Along with blissful beaches, four different coastlines to explore, chic hotels and heritage towns, you’ll also find a big, warm Bajan welcome. And there’s more. You can swim, snorkel, dive, surf, or cruise around the island. There are caves to delve into, wildlife reserves to visit and of course there’s lots of music to dance to (whilst sipping a rum cocktail, of course). Barbados has it all. Let Cosa take you there.
Where it is
When to go
December to May
Why go there
What to see
Heritage and history
Visit the well-preserved capital of Bridgetown, with its fine examples of colonial architecture. Learn about the island’s fascinating history in the interactive museum in Speightstown.
Perfect picture of paradise
There’s a beach for everyone in Barbados. Soft sand, crystal-clear calm waters or wilder waves for water sports? Ask us about the best ones.
Sleep in simply divine hotels
You’re spoilt for choice for accommodation on Barbados. Indulge in high-end luxury with golf courses or go barefoot in beachside boutique hotels.
Life away from the beach
Tear yourself away from the golden sands and visit a wildlife reserve, see stalactites in Harrison’s Cave or swim in the Animal Flower Cave.
Travel in Barbados
December to May is the approximate dry season in Barbados. Be aware that the island isn’t completely free from hurricanes but less susceptible than some other Caribbean islands. Ask us for the optimum time to visit. Once on the island, it takes roughly an hour to get from one end to the other by car. Or let us arrange a local guide to take you from coast to coast, and show you the lush interior of this tropical idyll.
Barbados is the easternmost island of the Lesser Antilles and is actually totally surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean. Roughly 34km by 23km, it’s not big at all and is also relatively flat, the highest point is Mount Hillaby at 340m. Once a British colony with sugar plantations and slaves, Barbados gained full independence in 1966 and became a republic in 2021. Most of the population of 302,000 are of Afro-Caribbean descent. Driving is on the left-hand side of the road.
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