Barbados Holidays 2014

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Holidays to Barbados

With its beautiful beaches, fantastic landscapes and rich culture, Barbados is a fantastic opportunity to get away from it all. Whether you're looking for a family getaway, a romantic break, an all-inclusive Barbados holiday or a lively adventure with friends, this stunning coral island has it all. Relax on white beaches, swim and snorkel in clear blue seas or take in the lively nightlife and enjoy some local music. Whatever you decide to do, you can be sure Caribbean Holiday will be one to remember!

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Explore Barbados

Barbados holidays combine laid back beaches with the chance to explore a diverse and exciting island community, all under the Caribbean sunshine! Enjoy beautiful architecture, fantastic restaurants and duty-free shopping in the capital city Bridgetown, or take in the spectacular beaches and family friendly atmosphere at Christ Church. The Ocean Two Resort & Residences is a luxury hotel right on the beachfront - perfect if you want to be in easy reach of the shops and sun-loungers.

If you want to spend your evenings dancing away to local music, St. Lawrence's Gap is the liveliest place to be, while the Garrison area is the island's historical hotspot, with museums and galleries charting Barbados' cultural past.

The areas of Hastings and Worthing attract a younger crowd and are popular for surfing, and the less adventurous can try their hand at snorkelling in the beautiful marine reserve near Holetown. Holidaymakers wanting to experience an authentic slice of Barbadian life can visit the charming fishing village of Oistins. If you want a taste of the high life, rub shoulders with the rich and famous in the town of St. James.

Things to do in Barbados

With its year round sunshine, Barbados is always popular with holidaymakers looking to escape the rainy British weather, but there is so much more to do than relax by the sea. The famously friendly locals are always on hand with traditional entertainment from calypso and reggae to more refined dinner shows and cruises. The island's popularity with tourists around the world means world-class restaurants offering global cuisine are just as common as rustic beach bars serving up freshly caught sea food and local rum - the choice is all yours!

Generally speaking, the west coast is quieter, ideal for families and couples looking for a romantic beach holiday, while the south coast offers watersports and a livelier vibe. The north and east coasts are wilder and more rugged and offer many unspoilt beaches and hidden coves where you can really get away from it all.

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Important Information

Travel Information
Language: English (Bajan dialect)
Currency: Barbados Dollar
Local time: GMT -4 hours
Local airport: Barbados Grantley Adams
Flight time: 8 hours 30 minutes

Our top hotels in Barbados

Hotel Butterfly Beach

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Amaryllis Beach Resort Aparthotel

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The Club, Barbados by Elite Island Resorts

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Travellers Palm

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St James, Barbados

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Halcyon Palm

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St James, Barbados

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Sunbay Hotel

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Christ Church, Barbados

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Flight + Hotel from £783.50 pp

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Dover Beach Hotel

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St Lawrence Gap, Barbados

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Flight + Hotel from £808.00 pp

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Hotel Butterfly Beach

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Christ Church, Barbados

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Sunset Cruise

A great way to get around the island and see the pristine bays and beaches is by joining a boat tour. A Catamaran sunset tour is a wonderful way to enjoy the beauty of the island at night, with lingering silent views out over the horizon. Many of these cruises include swim stops, where you can swim with sea turtles and snorkel over shipwrecks. After sunset, indulge in a candlelit dinner under the stars.

Submarine Tour

A wonderful way to witness the vast underwater world that Barbados is home to is to take a submarine tour - especially great for those who can’t or don’t want to learn to dive. The tours are family friendly and each seat comes with its own viewport. The dives are also available at night which makes for a startlingly different experience, and will take you to explore underwater wrecks and beautiful colourful reefs.

Barbados Culture

Though Barbados has a very distinct character of its own, England’s rule has left it with a noticeably British flair - for example the national sport of Barbados is Cricket, and the historical architecture harks back to the days of England’s rule with Georgian and Jacobean styles dominating. Take a walk through the capital of Bridgetown to see the parliament buildings - built in 1639. Visit the Barbados museum in Garrison St. Michael to learn about the islands heritage and rich cultures.

Music Festivals

Barbados is home to some great festivals including harvest festivals and Barbados music festivals. One of the biggest of which has been the Virgin sponsored Music festival in Silver Sands. There is also the Barbados Jazz Festival, the Holetown Festival and the Barbados Reggae Festival. Many of the cultural festivals include music alongside carnivals, theatre and arts and crafts fairs.