An island of contrasts, Barbados’ distinct 'east-west divide' ensures this island never loses its shine.

"The pristine beaches, superb rum cocktails and strong sense of history and culture are what have made this island so special."

With masses to see and do, beautiful Barbados is an unbeatable destination if you’re after a little more from your trip than just lounging on the beach. Of course, Barbados scores on that front too – in fact, its soft pink sands and aquamarine waters are famous as some of the most gorgeous in the Caribbean – but there’s plenty more on offer here too; its soul food is its music, which, added to the balmy, tropical climate and cooling sea breezes, ensures a laid-back attitude… the ideal combination for a relaxing holiday.

What you need to know

  • Capital City

    Bridgetown

  • Time Difference

    GMT -5 hours

  • Best Time to Visit

    Dec-Jun

  • Currency

    Barbadian Dollar

Barbados

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Choose from the cream of Barbados’ finest resorts

  • Sandy Lane ST JAMES

    THE address in Barbados, this is a resort where all the right people come to see and be seen, where food runs the gamut from healthy to gourmet, and where the gorgeous coral beach boasts pure, pale sands.

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  • The Fairmont Royal Pavilion ST JAMES

    Wonderful as a honeymoon destination, a family escape come summer – or something in between – this elegant patch of the beautiful Platinum Coast is a winning example of flawless Barbadian hospitality.

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  • Coral Reef Club ST JAMES

    Faultless, fabulous and not to be missed, the recently-restyled Coral Reef Club, a member of ‘Small Luxury Hotels of the World’, continues to reign as one of the West Indies’ finest hotels.

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  • The Sandpiper ST JAMES

    With its stunning beachside setting, seven acres of exotic gardens and meticulous attention-to-detail, it’s no wonder this family-owned-and-run boutique bolthole has guests flocking back time after time.

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  • Colony Club by Elegant Hotels ST JAMES

    A grand driveway flanked by casuarina trees sets the tone for an impeccable Bajan experience at Colony Club by Elegant Hotels, a timeless retreat restored from a former Colonial Club.

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  • Cobblers Cove ST JAMES

    This Relais & Châteaux property brings together colonial elegance, immaculate service and a relaxed vibe. The result? An utterly-idyllic holiday destination that continues to delight guests every year.

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  • One Sandy Lane ST JAMES

    Beachside, beautiful, and dripping in fabulousity, One Sandy Lane is set to become one of the hottest private addresses in the world: exquisite in design, with unsurpassed privacy.

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  • Port Ferdinand Marina ST PETER

    Barbados’ newest and most exclusive lifestyle resort, Port Ferdinand Marina occupiess a dramatic 16-acre horseshoe-style inland marina, with 48 spacious five-star marinafront properties to come home to.

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  • Saint Peter’s Bay ST PETER

    The vibrant-yet-boutique Saint Peter’s Bay provides the epitome of exclusive waterfront living in four idyllic acres of prime beachfront and tropical gardens, just perfect for spending time away with your nearest and dearest.

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  • Tamarind by Elegant Hotels St James

    One of the leading hotels on Barbados’ West Coast, Tamarind by Elegant Hotels has been reinvented with a crisp, upbeat verve.

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  • Crystal Cove by Elegant Hotels St James

    Successfully mixing a warm ambience with total relaxation and seemingly endless entertainment for all ages, the all-inclusive Crystal Cove serves up great value and heaps of fun.

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  • Sandy Lane ST JAMES

    Resort Credit Offer

    Stay 5 nights or more and receive a US$700 food & beverage credit per room per stay. Valid to 30 Jun, 1-30 Sep & 1-30 Nov 18. Or stay 7 nights or more for a US$1200 food & beverage credit per room per stay for travel 1 Nov-16 Dec 18.​

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  • Cobblers Cove ST JAMES

    Free Nights

    Stay 7 nights for 5 or 14 nights for 10. Valid to 16 Dec 18 & 1 Apr-30 Nov 19. (Conditions apply). ​

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  • Cobblers Cove ST JAMES

    Family Offer

    ​Book two suites of the same category and receive a 50% reduction on the second suite. Valid to 16 Dec 18 & 1 Apr-30 Nov 19. (Certain suite categories & conditions apply).

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  • Cobblers Cove ST JAMES

    Signature Offer

    Stay 4 nights or more & receive a free half board meal plan upgrade, one massage or green fee at Apes Hill per person plus a US$200 resort credit per stay. Valid to 16 Dec 18 & 1 Apr-30 Nov 19. (Conditions apply).​

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  • The Fairmont Royal Pavilion ST JAMES

    Early Booking Offer

    Book by 27 May 18 and receive a 50% rate reduction on the second room. Valid 1 Mar-2 Nov 18. (Certain room categories apply).​

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  • Coral Reef Club ST JAMES

    Family Offer

    Stay 7 nights or more, book two rooms and receive a 50% room rate reduction on the second room. Valid 14 Jul-24 Aug 18. (Conditions apply).​

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  • Coral Reef Club ST JAMES

    Free Nights

    Stay 7 nights for 6. Valid to 31 Oct 18. (Conditions apply).​

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  • Coral Reef Club ST JAMES

    Family Offer

    Children under 12 stay free on a breakfast basis when sharing a one-bedroom suite with parents. Valid 9 May-31 Oct 18. (Conditions apply).​

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  • The Sandpiper ST JAMES

    Family Offer

    Children under 12 stay free on a breakfast basis when sharing a one-bedroom suite with parents. Valid to 31 Oct 18.​

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  • The Sandpiper ST JAMES

    Free Nights

    Stay 7 nights for 6. Valid to 31 Oct 18.​

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Inside Knowledge

Creating special moments

  1. Charismatic Coastline

    Charismatic Coastline

    Be sure to make for Barbados’ rough-hewn East Coast to check out the spectacular Atlantic shoreline with its steep drops and crashing swell for yourself. The contrast with the island’s idyllic Caribbean beaches is unbelievable!

  2. A Place in the Past

    A Place in the Past

    Leave the island’s glitzier attractions behind to take a tour of its lush, tropical interior. As well as taking in stunning scenery, you’ll discover elegant plantation houses and estates that stand as fascinating reminders of Barbados’ colonial past.

  3. Sail into the Sunset

    Sail into the Sunset

    Round off another day in paradise by hopping on-board a super-romantic sunset cruise on the island’s calm waters. Take a dip, drink in the to-die­-for views and dine in style, all accompanied by a flaming Caribbean sunset.