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Luxury Travel: All-time Favourites
Luxury Travel: All-time Favourites
Jessica Read, Reservations Consultant at Carrier

Find out why Barbados is Jessica’s all-time favourite.

I’ve been visiting Barbados on family holidays since the age of four – this island has provided me with a lifetime of memories and truly feels like my home away from home, with friendly locals and a safe atmosphere that make you feel welcome from the minute you arrive. Indulging in Bajan culinary delights is my favourite pastime when visiting. From the delectable flying fish at Champers to the speciality dish cou-cou at Brown Sugar, the food is as diverse as the people. You can’t afford to miss the Friday Fish Fry at Oistins, for fresh grilled swordfish and lobster mixed with infectious street music, where you can dance the night away. Aside from the food, I love admiring the local history and architecture of St. Nicholas Abbey where you can explore the rum distillery and sample some of the local spirit. If you like to hit the waves, a visit to the east coast is a prerequisite for any surfer – championships are held there annually.

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Cruise /SeaDream Yacht Club - Caribbean Jewels

Sail around the unspoiled islands of the West Indies in all-inclusive luxury on board SeaDream I. First port of call is the island of Mayreau where you will start your voyage in style with SeaDream's Signature Champagne and Caviar splash experience in warm Caribbean waters. Continue along St ...

Cruise /SeaDream - Grenada & The Grenadines

A short voyage aboard luxury yacht SeaDream I, with the opportunity to explore the famous Platinum coast of Barbados, before sailing around the tiny islands of the Grenadines. Ports of call include Mayreau and the Tobago Cays where you can snorkel in the crystalline waters. The voyage also drops ...

Cruise /SeaDream - Island Escapes

Join SeaDream I on a journey around some of the less well known Caribbean islands. Your luxury yacht will depart from Bridgetown, Barbados and head for the French-Caribbean island of Martinique, where the pretty coastal town of Le Marin offers watersports, sailing and white sandy beaches. On to St ...

Cruise /Silversea - Festive Island Escapes

Join Silver Wind as she departs Fort Lauderdale to explore contrasting Caribbean islands on this eight night Christmas voyage. First port of call is Key West, where you can sway in a hammock or charter a deep sea fishing boat, or simply soak up the laid-back vibe. A couple of days relaxing at sea ...

Barbados /Hidden Treasures

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Barbados /Best Experiences

Top 5 things to do in Barbados /

  1. Visit Barbados between June and August for the annual and always colourful Crop Over festival; expect calypso music, Cohobblopot carnival shows and bustling markets of local arts, crafts and fare
  2. Experience a day at the races at the Garrison Savannah Racetrack, based in the Garrison Historic Area in Bridgetown - a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  3. In the bustling seaside town of Oistins, enjoy live music, explore the local markets and feast on the catch of the day at Oistins Fish Fry
  4. Head to the west end of Miami Beach Barbados - also known as Enterprise Beach - for calmer waters dotted with colourful fishing boats
  5. Visit the 1660's plantation house of St. Nicholas Abbey to savour the tranquil surroundings, before taking home a personalised bottle of rum from the working distillery

Barbados /When is the best time to visit Barbados

Barbados is a year-round destination with temperatures averaging 24°C-30°C, usually tempered by the cooling trade winds. The winter months between January and April are the most popular, characterised by warm, generally dry days, whilst the summer months between June and October tend to be hotter and more humid, with regular showers and the possibility of tropical storms; visitors during these months will often benefit from quieter beaches and excellent offers at many hotels. As Barbados is a highly sought-after destination, we recommend booking at least a year in advance for the best availability. School holiday periods are always busy.

Barbados /Reviews

After experiencing the beauty of Barbados first-hand, our travel expert Merridith shares her hotel recommendations for the island best known for its white sand beaches, silky-sweet rum and exuberant culture.... more

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“I’ve just found another bathroom” said the other half on day two of our stay, giving you some idea of the size of our three bedroomed ‘home’ at this exceptional resort. ... more

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I have travelled to the Caribbean many times and yet with each visit, I feel that I have learnt something new and intriguing about these alluring sun-kissed islands. On this trip, we were lucky enough to stay on both Barbados and The Grenadines – a pairing that I would go so far as to say is the perfect Caribbean combination.... more

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Our expert Caribbean Sales Consultants Lucy Barton and Jessica Read have recently returned from a luxurious trip to the charming island of Barbados. They travelled from the southern to the west coast along the star-studded coastline, staying in the finest hotels, enjoying the delicious Bajan food and soaking up the surrounding beauty.... more

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Approximate flight times
London to Barbados: 8 hours 35 minutes
Time Difference
GMT -4 hours

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