Rum and reggae
Holidays to St. Lawrence Gap can be as lively or relaxed as you like. You’ll find the white sandy beaches Barbados is so famous for, as well as a thriving mixture of bars and restaurants. Spend your days on the beach, ordering drinks and snacks from the beach shacks which fringe the sands, or try some of the many watersports on offer here. In the evenings, the bars play lively Caribbean music and serve famously strong rum cocktails.
If you want to immerse yourself in the local culture, there are Bajan restaurants lining the town and providing a unique blend of spices, which flavour fresh local fish dishes, succulent meats, and produce exclusive to the Caribbean. If you want to get involved in some of the island’s activities, why not head to the Dover playing field where you can watch local players or even join in yourself.
Your holiday in St. Lawrence Gap will bring you an excellent selection of hotels featuring upmarket restaurants, spas, and bars. The shallow, crystal clear waters make this the ideal place for a family holiday, or for couples wanting to book boat trips and see the colourful coral with snorkelling or scuba diving excursions. Chattel House Fishing Village will take you back in time to the historic plantations of the area, with its traditional plantation village style and a wide range of duty-free shops where you can pick up trinkets, souvenirs, and clothing.
Choose Sovereign for your luxury holidays in St. Lawrence Gap and we’ll help you find the best hotels in the area. Our Trusted Advisers will get to know you before recommending one of our top choices. Book to stay at the Turtle Beach by Elegant Hotels and you’ll love the three restaurants, two swimming pools, lounger service on the beach, and the many activities for children at the Kids’ Club.
Flight time from the UK to Barbados is approximately 9 hours.
Transfer time from Barbados airport to St. Lawrence Gap is approximately 15 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 is 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.