Sitting in the far eastern reaches of the Caribbean as it meets with the Atlantic Ocean, take a look at our holidays from Manchester to Barbados and prepare to visit a spectacular island paradise. With iconic beaches, picture-perfect scenery and tropical weather, don’t miss out on our wonderful selection of holidays to Barbados.
The easternmost of the West Indies, holidays to Barbados are the ultimate in island escapes. With stretches of soft white sand that lead you down to the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean Sea, it doesn’t get much more idyllic than Manchester to Barbados holidays.
Barbados is a wonderful destination to visit for all kinds of holidays, whether you’re celebrating a one-off special occasion or you keep going back to the island year after year. The biggest draw is undoubtedly the beaches, and there are plenty to choose from including Accra Beach, Enterprise Beach and Payne’s Bay, where you can swim out to meet the turtles.
When you want to inject some action into your day, try your hand at some of the water sports on offer, or plunge to the depths on a scuba diving trip. Explore the beautiful Barbadian coastline on a boat trip, stopping off to go snorkelling, or grab a surf board and catch some waves.
There are lots of great resorts and hotels to choose from across the island, whether you want to stay in reasonably priced accommodation at Discovery Bay, splash out on a luxury stay in Sandy Lane Bay or to try charming Heron Bay. Bridgetown is a vibrant city which has plenty to explore, and there are plenty of hotels nearby, great for access to the city and its nearby beaches.
Wherever you decide to stay, make sure you try the local cuisine and specialities such as flying fish dishes and the Bajan Pepperpot. After dinner, toast your holiday to Barbados from Manchester Airport with a glass of locally made rum or a fruity rum punch cocktail.