Discover luxury and boutique hotels in Thunder Bay
A tranquil tonic amid the flashy resorts next-door, Thunder Bay is a west-coast hideaway in Barbados that’s as calm as the waves that lap its sugary shores. Take your cue from the sleepy Caribbean waters and spend your days lazing – whether in the sun-warmed sea or on the palm-shaded sand is up to you. Once your tan’s topped up, there’s plenty of local liveliness to dip your toe into: skip to Speightstown for a stroll past Crayola-hued colonial houses, or sip rum to the Bajan beats of Holetown’s beachy bars.
When to go
The months from December to April boast the balmiest beach-ready weather. Rainy season runs from June to November and is worth considering for a quieter break – it’s more a case of short showers peppering sunny days than mood-dampening downpours – but you might want to avoid September and October, when there’s the highest hurricane risk.
PlanesFly into Grantley Adams International Airport direct from London Gatwick, Manchester, Frankfurt, Charlotte, Miami, Toronto and several Caribbean cities. Then it’s just 30 kilometres – 40 minutes on the island highways – to the bay.
AutomobilesHire a car at the airport if you plan on exploring nearby towns and beaches. Otherwise, take a taxi from the airport – make sure you check for the yellow sticker on the side of the cab before hopping in.