Luxury Dream Holiday Tips when visiting Barbados
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Luxury Dream Holiday Tips when visiting Barbados
Here are our top insider tips when visiting Barbados – perfect for those seeking a Luxury Dream Holiday to the Caribbean.
From famed beaches and grand resorts to unmissable tourist attractions and impeccable eateries… Our expert team of Luxury Destination Specialist’s combined insider knowledge will ensure you discover a truly unforgettable getaway – without missing a thing!
Best time to visit
The best time to visit Barbados is May. However, the island boasts an average daily temperature of around 26 degrees, an average daily rainfall of less than ¼ inch and 3000 hours of annual sunshine making it a year round holiday destination.
For those of you seeking a slightly lower and less humid temperature, we would suggest travelling between December and June – avoiding travel during July to November which is historically known as “hurricane season”.
Best places to stay
Our best places to stay in Barbados selection has been carefully curated by our expert team of luxury destination specialist’s based on first-hand knowledge and personal contacts. As we understand finding the perfect place can be hard with such an extensive amount of accommodations to consider.
For ease of planning, we suggest heading to the west coast of the island, where you will be guaranteed resorts rich with inspiration and inundated luxury. That being said, the south coast also features huge offerings with something for every budge – so the choice is yours.
Sandy Lane Hotel
Stumble upon one of the most prestigious hotels in the world at Sandy Lane. This exceptional beachfront resort is located on the platinum west coast in the Parish of St James and is known for its dedication to distinct supremacy and excellence. Here you will discover a 5-star resort unlike any other. From awe-inspiring accommodations, stunning private villas, exceptional sporting facilities, superb golfing opportunities and an outstanding spa… we guarantee nothing else will compare.
For honeymoons and those seeking to get married in Barbados, you needn’t look any further as Sandy Lane offers the perfect beach setting for a romantic celebration or ceremony and is home to an exceptional in-house wedding planner/coordinator who can help customise the wedding of your dreams.
Escape to Cobblers Cove and discover a haven of grace and tranquillity in the form of a privately owned English country-house. Boasting a prime location on the platinum west coast, this resort offers immaculate guest rooms and inundated luxury in every aspect. Bask in the 250-yard golden sand beachfront and take a dip in the calm glistening ocean that surrounds it. Here you will receive everything from complimentary water sports to tailored cricket sessions at the famed Franklyn Stephenson Academy.
The resort is also one of the best places to stay in Barbados for honeymoons as well as being one of the best places to get married on the island. Whether it be within the hotel’s lush tropical gardens, barefoot on the sand, in the stunning stone beachfront church or at sunset at the oceanfront pavilion, Cobber’s Cove offers the perfect setting for an unforgettable wedding ceremony. Special services available for honeymooners include tailored “his & hers” spa treatments, private boat rides, romantic picnics and candlelit dinners on the beach.
Colony Club by Elegant Hotels
Are you looking for a hotel with a relaxing atmosphere yet still family-friendly? If so, then Colony Club is calling you. This beautiful resort is again, located on the islands platinum west coast and is surrounded by seven acres of serene tropical gardens offering unbeatable views and seclusion. All in all, a timeless resort where you will sleep in sophisticated accommodations, dine in delectable restaurants and enjoy endless amenities, activities and wellness facilities. Also don’t miss out on their 2020 special offer, whereby all children under 12 years old stay free of charge!
Incredible wedding packages are available here in-house, including expert planning services and sample wedding itineraries to ensure the holiday wedding of your dreams.
Top tip: Book a Luxury Poolside Room or higher to receive a complimentary “Simply Elegant” wedding package!
Treasure Beach by Elegant Hotels
Treasure Beach, the adults-only paradise, bursts with creativity and has long been regarded as one of Barbados’s best kept secrets. Located in St James, overlooking the beautiful Paynes Bay, this recently renovated resort reflects an intimate art & culture-focused theme, and features an array of both cultural and culinary experiences to allow guests to connect with the local community for a truly authentic Barbadian experience.
Treasure Beach is home to an exceptional concierge service team who can help with anything and everything including dream wedding ceremonies and unforgettable honeymoons.
Top tip: Book an Ocean View Room or higher to receive a complimentary “Simply Elegant” wedding package!
Fairmont Royal Pavilion
Discover Fairmont Royal Pavilion, an ultimate resort on the platinum coast of the island that is setting new standards for ultra-luxury in the Caribbean and beyond, yet still keeping that serene and secluded feel. Situated directly on the beachfront, guests will witness surreal sights, so much so that staying here will almost feel like you’re living in a dream.
From soothing accommodations to magical wedding ceremonies and from unforgettable excursions to delectable restaurants, this resort really does have it all. We suggest tickling your taste buds with the unique flavours of the Caribbean upon visit to the recently renovated Palm Terrace Restaurant – you won’t be disappointed.
The House by Elegant Hotels
Located in the land of the rich and famous, on the platinum west coast, The House is an adults-only resort than boasts award winning ultra-luxury service in every aspect. From the second you arrive to the moment you leave; you will experience nothing short of unmatched personalised attention to ensure an unparalleled dream holiday. All accommodations are well-appointed and provide stunning ocean or tropical garden views whilst still promoting that home-away-from-home feel for a truly intimate and comfortable stay.
Offerings here are endless, from water sports to bespoke activities and from massages to champagne breakfasts, The House allows you to experience it all – Including being one of the best places to get married in Barbados, and to celebrate a romantic occasion.
Top tip: If you book for 5 nights or more, honeymoon couples will receive a bottle of Champagne and flower petals in room on day of arrival.
If you have any questions, queries or special requests including information regarding independent wedding ceremonies outside of these resorts, then simply call us on 0151 350 1166 and we will be happy to help.