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Everything You Need To Know For The Best Vacation In Barbados

Barbados is an incredible island to live, work and play. And if you are looking for a calm, peaceful, kind, warm and friendly island, look no further Barbados is the Caribbean Island for you.

Barbados is fondly known as the ‘Switzerland of the Caribbean’ and not without reason. They have a very high literacy rate (96%), free education and medical services for all, a stable government, a working democracy, excellent leadership and intelligent investments, and a clean, efficient and transparent infrastructure, all of which make Barbados an exceptional Caribbean Island.

So, if you are a digital nomad who can work from any location in the world; if you just want a safe place to grow your family and bring up your kids; if you are a Caribbean national returning home from the cold; or if you have some dough (cash) and would just like a second or third or fourth location to just ‘be’, then Barbados is the Caribbean island for you. Barbados is an ideal location to live, work, play AND do business. Almost all international organisations and NGOs are found in Barbados.

You can choose to live in the lap of luxury like Rihanna or ‘live like a local’ in Barbados.

I spent two wonderful years in Barbados and have many fond memories of this little but complete island. 

Visit or choose to live in Barbados. Discover the entire island from the Luxury west coast to the wild east Coast. Learn the history of sugar, slavery and rum. Visit a Rum Museum and sample its fine rums, and do not miss the local ‘fish fry’ street event every Friday at Oistins.

Crop Over, a Bajan Carnival in August, is a must, as is the Holetown Village Fest in February, which celebrates the anniversary of the first English settlement in Barbados. Visit the historic downtown Bridgetown and Lime Grove on the West coast to ‘shop until you drop’, or dine at some of the finest restaurants in the Caribbean. There is so much more – from exquisite beaches, watersports, diving, festivals, sports and events to heritage, wildlife, great food and fabulous friends. Discover Barbados in colour.

Here are my top picks for your best vacation in Barbados.

Here are our Top Picks for Hotels in Barbados

Sugar Bay Hotel, Barbados

Stay in an opulent, cutting-edge hotel in Barbados that offers stunning views of the Caribbean Sea as well as wonderful services and experiences.

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Saint Peter’s Bay Resort

A family-friendly vacation with luxury accommodations and outstanding views awaits you on the Caribbean coast of Barbados.

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Port Ferdinand Luxury Resort

Port Ferdinand, a five-star resort with an exclusive marina on the famous Seven Mile Beach, is the perfect place to be on the beautiful island of Barbados.

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Fairmont Royal Pavilion

A Destination Worth It. Fairmont Royal Pavilion, Barbados boasts beachfront suites and oceanfront rooms that provide a view of the beautiful Caribbean Sea.

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The Crane Resort – Barbados

The Crane Resort, Barbados illustrates luxury with its expansive garden, amazing cliffside view of the Caribbean Sea, and comfortable accommodations.

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Here are Our Top Picks for Vacation Villas in Barbados

Nirvana Villa, Barbados

Relax and unwind at a contemporary beachfront villa on the beautiful island of Barbados. An ideal holiday getaway for you, your family and your friends.

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Sugar Cane Ridge, Royal Westmoreland

Looking for a place to stay long-term? Sugar Cane Ridge 1, Royal Westmoreland, has it all! Golf, Tennis, Pool, Caribbean sea views, you name it.

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Ateleir House, Barbados

Enjoy Barbados for all it has to offer by booking this modern and luxurious vacation villa overlooking the beautiful Caribbean Sea.

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Howzat!, Royal Westmoreland Resort

Relax in serene Barbados at the exquisite Villa Howzat, within Royal Westmoreland Golf Resort. Feel like royalty and enjoy luxury 6 bedrooms and a private pool.

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Villa Cocomaya, Barbados

Cocomaya, situated in the magnificent Apes Hill Club in Barbados, offers a beautiful view of the Caribbean sea and a world-class golf course.

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Here are Our Top Picks for Bed and Breakfast (B&B) in Barbados

Little Good Harbour B&B, Barbados

The perfect spot for couples and groups alike. Enjoy what this Bed & Breakfast offers including outdoor dining at The Fish Pot overlooking the Caribbean sea.

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Santosha – B&B, Barbados

Take in the scenic views of Barbados’ forested areas and the stunning Caribbean sea at this lovely Bed & Breakfast, Santosha.

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Atlantis Historic Inn- B&B, Barbados

Have a wonderful and an unforgettable vacation at one of Barbados’ most popular Bed & Breakfasts! Relax and enjoy the stunning views of the Caribbean sea.

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Here are Our Top Picks for Adults-Only Stays in Barbados

The Abidah by Accra

Set on the beautiful island of Barbados, overlooking Enterprise Bay, is an all-inclusive, adults-only, stunning boutique hotel.

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Sandals Barbados – Couples Only

At this stunning Adults-Only resort, enjoy its luxury accommodations such as Skypool Suites, Swim Up Suites and Millionaire Suites.

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The Sandpiper Resort

Relax, rewind and rejuvenate at this five- star beach-front luxury boutique hotel near the splendid Holetown in Barbados.

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Sugar Cane Club Hotel – Adults Only

Looking for a tranquil, charming adults-only hotel in the stunning Caribbean? You’ve found it; stay at the Sugar Cane Club Hotel & Spa in Barbados.

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Getting to Barbados

On the south coast of Barbados in Christ Church is the country’s only airport, the Grantly Adams International Airport. Virgin Atlantic Airways and British Airways have daily flights from London’s Gatwick Airport to Barbados. American Airlines, United Airlines and JetBlue have dozens of connections passing through San Juan, plus daily nonstop flights to Barbados from Miami.  All flights of Air Canada are nonstop from Toronto to Barbados. Caribbean Airlines, Cayman Airways and LIAT all have flights to Barbados. 

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  1. Just came back from 3 week vacation in Barbados. Safe, clean, beautiful, full of entertainment, lovely gardens, great food, lovely sunshine yet wasn’t scorching hot.

    Places to go…Niche, Champers both restaurants. Bougainvillea Resort for a massage, Down town Bridgetown for great duty free shopping, Soul Foods for great take away local meals. Drivecup the south coast for beautiful scenery and beaches. Stop at the roadside eating places for your souse, fishpies and finger foods.

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