Barbados is a true tropical island paradise. Think stunning blonde beaches lapped by the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea, year-round sunshine and rum punch! However, Barbados’ appeal is far wider than this with its colonial heritage and rugged natural scenery. A winning combination of the exotic and the familiar.
This incredible island has long been a favourite for those who enjoy the finer things in life. Known as the ‘Platinum Coast’, Barbados’ glamorous west coast offers golden sandy beaches, clear waters, sophisticated restaurants and some of the most exclusive hotels in
the whole of the Caribbean. Soak up the Caribbean sun at Mullins Bay, in St Peter, one of the most popular resorts on the ‘Platinum Coast.’
For a more family-friendly experience, head to the lively south coast where you’ll find fabulous all-inclusive resorts and glorious beaches that are just perfect for surfing and sailing. Perhaps the biggest personality on the palm fringed south coast is St Lawrence, which boasts the dynamic St Lawrence Gap. ‘The Gap’ is home to a whole host of calypso clubs, reggae bars and rum shacks. A Bajan experience not to be missed!
Barbados is an island of contrasts and outstanding natural beauty. Unspoilt by tourism, the east coast of the island is both rugged and beautiful. Expect striking clifftops, incredible rock formations and crashing Atlantic waves. Take a trip along the dramatic coast road and stop off at the ‘Soup Bowl’, a world-class surfers’ paradise. Barbados is a unique and distinctive island, that’s just perfect for your dream Caribbean holiday.
Whichever part of this paradise island you choose to stay on, you will never be far away from the sea. Try your hand at kayaking, snorkelling or scuba diving in the crystal clear waters off the west and south coasts. To catch some real waves, the ‘Soup Bowl’ on the dramatic east of the island is the place to be.
No holiday to Barbados is complete without sampling the local rum. Known as the birthplace of rum, the island is home to the oldest producer in the world, Mount Gay Rum. Take a distillery tour and learn all about how this exotic spirit has been crafted since 1704. If you prefer a more laid-back approach to tasting the local tipple, simply relax on your sun lounger with a rum punch in hand. Cheers!
Peridot Harrison, Travel Counsellor has ticked Barbados off her Bucket List and can share her fantastic experience. “I absolutely loved swimming with turtles in Barbados and diving the Great Barrier Reef! I’d thoroughly recommend it!”