Flights:

Virgin Atlantic:

Flights run from Heathrow all year round and from Manchester during the Winter season.

www.virginatlantic.com/

Stay:

Bougainvillea Beach Resort:

This exquisite boutique resort is the perfect base for any family trip to this beautiful Island.

The beach front property offers a range of room options including studios, junior suites, one-and two-bedroom suites up to penthouses depending on your budget. Bougainvillea also boasts beautifully manicured grounds and gardens with three pools designed for infants, families, and the swim up bar pool for adults only. There is also a large swimming pool to the side of the property. A range of water sports, inflatables and beach games can also be provided for extra convenience.

The resort’s Calabash Beach Bistro offers beach side dining serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. There is a fantastic range of Bajan specialities alongside international favourites and family friendly pizzas and burgers. The weekend brunch menu is incredibly popular with guests and locals alike and there is a superb “Taste of Thai” menu every Saturday evening.

Also on the property is Deia Beach, an independent restaurant and beach bar celebrating the best of Bajan and Mediterranean Cuisines. A fantastic spot for lunch or dinner as the waves role in.

More bonus features to this hugely popular resort include a full spa, gym, library, gift shop and babysitting service.

The prime location on the southwest of the Island means you are near a host of attractions such as Oistins, St Lawrence Gap in walking distance and Bridgetown just a short bus or taxi ride away.

www.bougainvilleabarbados.com/

Things to do:

Oistins:

By day a sleepy fishing village where you can watch the local fisherman prepare the days catch and even feed the hungry turtles and stingrays with any off cuts if you’re lucky. In the evening the kitchens open serving the freshest seafood you could ask for. Of course Friday nights are the big draw for locals and tourists alike. Think barbeques, rum, reggae and a fantastic friendly atmosphere. A must visit!

St Lawrence Gap:

Known locally as “The Gap” the area boasts a host of fine restaurants, bars, night clubs and rum shacks to suit all budgets. Go early evening to catch the beautiful sunset over the bay and eat and drink until it rises again

Barbados Wildlife Reserve:

Located in a natural mahogany wood across the road from the Farley Hill National Park in the northern parish of St. Peter.

Here you have a unique opportunity to stroll freely through the Reserve watching the animals at close range and in their own natural environment. The animals can be observed as they eat, play and interact with the other animals.

Most of the animals move quietly and it’s easy to miss the gentle deer and even the peacocks if you’re not paying attention. It’s a self-guided tour so there is no need to rush; you can take your time, exploring at your own pace, and re-visiting your favourite animals.

The Barbados Green Monkeys are common and are especially popular at the afternoon feeding time. There are also plenty of deer, tortoise, birds, and reptiles across the grounds.

Calablaza Catamaran Cruises:

A fantastic day of cruising the west coast with excellent food and drink included as well as opportunities to swim with the friendly local turtles and explore shipwrecks are on the cards when you book with Calablaza. The excellent on-board staff are full of fun and incredibly knowledgeable on all things Barbados. If you are lucky, you may also see the legendary flying fish dancing in the wake.

www.sailcalabaza.com/

 

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