Find character and colonial charm
Speightstown is full of character and colonial charm. This enchanting small town in the north of the island has recently undergone a renaissance and is once again an active and vibrant town. Speightstown was the first port in Barbados which conducted lucrative trade between the island and England, mainly Bristol. The seaport was busy with ships full of tobacco, cotton and sugar. As a result of this relationship with Bristol, Speightstown became known as “Little Bristol”.
For a relaxing day out meaner around the interesting boutiques, enjoy lunch at one of the many restaurants or go for a traditional Bajan lunch at the Fisherman’s Pub, a local landmark and also the unofficial tourist information centre. There are art galleries, museums and unique architecture giving a real sense of the islands historical and sometime tumultuous past.
Luxury Holidays in Speightstown
For a luxury holiday in Speightstown, book you stay at the charming and intimate Cobblers Cove Hotel, where just 40 luxurious suites overlook the ocean and tropical gardens. Much like a tropical country club, the 1940’s mansion attracts guests with its powder pink walls and warm and attentive service.
Head out into the town in for an evening stroll as the sun sets, this little town is vibrant and humming, the sidewalks filled with strollers and the beaches with twilight waders.
The main boulevard is a narrow street with three-story buildings straddling it on either side that instantly which may remind you of images of New Orleans
Flight time from the UK to Barbados is approximately 9 hours.
Transfer time from Barbados airport to Speightstown is approximately 45 minutes.
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 in not required for British citizens.
It's common for restaurants to put a 10–15% service charge on to the bill. If this is the case, there's no need to tip any more. If you're taking a taxi, it's polite to tip around 10%.
The official language of Barbados is English.