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Fly to

Barbados (British Airways and Virgin Atlantic daily from Gatwick; Virgin Atlantic once a week from Manchester)

flying time

8 hours 30 minutes

time difference

GMT -4 hours


Not required for UK passport holders

Health Requirements

No mandatory vaccinations

Best time to travel

November - May


The best time to travel to Barbados is during our winter and spring months of November to May, though the average temperature is 86 degrees all year round making it an ideal holiday destination at any time. Tropical rains sometimes occur from June to October.

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The House, Barbados

Save from £1200 per couple
Book by the 30th April, staying 7 nights at The House, including a 40% discount, direct flights, private transfers and breakfast from £1,675pp. Valid for travel between 1st June to 31st October 2014. Subject to availability. Terms & conditions apply.



The Sandpiper, Barbados

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Stay 7 nights at The Sandpiper, including two free nights, direct flights, private transfers and breakfast from £1,475 per person. Valid for travel between 15th May and 4th July 2014. Subject to availability. Terms and Conditions apply.


Of all the Caribbean islands, Barbados is perhaps the best known for their exclusive hotels and chic restaurants making this island the perfect choice for Barbados luxury holidays.

Barbados luxury holidays with Abercrombie & Kent are exclusive and diverse, taking in the most remarkable locations and the island's finest accommodation.

The original charm and friendliness of the Bajan people is still very much the way of life. It is a small island and the most easterly of the Caribbean Islands, with the Atlantic surf on the east coast and the sparkling Caribbean waters on the west coast – holidays to Barbados are perfect setting for a honeymoon offering contrasts and relaxation amongst landscapes that roll with fields of sugar cane scattered amongst brightly coloured villages.

Captain Powell landed on Barbados in 1625 and claimed the island for England. Today, Barbados still has an endearingly British atmosphere and cricket is the national sport. But despite the British influence, Barbados holidays will demonstrate that West Indian culture is very much evident in the food, music and local people. A full range of cuisine is available to suit every palate, but don't go home without trying flying fish, the national dish of Barbados.

Football, rugby, polo, horse racing, surfing and of course cricket events fill the sporting calendar and there is hardly a month that goes by without some sort of festival. The year begins with the Jazz Festival in January attracting international performers but perhaps the most popular festival is the three week Crop-Over. Starting in mid July it celebrates the end of the sugar cane harvest with a multitude of colourful processions, a possible highlight of all luxury Barbados holidays during this time.

At A&K all of our journeys are individually tailored to suit your needs and timescale. However, as a guide, a 14 night luxury holiday in Barbados will cost from £2,995 per person based on two adults sharing with flights from the UK and subject to availability.

Luxury Barbados Holidays 2014, 2015 with Abercrombie & Kent. Let our experts design your perfect Luxury Barbados Holidays 2014, 2015.

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Suggested Barbados Accommodation Offers

Cobblers Cove 


Cobblers Cove is like a home from home, blending the graciousness, traditional courtesy and elegance of an English country house with the tropical beauty, charm and character of Barbados. It is these reassuring...

Colony Club


A timeless retreat restored from a former Colonial Club, Colony Club is a unique resort on the platinum west coast of Barbados. Featuring 96 guest rooms and suites each with its own patio...

Coral Reef Club 


For 50 years, the O'Hara family has been instrumental in ensuring that the Coral Reef Club is at the pinnacle of Barbados hospitality and style. Set amidst 12 acres of exotic and well-manicured gardens, the clusters...

Sandy Lane

Framed by 400 acres of tropical gardens that lead down to one of the best beaches in Barbados, Sandy Lane is an exclusive retreat for the world’s most discerning clientele.

The Fairmont Royal Pavilion


One of the earliest hotels on Barbados, The Fairmont Royal Pavilion helped spark the stately cruise-ship rush to the Caribbean in the 1940s but although it retains its elegant colonial style...

The House


The House is a chic adults-only retreat located on a sandy beach along Barbados' world-renowned Platinum West Coast. Everything about The House – from its intimate size to its minimalist décor...

The Sandpiper

The Sandpiper, a member of ‘Small Luxury Hotels of the World’, is a small, sumptuous hotel with an elegant yet informal atmosphere. Dotted amid beautiful tropical gardens overflowing with hibiscus...

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