Measuring only 166 sq. miles, Barbados is an Atlantic Island located in the Lesser Antilles, with an exquisite combination of mild, temperate temperatures year-round, stunning beaches, and a charming integration of Colonial heritage and modern sophistication. Along with its natural beauty, much of the appeal of visiting Barbados is due to the people who call the island home, representing a warm, welcoming and inviting atmosphere.
The British influence is so widely seen in Barbados that you’ll find yourself visiting beautiful Anglican churches, and seeing villages with centrally-located cricket greens. Barbados is home to a Unesco World Heritage Site located at historic Garrison while St. Nicholas Abbey is one of the oldest plantation houses in the Atlantic and Caribbean Islands. There are outstanding gardens and sugar cane fields found throughout the island’s interior while the perimeter of Barbados is defined by widely varying beaches which offer something for everyone.
On the west coast, you’re likely to find yourself walking along sumptuous sand and admiring glassy, lake-like waters with very few waves, while the south side of the island is a surfer’s paradise, as Atlantic breakers pound the shoreline. The east coast is also popular surfers’ destination, while Miami Beach, which is nothing like its U.S. namesake, is a favorite for it’s calm, relaxed atmosphere, shady reprieves and quaint stands offering rum punch and fresh fish sandwiches.
Not only is Barbados a premier traveler’s destination because of the scenic beaches and natural beauty, but it’s also popular because of the outstanding cultural opportunities. A lively nightlife and diverse music scene make it a fun and exciting travel locale. Festivals happen year-round ranging from the Barbados Jazz Festival held in January, to the Barbados Food & Wine and Rum Festival in November. Visit Oistins, which is a bustling fish market that transforms into an energetic party on weekend evenings featuring a mix of live reggae, pop and country music.
Whether you simply want to unwind in the warmth of the Barbados sun or tour the island to gain a glimpse of its rich history, Time & Place can not only help you find the most outstanding luxury accommodations but can also tailor your trip to make it the most remarkable you’ve ever experienced.
Our Barbados concierge team understands the intricacies and the unique elements that make Barbados a distinctive travel experience. Time & Place can help you plan the most memorable excursions and outings while you’re on the island, ensuring it’s the trip of a lifetime.
Rum is one of the primary exports of Barbados, and there are rum-making facilities located throughout the island. Let us arrange a rum tasting at one of the distilleries, such as Mount Gay, which is one of the most popular local brands.
Hike through Farley Hill National Park. Set on the ruins of the historic coral-stone Farley Hill House, this 17-acre park is not only the site of the Barbados Jazz Festival but also features stunning panoramic ocean views.
Watch a Game of Cricket
Cricket is the national sport of Barbados and its one of the international capitals of the game. We’ll schedule for you to take in a cricket match at Kensington Oval, which is always full of excitement and energy. Private premium seating is available including suites with catering, beverages, VIP parking and access to VIP clubs.
We can also arrange for you to view the island and its waters by boat, whether on a private luxury sailboat or a catamaran.
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