Holidays in Barbados

Hotels in Barbados

Essential information for Barbados

Local time


English & Bajan


Barbados Dollar $
Official Currency of Barbados

Do I need a visa?

British passport holders don’t need a visa to visit Barbados.

Flight information

Barbados (BGI)
9 hours
Direct Flight

Flight schedule

  • Daily flights from London Gatwick and weekly from Manchester
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Driving in Barbados

Why not hire a car for a few days to explore the island? They drive on the left in Barbados like we do in here in the UK.

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The Star of the Caribbean

Barbados offers an exciting mix of luxury beach resorts, rustic beach bars and a sun-soaked coastline. Here are some of the best Barbados attractions:

Caribbean Beaches

- Enjoy water sports on palm-fringed Dover Beach, by lively St Lawrence Gap.

- Unwind by the crystal-clear waters of the prestigious Sandy Lane.

- Explore the rugged East Coast from Bathsheba, a surfer’s paradise.


- Book an indulgent spa treatment at The Club spa resort on the West Coast.

- Stay at The Almond Beach Resort where all-inclusive luxury meets child-friendly facilities.

Food & Drink

- Sample Bajan rum and learn about the island’s sugar cane history at the Mount Gay Rum Factory.

- Indulge in afternoon tea, a British tradition that’s fully embraced in Barbados, at The Sandy Lane Hotel – one of Simon Cowell’s favourites.


- Barbados is tiny, so hire a car and drive around it in a day, stopping at the caves of St Lucy in the north.

- Take a thrilling island jeep safari through forests and fields of sugarcane.


- Take a walking tour of Bridgetown’s monuments and see the Garrison Savannah military base.

- Visit Oistins Fish Fry, an open-air party, for BBQ fish, calypso music and Bajan cuisine.

- Learn about the history of the Trinitario cocoa bean at the Agapey Chocolate Factory.

Events & Festivals