With a perfect mix of tropical sunshine, stunning natural beauty and high end luxury, few holiday destinations can rival Barbados.
At 21 miles long and 14 miles wide, Barbados may be small but what it lacks in size, it makes up for in charm. Boasting stunning landscapes, a diverse range of activities, annual sporting events and an array of excellent dining choices – you will not run out of things to see and do on your trip.
Barbados has one of the best climates of all the Caribbean. The island offers a year round, tropical climate with plenty of sunshine each day. Due to it’s easterly position, it has fewer storms than other Caribbean islands. If the rain does come, the ‘liquid sunshine’ tends to only last a short time & the sun is close behind! Temperatures typically range from between 27 – 30 degrees Celsius for most of the year.
December to May is considered the dry season and is the most popular months to visit. The rainy season typically runs from June to November.
The country is rich in vibrant culture, tradition & history. It gained independence from the United Kingdom in November 1966 but remains a member of the Commonwealth. Historic Bridgetown and it’s Garrison were recognised as an outstanding example of British colonial architecture and inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Barbados Crop Over festival is the most popular & lively event. It celebrates all that is Bajan with dusk till dawn parties, arts & crafts markets and culinary driven street fares. Crop Over culminates with Grand Kadooment Day in early August – a parade where revellers dress in elaborate costumes made from brightly coloured sequins, feathers and jewel and dance behind calypso music trucks and moving bars. People line the route to watch the bands as they dance by and join in with the fun.
Barbados is the birth place of rum. Mount Gay Rum was established in 1703, making it the oldest rum in existence! There are a number of rum tours available where you can learn about the history of its production and taste a selection of rums.