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Virgin Holidays Departure Beach

Departure Beach, Barbados

The best way to spend your last day in Barbados

Book our Departure Beach for your last day in Barbados and you’ll be kicking back under the Bajan sun instead of kicking your heels at the airport. We’ll pick you up, take care of your luggage,  and check you in for your flight… all from your cossie at the beach! 

After all, holidays in Barbados are all about indulging in the very best food, drink and beaches the Caribbean has to offer, so why should your last day be any different? Welcome to the Virgin Holidays Departure Beach. Check in, chill out and wring every last memory from your Barbados holiday. 

Departure Beach Palm Tree

Here's how it works

We’ll pick you up from your hotel after breakfast. Next, we’ll take your hold luggage away and whisk it straight to the airport so you don’t have to worry about it. You won’t see that unwashed laundry until it sails around the carousel back home. You check in on the beach (Brownes Beach in Carlisle Bay) and get your boarding pass there from a Virgin Holidays Resort Expert, who’s on site and on hand to help you with anything else you need. We’ll also provide you with a locker to store your hand luggage in.

Departure Beach Drinks

And then what?

In a word, relax.

Finish that gripping thriller on the beach or at the full-service bar (your soft drinks, tea and coffee are included), enjoy a spot of lunch (main meal and side included), or maybe go for a last refreshing dip in that blue, blue ocean (er, included). Naturally, if you do, we’ll sort you out with a beach towel and a small plastic bag to put your wet beachwear in for the flight home. And because nobody wants to be shaking sand out of their hair in arrivals, there are showers for you to use, as well.

Departure Beach Lady

All this and more

If you’d like to cool off, simply head into the air-conditioned lounge. Here you’ll find a fully stocked bar, a games console-equipped kids’ area, plasma screens and complimentary WiFi access. We’re also working on a host of other enhancements to the Departure Beach that we’ll announce when the time is right. For now, rest assured that if you’re visiting Barbados with us, we’ll make your last day the best it can possibly be.

Departure Beach Prices

  Price per adult Price per child

Departure Beach entry prices from:

£25.00 £18.00


Beach Club Day Pass

Come and spend the day at The Virgin Holidays Beach Club down on famous Carlisle Bay, Barbados' best beach. Enjoy good food, a great selection of drinks and music throughout the day.
The Beach Club Day Pass is available between the hours of 10:00am–6:00pm and includes use of a beach chair, shared umbrella, beach towel, lockers and showers.
The Premium Day Pass allows you to enjoy one lunch item from a set menu and unlimited soft drinks.

Beach Club Day Pass Prices

  Price per adult Price per child

Beach Club Day Pass entry prices from:

£13.00 £8.00

Premium Beach Club Day Pass entry prices from:

£30.00 £18.00


Please note: The day pass does not give you access to the upstairs lounge or the bag drop facility. Transfers are not included with this ticket and not valid on the last day of your holiday.

Why book the Departure Beach?

  • Spend less time at the airport and more time enjoying your final day on the beach or relaxing in our air-conditioned lounge
  • Transfers to Departure Beach are included when return airport transfers have been booked
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout our Departure Beach, even down to the beach
  • On-site Virgin Atlantic Bag Drop facility meaning you won’t see your bags again until you arrive back in the UK
  • Virgin Holidays reps will be located on-site and on hand to answer any last minute questions you may have
  • Freshen up before your flight home with full shower and changing facilities 


*Complimentary Departure Beach for Savannah Beach and Virgin Holidays Cruise customers is subject to availability.

Please note the Virgin Holidays Departure Beach is exclusive to those customers who have booked a package holiday through Virgin Holidays. It can only be booked in conjunction with a package holiday when it includes a departing Virgin Atlantic flight from Barbados returning to the UK. [1] Bag drop only available on Virgin Atlantic flights. [2] Local charge for alcohol, speciality coffees and smoothies.

Some areas of Departure Beach are not accessible to wheelchair users — please contact our Special Assistance team on 0344 557 3998 for more information.