Barbados flights take around nine hours from the UK and arrive in Bridgetown. Flights to Barbados land on an island which has a strong British history and influence; more so than any other Caribbean island.
With a busy capital city, Bridgetown, which is situated in Carlisle Bay and which offers a variety of architectural points of interest (as well as rum shops) and clusters of smaller, quaint towns, each with excellent beaches, along its south west coast, Barbados provides a range of amenities and entertainments. There is a museum and a wildlife reserve, the Sunbury Plantation House, and the traditional Bajan village of Tyrol Cot Heritage Village. Keen walkers might want to explore Welchman Hall Gully, a ravine with thick woods and nearly 200 species of tropical plants, but most visitors to Barbados will probably wish only to enjoy the fantastic weather and the glorious beaches.
Feeling lively? The south of the island has buzzing nightlife, with a multitude of restaurants, bars and entertainment options. The west coast boasts the island’s classic white sand beaches framed by tropical fronds. Watching a game of cricket – be it Test visitors at the Kensington Oval in the capital city Bridgetown, or a local village game on a rough patch of grass – is always a delight. And wherever you go, the warmth of the local people is bound to be an abiding memory for years to come.