Barbados holidays are sought out by people from far and wide, as this tiny island in the Caribbean offers pristine white beaches, turquoise waters, rolling green hills, and a wide range of accommodation for every budget. Flights from the UK are between 8 and 9 hours, and the time difference on the island is 5 hours behind GMT. The currency in Barbados is the Barbadian dollar.
Barbados is surrounded by white sandy beaches that are perfect for sunbathing, swimming, and snorkelling. Those looking for a bit of sun, sea, sand, and luxury should head to the southern and western coasts where there are fabulous resorts that rest on the white and pink sands and overlook the sea.
Adventure sports enthusiasts on Barbados holidays head to the rugged eastern coast to take advantage of the wind and waves that offer great opportunities for surfing, wind surfing, hiking, and diving. This is also a very scenic area of the island.
Barbados is also an excellent place for shopping, as there are many duty-free shops that sell everything from jewellery, clothing, leather, and rum. The capital city of Bridgetown is the most popular destination for shoppers.
Night owls will not want to miss a trip to the St. Lawrence Gap on the southern coast. This 1.5 kilometre strip along the beach is home to plenty of bars that feature live calypso and reggae acts, stylish restaurants serving up fresh seafood and rum cocktails, and lively nightclubs.
Barbados is mostly sunny and warm all year, with pleasant breezes that come off the ocean and cool down the days and nights. It can get quite cool here in the evenings. The average temperature in Barbados is 25 degrees Celsius. The rainy season is from July to December, although the days can still be sunny and clear during this time. Barbados does not get many hurricanes like some other Caribbean islands.
Barbados may not be the cheapest Caribbean island, but UK travellers will find the prices very reasonable. The following are some standard prices in Barbados:
|Loaf of Bread||£1.40|
|Bottle of Water||£0.96|
|Pint of Beer||£1.33|
|Bottle of Wine||£10.73|
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