From the rugged coastline and wild surf of the east coast to the relaxed luxury and calm Caribbean Sea in the west, there’s something for everyone to enjoy in Barbados with Exclusive Travel Holidays.
Although we love the tempting beautiful beaches, inland there are delightful treasures to be discovered - old plantation houses, quaint villages with their Anglican churches and cricket pitches, beautiful botanical gardens, and colourful rum shacks.
Barbados has a reputation for attracting the rich and famous guests to the island, it’s easy to see as Barbados’ is such an attraction, with its lush clear waters and soft white sands are the image of paradise, but the essence of Barbados lies so much more behind the sand and surf.
The Mount Gay Rum tour, one of the island’s most popular excursions, tells the story of the world’s oldest (and some say finest) rum.
The 300 year story of how a plantation in Barbados’ northern parish of St. Lucy became home to one of the world’s most famous rums is told through presentations, artefacts, photo galleries, a video show, a visit to the bottling area and, of course, not to be missed tastings.
On the island’s southeast coast there’s a flight of steps that lead down to hidden Shark Hole - a small strand of white beach that’s almost completely encircled by rocks.
This secluded cove offers beautiful photo opportunities, with the gap in rocks revealing vistas of the reef beyond.
This picture-perfect beach is also a great place for swimming as the reef keeps the waters calm and clear. It’s also a favourite spot for the local kids pastime of taking acrobatic jumps off the rocks.
When touring the north of the island, make sure to stop at St. Nicholas Abbey – a Jacobean-style mansion that is one of the oldest plantation houses in the Caribbean, there’s the Great House, a rum distillery and gardens to explore.
It’s also a good stop for a light lunch as the café is perched on a deck that overlooks
Located on the western and central part of the island, Saint James’ parish is one of the larger parishes and offers glorious stretches of pristine sand, beautifully clear, sheltered and calm waters, and some of the most expensive real estate in the whole of the Caribbean, with luxury hotels and villas and beachfront mansions aplenty. Not for nothing has it adopted the epithet the Platinum Coast.
It was where the first British settlers, in 1625, landed and declared what is now the city of Holetown, as the island’s first capital, Jamestown.
Over a century ago Queen’s College, one of the most prestigious schools in the Caribbean, was opened here.
Nowadays, in addition to its property values, Saint James’ is noted for its designer shopping and fine selection of excellent restaurants.
Renowned for its beautiful beaches and sparkling waters, the western coast of Barbados, frequently called the 'platinum coast', is one of the most enviable locations in the Caribbean.
Home to the legendary and prestigious Sandy Lane hotel, the resort boasts 113 hotel rooms and suites, a stunning private villa, exceptional golf, gourmet dining, an outstanding spa and superb sports facilities.
The resort is also central to many of the island's sites, and only a 40 minute drive from Grantley Adams International Airport.
The postcard-perfect resort of Marigot Bay is located in an idyllic horseshoe bay, surrounded by hills topped with lush vegetation.
The author James A. Michener even described Marigot Bay as “the most beautiful bay in the Caribbean” and many people stand by this claim to this day.
As a natural harbour, Marigot Bay is a place where beautiful yachts love to call ‘home’ for a few days.
While the immaculate setting is the stuff of dreams, there’s plenty going on for holidays to be as activity-fuelled or relaxing as you like.
Take water taxis or charter a boat to explore the bay by water, kayak through the enchanting mangroves or go for a walk in the forested hillsides surrounding the water.
Christ Church parish, one of eleven into which Barbados is divided, is found at the southern end of island and is one of the largest of all the parishes.
Dating from 1629 it is one of the original six parishes created by Governor Sir William Tufton.
Nowadays it is known for its fabulous beaches and vibrant nightlife, with numerous restaurants, rum bars and nightclubs in the particularly popular areas of St Lawrence Gap and Oistins, the liveliest locations on the island.
Like its neighbouring parish Saint Lucy, Saint Peter is located in the north of the island and extends, in part, from the west to the east coast. Saint Peter’s western seaboard encompasses the white sand beaches, wealthy real estate and luxurious hotels and villas of Barbados’ Platinum Coast.
The low-lying, rolling hills and terraces of sugar cane give way to Speightstown, Barbados’ first major port and commercial centre.
Formerly known as Little Bristol, owing to its trading links with the UK, the town is still home to many colonial style buildings.
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