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About Barbados

The Beautiful Coral Island of Barbados offers a welcoming atmosphere to every visitor through the infectious friendliness of the locals.  The island is an inviting mix of Caribbean relaxed style and an intoxicating lively vibe.  On Barbados you will be spoilt with the sophisticated appeal of the West Coast, otherwise referred to as the Platinum Coast with its World Renowned glamorous Luxury Barbados Hotels, fine coral grain soft sand beaches and warm crystal azure waters ideal for swimming, snorkeling, kayaking and water skiing.  The livelier South Coast towards St Lawrence Gap ...
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The Beautiful Coral Island of Barbados offers a welcoming atmosphere to every visitor through the infectious friendliness of the locals.  The island is an inviting mix of Caribbean relaxed style and an intoxicating lively vibe.  On Barbados you will be spoilt with the sophisticated appeal of the West Coast, otherwise referred to as the Platinum Coast with its World Renowned glamorous Luxury Barbados Hotels, fine coral grain soft sand beaches and warm crystal azure waters ideal for swimming, snorkeling, kayaking and water skiing.  The livelier South Coast towards St Lawrence Gap provides an abundance of smart restaurants and elegant bars, the famous Oistins Fish Market and immaculate beaches are more suited to the serious watersports lovers offering surfing, kite surfing and boogie boarding.  The East coast is home to The Crane voted in the Tops Ten Beaches of the World, the surfers choice because of the Atlantic waves crashing towards shore.

There’s plenty to see and do in Barbados so for those Beach life lovers who also like to get out and about you won’t be disappointed by the activities on offer, from hiring a car and discovering the islands markets and duty free shopping including the contemporary Sheraton Mall in the South providing over 100 stores, food court and multiplex cinema to swimming alongside the islanders beloved and protected leatherback turtles, a truly unique experience.  For sports lovers try seeing a polo match at one of the islands four polo fields or playing golf on the World Class courses.  Tiger Woods wedding at the Sandy Lane resort holds testimony to the quality of the course there.

Barbados offers a magnetism that will see you wanting to return year after year.  A ideal holiday destination all year around, superb for the longed for Winter Sun kick back holiday and equally appealing as a family summer destination.

Our Barbados Highlights

  • All year round destination with temperatures that average around 24-30 degrees.  High Season falls between mid December – April
  • Impeccable choice of luxury hotels on offer from Celebrity pulling West Coast Sandy Lane to the Cool, Chic The House
  • Clear warm waters and stunning barrier reefs are teeming with colourful fish and other marine life
  • Harrison's Cave, an enchanting limestone cave of beautiful stalactites and stalagmites where crystal clear streams flow into waterfalls that cascade into clear emerald pools.
  • Swim with sea turtles for a magical holiday experience.
  • Discover the secret to crafting some of the world's finest rums and enjoy taste-testing with a tour of one of the island's famous rum factories.
  • The climate, spectacular scenery and astounding courses make Barbados a golfers' paradise.
  • Enjoy an entertaining informal evening of traditional Barbados Island life at Oistons Friday Fish Fry for food, music, dancing and arts and crafts stalls

Having visited many of the hotels on the island, our team are on hand to offer you their own personal views and observations about many of the luxury hotels and make recommendations based on what you like and who is travelling simply call us free on 0800 988 0225 for any advice about Barbados Luxury Hotels.

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Sandy Lane
Sandy Lane is considered by many to be the premier luxury hotel in the Caribbean. Elegant and exceptional, set in an ancient mahogany grove overlooking a 1000 foot crescent of gorgeous white sand beach and with some of the finest golf courses in the Caribbean, be as active or relaxed as you want. View details
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The Sandpiper
The Sandpiper is discreetly one of the most exclusive small hotels in the West Indies. The hotel is embraced by lush gardens filled with tropical flora, creating an atmosphere of ultimate privacy. The hotel is situated on a beautiful sandy beach gently lapped by turquoise waters and bordered by a tree shaded wooden deck.  View details
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Fairmont Royal Pavilion
Perched on the eastern edge of the Caribbean Sea, The Fairmont is a magical oasis of luxury, romantically presiding over 11 acres of gardens with an unrivalled beach. This iconic 5 star award-winning resort resembles a Barbadian plantation home, with hospitality fit for the most discerning and sophisticated travelers. View details
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The House
The House is an adults only resort on the world-renowned platinum west coast of Barbados. Unique among Caribbean destinations, The House is a chic, tranquil retreat where adults can unwind and reconnect in a setting of understated elegance. The Zagat rated Daphne's restaurant provides the ultimate beachfront Italian dining. View details
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Coral Reef Club
Set in twelve acres of beautifully landscaped gardens on the calm west coast, Coral Reef Club is the epitome of West Indian elegance.Renowned for its special ambiance and classic traditionally designed island style, sitting harmoniously in tropical landscaped gardens, this family owned and run resort is one of the finest in the Caribbean. View details
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The Crane Resort & Residences
The hotel nestles on the pink sand crescent world-famous Crane Beach that is protected by a natural coral reef. The truly unique property combines elegance, old-world charm and incredible natural beauty with a romantic sense of seclusion. Built in 1700, each of the rooms comes with hardwood floors and antique furniture. View details
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The Tamarind
The Tamarind hotel is a blend of Mediterranean design and Caribbean charm, set along a prime 750-foot stretch of serene beach. The hotel is located on the famous Platinum (west) Coast of Barbados, 35 minutes from Grantley Adams International Airport and 20 minutes from Barbados' capital, Bridgetown.   View details
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Hilton Barbados
Holiday in Barbados and enjoy a prime location on the lush tropical peninsula of Needham*s Point at the Hilton Barbados hotel in Bridgetown. Relax on the white-sandy beaches lapped by the azure Caribbean. Sip cocktails from your poolside lounger at the Water's Edge, enjoy US Angus beef at The Grille or indulge in themed dinner buffets. View details
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Crystal Cove
Crystal Cove is regarded as one of the island’s best premium all-inclusive resorts. This luxury destination offers new experiences at every turn, with a range of complimentary water sports and nearby activities. Guests can also take the Hotel's water taxi to other Elegant West Coast resorts to soak up even more of the Barbados experience. View details
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Turtle Beach
The Turtle Beach Hotel is located on a stunning 455 m strech of while sandy Beach on the lively South Coast of Barbados, 15 min from the Airport, 20 min from the Cosmopolitan capital of Bridgetown and 3 min from St. Lawrence Gap.This all inclusive hotel offers 164 recently renovated spacious Junior and 1-Bedroom suites.  View details
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Colony Club
The Colony Club was initially established in the 1940’s as a private members club. Built in typical colonial sytle the property radiates a classic, elegant charm on the one hand, with a recent refurbishment of the Ocean View, Luxury Ocean View and Luxury Poolside Rooms and the Laguna Restaurant ensuring guests benefit from all modern amenities.   View details

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