Barbados is often regarded as one the best Caribbean islands to visit. Expect a warm Bajan welcome under the Caribbean sun as you discover pristine beaches, lively Caribbean parties, rich history and culture and of course that delicious Caribbean cuisine Barbados is famous for. All this has just gotten easier to experience as you can now fly from Dublin to Barbados (via Manchester) with Aer Lingus on their brand new route!
Your 7 night stay on this glorious Caribbean island takes you to the bright and airy Bougainvillea Resort perched along two spectacular, white-sand beaches on the island’s celebrated south coast. Staying in a junior suite for your Barbados holiday offers a truly enchanting setting for romantic couple’s getaways.
Elsewhere on the island, spend an afternoon exploring Bridgetown, the capital of Barbados. The city is full of historic sites to explore and is a riveting insight into Barbados’s past. Finish your day enjoying sunset at the city’s harbour watching the fishing boats and catamarans sail by with a refreshing rum punch or dine at one of the local restaurants or bars.
Of course no holiday to Barbados would be complete without sampling the islands famous tipple! Barbados is considered the birthplace of rum and is still very much part of the Barbadian way of life. Mount Gay is the world’s oldest rum distillery and one of the top tourist destinations on the island, along with St Nicholas Abbey, another distillery where you can see the cane grinding mill in operation, or simply grab a rum punch and mingle with the locals at the numerous rum shops dotted about the island.
Friday night in Barbados and Oistins Fish Fry is the place to be! This weekly Friday night event brings together locals and tourists alike to sample fresh seafood, cool beer, and live music..