Barbados Holidays: An Overview

Barbados was the only island in the Caribbean to remain under the flag of one nation throughout the 300 year island-hopping, allegiance-swapping colonial era, and as a result there is still a strong sense of Englishness here. Palm-fringed, supercharged, bling-land admittedly, but England none the less.

Barbados packs a lot into a pretty small area, with the two contrasting coasts - the wild and woolly east and the sheltered and glitzy west - separated by a charming and mountainous interior dotted with former colonial estates turned into elegant hotels or retreating back into the jungle .

Is it possible to avoid the glitz and glamour? Of course. We at Original Travel know all the best places to stay, ranging from the bling-fest billionaires' hangout of Sandy Lane at the epicentre of the west coast scene to way more understated hideaways on the beautiful - and virtually empty in parts - east coast.

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A Note on Price

Barbados can be a bargain, and some of our favourite hotels on the island can be comparatively affordable, starting at under £200 a night at certain times of year. Of course, if you're splashing out, your stay will be pricier - but even over peak season, if booked in good time, a family of six can stay for around £1,600 per person including flights.

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