An island of contrasts, Barbados’ distinct 'east-west divide' ensures this island never loses its shine.

"The pristine beaches, superb rum cocktails and strong sense of history and culture are what have made this island so special."

With masses to see and do, beautiful Barbados is an unbeatable destination if you’re after a little more from your trip than just lounging on the beach. Of course, Barbados scores on that front too – in fact, its soft pink sands and aquamarine waters are famous as some of the most gorgeous in the Caribbean – but there’s plenty more on offer here too; its soul food is its music, which, added to the balmy, tropical climate and cooling sea breezes, ensures a laid-back attitude… the ideal combination for a relaxing holiday.

What you need to know

  • Capital City

    Bridgetown

  • Time Difference

    GMT -5 hours

  • Best Time to Visit

    Dec-Jun

  • Currency

    Barbadian Dollar

Barbados

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Choose from the cream of Barbados’ finest resorts

  • Sandy Lane St James

    THE address in Barbados, this is a resort where all the right people come to see and be seen, where food runs the gamut from healthy to gourmet, and where the gorgeous coral beach boasts pure, pale sands.

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  • The Fairmont Royal Pavilion St James

    Wonderful as a honeymoon destination, a family escape – or something in between – this elegant patch of the beautiful Platinum Coast is a winning example of flawless Barbadian hospitality.

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  • Coral Reef Club St James

    Faultless, fabulous and not to be missed, the recently-restyled Coral Reef Club, a member of ‘Small Luxury Hotels of the World’, continues to reign as one of the West Indies’ finest hotels.

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  • Cobblers Cove St James

    This characterful property brings together colonial elegance, immaculate service and a relaxed vibe. The result? An utterly-idyllic holiday destination that continues to delight guests every year.

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  • Colony Club by Elegant Hotels St James

    A grand driveway flanked by casuarina trees sets the tone for an impeccable Bajan experience at Colony Club by Elegant Hotels, a timeless retreat restored from a former Colonial Club.

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  • Crystal Cove by Elegant Hotels St James

    Successfully mixing a warm ambience with total relaxation and seemingly endless entertainment for all ages, the all-inclusive Crystal Cove serves up great value and heaps of fun.

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  • One Sandy Lane St James

    Beachside, beautiful, and dripping in fabulousity, One Sandy Lane is set to become one of the hottest private addresses in the world: exquisite in design, with unsurpassed privacy.

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  • Port Ferdinand Yacht & Beach Club Residences St Peter

    Barbados’ most exclusive lifestyle resort, Port Ferdinand Yacht & Beach Club Residences occupies a dramatic 16-acre horseshoe-style inland marina, with 48 spacious five-star marina-front properties to come home to.

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  • Saint Peter’s Bay St Peter

    The vibrant-yet-boutique Saint Peter’s Bay provides the epitome of exclusive waterfront living in four idyllic acres of prime beachfront and tropical gardens, just perfect for spending time away with your nearest and dearest.

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  • Tamarind by Elegant Hotels St James

    One of the leading hotels on Barbados’ West Coast, Tamarind by Elegant Hotels has been reinvented with a crisp, upbeat verve.

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  • The House by Elegant Hotels St James

    Just a stone’s throw from Treasure Beach, and next door to famed eatery Daphne’s, Elegant Hotels’ The House is a chic, understated, all-suite adults-only resort, with a relaxed, home-from-home beach house feel.

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  • The Sandpiper St James

    With its stunning beachside setting, seven acres of exotic gardens and meticulous attention-to-detail, it’s no wonder this family-owned-and-run boutique bolthole has guests flocking back time after time.

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  • Treasure Beach by Elegant Hotels St James

    Part of Elegant Hotels’ charming Caribbean collection, Treasure Beach is an intimate art and epicurean-focused adults-only hotel in a brilliant location on Paynes Bay, one of the island's best beaches.

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  • Turtle Beach by Elegant Hotels St Lawrence

    Closer to Bridgetown and with a scenic, more spacious beach than its west coast counterparts, Turtle Beach is another upscale all-inclusive from the Elegant Hotels family.

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  • Cobblers Cove St James

    Room Rate Reduction

    Stay 3 nights or more and receive a 30% room rate reduction. Valid to 31 Aug 22. Book by 31 Jul 22. Terms and conditions apply.​

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  • The Fairmont Royal Pavilion St James

    Room Rate Reduction

    Stay 5 nights or more and receive a room rate reduction of up to 70%. Valid to 30 Sep. Book between 1-30 Sep 22. Blackout dates, certain room categories and terms and conditions apply.

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  • The Fairmont Royal Pavilion St James

    Room Rate Reduction

    Receive a room rate reduction of up to 25% for stays to 8 Jan 23; OR a 15% room rate reduction for stays from 9 Jan 23-8 Jan 24. Blackout dates and terms and conditions apply.

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  • The Fairmont Royal Pavilion St James

    Room Rate Reduction

    Stay 5 nights or more and receive a 30% room rate reduction. Valid to 7 Jan 23. Blackout dates and terms and conditions apply.​

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  • Turtle Beach by Elegant Hotels St Lawrence

    Early Booking Offer

    Stay 3 nights* or more and receive a room rate reduction of up to 36%, plus children 5 years and under stay free when sharing with parents. Valid to 2 Jan 23. Book by 30 Sep 22. Terms and conditions apply. *A minimum stay of 5 nights is applicable for stays from 17 Dec 22-2 Jan 23.

