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Barbados Travel Guide

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It’s here that most travel guides would begin an in-depth (and overly wordy) review of the softest sand on various Barbados beaches. You’ll find no such granular analysis here. Yes, the beaches are eye-poppingly scenic, and the palms sway ever-so gently, but you’re here for so much more than that. Barbados holidays can see you scampering into sea caves, reflecting on the historic significance of plantations, plucking guavas fresh from the tree or straddling a steed to gallop through the waves. Trust us, the sand grade will be the least of your concerns. Oh, and for a relatively small fee you can even dress like a mermaid and pose for pictures. Which may clue you in to the fact that Bajan’s don’t take life too seriously – and it shows.

Pastel hues brighten up the already infectiously colourful island. As if the colour pallet of the coral reefs were making the place look somehow shabby. If snorkelling over wrecks doesn’t inspire you, we should mention that holidays in Barbados offer up your best chance to swim with turtles. And by all means, do run some sand through your fingers as you laze on the beach. Just imagine your surprise when you discover just how soft that sand really is…

Barbados Travel Guide

It’s here that most travel guides would begin an in-depth (and overly wordy) review of the softest sand on various Barbados beaches. You’ll find no such granular analysis here. Yes, the beaches are eye-poppingly scenic, and the palms sway ever-so gently, but you’re here for so much more than that. Barbados holidays can see you scampering into sea caves, reflecting on the historic significance of plantations, plucking guavas fresh from the tree or straddling a steed to gallop through the waves. Trust us, the sand grade will be the least of your concerns. Oh, and for a relatively small fee you can even dress like a mermaid and pose for pictures. Which may clue you in to the fact that Bajan’s don’t take life too seriously – and it shows.

Pastel hues brighten up the already infectiously colourful island. As if the colour pallet of the coral reefs were making the place look somehow shabby. If snorkelling over wrecks doesn’t inspire you, we should mention that holidays in Barbados offer up your best chance to swim with turtles. And by all means, do run some sand through your fingers as you laze on the beach. Just imagine your surprise when you discover just how soft that sand really is…

   
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Soundtrack of the island

Cutters to cocktails…

  • Food

    3 course meal for 2: £40

  • Coffee

    A regular cappuccino: £1

  • Beer

    A medium beer: £2.75

  • Taxi

    One-way (Local Transport): £1.40

Cutters to cocktails…

  • Food

    3 course meal for 2: £40

  • Coffee

    A regular cappuccino: £1

  • Beer

    A medium beer: £2.75

  • Taxi

    One-way (Local Transport): £1.40

Soundtrack of the island

Cloudy with a chance of turtles…

Year round sunshine could lull you into visiting at the drop of a hat. But the best time to visit Barbados may depend on what you’re here to see. Hatching turtles? Aim for mid-July to mid-October. December to April the humidity and heat dials back to near perfect levels.

Discover the real Barbados

Exploring off the beaten track has its merits, but often ends in fraught map discussions and, bizarrely, the right way to load a dishwasher. In times like these, insider knowledge is a lifesaver. It just so happens we can help you find the best of Barbados. We’ll get back to you on the dishwasher.

On Barbados, comfort food reigns supreme. So this, perhaps, isn’t a moment to embrace wellness and wheat grass. We’ll help you steer clear of gizzards (if you’d rather) and talk you through cutters, jug jug and pudding and souse. Expect rum at every outpost and a cutter on almost every menu.

Yes, Barbados is one big adventure playground. But that doesn’t mean your fortnight in the sun will leave you exhausted. You can find a hotly contested domino game to watch outside almost any rum shack, and idly snorkelling across a reef is no less thrilling. Still yearning for adventure? We’re here for you…

Guides & Tips

Exploring off the beaten track has its merits, but often ends in fraught map discussions and, bizarrely, the right way to load a dishwasher. In times like these, insider knowledge is a lifesaver. It just so happens we can help you find the best of Barbados. We’ll get back to you on the dishwasher.

Food & Drink

On Barbados, comfort food reigns supreme. So this, perhaps, isn’t a moment to embrace wellness and wheat grass. We’ll help you steer clear of gizzards (if you’d rather) and talk you through cutters, jug jug and pudding and souse. Expect rum at every outpost and a cutter on almost every menu.

See & do

Yes, Barbados is one big adventure playground. But that doesn’t mean your fortnight in the sun will leave you exhausted. You can find a hotly contested domino game to watch outside almost any rum shack, and idly snorkelling across a reef is no less thrilling. Still yearning for adventure? We’re here for you…

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Famously home to some of the world’s biggest wonders (sequoias, we’re looking at you) America’s small towns and secret nooks are just as exciting. A place for explorers, wanderers and the inquisitive to discover at their own pace. State to state, city to city, the ever changing landscape is vast and uncompromising. Which sets the scene for road trips, opening up a map to one of the world’s most eccentric and exciting continents.