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Barbados Holidays - Planning The Trip

Where to Stay?

When planning your Barbados holidays, one of the first things to do is find a suitable place to stay. Barbados accommodation is extremely varied with something to suit everyone's taste and budget.

For a luxurious experience stay at the resorts on the west coast of the island, including Sandy Lane, Coral Reef Club, The Sandpiper and Cobblers Cove. All offer the ultimate pampered getaway with exceptional service and amenities.

Private villas, complete with cook and butler if you so desire, are a wonderful alternative to hotels and resorts. These villa holidays offer the utmost privacy and space to unwind.

Barbados holiday hotels: The Hilton

For the more budget-conscious traveller there are excellent all-inclusive resorts on the island as well as mid-sized, often family-run, hotels. Many of these are beachfront or a short stroll from the beach. All-inclusives are a convenient way to holiday, especially with children.

Guesthouses can be found across the island, from the party area St. Lawrence Gap to the rugged and picturesque east coast, and provide affordable and friendly accommodation.

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What to Do?

Barbados is the ideal holiday destination, whether you unwind by just relaxing, exploring the island or experiencing new adventures!

The soft white sands, swaying palms and warm turquoise waters beckon, inviting you to truly relax as you soak up the warm sunshine. When you're feeling more adventurous try out watersports such as kayaking, jet-skiing and parasailing.

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Barbados' capital city Bridgetown, and its historic Garrison, are a World Heritage Site. Indeed history is all around you on our lovely island - from the historic Parliament Buildings (3rd oldest in the Commonwealth) to the lovely Plantation Great Houses including Sunbury and Nicholas Abbey, where the St. Nicholas Abbey Rum is made.

And speaking of rum, did you know that Barbados is the birthplace of rum? While on your Barbados holiday be sure to visit one of the island's rum distilleries for a tour and a taste!

While on holiday in Barbados you'll also want to explore some of our most popular attractions such as Harrisons Cave, Oistins Fish Fry and local museums. An island tour or safari is a great way to see the Barbados countryside, magnificent vistas and hidden gems.

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What to Bring?

Here are some important things to pack for your Barbados holidays:

  • Swimsuit and light casual clothing. Light cotton dresses and light jackets for formal wear
  • Sunblock and sunglasses
  • Books and Kindle
  • Camera, mobile phone, laptop/tablet, chargers and adapters if necessary (see plug types). Free WiFi is available across much of the island
  • Passport
  • Drivers license if you plan to rent a car

Planning your Barbados holiday: what to pack

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Barbados-UK Ties

Barbados-UK Ties

» Barbados flew only the British Flag, until achieving Independence.

» There is a British Airways Concorde open for tours in Barbados.

» HM Queen Elizabeth II is the Head of State of Barbados.

» Some placenames in Barbados are distinctly British such as Dover, Queen's Park, Buckingham Hill, Cambridge, Kent and Liverpool Road.

» Barbados practices a Westminster style of government.

» Barbados' statue of Lord Nelson predates Nelson Column by nearly 30 years.

» We drive on the left side of the road.

» Barbadians are passionate about cricket.

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