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  • Colony Club by Elegant Hotels St James

    Early Booking Offer

    Stay 3 nights* or more and receive a room rate reduction of up to 36%, plus children 12 years and under stay free when sharing with parents. Valid to 31 Oct & 1 Dec 22-2 Jan 23. Book by 30 Sep 22. Terms and conditions apply.​ *A minimum stay of 5 nights is applicable for stays from 17 Dec 22-2 Jan 23.

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  • Crystal Cove by Elegant Hotels St James

    Early Booking Offer

    Stay 3 nights* or more and receive a room rate reduction of up to 35%, plus children 5 years and under stay free when sharing with parents. Valid to 2 Jan 23. Book by 30 Sep 22. Terms and conditions apply. *A minimum stay of 5 nights is applicable for stays from 17 Dec 22-2 Jan 23.

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  • Treasure Beach by Elegant Hotels St James

    Early Booking Offer

    Stay 3 nights* or more and receive a room rate reduction of up to 41%. Valid to 2 Jan 23. Book by 30 Sep 22. Terms and conditions apply. *A minimum stay of 5 nights is applicable for stays from 17 Dec 22-2 Jan 23.

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  • Room Rate Reduction

    Receive a 20% room rate reduction. Valid 28 May-19 Aug & 1-14 Oct 22. Terms and conditions apply.

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  • Early Booking Offer

    Stay 3 nights* or more and receive a room rate reduction of up to 42%, plus children 5 years and under stay free when sharing with parents. Valid to 2 Jan 23. Book by 30 Sep 22. Terms and conditions apply. *A minimum stay of 5 nights is applicable for stays from 17 Dec 22-2 Jan 23.

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  • The Sandpiper St James

    Room Rate Reduction

    Receive a 20% room rate reduction. Valid 1 Jun-15 Jul, 23 Jul-16 Aug & 9-16 Oct 22. Terms and conditions apply.​

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  • Saint Peter’s Bay St Peter

    Summer Offer

    ​Receive a room rate reduction of up to 35%. Stays of 5 nights or more in Two- or Three Bedroom accommodation also receive a free upgrade from a Two-Bedroom Premium to a Three-Bedroom Premium. Valid to 21 Dec 22. Book by 31 Aug 22. Certain room categories and terms and conditions apply.

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  • Saint Peter’s Bay St Peter

    Early Booking Offer

    Stay 3 nights or more and receive a room rate reduction of up to 35%. Valid 7 Jan-13 Feb & 24 Feb-21 Dec 23. Stays of 5 nights or more in Two- or Three Bedroom accommodation between 7 Jan-13 Feb & 24 Feb-14 Apr 23 also receive a US$100 resort credit per room per stay. Stays of 5 nights or more in Two- or Three Bedroom accommodation between 15 Apr-21 Dec 23 also receive a free upgrade from a Two-Bedroom Premium to a Three-Bedroom Premium. Book by 30 Sep 22. Certain room categories and terms and conditions apply.​

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  • Saint Peter’s Bay St Peter

    Festive Offer

    Stay 7 nights or more in a Three-Bedroom category of accommodation and receive a 10% room rate reduction. Valid 22 Dec 23-6 Jan 24. Book by 30 Sep 22.​

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  • The House by Elegant Hotels St James

    Early Booking Offer

    Stay 3 nights* or more and receive a room rate reduction of up to 45%. Valid to 2 Jan 23. Book by 30 Sep 22. Terms and conditions apply. *A minimum stay of 5 nights is applicable for stays from 17 Dec 22-2 Jan 23.​

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  • Cobblers Cove St James

    Early Booking Offer

    Receive a 20% room rate reduction. Valid 8-22 Oct 22. Book by 30 Jun 22. Terms and conditions apply.


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  • Colony Club by Elegant Hotels St James

    Family Offer

    Children aged 0-12 years-old stay and eat free from the kid’s menu (sodas included) when dining with parents. Valid 1 Jun-15 Oct 23. Book by 1 Oct 22. Terms and conditions apply.


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Inside Knowledge

Creating special moments

  1. Charismatic Coastline

    Charismatic Coastline

    Be sure to make for Barbados’ rough-hewn East Coast to check out the spectacular Atlantic shoreline with its steep drops and crashing swell for yourself. The contrast with the island’s idyllic Caribbean beaches is unbelievable!

  2. A Place in the Past

    A Place in the Past

    Leave the island’s glitzier attractions behind to take a tour of its lush, tropical interior. As well as taking in stunning scenery, you’ll discover elegant plantation houses and estates that stand as fascinating reminders of Barbados’ colonial past.

  3. Sail into the Sunset

    Sail into the Sunset

    Round off another day in paradise by hopping on-board a super-romantic sunset cruise on the island’s calm waters. Take a dip, drink in the to-die­-for views and dine in style, all accompanied by a flaming Caribbean sunset.