The world’s first Departure Beach


Departure Beach, Barbados

Check in, chill out and wring every last memory from your Barbados holiday, with our all-new Departure Beach opening summer 2018.  

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.

Introducing our exclusive Departure Beach! Indulge in food, soft drinks, tea and coffee – all included – and top up that tan on or take a dip in the ocean. A super-cool Virgin Holidays lounge, but on a beach? Genius!

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 and from Departure Beach are included
  • 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 



                    Per adult                      

                 Per child                   

 Entry Prices  



Entrance to the Departure Beach is complimentary for guests staying at Savannah Beach in Barbados and Virgin Holidays cruise customers whose itinerary terminates in Barbados.*

Copacabana beach club

Here's how it works

We’ll pick you up from your hotel after breakfast and whisk your hold luggage straight to the airport so you don’t have to worry about it.

You can check in on the beach (Brownes Beach in Carlisle Bay) and get your boarding pass too. We’ll also provide you with a locker to store your hand luggage in.

Flip flops on the beach

And then what?

Relax. Enjoy the full-service bar (your soft drinks, tea and coffee are included) and tuck in to a spot of lunch (included). You could even go for a refreshing dip...

Naturally, if you do, we’ll sort you out with a beach towel and a small plastic bag to put your wet beachwear in. We've even got showers, so you can be fresh and sand-free for your flight.

Copacabana beach club

All this and more

If you’d like to cool off, simply head into the air-conditioned lounge upstairs. Here you’ll find a games console-equipped kids’ area, plasma screens and complimentary WiFi access.

Rest assured that if you’re visiting Barbados with us, we’ll make your last day the best it can possibly be.

The departure beach is bookable as part of your Barbados holiday package.
Book online, call 0344 557 4015 or visit your local Virgin Holidays store.

*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 their package holiday when it includes a departing Virgin Atlantic flight from Barbados returning to the UK.

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