Experience the soft white sands, blue waters and swaying palms of the Caribbean with a distinctly British feel. Barbados is proud of its British heritage, with coastal resort names like Hastings and Worthing, inland villages of Highgate and Clapham and the beautiful hilly area known as Scotland. There is even a statue of Lord Nelson in Bridgetown. Enjoy afternoon teas with Bajan hospitality, and cricket matches to the sound of calypso rhythms.
The South Coast offers some of the most unspoilt and idyllic beaches on the island, as well as St. Lawrence Gap, the party capital of Barbados, filled with fine restaurants, rum bars, lively nightlife and good shopping. For a luxury holiday, the West Coast features world-class luxury resorts, spa hotels and big name boutiques.
Places to Visit
- Mount Gay Rum distillery
- Orchid World
- Atlantis Submarine
- Ocean Park Aquarium
- Rockley Golf Course
- Welchman Hall Gully
- Harrison\'s Cave
- Sunbury Plantation House
Getting to and Travelling around
Fly from most major UK airports into Barbados Grantley Adams International Airport when you will connect with a pre-booked transfer to your chosen hotel.Â Car-hire is also available to rent throughout your stay and this may be collected at the airport on your arrival. Â .
Best Time and Weather
Barbados is a year round destination. Â The main season runs from mid-December to mid-April, with temperatures averaging 28Â°C. February to May are the driest months while July is the wettest month. Â June to October is the hurricane season, September to October are the most humid and have the highest hurricane risk.
The official language is English, although the local dialect Bajan is spoken widely.
Passports and Visas
You will need a passport of at least six months\' validity. Â British passport holders do not currently require a visa to enter Barbados, although requirements are subject to change and we recommend you check with the relevant embassy for up to date information.Â
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