Barbados days are definitely taken at a slower pace, no one rushes
and easing into this mindset 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
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
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
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.