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 -4 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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  • Sandy Lane St James

    September to Remember

    ​Stay 7 nights for 6 or 13 nights for 11 and receive a guaranteed complimentary double upgrade from an Orchid Room to a Luxury Ocean Room; one "Romantic Bliss" one-hour couple's massage or one round of golf at The Country Club per person; one candlelight dinner for two in Bajan Blue (beverages not included); one snorkelling trip for two including a dive visit to the shipwrecks; one Classic Afternoon Tea for two; VIP airport fast-track service on arrival; round-trip executive airport transfers; full English breakfast daily; plus complimentary non-alcoholic minibar beverages. Valid 16 Aug-7 Oct 24. Certain room categories and terms and conditions apply.

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  • The Fairmont Royal Pavilion St James

    Early Booking Offer

    Stay 5 nights or more and receive a room rate reduction of up to 60%. Valid to 7 Jan 26. Book by 31 May 24. 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 15% room rate reduction. Valid to 27 Dec 25. Blackout dates, certain room categories and terms and conditions apply.

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  • The Fairmont Royal Pavilion St James

    Room Rate Reduction

    Stay 3 nights or more and receive a 30% room rate reduction. Valid to 24 Dec 25. Blackout dates and terms and conditions apply.​

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  • Colony Club by Elegant Hotels St James

    Early Booking Offer

    Stay 5 nights or more and receive a 10% room rate reduction. Valid 6-18 Mar, 24-29 Mar & 16 Apr-5 May 24. Book by 9 Apr 24. Terms and conditions apply.

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  • The House by Elegant Hotels St James

    Early Booking Offer

    Stay 5 nights or more and receive a room rate reduction of up to 44%. Valid to 30 Jun, & 15 Oct 24-5 Jan 25. Book by 9 Apr 24. Terms and conditions apply.

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  • Treasure Beach by Elegant Hotels St James

    Early Booking Offer

    Stay 5 nights or more and receive a room rate reduction of up to 45%. Valid 30 Jul 24-5 Jan 25. Book by 9 Apr 24. Terms and conditions apply.

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  • Tamarind by Elegant Hotels St James

    Early Booking Offer

    Stay 5 nights or more and receive a room rate reduction of up to 51%. Valid 6 Mar-14 Jul 24. Book by 9 Apr 24. Terms and conditions apply.

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  • Coral Reef Club St James

    Free Night Offer

    Stay 7 nights for 6. Valid 1-31 May & 1 Jul-1 Nov 24. Terms and conditions apply.

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  • Crystal Cove by Elegant Hotels St James

    Early Booking Offer

    Stay 5 nights or more and receive a room rate reduction of up to 41%. Valid 16-22 Mar, 14 Apr-31 Oct & 17 Nov 24-5 Jan 25. Book by 9 Apr 24. Terms and conditions apply.

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  • The Sandpiper St James

    Free Night Offer

    Stay 7 nights for 6. Valid 1-26 May & 1 Jul-1 Nov 24. Terms and conditions apply.


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  • Turtle Beach by Elegant Hotels St Lawrence

    Early Booking Offer

    Stay 5 nights or more and receive a room rate reduction of up to 48%. Valid 6 Mar-5 Jan 25. Book by 9 Apr 24. 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.