The very name “Barbados” is enough to put anyone in the mood for a vacation, conjuring up visions of warm sands, clear blue seas and tropical sunshine. The Caribbean island’s outstanding natural beauty, glorious weather and wealth of attractions makes it the perfect place to visit any time of the year. Barbados holidays are simply the pinnacle of luxury.
When to Visit
Barbados enjoys year-round sunshine courtesy of its location near the Equator. The winters are warm and sunny; and while the summer months bring the rainy season, there’s really no bad time of year to visit Barbados. The peak tourist season starts in mid-December and runs to mid-May; these are the hottest, driest months. Despite being somewhat wetter, summers in Barbados have a lot to recommend them – the beaches and hotels are less crowded and travel can be cheaper. You’ll also have a chance to catch “Crop Over,” the island’s carnival season. AccommodationBarbados boasts a number of world-famous luxury hotels, as well as plenty of budget options. Timeshares are available; if you book in advance, you can also rent a private villa. Hotels range from the ultra-modern to historic buildings to the small and cosy.
Where to Stay
When on you Barbados holiday you need to knwo a few of the basics of the island. The southern and western coasts of Barbados are washed by the calm blue waters of the Caribbean. With acres of clean white sand, they are ideal for swimming and diving. For the more adventurous, there’s the east coast: the powerful Atlantic Ocean produces the perfect conditions for surfing.
Whilst on your Barbados Holidays you will quickly realise Barbados has more attractions than you could possibly pack into a single holiday.
If you want to indulge in a little retail therapy, the island offers a world-class shopping experience with plenty of duty-free stores. Nature lovers will be drawn to the Barbados Wildlife Reserve and Graeme Hall Nature Sanctuary. For the intrepid explorer, there’s Harrison’s Cave; accessible by tram, the cave system is full of natural rock formations that make it one of the most beautiful geographical features of the island. Barbados’ nightlife is legendary, with areas such as the Saint Lawrence Gap neighbourhood offering festive entertainment all night long.
With something for everyone, it’s no wonder that Barbados holidays are one of the most popular destinations in the Caribbean.