The island paradise of Barbados is famed for pristine sandy beaches and friendly locals. One of the Caribbean’s most popular islands, Barbados is naturally charming and sophisticated, alive with possibilities and pulsing to the rhythm of the tropics. The UNESCO-listed capital city of Bridgetown is filled with historic sites. Spend a day on a perfect white-sand beach, before exploring spirited St Lawrence Gap. Bursting with fine dining and nightlife, this is the ideal place to dance the night away.
Popular Barbados Holidays
Rich heritage, verdant landscapes and blissful beach scenery – it’s no wonder visitors love Barbados. It really is a slice of paradise, and our Travel Experts know it inside-out. In fact, our range of beach holidays called Escapes include flights, hand-picked hotels and some extra-special inclusions that you won’t get anywhere else. So whichever part of the 70 miles of sand you want to explore, we’ve got your Barbados holiday covered. Chat to one of our Experts about finding the perfect Escape to suit you.
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Barbados Holiday Types
It may be a Mecca for beach lovers, but there’s plenty to keep you occupied beyond the sands of Barbados. Navigate this historic Caribbean isle on the quirky Zed-R buses, or take an underwater safari from Payne’s Bay or Brandon’s Beach, where the snorkelling is unbeatable. We have a range of holiday types for all travel styles, find yours below:
More about Barbados
Capital city: Bridgetown
Currency: Barbadian dollar
Vaccinations: We recommend visiting your doctor or our Travel Clinic four to six weeks before you are due to travel. No vaccinations are required for Barbados, but do make sure you’re up to date on your routine immunisations.
Flight time: London to Barbados flight time is around 9 hours
Visas: British Citizens do not a visa to visit Barbados
Top 3 Things to Do in Barbados
- Walk the Barbados boardwalk
- Head to the Mount Gay Visitor Centre, where the delicious rum is produced
- Surf and sun yourself at Bathsheba Beach
When to Go to Barbados
Weather-wise, Barbados is the driest and least humid between January and April, while June to November is the island’s hurricane season. That said, the latter does mean fewer crowds and better deals are available, while the weather is still warm and sunny.
Why Book Your Barbados Holiday with Flight Centre
Barbados Escapes Holidays: At Flight Centre we have designed a range of Barbados resort and beach holidays called Escapes, offering flights, hand-picked 4 to 5-star accommodation, transfers as well as fantastic extras and our signature service.
Flight Centre concierge and 24/7 Emergency Assistance Service: If you book a Barbados holiday from our Escapes range you’ll benefit from our concierge and 24/7 Emergency Assistance service.