 2020 & 2021
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If you’re planning to travel before May 2021, book by September 30th and we’ll give you the flexibility to cancel your trip and receive a full refund up to 7 days before you travel. See our flexibility promise for full details, as well as conditions for trips departing after this timeframe.
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 vacation that could include a private-island stay in the Grenadines or time exploring Antigua’s heritage.
Tour ideas for your beach vacation in Barbados
These tour ideas come from our Caribbean collection of specially selected beach hotels. They combine lazy days on the beach with a few days of exploring.
Barbados and Antigua
Barbados and Antigua
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- 100% tailor-made tours
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Best time to visit
Our specialists advise on the best months to visit Barbados, including information about climate, events and festivals.
Practical tips for traveling 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 traveling 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.
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.
With a variety of islands to choose from, Caribbean specialist Francesca explains the appeal of each one, 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.
Known for beach vacations, the Caribbean is often overlooked as a multi-stop destination for wider exploring. Caribbean specialist Annabel picks out her top three trip ideas to give you an idea of what’s possible, if you want to get beyond your resort.
Caribbean specialist and former resident Ludo has sailed across the archipelago. In this guide he explains why each island is distinct, helping you to choose your ideal Caribbean getaway. Explore the historic Nelson’s Dockyard on Antigua, eat in one of Barbados’s fine-dining restaurants or escape to a private island in the Grenadines.
You can opt for an intimate experience in the Caribbean by staying at boutique properties. Caribbean specialist Annabel picks out some of the best hotels, from a cocoa plantation in Saint Lucia to a spot on Nevis that was beloved by Britain’s Admiral Nelson.