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Caribbean, Bermuda & Mexico / Barbados

What type of holidays does Barbados offer?

On an island as delightfully spectacular as Barbados, there is something on offer for every type of holiday. Decorated with unrivalled beaches and tranquil, crystal seas, enjoy a relaxing beach break, or practice your swing on one of the island's renowned golf courses.

Beach holidays

Barbados has a beach for every type of discerning traveller, from couples seeking relaxation to watersports enthusiasts. The prestigious West Coast is home to most of our hotels and benefits from pearlescent white sands and calm ocean waters — ideal for families with small children. Seasoned surfers are best off heading to the South Coast, where the waves are slightly more boisterous. Snorkelling and diving are also popular activities on Barbados, with hawksbill and leatherback turtles making a regular appearance.

Romantic getaways

Paradisiacal beaches, superlative resorts and a relaxed island vibe make Barbados one of the most romantic destinations for honeymooners or couples alike. From a butler-drawn bath with chocolate truffles at Sandy Lane to a private dinner on the beach at the Colony Club, the possibilities for romantic seclusion are endless. As one of the finest restaurants on Barbados, The Cliff Restaurant is renowned for its exquisite ocean views and romantic ambience; Carrier will be more than happy to secure a table for you in advance.

Family holidays

The safe and tranquil conditions of the island’s West Coast beaches make Barbados a prime choice for families, with activities such as snorkelling and swimming with turtles being popular choices. Many of our luxury 5 star hotels offer interconnecting rooms or spacious family suites, with a plethora of activities taking place on resort — take tennis, cricket and swimming for example. The Treehouse Club at Sandy Lane is one of the best kids clubs on Barbados, hosting activities such as sailing, craft sessions and outdoor film nights.

Golf breaks

Avid golfers will be spoilt for choice on Barbados, which is home to some of the most exclusive and best championship golf courses in the Caribbean. Designed by Tom Fazio, The Green Monkey 72-par golf course at Sandy Lane is one of the most renowned in the world and boasts exceptional ocean views from undulating green fairways. As the island’s national sport, cricket is also a popular choice for visitors, with world-class matches taking place at Kensington Oval.

Villa holidays

Barbados is renowned for its extravagant and ultra-luxe villas, all of which offer the utmost privacy and service. Our villas are located on the prestigious West Coast, with many situated in the sought-after Sandy Lane Estate or Sugar Hill development. Families, couples and friends alike will appreciate the intimacy and exclusivity of these exquisite villas, whilst being only moments away from the coast. Luxury amenities include multiple swimming pools, Jacuzzis, butlers, chefs, housekeepers and even private boats. Additionally, many offer complimentary nights in the summer.

Twin-centre holidays

Experience a different taste of the Caribbean by combining a stay on Barbados with the likes of The Grenadines, Grenada or St Lucia. Distinctly quieter than Barbados, The Grenadines is the place to go for barefoot relaxation, coupled with leisurely charters to remote island outposts. Coined the Spice Island, Grenada is classically Caribbean, with pastel-hued creole houses gracing the streets of St. George’s. St Lucia is scenic, verdant and wild, renowned for its towering Pitons, banana and cocoa plantations and mineral-rich mud baths.