Barbados is the quintessential postcard destination. Azure blue Caribbean waters meeting the baby blue skies while framing powdery white beaches, and palm trees blowing in the gentle tropical breeze. Combine that with a refined British attitude of high tea and cricket and all of the fun you’d expect in the Caribbean, and you have the makings of a sophisticated and fun beach escape that will help you let go of your everyday cares and fall victim to the spell of the island life.
An award winner for its outstanding service, the Little Arches Boutique Hotel has cozy and comfortable rooms and sweeping ocean views. Perfect for a honeymoon or a romantic getaway, enjoy a close walk down to the beach, a great restaurant on property, and a staff that will bend over backwards for you. If you go to Barbados to relax and unwind, look no further than the Sugar Cane Club Hotel and Spa. The hotel is known for its award-winning spa, but you will also appreciate the beautiful property, gorgeous views, delicious food, and lovely pool. It is an excellent value for all of the amenities that are available to you. If luxury is what you want, then luxury will be what you receive in spades at the Sandpiper. The property is verdant, it has its own private beach; the rooms are clean, modern and comfortable; it is close to town, where there are ample bars, clubs, and restaurants to try; the staff is exceptional. Staying at the Sandpiper will make your trip to Barbados an unforgettable experience.
Dining choices on Barbados is like trying to choose from an international buffet. There is something to eat from every corner of the globe. But if you are visiting this island paradise, you must partake in the island cuisine and the fresh seafood. It is part of the Barbados experience. The Cliff is all about its location. Sitting on the edge of a cliff overlooking a scenic bay, you will be seduced by the sweeping views. A perfect spot to wine and dine that special someone, The Cliff serves up Caribbean cuisine and an impressive wine selection. Be prepared to pay top dollar for this experience, though. On the opposite end of the dining spectrum, you have Cuz’s Fish Shack. An absolute must try, this is more than a simple little fish shack. Famous for their mouth watering made to order fish sandwiches, this is a no-frills place and that is more than ok with the locals and the visitors that line up every day. Fresh sushi meets Caribbean flavors at Naru Restaurant and Lounge. The freshest sushi, genuinely and lovingly prepared, is some of the best you will find anywhere else in the world. The menu is extensive, and the service is outstanding.
Most visit Barbados for the awe inspiring beaches, some to surf the legendary waves on the east side of the island, and some to just sit and relax on a sunny patch of sand on the calmer west side of the island. Central Barbados has a historic quality about it, along with an interesting topography that is definitely worth exploring. Venture out and explore all of the beautiful beaches that Barbados has to offer, including Carlisle Bay, Bottom Bay, and Soup Bowl. Each has its own allure and unique qualities. Surf, snorkel, or just sit and relax. Take an exciting dive down to ocean wrecks like Stavronikita. Explore the historic sites and buildings of the area, like the old Parliament buildings, Fisherpond House, the George Washington House, or Farley Hill. Play a round of golf at one of the many beautiful course son the island, or take in a polo match.
Though it is hurricane season, the best time to visit Barbados is July through November for that very reason. It keeps the large crowds away, and the weather is perfect. Storms are not all that common, so don’t be scared off during that time of the year. The high season (meaning most crowded and expensive) is from December through April.