Direct flights, fabulous glamorous luxury hotels and restaurants, lively but laid-back: you can’t go wrong with a luxury holiday or honeymoon in Barbados. Stay in one of the many luxurious hotels on the world-famous west coast, playground of the rich and famous, with its palm-fringed beaches lapped by the mill-pond waters of the Caribbean Sea. There are some particular areas worth exploring while on a holiday in Barbados and here we give you the lowdown. For advice, talk to an expert on 020 7337 9010 and we'll help you choose the best spot for your Barbados honeymoon or luxury holiday.

Bridgetown

The bustling capital city is home to the Parliament Buildings and an array of duty free shops and local stalls, selling just about everything.

St James and Holetown

The fashionable beaches of St James on the Platinum west coast is where you’ll find the crème de la crème of luxury hotels and restaurants. The main town is the historic Holetown, which in 1627 became the first settlement area in Barbados. If you’re after high-end glamour, Sandy Lane hotel is for you, while for families, Coral Reef is a charming classic the whole family will love, and intimate, family-run Sandpiper is simply irresistible.

Royal Westmoreland

A short drive from the west coast but a world away from the hustle and bustle, Royal Westmoreland is a golfer’s paradise, with exclusive villas dotted around the championship course.

Speightstown

Located in the north of the island, Speightstown offers a unique view of the architectural heritage of Barbados. Spend half a day browsing the shops, visiting the art gallery or eating at one of the many great restaurants.

Oistins

You won’t bein Barbados long before someone recommends you go to the Oistins Fish Fry on a Friday night. A bustling fishing town on the south coast, here you’ll eat fresh fish, sample some local rum and sway to irresistible calypso music.

St Lawrence Gap

The nightlife capital of the island on the south coast, St Lawrence Gap is buzzing with bars, music and restaurants. After dinner, why not head down to the open-air beachfront Harbour Lights, where live bands mix it up for both locals and visitors?

Bathsheba and the east coast

Leave the tranquillity of the west coast behind for a trip to the rugged east coast. Watch the surf of the turbulent Atlantic Ocean pound the beaches and take in the dramatic scenery. A real must-do.

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HIGHLIGHTS OF BARBADOS

Cosmopolitan glamour. The Platinum west coast has attracted the rich and famous for years, with calm Caribbean waters on one side and sophisticated hotels and restaurants on the other.

World class dining. With cosmopolitan and creative cuisine, and restaurants to rival your favourite city haunts, Barbados is definitely an island for foodies.

Surfing on the East Coast. The East Coast may as well be a different island, with its rugged headland, energizing Atlantic breeze, and formidable breakers that draw in the surfers. The Atlantis Hotel is particularly good for surfing and is known for its legendary Sunday brunch.

Barbados in general is fantastic for golf, and particularly at the secluded Sandy Lane.

Calypso parties. Whether you’re a mellow music lover, or want to party the night away; Barbados’ mix of steel drums, soca, and the annual Jazzfest offer something for everyone.
Historic Bridgetown. Barbados’ capital and its garrison is a UNESCO heritage site well worth exploring.

An Oistins fish pot. For an authentic taste of Bajan life, head to the charming fishing village of Oistins where you can tuck into a pot filled with the freshest of oysters and seafood.

Polo is played to a very high level in Barbados with four clubs dotted about the island.

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