Holidays in Barbados
With its pampering hotels and gourmet restaurants, Barbados more than lives up to its glamorous reputation. This most sophisticated of the main Caribbean islands can deliver indulgent and hassle-free breaks in abundance, and the choice of hotels, beaches and restaurants will match the expectations of the most demanding of holidaymakers.
But there are many other reasons why Barbados has long been such a favourite with the British. Its beaches – calm and pretty on the west coast, surfy on the south and wild east coasts – are superb. As well as fancy restaurants, the island has great places to eat out that won't break the bank. They take a little finding but we will tell you where they are. Sightseeing is as good as anywhere in the Caribbean. Fascinating old plantation houses and beautiful gardens are dotted over the island's rolling, cane-covered interior, and the historic part of Bridgetown, the capital, was recently placed on UNESCO's prestigious World Heritage List as an outstanding example of British colonial architecture. For visitors from the UK, the island has a comfortable familiarity, with handsome, coral-stone Anglican churches and cricket pitches at every turn.
Importantly, Barbados is generally safe, and Bajans – as the locals are called - are confident and friendly. This means that visitors to Barbados can do as much exploring independently as they like, in a hire car or on the local buses. You will find friendly faces wherever you go on the island.
Why travel with Just Barbados?
Just Barbados has carefully chosen a selection of the very best places to stay on Barbados – some on the exclusive west coast, others on the more down-to-earth south coast, and even a gem on the undiscovered east coast. The properties we feature range from top-flight hotels to modest guesthouses, but we think they are all special in some way. Call and ask our advice on which is best suited to you.