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Barbados

Endless sunshine, breathtaking beaches and unrivalled luxury are just a few reasons why Barbados holidays are so popular. Paradise is plentiful on this tiny Caribbean island, which measures just 21 miles in length and 14 miles in width.

Holidays to Barbados have something for everyone! From watersports to cultural attractions, this exotic escape is the perfect place for families, couples, solo travellers and groups.

As for accommodation, you’ll find plenty of luxury in one of Barbados’ many all-inclusive and self-catering resorts, hotels and villas, where your every wish will be taken care of. Browse our selection of cheap 2017/2018 Barbados holidays today for an island escape you will never forget.

USEFUL INFORMATION
Currency: Barbadian Dollar
Language: English
Time Difference: -4 Hours GMT
Flight Time: Approximately 8 hours 40 minutes

Weather

Weather-wise, Barbados enviable tropical climate means you’re guaranteed plenty of sunshine throughout your stay. The weather in Barbados tends to be at its best from December through to May (the dry season), but that’s not to say you can’t enjoy a fantastic break here during the rest of the year…

  • In January and February, Barbados enjoys its second month of dry season weather. Temperatures of 28 and 30 degrees are common. During this time, the island’s humidity is generally at its lowest.
  • In March and April, Barbados enjoys much of the same good weather with temperatures sitting around the 30 mark. The dry season is popular with Barbados holidaymakers as there’s less chance of showers during this time
  • In May, Barbados enjoys its last month of dry season weather with the temperature reaching 30/31 on a good day. A welcoming ocean breeze keeps the island nice and cool during this time.
  • In June and July, Barbados sees the introduction of wet season. But don’t let this put you off, temperatures of around 30/31 degrees are still to be expected. Downpours are more common during this time, but generally only last a short while.
  • In August and September, Barbados experiences much of the same warm temperatures with an increased chance of rain. The wet season is also known as the hurricane season, although the island hasn’t had a major hurricane since the 1950s.
  • October is traditionally Barbados’ wettest and most humid month, although the temperature remains in the high 20s. Holidays during this time are great value for money.
  • In November, Barbados’ wet season draws to a close before the introduction of less humid and drier weather. If you’re looking for a cheap Barbados break, this is a great time to visit as showers are not as common.
  • In December, Barbados returns to its pleasant dry season. If you’re planning to spend Christmas/New Year in the Caribbean, expect low humidity, dry weather and temperatures of 30/31 degrees.

2016 or 2017 Barbados holidays you will never forg

What’s not to love about Barbados’ powder white beaches, exciting water sports pursuits, relaxing spas, welcoming atmosphere and outstanding accommodation?

A holiday to Barbados offers the quintessential island escape. The pace is slow and living is easy on this sunny haven, often the hardest part is leaving at the end of your break.

Bowled over by Barbados? You’ll find a fantastic selection of self catering, half board and all inclusive package holidays to Barbados on the Holiday Gems website. We offer breaks to suit all tastes, preferences and budgets, so you’ll be sure to find something that suits your needs.


Activities

There’s a never ending list of activities and things to do in Barbados, including fun-filled water sports, underground explorations of Harrison’s Cave and visits to one of the island’s many famed rum distilleries.

We’ve included some of our favourite Barbadian day trips and activities for anyone looking to make the most of a Barbados holiday. Read on to find out more…


Beaches

The beaches in Barbados are world-famous! The island’s stunning coastlines and hidden coves offer the perfect setting for both relaxation and adventure. Sit back and sunbathe, enjoy a cocktail at the beach bar or swim in the warm Caribbean Sea.


Water sports

Snorkelling, windsurfing, parasailing, jetskiing and surfing are just a few of the many activities on offer here. If you’re looking to slow down the pace a little, why not try your hand at sailing or fishing?


Sightseeing and cultural pursuits

From Jacobean mansions and plantation houses to idyllic villages, Barbados is filled with must-visit sights and landmarks, many of which feature on island tours and excursions.

Look out for St Nicholas Abbey - one of three Jacobean mansions in the western hemisphere, Sunbury Plantation house, St James Parish Church and Cherry Tree Hill.


’Fish Fry’ in Oistins

Where else would you find a weekly festival dedicated to fresh fried fish, live music, rum and dancing than the Caribbean? Every Friday and Saturday night, tourists and locals head to the village of Oistins for a truly magical party!


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