Welcome to ‘Little England’ in the Caribbean Sea, the ever-popular, exceedingly friendly island of Barbados. A place where the whole family will feel completely at home amid warm, tropical surroundings. Reasons to come? So many. The choice of top-class hotels with umpteen facilities to entertain all ages, for starters. Sandy Lane is a prime example, featuring a dedicated centre known as the Tree House Club, catering for tots to teens and offering fantastic entertainment, from pool parties and movie nights, to drama, sports, games and crafts, plus seasonal treats like Easter egg hunts. Also the superb selection of private villas for rental – great for bigger families. Not to mention the long list of things to see and do.
Swim, sail, snorkel and paddle along the shores of the West Coast, known for its sheltered, sandy beaches. For brilliant walks and beachcombing, head to the wild and wonderful East Coast, waves crashing on empty beaches.
Discover the ‘Seven Wonders of Barbados’, including natural attractions like Harrison’s Cave and the Baobab Trees, possibly over 1,000 years old!
For fabulous family outings, rent a jeep and explore. Discover handsome old plantation houses, some open to the public, and British-style churches, with spires peeping out of lofty palms, along with lighthouses, castles, abbeys and brightly coloured chattel houses sitting snugly by elegant villas. Bridgetown and its Garrison, a UNESCO listed World Heritage Site, is definitely worth visiting and there are many other attractions and tours around the island and on the sea to enjoy, too.
With non-stop flights from Gatwick, Heathrow and Manchester, there’s no excuse to miss out on a luxury family holiday to Barbados. Expect tears at home-time!