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Luxury Barbados Holidays

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Barbados

Holidays in Barbados bring you the idyllic white sandy beaches and lively culture the Caribbean is so well known for, as well as some of the world’s best rums and a unique cuisine. There are 92 kilometres of beach to choose from, as well as sparkling blue waters for those who want to explore. Alternatively, head into the emerald green interiors and hike past waterfalls and little lagoons, taking in the striking natural beauty of the island.

The west coast of the island is home to the chic and elegant town of St James, where you’ll find a selection of upmarket restaurants to choose from. Enjoy fine dining as you choose from menus featuring international dishes and local favourites which include a unique blend of sweet and spicy flavours. Alternatively, simply take in the lively atmosphere of the local bars where you can listen to Caribbean music as you sip local rum cocktails. During the day, soak up the sun on white sandy beaches or head to one of the local golf courses.

Luxury holidays in Barbados

 It's no surprise that luxury holidays to Barbados come as standard, given the beautiful location you'll find yourself in. Immerse yourself in the serenity of the island and head to one of the white sandy beaches. If you want to enjoy a lively side of the island, St Lawrence Gap has some fantastic bars, restaurants, and dance halls, where you can dance away your evenings or try some of the island’s famous rum. If you prefer to take things easy, there are upmarket hotels dotted throughout, with fine dining restaurants, spas, and easy access to white sandy beaches.

Let Sovereign arrange your luxury holidays in Barbados and we’ll take care of everything, so you can simply focus on relaxing and making the most of your time away. Book with us and stay at Sandy Lane where you’ll find elegant décor and the choice of three golf courses. Colony Club by Elegant Hotels has direct access to the beach and fantastic guest rooms, while The Sandpiper is surrounded by luscious tropical gardens and the crystal clear Caribbean Sea.

Lewis Parker

I loved the Harrison's Cave tour. You learn all about how the island was formed and then go on a tram through the cave to see all the features and learn about how the original explorers discovered it. The tour guides are really knowledgeable and friendly and there are a number of opportunities to get off to take pictures.

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Our pick of the top hotels in Barbados
Every one of our hotels is handpicked and personally visited by our team

Crystal Cove by Elegant Hotels

Barbados
  • All inclusive Caribbean retreat for couples and families
  • Located on a beachside cliff on the Platinum Coast
  • Swim up Cave Bar, private beachfront dining, and Kids’ Club

Tamarind by Elegant Hotels

Barbados
  • Contemporary, elegant décor throughout the hotel
  • Perfect for both couples and families, with a range of activities
  • Award-winning Daphne's restaurant is just a 5-minute walk away

Turtle Beach by Elegant Hotels

Barbados
  • Enjoy a round on the hotel’s professional standard golf course
  • Try water sports or simply spend your time relaxing on the sands
  • Activities for both couples and families

Colony Club by Elegant Hotels

Barbados
  • A colonial style boutique hotel in picturesque St. James, Barbados, a stone’s throw away from the beach
  • Set in seven acres of tropical gardens, with palm trees and four lagoon shaped swimming pools
  • Offering an award winning restaurant, cocktail bars and live entertainment

Fairmont Royal Pavilion

Barbados
  • Set within a pristine beach estate on the Platinum Coast
  • Local cuisine, live entertainment, and fun for children
  • In-room spa treatments, 24-hour fitness centre, and free WiFi

Sandy Lane

Barbados
  • Choose from traditional Bajan cuisine or international choices
  • Located right on the white sands of the pristine Caribbean coastline
  • All day games and activities for children at the Treehouse Club
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Destinations in Barbados
St James
The western parish of St. James struck it rich with a coastline that’s filled with platinum-white beaches. Designer hotels, historic mansions and golf courses follow the sandy coast.
St Lawrence Gap
St. Lawrence Gap is a lively neighbourhood on the sandy south coast. Beachfront hotels and top-notch seafood restaurants sit shoulder-to-shoulder with rum shacks and craft shops.
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Family holidays in the Caribbean

Whatever you choose to do, our family holidays in the Caribbean offer plenty of fun in the sun, whatever age your children are. 


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Flight Information

Flight time from the UK to Barbados is approximately 9 hours.

When to go

With over 3,000 hours of sunshine every year and temperatures that hover in the high 20s and low 30s, Barbados is a year-round destination. The driest season, however, runs from December through to June.

Visa Information

A visa is not required for British citizens.

Tipping

It's common for restaurants to put a 10-15% service charge on to the bill. If you're taking a taxi, it's polite to tip around 10%.

Introduction to languages

The official language of Barbados is English.

Health

Hepatitis A, polio and typhoid vaccinations are recommended. Please contact your GP for more information. 

Time difference

Barbados runs on Atlantic Standard Time (AST) – that’s UTC/GMT -4.

Currency 

The currency in Barbados is the Barbadian dollar (Bds$).

Events and festivals

Barbadians love a celebration, so festivals come paired with calypso music, barbecues, rum tents and dancing, and can often roll on till dawn.

Barbados celebrates its independence on 30 November. Garrison Savannah, the beloved island racecourse, hosts a parade and the Parliament Buildings in Bridgetown light up in national colours.

The Barbadian members of the West Indies cricket team are another source of national pride. Try to catch a game – or even an International Test Match – at the Kensington Oval in Bridgetown.

Arty types should watch out for the Barbados Independent Film Festival in January. Celebrities often pop up at the glitzy galas and al fresco film screenings.

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