Lively calypso beats, stunning natural wonders and some of the world’s best beaches make Barbados a favourite Caribbean island. From the star-studded Platinum Coast to the family-friendly all-inclusives and local fish-fry celebrations, this island has something for everyone.
Hotels in Barbados
Exclusive to Virgin Holidays in the UK, the Savannah Beach is a beautiful resort offering a warm Caribbean welcome and some of the best accommodation on the south coast. Set right on the beach, within a UNESCO heritage site, with easy access to the historic Garrison area, there really is something for everyone here.
The Departure Beach is a super-cool Virgin Holidays airport lounge, but on a beach. Genius.
Instead of kicking your heels at the airport, you could be taking a swim, giving your tan a final nudge to impress your workmates, and sipping rum punch with a happy grin on your face.
Our staff don't just sell our lovely holidays, they go on them as well. Over the years, they have picked up some great tips and would love to share them with you.
Essential information for Barbados
Effective from 1st July 2018, it is a government mandate for tourists visiting Barbados to pay a Bedroom Rate Levy (RRL) tax on accommodation. The rate varies between hotels however is typically 2.5% of the nightly rate. The levy will be charged directly by the hotel at check-out.
When you picture paradise, you’re probably imagining a holiday in Barbados. This lively island is one of the highlights of the Caribbean for so many reasons – its world famous beaches, fresh seafood and dramatic natural wonders being just a few.
Not sure how to get the most out of your Barbados holiday? Take a look at our top tips and recommendations. From lazy beach days to thrill-seeking adventures, there’s something here for every type of holidaymaker.
When you’re in the star of the Caribbean, you have to visit its beaches. The scenic coastline enjoys sun all year round, and on the golden sands, you’re as likely to find fun, authentic beach bars as you are luxury beachside resorts. Here are some Barbados beach highlights:
Could there possibly be a better time to spoil yourself than on a Barbados holiday? Indulge in a spa treatment, dine on world-class cuisine or simply make use of the facilities at your hotel. These are the top picks for ultimate Bajan luxury:
If that last tip whet your appetite, have a look at the rest of these places to eat and drink on this ever-popular Caribbean island. From traditional favourites to seafood, the Barbados food scene is second to none. We hope you’re hungry.
Take advantage of the island’s small size by hiring a car and hitting the road. You can cover most of the island in one day, and you’ll have plenty of time to stop off and explore. Here are a few scenic spots to check out:
There’s so much to learn on this Caribbean island. If you’re looking to soak up some history and culture on your Barbados holiday, here are some top picks for you:
Coordinate your Barbados holiday with one of these exciting events for an unforgettable getaway:
The world’s first Departure Beach bought to you by Virgin Holidays. Check in, chill out and wring every last memory from your Barbados holiday.
Until now, hanging around at the airport on departure day has felt like the inevitable price you pay for going on an exotic holiday. But we believe that life should be a beach every day of your holiday – especially your last day.