As those in the know will tell you, Barbados is the place to see and be seen. A favourite gathering place of the rich and famous, a luxury Barbados holiday offers a vibrant culture that takes life at its own pace – relaxed and easy going.
Barbados offers a superb luxury Caribbean holiday experience. It's a place where a refined luxury of internationally acclaimed cuisine and exceptional hotels mingle effortlessly with lush vegetation and white sandy beaches to create a fantastic luxury holiday destination. And it's where you can't help but celebrate living.
To make sure you get the most out of your holiday, Inspiring Travel Company has a dedicated office on Barbados, located at Limegrove, The Loft, Building G, Holetown, St James. Kerin Austin and the team are always on hand to help, so please feel free to drop by.
Barbados is an island nation located in the Atlantic Ocean and is part of a group of islands known as the Lesser Antilles. The island is in the Atlantic time zone and so is 4 hours behind UK time. It is the most easterly island in the Caribbean and is approx 20 miles long and 15 miles wide.
The months of December through to April represents the best period of the year to travel to Barbados, as they are the driest months and the temperatures are at their most pleasant. This of course is also the most popular time for visitors on the island and so booking early in the year is advised.
The month that represents the best value when both price and weather are considered is at the end of the peak season in May as the rates are lower than during the peak periods of December - April but the island still benefits from dry weather and comfortable temperatures.
Travelling to Barbados in the summer means warm weather and glorious sunshine. Indeed, there may be a few drops of 'liquid sunshine' thrown in, but it clears away quickly. The best news is that hotel rates are much cheaper, meaning fantastic value for money on your holiday.
For families who have to travel during the school holidays the best value for money can be found during the May half term as the summer holidays and Christmas and Easter breaks represent some of the most popular times to travel which means hotels book up early and rooms are at a premium.
As Barbados is located in the far east of the Caribbean it often escapes the direct attention of the regions' storms however the official hurricane season commences in June and finishes in November though most of the significant storms typically happen from August to October.
Key events in th eBajan calendar include a celebration of opera, music and theatre in the shape of the Holders Season which takes place every March, the Oistins Fish Festival each April and the Crop Over Festival every July. Home to our Caribbean headquarters, this small but perfectly formed island is a favourite gatehring place of the rich and famous and offers a vibrant culture that takes life at its own pace.
Whether you’re a regular visitor to the island, or have never ventured there before, our online Barbados guide offers a wealth of inspirational ideas and unique insight. Read more here.