Luxury holidays in Shermans

North of Barbados’s busy resort towns, quiet fishing village Shermans serves up Bajan charm in chilled-out microcosm. Gardens bloom with bougainvilleas, crayon-coloured boats bob out at sea and a tiny beach beckons for sandy sun-soaking. Its sleepy streets are lined with palms and pastel-panelled homes, but skip to nearby Speightstown for beachfront bars, tempting boutiques and restaurants dishing up fresh-from-the-surf fare.

When to go

December to April is your best bet for the balmiest weather, but go in rainy season (from June to November) for quieter sunny days scattered with showers. You might want to avoid September and October, when the chance of hurricanes is highest.

Getting there

  • Planes

    It’s about an hour and a half by car from Grantley Adams International Airport. Fly there direct from London, Manchester, Frankfurt, and several US and Caribbean cities.
  • Automobiles

    You’ll need your driving licence and a hire car to explore the rest of the island. If you plan on staying put, taxis are available at the airport – check for the yellow sticker on the side of the cab before hopping in.