Barbados

Climate Guide
These figures show Barbados monthly average maximum temperatures and monthly average rainfall.
  Temp °C Rain mm 
 January 28 69
 February 28 49
 March 29 40
 April 30 48
 May 31 62
 June 30 110
 July 30 135
 August 30 159
 September 30 174
 October 30 179
 November 29 188
 December 29 98

The Caribbean island of Barbados is the perfect luxury holiday destination for the whole family. The island has much to offer discerning travellers; from the charming, laid back Bajan hospitality to delicious Caribbean cuisine, from premium golf courses to the stunning coastline.

The West Coast offers glamour and sophistication with first-class restaurants, bars – both relaxed and formal - and other vibrant venues that rival the social scene in many of the world’s major cities. In fact, the area has become a renowned winter-sun destination for the international jet-set.

The characteristic coral-sand beaches tempt sun-worshippers, while the rugged east coast, with its reef-protected beaches, is perfect for fishing, scuba diving, snorkelling and water sports.

Barbados boasts championship golf courses including those designed by Tom Fazio and Robert Trent Jones Junior. If you prefer something more sedate, head for one of the beautiful spas or designer boutiques. Embark on a tour of a historic plantation house or explore the island’s spectacular, unspoilt nature.

You can even learn to create your own favourite Caribbean dishes at Sandy Lane, which offers fabulous cookery classes. Mount Gay Rum, the oldest rum producer in the world, lets visitors tour the distillery and sample the world-famous tipple at the visitors’ centre.
Barbados is bursting with the perfect ingredients for an all-round fabulous holiday with relaxation, rejuvenation, culture, amazing landscapes, excitement and plenty of fun.

Useful Information

Flight Information
British Airways direct from London Gatwick and Virgin Atlantic from London Gatwick and Manchester. Private charter flights on request.

Flight Time
From London Gatwick to Barbados: 8 hours  45 minutes.

Flight Upgrades
British Airways upgrades start from as little as £660 per person, each way.

Capital : Bridgetown

Population: 278,000

Language : English

Time Difference : -4 hours

Currency : US Dollar and Barbadian Dollar BDS (exchange rate approx BDS $3.25 = £1)

Voltage : 110 volts

Foreign and Commonwealth and Visa Info: For up-to-date country information visit www.fco.gov.uk

Barbados Tourist Office: For resort information visit www.visitbarbados.org