Discover a taste of “old blighty” in the Caribbean! Barbados gained its independence from the UK in 1966 but kept much of the architecture, history, and traditions. Along with these uniquely British experiences, Barbados boasts beautiful beaches, fantastic weather, colorful nightlife, and a friendly community of locals and expats. To contact our concierge team prior to arrival, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also visit our lobby concierge desk upon arrival.
Prepare for a journey below the ground into the mystical caverns of Harrison’s Cave. This natural wonder features dripping stalactite formations that look like glistening chandeliers, huge echoing caverns, and underground waterfalls.
Rum making is not just a tradition on Barbados—it’s a way of life. Mount Gay Rum is the world’s oldest rum, and once you taste it, you’ll understand why it’s a favorite among locals and tourists alike. Visit the distillery to sample this tasty treat and discover the ins and outs of rum making.
For an exhilarating adventure you won't soon forget, book an off-roading tour to explore the countryside of Barbados. Satisfy your need for speed while taking in breathtaking views and discovering everything the island has to offer.
Hop aboard and sail along the shores of Barbados on one of the island's many boat tours. Enjoy a day of snorkeling and swimming in the sun or book a romantic sunset cruise with your sweetie to take in incredible views of the colorful coastline.
Snorkelers and scuba divers will delight in the many unique underwater sites Barbados has to offer. Snorkelers and divers can explore vibrant coral reef formations and unique wreck sites with sunken ships. An underwater oasis awaits you!
Horseback riding on Barbados is a truly unique way to experience parts of the island not easily accessible by car. Perfect for families, couples, and friends, this adventure will help you reconnect with nature and with each other.
Warm sand, turquoise water, and sunny skies are always on the menu! With more than 70 miles of both pink and white sand beaches, there’s a shore for every occasion. Check out Bathsheba for the coolest rock formations, Browne’s Beach for stellar snorkeling, and Dover Beach for the ultimate in relaxation.
If you want to experience the island’s best fusion of food, entertainment, and culture, stop by Oistins Bay Gardens for the famed Oistins Fish Fry every Friday night. The seafood market comes alive with sizzling seafood, energetic music, and a bustling crowd of locals and tourists ready to devour authentic Barbadian dishes.
If you think surfing is not for you, think again! Local surf shops will have you shredding waves like a pro in no time. Open to all skill levels, beginner surf lessons include a quick class and plenty of time to try out your new skills. With a stand up success rate of 99%, you’re bound to discover why the sport is so addictive!
Wild monkeys are everywhere on Barbados, but the best place to catch a closer look is at the Barbados Wildlife Reserve. Watch as monkeys and unique species of deer, tortoises, peacocks, caimans, iguanas, and more roam freely throughout the 4-acre forest.
Harbour Lights Barbados’ Beach Extravaganza Dinner Show offers a night full of lively entertainment from bands, dancers, stilt walkers, acrobats, and even a fire performer. Add great music, an upbeat environment with dancing, balloons, flowing drinks, and traditional Bajan BBQ, and you’ve got an ideal night out on the town.
Religious roots run deep on Barbados. The St. James Church and St. John Parish Church are amongst some of the oldest surviving churches on the island. There are also several historic synagogues throughout Barbados and the historic Nidhe Israel Museum, a museum that traces Jewish history in Barbados.
The Animal Flower Cave is the island’s only accessible sea cave, located on the north side of Barbados. Named for its many sea anemones, this is a popular destination for locals and tourists thanks to its spectacular views, natural swimming pool inside the cave, and restaurant overlooking the crashing waves.
This time-honored British tradition happens every Thursday at noon at the main guard of the Barbados Garrison in Bridgetown. Donning the colorful Zouave uniform chosen by Queen Victoria in 1858, this unique display of British culture lasts about fifteen minutes.
Originally a sugarcane plantation, this museum and working rum distillery features a small cafe, vibrant gardens, mahogany forests, tropical gullies, a steam mill, a courtyard, and a train ride experience, all on its 400-acre property.
Dive into an underwater world where turtles, fish, and colorful sea creatures abound. Climb aboard a catamaran to spend the day snorkeling and swimming with turtles and a variety of exotic fish. Back on the boat, enjoy delicious snacks and drinks all served up by an attentive, upbeat crew.
