Barbados has so much to offer, it is hard to know where to begin!
Barbados is an island located in the Caribbean Sea. It’s only about 166 square miles, so really is an island crying out to be explored!
When people think of Barbados they often think it’s purely an island of sea and sand. Whilst it has this in abundance, there is much more to the island just waiting for you to discover.
Looking for more than just sea and sun?
In the South and West Coasts of the island, the calm waters of the Caribbean Sea and the famous white soft powdery sand are embraced. But the North coast is where the Caribbean meets the Atlantic, offering breath-taking scenery. Whilst over on the East Coast the spectacularly craggy coastline and powerful Atlantic surf is a total contrast to its opposite neighbour.
Moving inland, one of the islands “must see“ opportunities is Harrisons Cave. This amazing limestone cave network takes you deep beneath the earth experiencing the life of early explorers and reliving some of their adventures. You travel by tram and are guided by local experts. This is a truly memorable day out and one not to be missed.
Getting around the Island
Hiring a car in Barbados is the best way to see the island. As you make your way through the beautiful rolling countryside and stunning sugar plantations, pay a visit to historic Bridgetown, St Nicholas Abbey and explore the quiet, spectacular North and East Coasts for their stunning views.
Barbados has so much to offer travellers, from sport (cricket is a big deal!), culture and festivals, to amazing food and drink (try the local rum at one of the many rum shacks). Don’t miss the fish fry held every Friday in the village of Oistins where you will eat locally caught and prepared fish and chips while enjoying the colourful and musical entertainment from reggae bands to ballroom music as it goes on around you!
The time difference in Barbados is -5 hours on GMT and the flight time is approximately 7 ½ hours. You can fly direct to Barbados with both BA and Virgin. What’s more, it’s easy to combine a visit to Barbados with other Caribbean islands, using local airline Liat, if you want to see more islands while you are there.
Whether you are travelling as a family, friends or couples, and whatever your budget, Barbados has a wealth of accommodation ready and waiting for you.
Barbados offers a fairly stable temperature throughout the year with averages of around 26/27 degrees celsius. September to November are the wettest months but even during these months the amount of rainfall they experience would not impact greatly on your holiday. The rain comes in short sharp showers and the heat dries everything up very quickly!
If you’d like to know more about holidaying in Barbados or other parts of the Caribbean, the Milford Travel team are happy to share their experience.