barbados holidays

Barbados holidays have been popular with couples, families and groups on tour for as long as air travel has been affordable. Why? Well, the scenery is eye-poppingly gorgeous, the culture is varied and interesting and Bajans have a reputation for being fun and friendly.

For me, it’s been a dream destination for a long time and my top choice for a Caribbean getaway. There are several reasons why I think this small sovereign island sets itself apart, and I want to write about why I think Barbados would make the perfect holiday destination for anyone.

Barbados Holidays

Firstly, let’s do some geography: Barbados is a coral island set where the Atlantic meets the Caribbean sea. These waters are warm just about the whole year round, and Barbados holidays boast some of the world’s most spectacular diving. But the natural beauties of the islands aren’t limited to the coast. The core of the Barbados is made up of caves and underground lakes, formed from coral sediment. That may not sound like much, but they’re a huge tourist pull, not only because they form a network of lakes and waterfalls, but because you can see the changing nature of these caves through the formation of stalactites and stalagmites. Harrison’s cave is the most famous of these amazing underground spaces and has scores of visitors every year.

Though the island is primarily flat, if you are keen on hiking like I am, Barbados does have some higher terrain. The island comes to its highest peak at Mount Hillaby, and if you make the hike, you’ll be rewarded with panoramic sea views from the most scenic lookout in the country.

I’m also a sucker for history, and Barbados has lots of it. There are plantation tours that go into the history of rum, a delicious sugar cane liquor we can thank the Bajans for inventing.Unsurprisingly, being the home of rum, means that Barbados is also renowned for its nightlife. With quiet rum shacks for soaking in the culture and chic clubs for those wanting to hit the dance floor, you can spend the night how you choose.

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Lastly, I’d have to say one of the biggest pulls for me, is the food. As a lover of seafood, Barbados is like a culinary dream. With all the seafood brought in locally, you can really get a flavour of Barbados. Traditionally, these dishes are served with cou-cou, made with cornmeal and okra, or green bananas and breadfruit.

Imagining myself sitting on the shore, eating seafood freshly caught,topped off with a delicious rum cocktail and a sunset view to die for, I cannot think of a place more suited to the word ‘paradise’ than Barbados.

Have you ever been to Barbados?

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  • Alissa Loxton

    looks amazing!!


    21 year old travel blogger

  • Abi

    Looks so beautiful! I’ve never been but would love to go! Abi :)


  • Iclal Bulur

    Looks soo beautiful and relaxing! I wish I could be there, enjoy it for those who would love to be there!

  • Jennifer Urquhart

    Wow, that first picture is absolutely stunning! Was just there in October and was such an amazing experience. There is definitely some hilly areas in the centre of the island… some interesting roads to drive on when we took a day trip to the St Andrew parish! And I’d have to agree with the sea food, did you try Cin Cin By The Sea, or The Cliff?
    Jennifer |

  • Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s

    I’ve never been to Barbados before! I’ve always wanted to go to tropical places like the Maldives and Bali though, so this is another one to add to my list. Food is the most important part :P -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s

  • Eden Mint

    Great post! I’ve never been to Barbados before, but have met a couple of people from there who came to Canada for University. They had nothing but wonderful things to say about Barbados, looks like the perfect place for a holiday!

  • Tessa

    I’d love to go to Barbados! Sadly it’s quite a journey away from Australia but it looks incredibly beautiful there!

    Tessa / Bramble & Thorn

  • Carlos Rodríguez

    Hi Rachel.
    Your photos are awesome.
    I saw your post about your travel to Perú.
    I hope you come to Ecuador and make photos with me.
    My country has beautiful places where you can visit.

    Regards from Ecuador.

  • Kelly

    This looks and sounds like heaven!

  • Chelsea

    Ummm yes please!

  • Deasy Noel

    Ooo, I’d love to go there for the caves and underwater lakes!! Sounds so cool!

  • Duke Stewart

    I really enjoyed reading about Barbados. Rum is something I love to find when traveling so this place has just shot up my list. Thinking about rum almost reminds me of the Philippines in a way, though I’m sure there are lots of distinctions between these two places. Thank you for sharing this. That’s a great photo to start with, btw.

  • Jill

    I was just in Barbados in April. I traveled alone too! I stayed on the South Coast on Carib Beach. The people were incredibly friendly, the water was gorgeous and I’m going back again soon!

  • TrekkingMart

    looks amazing!! Merry Christmas and may this new year bring you joy and

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  • Inglath Cooper

    No, but I definitely want to go now!