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Barbados is a tropical island with a surprisingly British feel‚ where cricket and afternoon tea are as popular as sunbathing and watersports. With rugged beauty on the east coast‚ calm beaches in the west, and lively resorts in the south‚ plus colonial towns and plantations‚ holidays here are ideal for sightseeing.

Picture yourself on a white sand beach with dazzling blue waters fringed by palm trees, and you’re almost there! Start planning your perfect Barbados holiday today.

Things to do

If you're interested in history, don't forget to visit George Washington House during your Barbados holiday, where you can explore an 18th century plantation home that was once visited by George Washington, the first President of the United States. Or spend some time at St. Nicholas Abbey, a 17th century sugar plantation and mansion where you can learn about the history of rum.

If you're a fan of horse-racing, visit the Garrison Savannah near Bridgetown, which holds the prestigious Barbados Gold Cub for Thoroughbreds and the Barbados Triple Crown series. Other places worth visiting are the Barbados Museum / Historical Society, the 18th century Morgan Lewis Windmill, and the unique Mallalieu Motor Collection.

Where to stay

On the west coast of Barbados, the upmarket St. James resort is a golfer’s dream, as the area is home to an 18-hole course as well as several shorter 9-hole clubs. If you’d like a taste of traditional grilled Bajan seafood, head south to Oistins Fish Fry, an outdoor fish grill venue, where you’ll get to taste the likes of tuna, as well as marlin and even flying fish. For a relaxing day on the white sand, you can’t beat sunbathing on Palm Beach. Although, if you’re in the mood for water sports, travel to Dover Beach in St Lawrence, where you can try bodyboarding.

26 - 29 ℃

Enjoy a tropical climate with a dry season between January and June, and a wet season from July through December. As you might expect, winters are generally very warm and pleasant, whereas summers are slightly hotter and more humid. So, if you're looking for beach weather on your holiday, you can come here at any time of the year.

Approximately 8.5 hours.

The only airport on here is Grantley Adams International (BGI), on the southeast of the island, 13km from Bridgetown.