On the northern edge of the Caribbean Sea, Barbados has long been the destination favoured by the rich and famous.
It certainly lives up to its glamorous reputation - the island is blessed with a wealth of acclaimed fine dining restaurants and boutique bars. However, with its laid-back vibe, there is something understandably luxurious about Barbados. An island of contrasts where natural wonders meet effortlessly sophisticated resorts and with seventy miles of sandy shores, you won’t have to look far to find somewhere to laze in the glorious Caribbean sunshine! Beautiful, glittering beaches will greet you at every turn - but be sure to get out and about, there are some stunning locations that cannot be missed. Saunter around the boutique shops and tea houses in Bridgetown and enjoy duty-free shopping at your fingertips. Barbados has something for everyone. Couples, families and groups of friends settle in their ideal location and have the time of their lives. The West coast offers upmarket hotels, restaurants and bars, whilst the South is livelier with its Rum shacks, restaurants and nightclubs – finding that right place to stay is where we can help, all you need to do is get in touch and leave the rest to us!
Barbados has a warm, year-round tropical climate - temperatures averaging highs of 30°C. The prevailing trade winds bring a cool breeze that is very often welcome and provides a respite from the midday sun. The driest months are December to June; with February to April being the best of these. From July to November the rain usually consists of brief, heavy showers, but there is lots of sunshine during the rest of the day. This is the official hurricane season, but the risk of hurricanes is very small as they normally pass to the north. However, they can affect weather on the island and there are also tropical storms at this time of year.
Some ideas of things for you to do whilst you are here – we have lots more tips and hidden treasures to share with you!
- Barbados has a huge amount of festivals that will make your stay that extra bit special, these include the Food & Rum festival (October), Film Festival (January), Holetown Festival (February), Oistins Fish Festival (Every Easter), Gospelfest Barbados (May)
- Eco Dive Barbados is an environmentally friendly dive company, dedicated to providing each client with a personalized diving experience
- Barbados boast so many good local restaurants - try The Cliff, Cin Cin, Lonestar, to name a few – advance reservations are recommended
- Enjoy watching a game of polo (Season runs from 1 January – 31st May)
- Enjoy a local drink or two, the most well-known being Banks Beer and Cockspur rum punch
- Visit the Grenadines for a stunning small island experience