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Of all the Caribbean islands, Barbados is perhaps the best known for its exclusive hotels and chic restaurants making this island the perfect choice for a relaxing Caribbean holiday.

A luxury Barbados holiday with Abercrombie & Kent is 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 the perfect setting for a honeymoon offering contrasts and relaxation among landscapes that roll with fields of sugar cane scattered among 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.


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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

Visas

Not required for UK passport holders

Health Requirements

No mandatory vaccinations

Best time to travel

November - May

Weather

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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Offer Cobblers Cove, Barbados with Abercrombie & Kent

Cobblers Cove

Barbados  

Cobblers Cove is a wonderful hotel, which blends the elegance of an English country house with the tropical beauty, charm and character of Barbados. One...Find out more

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Colony Club

Barbados

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...Find out more

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Coral Reef Club

Barbados  

The Coral Reef Club is widely regarded as offering the finest in Barbados hospitality and style. Its clusters of immaculate, colonial-style cottages and...Find out more

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Sandy Lane

Barbados

Framed by 380 acres of tropical gardens that lead down to one of the best beaches in Barbados, Sandy Lane is always ranked amongst the best resorts in...Find out more

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The Fairmont Royal Pavilion

Barbados

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...Find out more

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The House

Barbados

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...Find out more

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The Sandpiper

Barbados

The Sandpiper, a member of 'Small Luxury Hotels of the World', is a sumptuous hotel with an elegant yet informal atmosphere. Dotted amid beautiful tropical...Find out more

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Caribbean Yacht Harbours Discovery Ft. Seabourn

Nights: 13 | from £4,880pp

Savour the contrasting flavours of the Caribbean; from the sophisticated shops and restaurants of Barbados to the natural simplicity of Dominica, and... Find out more

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View a selection of our top offers:

Cobblers Cove, Barbados

Barbados

Enjoy up to 30% off this summer

Travel window: 16 April 17 December 2018
Booking window : Now until 30 November 2017

  • Cobblers Garden Suites –30% off 
  • Ocean Front Suites –20% off 
  • Ocean View Suites –20% off 
  • Two Bedroom Suites – 30% off

In addition to these discounts, for guests staying seven nights or more we are also providing a generous resort credit to take advantage of during their stay:

  • Cobblers Garden Suite - US$500
  • Ocean View Suite - US$650
  • Ocean Front Suite - US$800
  • Two Bedroom Suite - US$1,000
  • Camelot Suite - US$1,200
  • Colleton Suite - US$1,200

Subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply.

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Sandy Lane, Barbados

Barbados

Seven nights from £5150
Seven nights at Sandy Lane in Barbados from £5,150pp, including a US $700 food and beverage credit on a B&B basis including international flights and transfers. Offer valud until 31st July 2017. Subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply.

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