Barbados days are definitely taken at a slower pace, no one rushes and easing into this mind-set is the best way to experience the island. Calypso and steel bands, rum punch, and cricket played on every spare patch of ground provide the cultural backdrop to your holiday, while the people of Barbados, known as Bajans, are both welcoming and friendly.
With a climate that varies little throughout the year, thanks in part to the cooling Tradewinds, the exotic island of Barbados with its white, palm fringed beaches, old plantation houses, botanical gardens and relatively unspoiled interior is one of the many jewels of the Caribbean.
We’ll enjoy relaxed walks exploring villages, walking the rugged coastline and golden beaches in the north and east of the island and in the central highlands, with its rolling hills and gullies, you’ll find interesting flora and fauna. Keep an eye open for the green monkeys and migratory birds. Our heritage visits include walking tours of the lively capital, Bridgetown and the Garrison area with its fascinating fort. On other days we spend time visiting old plantation houses, sugar mills and the botanical gardens for which Barbados is famous.
Being a British colony, much of the island’s heritage has been taken from what the British left behind, and we’ll discover how the parishes, place names as well as forts and grand houses all have a very familiar feel.
Our holiday is based at a small, beachside hotel complex at Worthing, on the south west coast of the island, with its own pool and large terrace for sun-downers.