Luxury holidays in Barbados
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When to go
The weather is great all year round. December to Easter is the height of the season; when it’s scorching in July and August, you can get great deals.
PlanesFly direct with British Airways (www.britishairways.com) or Virgin (www.virgin-atlantic.com) from Gatwick; or bmi (www.flybmi.com) from Manchester. First Choice (www.firstchoice.co.uk) also has direct flights.
BoatsYou can organise a variety of seafaring vessels (enquire at your hotel), either for the day or overnight, if you’d like to visit the Grenadines.
AutomobilesAsk your hotel to arrange a car for you before you set off on holiday. You will be given a one-year Bajan driving licence.
TaxisYou’ll be able to grab a taxi on the main restaurant streets in Holetown and in the south of the island, but it’s safer to call a driver or firm you’re familiar with. Your hotel will give you a good contact when you arrive – you’ll probably have the same driver for the entirety of your stay.