Barbados has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world... and such an affection for its colonial heritage that it’s sometimes known as the region’s ‘little England’. Add to that fields of sugar cane, cosmopolitan towns and its own unique calypso rhythms, and you’ll understand why it’s so very special.
|Time zone:||GMT -4 hours|
|Flight Time:||8 hours 25|
|Holiday type:||Beach, Summer sun, Winter sun|
|Weather:||Average maximum temperature: 32°C
Rainfall: 459mm a year
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Check out the Malibu rum factory. It’s right on the beach, so you can marvel at the ocean with a free shot (or two) in your hand...
Must eat at:
Although not particularly cheap, The Cliff in Derrick is a multi-level open air dining room famed for its innovative approach. Expect grilled snapper, thai-style curried shrimp... and the occasional stingray in the waters beneath.
Must be there for:
Head to the island in mid-July for the kick-off of the annual 3-week Crop Over Festival, with fairs, calypso aplenty and a glittering Carnival-like parade on Kadooment Day on the first Monday every August.
July isn’t always the best month to visit the island – on average there are 18 rainy days.
Although taxis are regulated and fares are fixed, there are no meters – so always agree a fare in advance.
British citizens do not normally need a visa when travelling to Barbados.
Duty free shopping:
Barbados is outside of the EU so you can benefit from duty free prices on certain items purchased when travelling to Bridgetown through our terminals. More information.
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