Cheap Holidays to Barbados

Barbados is known as the 'Little England' of the Caribbean, but not so much so that the locals have become Europeanised. Bajans, as they call themselves, are as West Indian as any of their Caribbean neighbours, and have tended to borrow, rather than assume English customs. This tiny island of just 21 miles long by 14 miles wide offers some stunning scenery and plenty of activities for those who wish to do something other than chill on the beach whilst soaking up the sun.

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How Hot?

Barbados is an all year round holiday destination although people tend to travel more from mid December to April when its colder elsewhere. Temperatures hardly ever drop below 75 degrees in the Winter (December to March) and steadies itself at about 85 in the Summer. Humidity is high during the hurricane season which is generally June- December. Cooling trade winds favour the Island most of the year.

Out and About

The island of Barbados is easy to explore, being just 21 miles long and 14 miles wide with good network of roads. There are plenty of things to see and do on your holiday to Barbados but, to sum it up in a sentence we would suggest you .. Soak up the sounds of the reggae, jazz and calypso music; discover the purity of the east coast and fabulous beaches of the west coast; visit a rum shop and simply lime with locals.

Every Sunday, the Barbados National Trust organise a variety of free hikes for all abilities, through the canefields, coastal villages and tropical forests.

On the west coast the white sand beaches are perfect for sunbathing and the clear waters are calm and ideal for swimming, snorkelling and kayaking. For wind-surfing, kite-surfing and boogie-boarding choose the beaches on the south coast and for extreme surfing head for the wild shores of the east coast.

Inland the island has a wealth natural and scenic locations and opportunities to get off the beaten track. Stroll through the enchanted Welchman Hall Gully, capture the panoramic vistas and tranquillity of the Flower Forest and visit the spectacular Harrisons Cave.

Offshore the waters are teeming with corals and colourful marine-life for you to explore on a scuba diving excursion or submarine ride and boat trips range from sport fishing to sunset catamaran cruises.

Out for Lunch!

Dining in Barbados takes many forms from full on formal table service to the vendors lining the streets. If you're of the laid back attitude why not try some of the many dishes on the streets? These include fried conch fritters or grilled pigtails. Be brave and daring, some really great food can be found cooked on the streets and brings a whole new meaning to Al Fresco!

Restaurants are casual at lunchtime and tend to be more formal as the sun goes down with many restaurants offering the national dish Flying Fish. Whatever experience you choose there are many many tastes and cuisines available. Be brave, be daring and above all, be Bajan!

Quick Facts

Flight Time - 9 hours

Currency - Barbados Dollars

Nightlife - Mixed with bar, restaurants and cafes

Best Time to Visit - December - April but its an all year round destination

Top Hotels In Barbados

Here's a list of our top accommodations in Barbados, ranked by our customer ratings and reviews.

Christchurch
This all-suite resort is situated directly on the beach front and coupled with the convenience of a kitchen makes this an ideal choice for families....

4 / 5 from 2 reviews

Christchurch
Situated on the Rockley Beach-front, the Accra Beach Hotel and Spa is set in extensive grounds amid tropical gardens and palm trees. The hotel has a good range of facilities on site and offers comfort...

4.5 / 5 from 2 reviews

Christchurch
Situated on the beach front in the heart of St Lawrence Gap, ideal for enjoying all the restaurants, bars and nightlife on offer....

4.5 / 5 from 2 reviews

St. James
Situated on St James Beach, Discovery Bay Resort offers the ideal setting for a relaxing holiday....

4 / 5 from 1 reviews

St. James
Ideal for families and couples alike, the All Inclusive Crystal Cove Hotel has something to offer everyone....

5 / 5 from 1 reviews

Christchurch
This family-friendly hotel offers a good range of facilities in an idyllic location....

4 / 5 from 1 reviews

Christchurch
This family run hotel offers a true taste of the Caribbean which brings people back year after year....

5 / 5 from 1 reviews

Christchurch
Ideal for families and couples alike, this comfortable boutique hotel offers a luxury stay in an ideal location. On-site facilities include swimming pool with children's section, poolside bar and rest...

5 / 5 from 1 reviews

Bridgetown
5 star complex with great views over the Caribbean Sea. The complex is well suited for families and couples who are wanting a quiet holiday in the sun....

2 / 5 from 1 reviews

St. James
This iconic five star luxury resort sits directly on the beach front. This is an elegant retreat for those looking for a relaxing and luxurious holiday....

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