Luxe island living
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.
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.
Whatever you choose to do, our family holidays in the Caribbean offer plenty of fun in the sun, whatever age your children are.
Flight time from the UK to Barbados is approximately 9 hours.
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.
A visa is not required for British citizens.
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%.
The official language of Barbados is English.
Hepatitis A, polio and typhoid vaccinations are recommended. Please contact your GP for more information.
Barbados runs on Atlantic Standard Time (AST) – that’s UTC/GMT -4.
The currency in Barbados is the Barbadian dollar (Bds$).
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.