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.

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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.

Let Sovereign Luxury Travel arrange your luxury holiday to Barbados. We’ll take care of everything, so you can focus on relaxing and making the most of your time away. Book with us and stay at The Fairmont Royal Pavilion where you’ll be surrounded by luscious grounds and exclusive ocean views. 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.

Our pick of the top hotels in Barbados

Every one of our hotels is handpicked and personally visited by our team

Barbados

Colony Club by Elegant Hotels
  • 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

Barbados

Fairmont Royal Pavilion
  • Guaranteed ocean view from all rooms and suites 
  • Enjoy direct access to the pristine west coast beach, freshwater pool, and heated jacuzzi 
  • Join in with the daily swim with turtles, cocktail-making sessions, and cooking demonstrations 
  • Treat yourself to in-room spa treatments and complimentary afternoon tea for selected rooms 

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Bougainvillea
  • Family friendly with exceptional service 
  • Complimentary non-motorised watersports
  • Great location - 5 minutes from St Lawrence Gap

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Cobblers Cove
  • Member of Relais & Chateaux - one of the best loved hotels in the Caribbean
  • Great for families with children over the age of 12 years - with 2 bedrooms suites available
  • Large range of exciting activities available

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Sandy Lane
  • 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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Sea Breeze Beach House
  • All-Inclusive, boutique property with multiple bedroom Suites available
  • Fantastic Lil Dippers Kids Club and Shore Break Lounge for teenagers
  • Great range of on-site activities, such as art classes, rum tasting and non-motorised water sports 
  • Over 1,000 ft. of pristine Caribbean beachfront
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Destinations in Barbados

Sunset at Hastings Beach - Barbados Island
Christ Church
The parish of Christ Church, located in the south of Barbados is a short drive from historic Bridgetown and it's Garrison, a UNESCO heritage site. This Parish is also home to the island's vibrant nightlife scene, including the famous Oistins fish fry.
Beautiful Sunset Rays - Taken from Holetown, St. James, 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 Barbados Island
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. 


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.

Additional Information

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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