Whether you like your beaches action-packed or footprint-free, book a flight to Barbados – you’ll be spoilt for choice on these sunny shores.
When it comes to Caribbean beaches, Barbados is something of a one-stop shop. If luxury is top of your ticklist, head straight for the west coast. All pristine white sands, nodding palms and sleek hotels, it’s a magnet for celebrities like Simon Cowell and Mr and Mrs Rooney. Top of the list are the sandy stretches of St James and St Peter. Days on the fun-loving south coast, meanwhile, are played out to a soundtrack of classic calypso rhythms and clinking rum cocktails. Must-sees here are St Lawrence Bay and Dover Beach. And if you’re hoping to catch some waves, you’re in luck - just make a beeline for the rugged east coast. Plus, flights to Barbados open up botanical gardens and stately plantation houses – ideal when you want a break from the coast.
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FLOAT in the warm waters of Sandy Lane Beach, halfway up the west coast. This crescent-shaped spot is one of the best places to swim on the island.
NOSE around the chattel house villages in Holetown and St Lawrence – you’ll find everything from chunky pottery to floaty fabrics for sale.
DINE in style at one of St James’ ritzy eateries – the chefs here cook up a culinary storm with their trendy Med-meets-Asia cuisine.
DANCE all night at an open-air club in St James Gap. Running between Dover Beach and St Lawrence, this seafront strip pumps out reggae beats until sunrise.
DELVE into the depths of Harrison’s Cave. You’ll trundle through the rocky chambers by tram, taking in emerald pools and gushing waterfalls on the way.
Just So You Know…
Flights to Barbados touch down at Barbados Grantley Adams Airport.