Holidays to Barbados
If you want swaying palms, warm crystalline waters and powder-soft white beaches, Barbados holidays are for you. Under British control until 1966, the island has a unique British feel to it, which makes cheap Barbados holidays the ideal choice for those visiting the Caribbean for the first time. At Co-operative Travel we have bargain holidays to Barbados’ most popular resorts, including Bridgetown, Christchurch, Accra Beach and Crane Bay, to name just a few.
While most people book late deals in Barbados for the perfect beaches, the island has far more to offer than just sand, sea and sunshine. A sparkling island that resounds to the song of calypso music, a Barbados holiday offers culture and natural beauty too. A coastline of stunning silver beaches, coves and caverns is home to many varieties of marine life, while inland is a lush landscape of sugar cane plantations, Jacobean mansions and picturesque candy-coloured houses. Wherever you go, the warmth and hospitality of the Bajan people shines through.
Last minute Barbados holidays offer a totally different experience to Jamaica. A largely flat volcanic coral island, some of the island’s most impressive natural features lie underground, in a fascinating network of caverns, lakes and rivers just waiting to be explored. Harrison’s cave and Animal Flower Cave are particularly worth seeing.
The historic port of Holetown, has nothing to do with potholing. The first settlement in Barbados, the name refers to the ships which were unloaded and “holed up” there. Barbados package holidays are packed with local cultural events – one of the best being the annual Holetown festival; a colourful riot of parades and music. More live music can be found in St Lawrence Gap, where the clubs and jazz bars vibrate to the sound of live Calypso music. Bargain holidays to Barbados wouldn’t be the same without Calypso, and the “Gap” hosts an annual Bajan roots festival to celebrate it.
For all-round family entertainment, at Co-operative Travel we recommend Bridgetown as one of the best resorts for cheap Barbados holidays. The marine exhibits at Ocean Park are just one of its attractions.