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Barbados Holidays - Your Gateway to A Caribbean Paradise

Welcome to your ultimate guide to Barbados holidays, where we invite you to unlock the doors to a Caribbean paradise like no other. Located in the eastern Caribbean, Barbados is a captivating island known for its pristine beaches, vibrant culture, and warm hospitality.


With a rich history, UNESCO-listed Bridgetown, the island's capital, offers historic charm, while its interior reveals lush tropical landscapes and natural wonders like Harrison's Cave. Barbados is celebrated for its diverse cuisine, and its reputation as a water sports paradise, with excellent conditions for surfing, snorkelling, and more. The island's year-round sunshine, safe environment, and wide range of accommodations make it a welcoming and unforgettable destination for travellers seeking Caribbean beauty and hospitality.

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1. Beach Relaxation: Barbados is famous for its pristine beaches with soft white sand and crystal-clear waters. Spend your days sunbathing, swimming, or trying out water sports like snorkelling, scuba diving, jet-skiing, and windsurfing. Some popular beaches include Crane Beach, Bottom Bay, and Accra Beach.

2. Explore Bridgetown: Barbados' capital city, Bridgetown, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with a rich history and vibrant culture. Explore the historic architecture, visit landmarks like the Parliament Buildings, and immerse yourself in the local markets such as the Cheapside Market for a taste of Barbadian life.

3. Harrison's Cave: This natural wonder is a must-visit attraction in Barbados. Take a guided tram tour through the limestone cave, which features impressive stalactites, stalagmites, and underground streams. It's an unforgettable underground adventure.

4. Visit Plantation Houses: Barbados has several beautiful plantation houses that provide insights into the island's history and offer stunning architecture and gardens. St. Nicholas Abbey and Sunbury Plantation House are popular choices.

5. Crop Over Festival: If you're visiting Barbados during the summer months (typically June to August), don't miss the Crop Over Festival. It's the island's biggest cultural event, featuring music, colourful costumes, parades, and traditional Bajan food. The grand finale, known as Grand Kadooment, is a massive carnival parade that's a must-see.

Additionally, Barbados offers excellent opportunities for golfing, hiking, and exploring its diverse culinary scene, which includes delicious dishes like flying fish and cou-cou. Whether you're interested in relaxation, adventure, or culture, Barbados has something to offer every traveller.

The Sandpiper, a family-operated establishment, ranks among Barbados' premier luxury hotels. Nestled within lush tropical surroundings, it offers inviting and well-appointed bedrooms, a superb restaurant, and a beloved beachfront bar, meeting all your expectations. Situated on the outskirts of Holetown on the island's west coast, it is ideally suited for those who enjoy occasional outings for dining, entertainment, and shopping. 

The hotel is situated amidst intimate tropical gardens teeming with vibrant palms, bamboo, ferns, and bougainvillaea, creating a lively tapestry of colours and a haven for local bird species. Prominent features encompass an alfresco dining venue surrounded by serene koi-filled ponds, an enticing beachside bar, and a wooden sunbathing deck just steps away from the shoreline

PRICING: Double rooms from £403 in low season; and from £822 in high. Breakfast included, along with non-motorised watersports and a tennis clinic six days a week. Free Wi-Fi.

Nestled discreetly just steps from one of Barbados' finest west coast beaches, this intimate, boutique-style, adults-only hotel exudes a laid-back ambience. Impeccable and accommodating service is a hallmark, complemented by an array of indulgent inclusions, from jet-lag massages to morning Champagne, all thoughtfully woven into the rates.

PRICING: Double rooms from £413 in low season; and from £613 in high season – though rates for most rooms, including those with an ocean view, are considerably higher - however the higher rated rooms include a huge amount of services and amenities. 

At Sandy Lane, you'll find a refined blend of luxury, indulgent care, and a touch of elegance. This renowned Caribbean establishment offers a remarkable level of service and an impressive array of amenities, including tons of watersports and a well-appointed spa not to mention some of the Caribbean's top-tier golf courses, making it a standout choice for those seeking a luxurious getaway which includes all the family.

Situated on Barbados' western coast, just a short distance south of Holetown, the resort is nestled against a stunning 300-yard stretch of pristine golden sand. This idyllic beach, adorned with the shade of mature mahogany trees, offers a serene haven. Although it's a public beach, access for non-residents is somewhat restricted, creating an effectively private atmosphere exclusive to guests.


PRICING: Double rooms from £1,008 in low season; and from £1,469 in high

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When is peak season?

Dec - Feb best weather and peak season
March - June good weather and less busy
June - Nov rainy season

How long to get there?

Flights go direct from major UK airports
Flight time is 9 hours

What currency is used?

US Dollar is accepted everywhere

What's the time difference?

Barbados is 5 hours behind UK time

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