Barbados: The Perfect Luxury Getaway

Barbados

by The Independent, May 24, 2017

Seen from the deck of a catamaran that's slicing its way through azure waters, it's easy to understand why Barbados is the perfect luxury getaway.

It’s a captivating sight, with miles of idyllic beaches and picture-perfect palm trees framing an island paradise that’s a breathtaking testament to nature’s beauty.

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What to do?

Ease yourself into the laid-back Bajan lifestyle with a walk around Bridgetown's charming colonial-era Downtown district, a Unesco world heritage site. And make sure to stop by Carlisle Bay, one of the island’s most beautiful and serene beaches where, if you arrive early on a Sunday morning, you might see the local racehorses bathing in the sea.

What to see?

The north-east is an Edenic nature reserve, brimming with tropical plants and animals, where you could expect to see agouti, armadillos, brocket deer, caimans and monkeys. Take to the ocean and you might even find yourself swimming with sea turtles, or why not head below the surface? A tour of the island’s many underwater treasures, such as its shipwrecks and reefs, can be made by snorkel, scuba or even submarine.

What to eat and drink?

But sun, sand and beautiful beaches are just a part of the island’s charm. No trip to Barbados, the birthplace of rum, is complete without a cocktail. Try a glass of punch at the Mount Gay Visitor Centre (mountgayrum.com) while finding out more about the oldest rum in the world. There’s also a full calendar of food and artistic festivals to keep you entertained throughout the year, including the island’s first beach wellness festival on 2 and 3 September.

Where to stay?

When you’re ready to really unwind, head to Sandals Barbados, or from December 2017, the brand new Sandals Royal Barbados. These all-inclusive resorts provide gourmet dining in up to 11 restaurants, premium brand drinks, unlimited watersports including scuba diving (free for certified divers), and accommodation in some of the Caribbean’s most innovative and luxurious suites. And if all that fun becomes too exhausting, you can always head to the spa to be pampered back to life.

See sandals.co.uk/barbados for more information and to book online

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**Half price holidays are valid on air inclusive packages for travel up to Spring 2019. Book by 06 Jun ’17. Offer varies depending on resort, room type and travel date. Minimum stay 5 nights. This offer cannot be combined with any other promo code offers. Prices are per person based on two adults sharing a room, on an all-inclusive basis for 7 nights on selected dates between 29 Aug 17 - 14 Oct ’17 and includes all savings, return flights with in economy class, transfers, tips and taxes. Offers subject to availability. Terms and conditions and blackout dates apply. For full terms and conditions visit sandals.co.uk

 

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