Sophistication, luxury and beauty: Barbados has it all and more

Barbados is a small island with a big personality and has long been a haunt for the wealthy and those seeking a refined holiday experience. The culture of the island reflects its blend of influences and produces an island full of fun, excellent food and plenty of rum. Your days can be spent relaxing on the beach, enjoying a host of waterspouts, shopping (duty-free), sampling rum, mingling with the locals and maximising the island’s Caribbean rhythm.


UNESCO-listed Bridgetown

Windsurfing on the south coast

Island hopping

People-watching on the fashionable west coast

Sampling rum cocktails

Weather and when to go

With a sub-tropical climate and cooling winds, Barbados can be wonderful for much of the year. Temperatures range from the high 20s to the low 30s all year round making Barbados a popular choice for a considerable part of the year. The dry season is from December to June and the wet season from July to November. Barbados is subject to hurricanes from June to November so we would advise caution if you are thinking of travelling during this time.

Hotels in Barbados


There are a number of excellent championship-level golf courses on Barbados, set amidst lush tropical scenery:

The Green Monkey at the Sandy Lane Hotel: one of the most prestigious, designed by Tom Fazio, offering a 72 par, 73,343-yard course

The Royal Westmoreland: great community feel and ocean views from every hole

Apes Hill: 18 holes of terrific play

Barbados Country Club: laid out in two returning 9-hole circuits on either side of a lake

Barbados Travel Advice

Visa & Passport Requirements

For the latest travel advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office including security and local laws, plus passport and visa information, find Barbados specific travel advice from the UK government Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office here. British passport holders don’t need a visa to visit Barbados.

Health & Vaccination Information

We advise that you seek advice on recommended vaccinations and precautions from a health professional – either a GP, a practice nurse, a pharmacist or a travel health clinic – ideally at least eight weeks before departure. Visit NHS Fit for Travel for Barbados specific guidance.

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Map and travel information

Flight information

Direct flights from the UK to Barbados in 8 hours 50 minutes.

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