Holidays to Barbados combine seaside relaxation with the chance to discover the island’s fascinating, multicultural history.

Where is Barbados?

Barbados is a Caribbean Island nation in the Lesser Antilles of the West Indies.

Quirky Caribbean Island

Look at a map, and you’ll see Barbados sitting a little way off from the main string of Caribbean islands. It’s a bit different to the rest of the Caribbean, too, thanks to its distinct history and culture Barbados has world-class beaches, as well as great nightlife and a family-friendly feel.

British and Caribbean combination

You’ll see lots of familiar sights from home in Barbados – think afternoon tea, cricket and grand mansions. But the island’s Caribbean at heart, and the welcome is as warm as the climate. You can enjoy street parties in Oistins, rum punch in Rockley, street food in Bridgetown – and that’s just for starters. You can also learn about the island’s history at fascinating sites like St Nicholas Abbey, George Washington House and Nidhe Israel Synagogue.

Seaside serenity

If you love to spend your days on the beach, Barbados is the place for you. The Platinum Coast to the west is a magnet for luxury travellers, while the south coast’s St Lawrence Gap also features top-class shops, clubs, and bars. For a quieter time and some spectacular nature, head to the east coast, where you’ll find rugged shore and coral reefs.

At a Glance

  • Pootle through Harrison’s Cave on a tram tour
  • Dig your toes into the pearly sands on the west coast
  • Have a blast with locals at Oistin’s Friday Night Fish Fry

Get picky in the best places

Top Destinations

Our experiences

Get some more inspo

Get a second opinion

Check out what some of our customers had to say about us...