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The Best of Barbados September 25, 2019

Whether you travel there for the beautiful beaches, wildly-luxurious hotels, warm and friendly Bajan people, or mouthwatering cuisine, you can be guaranteed a good time in Barbados.

Activities to please everyone 

From world-class golf courses to serene spas, and beaches perfect for sunbathing or surfing, you’ll find it easy enough to fill your day with things to do in Barbados.

If you’re travelling with kids, take them on the Atlantis Submarine to discover an enthralling underwater world of fish and coral. Or visit the awe-inspiring Harrison’s Cave for a thrilling tram tour past stalactites, stalagmites, streams and waterfalls. If you’d rather stay above ground, buckle up for the popular Island Safari off-road adventure!

Hotel hotspots

The white sands of the west coast are lined with luxury hotels to please all; whether the intimate adults-only environment of The House by Elegant Hotels ignites your interest, or the luxury apartment-style living of Saint Peter’s Bay Resort & Residences is more your scene, you’re sure to find a Platinum Coast hotel to suit your style.

Down on the lively south coast, there are family-friendly hotels like Sea Breeze Beach House, or romantic enclaves such as Little Arches Boutique Hotel, all located within close proximity to the lively St Lawrence Gap as well as an abundance of beautiful beaches offering watersports of all kinds.

Party with the locals

Whichever day or night of the week it is, you can be sure there’s a party going on somewhere in Barbados! On Friday and Saturday nights, you can enjoy succulent local seafood alongside live music at Oistin’s Fish Fry, while the lively St Lawrence Gap is full of bars, restaurants, shops and nightclubs.

Festivals are a big part of Bajan life too; reggae, Celtic, jazz, food and rum, and the famous Crop Over are just some of the festivals you can enjoy throughout the year.  

Delectable dining

Some of the most esteemed dining spots in the Caribbean can be found on Barbados; one of our favourite Bajan restaurants is Daphne’s. This fine dining establishment is a west-coast institution, with its contemporary Italian dishes and scenic waterfront setting.

The Cliff is another dining highlight; even if it weren't for the mouthwatering cuisine, its location alone is enough to impress, with views that will take your breath away. And within the hotels themselves you'll find restaurants worthy of abundant accolades - visit Cobblers Cove's exquisite restaurant, or Treasure Beach by Elegant Hotel's Tapestry Restaurant which is headed up by award-winning chefs.

Wellness and soft adventure 

2019 is the year of Wellness and Soft Adventure in Barbados. Explore the caves, hiking trails and coral reefs of this beautiful island, relax into spa treatments, go horse riding on the beach, unwind with yoga and Pilates, or let go with an adrenaline-inducing surfing session or microlight flight.


Fairmont Royal Pavilion

7 nights from £2,149 per person in a Luxury Oceanfront Room including breakfast.

Offer: Save up to 50% + complimentary VIP airport fast track service
Stay: 05 Jan 2020 - 18 April 2021
Book by: 18 Dec 2019


Sea Breeze Beach House

7 nights from £1,919 per person in a Classic Pool/Garden View Room on All-Inclusive.

Save up to 45% + complimentary room upgrade
06 Jan - 20 Dec 2020
31 Oct 2019


Coral Reef Club

7 nights from £1,989 per person in a Garden Room Cottage including breakfast.

EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Stay 7 Pay 6 + complimentary 30 Minute Foot Ritual at The Spa
STAY: 06 May - 01 Nov 2020
BOOK BY: 12 Oct 2019


Cobblers Cove

7 nights from £2,199 per person in a Garden Suite including breakfast.

OFFER: Stay 7 Pay 5
STAY: 01 Apr - 31 Oct 2020


Tamarind by Elegant Hotels

7 nights from £1,975 per person in a Pool/Garden Room on All-Inclusive.

OFFER: Save up to 35%
STAY: 05 Jan - 20 Dec 2020
BOOK BY: 01 Dec 2019


Sandy Lane

7 nights from £4,119 per person in an Orchid Room including breakfast.

Price includes complimentary US$700 resort credit, airport fast track service and executive car transfers. You'll also receive a complimentary Romance, Golf, Spa or Family Package.
STAY: 18 Apr - 30 Jun & 01 - 30 Sept 2020



We work closely with our friends at Virgin Atlantic to bring you the very best available offers. Direct flights to Barbados operate from Gatwick, Manchester, and, in peak season, from Heathrow. Take a look at their fantastic range of comfortable and stylish cabin classes below.

Upper Class

All Upper Class guests will enjoy exclusive use of the Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse, a luxurious mix of cocktail bar, boutique hotel, private members’ club and spa. Once on board, stretch your legs at the onboard bar. Then, when it’s time to sleep, lie back on one of the longest, most comfortable fully-flat beds in business class. With exceptional privacy, comfort and service, you’ll arrive refreshed and ready for whatever the day has in store.

Upgrade from £925 per person one way. Chauffeur service available at most destinations with selected Upper Class fares (J, C & D class). Mileage restrictions apply. The Upper Class Wing is at London Heathrow Terminal 3. Lounge facilities vary at each destination.


Virgin Atlantic Premium makes flying more enjoyable, with a dedicated check-in, priority boarding, and a pre-flight glass of bubbly. There’s also more space to relax as your leather seat is one of the biggest in its class. It’s up to 21” wide, with a 38” seat pitch. It also has a footrest, a headrest and in-seat laptop power. For dinner, choose from three delicious meals, all served on china, with stainless steel cutlery and linen. If you’re still feeling peckish, the new Wander Wall allows guests to grab a drink or snack whenever they like. Once you’ve landed, you’re one of the first off the aircraft, and so are your bags.

Upgrade from £165 per person one way.

Economy Delight

From £60 per person one way, and enjoy premium check in and priority boarding, as well as extra legroom with a 34-inch seat pitch. There’s a choice of three tasty meals, including a vegetarian option. On day flights, celebrate your journey with a speciality cocktail. At night, enjoy a cup of hot chocolate to help you drift off. Don’t feel like sleep? Then enjoy the selection of over 300 hours of on demand entertainment. Wi-Fi is available. 

If you'd like to find out more about Barbados, or to make an enquiry, give one of our expert travel advisers a call on 020 7751 0660 or fill out the form below.

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"Part of the Oetker Collection of luxury hotels, you’ll find that Jumby Bay Island more than lives up to its reputation as one of the world’s most exclusive resorts."

"We love the Estate House restaurant; inspired by the island’s rich history and traditions, the elegant interiors are complemented by some of the finest cuisine in the Caribbean."

"Jumby Bay Island has the friendliest staff we’ve met anywhere - guests here are assured of a genuinely warm welcome and the most attentive service."

"Make sure you pack something white to wear to the resort’s legendary ‘White Night’ beach party - a lavish occasion, the beach is lit with tiki torches and a sumptuous buffet is accompanied by live music."

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