Direct flights, fabulous glamorous luxury hotels and restaurants, white sands and aquamarine bays, a tropical interior, 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. For advice, talk to an expert on 020 7337 9010 and we'll help you choose the best spot for your holiday in Barbados.
The bustling capital city is home to the Parliament Buildings, and an array of duty-free shops and local stalls, selling just about everything. We recommend visiting the UNESCO-listed historic Bridgetown and the Garrison - the well-preserved old town dates from the 17th century.
St James and Holetown
The fashionable beaches of St James on the Platinum 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 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.
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.
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.
You won’t be in 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.