No matter where you look on Barbados, you’re bound to find abundant greenery, majestic towering trees, and vibrant flowers, and there’s no shortage of sanctuaries dedicated to preserving the island’s flora and fauna. Bask in the natural beauty of Cherry Tree Hill, the Flower Forest, Hunte’s Garden, or Andromeda Botanic Gardens.
Our beachside resort is conveniently situated in the heart of the famed St. Lawrence Gap, where you'll find plenty of dining, entertainment, nightlife, shopping, and fun for the whole family. Venture out to find souvenirs, grab a bite to eat, or stretch your legs with a leisurely walk.
Spot of tea? Tea time is still a big part of Bajan culture, and there are plenty of places on the island to take part in this British tradition. Enjoy your afternoon tea on the beach, on your private patio, or at one of the many restaurants on Barbados.
Escape for an idyllic picnic under the shade of a towering mahogany tree at Farley National Park. Located on the grounds of the Farley Hill house ruins, once regarded as the most impressive mansion on the island, this picturesque park offers breathtaking views, vibrant gardens, and a forest of mahogany trees.
Enter a world of relaxation and tranquility at Diana Loleta The Spa. This on-site spa offers soothing massages, hair treatments, manicures and pedicures, waxing, and more. Appointments can be made on Facebook, by calling 1 246-850-3412 or via email at email@example.com. Don't miss a chance to treat yourself on vacation!LEARN MORE
What's better than lounging on a Caribbean beach under the warm sun with a frozen drink in hand? We're honestly not sure! Let your inner beach bum blossom on Barbados’ most stunning shores, including our very own Dover Beach. This sparkling stretch of white sand is dotted with lounge chairs and shady trees so you can soak up the sun all day long.Explore More Beaches
Known as one of the sporting capitals of the Caribbean, Barbados is ideal for active vacationers on the hunt for a little friendly competition or those wishing to watch their favorite sport. At our resort, you can enjoy tennis, basketball, miniature golf, snorkeling, pool volleyball, and even a fun kid's playground. Around the island, you'll find everything from cricket to horse races, polo, surfing, sailing, and more.Sports on Barbados
Immerse yourself in the Caribbean state of mind with a visit to the famed St. Lawrence Gap. Our resort is conveniently located in the heart of The Gap, where you'll find lively bars and dance clubs, popular restaurants, and a shopping village with local crafts, souvenirs, and island trinkets. Plus, Divi Southwinds guests have signing privileges at Harlequin Restaurant and Buzo Osteria Italiana.LEARN MORE
Why should you choose Barbados for your next vacation? It’s easy and convenient to travel to Barbados with plenty of flights from major U.S., Canadian, European, and Caribbean cities. Plus, the island is rarely touched by inclement weather, and Bajans are known for their vibrant and friendly personalities, so you'll always receive a warm welcome when you visit this lush tropical paradise.
Temperatures on Barbados remain constant year-round, averaging about 86°F (30°C) each day, with water temperatures around 78°F (25°C) closer to the coast.
The official currency of Barbados is the Barbados Dollar (BBD). However, the US Dollar and Pound Sterling are widely accepted on the island.
Before traveling to the beautiful island of Barbados, it is important to be fully informed of all rules and regulations. Please visit our helpful FAQs page to review guidelines for entry.
Barbados is laid-back and informal. Evening wear is typically casual. It is not permitted to remove any part of your swimwear on the beach or around resort pools.
On Barbados, vehicles are driven on the left side of the road and the vast majority of vehicles are right-hand drive. International traffic signs are used.
The electrical current in Barbados is DC 110 volts, 50 cycle – USA voltage. Transformers and adapters are available at the Front Desk.
By island custom, a 17.5% service charge is added to all food and beverage checks. Gratuity is typically between 10-15%.
Smoking at our resort is only allowed on private patios/balconies and in designated smoking areas.
English is the official language of Barbados, but many locals also speak the local Bajan dialect.
According to the most recent census, 287,375 people live on the island of Barbados.
Barbados follows Atlantic Standard Time year-round. During the fall and winter, 12 p.m. on the east coast of the United States is 1 p.m. on the island.
We love to welcome you, but hate to see you go! For information on arrivals and departures, visit www.gaia.bb.