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Barbados is a tropical island in the Caribbean with English as its official language. Enjoy the island’s year-round warm, sunny weather. Average daytime high is 86 F (30 C) and days are generally dry. Even during the wet season, from June to November, any rain showers are typically short-lived; wait an hour and you’ll enjoy some of the island’s 3,000 hours of annual sunshine.
By law, all beaches in Barbados are public. This means you’ll find many points of access to reach the beautiful beaches on every shore along the 60-mile (97-kilometer) coastline. If you’re bringing a young family, visit the tranquil sandy-bottomed bays along the west coast. Move to the south to windsurf and bodysurf in the big waves of Miami Beach. Head east and north to see really big waves crashing onto the rugged coral shoreline. Surfers flock to Bathsheba, but it’s best not to swim here. Be aware that nude bathing is illegal on Barbados beaches.
The sun and fun of Barbados draws many couples for a relaxing, romantic vacation. For an ultra-romantic trip, get married while you’re here! Unlike many other Caribbean islands, Barbados has no minimum stay required for getting a marriage application. If you’re divorced or widowed, you will need certified copies of the divorce decree or death certificate. Hire one of the many wedding planners to take care of all the details so you can relax until the event.
When you’re ready for a break from the sun, explore the island’s other attractions. Bridgetown, the island’s capital, is home to historic George Washington House. Scenic Welchman Hall Gully and Barbados Wildlife Reserve , offering a zoo-like experience, are in the north.
Fly to the island from many international destinations. Grantley Adams Airport is just 10 miles (16 kilometers) from Bridgetown. Use taxis, buses or even helicopter shuttle services to get to points of interest. Alternatively, rent a car from local companies. Remember to drive on the left side of the road.
For more details on interesting local attractions and activities, check out our things to do in Barbados page.
Nestled on the beach, this Parish of Christ Church resort is within 3 mi (5 km) of Rockley Beach, Brownes Beach, and Barbados Parliament Buildings. Worthing Beach and Hastings Rocks are also within 10 minutes.
Located in Black Rock, this aparthotel is 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from Brighton Beach and within 3 mi (5 km) of Kensington Oval and Barbados Parliament Buildings. Brownes Beach is 2.7 mi (4.4 km) away.
Located in Garrison Historic Area, this beachfront resort is in the city center and within 1 mi (2 km) of Garrison Savannah and Brownes Beach. Barbados Parliament Buildings and Kensington Oval are also within 3 mi (5 km).
Featuring panoramic views from atop a 21-m (70-ft) cliff, this Barbados resort overlooks a coral-sand beach, 16 km (10 mi) from St Lawrence Gap and 21 km (13.5 mi) from downtown Bridgetown.
Overlooking a Caribbean beach to the west and Carlisle Bay and Bridgetown to the north, this 350-room resort hotel on Needham's Point in Barbados includes partially restored 17th-century Charles Fort.
Formerly a private colonial-era club, the AAA Four Diamond Award Colony Club now welcomes guests to experience Barbados’ storied history. Enjoy savory dining and sun-swept beaches, relaxing poolside activities and the casual elegance of evening cocktails, each Colony Club guest finds a personal retreat and memorable moment to call their own.
Located in Parish of Christ Church, this beachfront hotel is in the entertainment district and within a 10-minute walk of St. Lawrence Bay, Dover Beach, and Graeme Hall Nature Sanctuary. Turtle Beach and Worthing Beach are also within 1 mi (2 km).
Located in Dover, this beachfront resort is in the entertainment district and within a 5-minute walk of Dover Beach and Turtle Beach. St. Lawrence Bay and Maxwell Beach are also within 1 mi (2 km).