Barbados Vacation Guide
If your idea of heaven is a place where the weather is warm and sunny, cool cocktails are served on white, sandy beaches, and the strains of jazz and calypso music can be heard just over the waves Barbados is Paradise. Sure, we'd all love to move to the Caribbean and enjoy scenic sunsets for all eternity. But for those of us who can only afford a week or two away from regular life, cheap all inclusive vacations to Barbados are a great alternative.
Every essential to living the good life can be found here. Whether your preferences run to exciting water sports like jet ski rides and parasailing, or activities on shore like working on your golf handicap and indulging in a bit of tax-free retail therapy, Barbados has it all. The island also provides some more unusual attractions like submarine tours, helicopter rides, and a chance to explore colonial history at the Sugar Museum and Sunbury Plantation House, to name just a few.
A stay in Paradise may not come cheap, but all inclusive package deals can definitely help to stretch your travel dollar to the max. Combine your flights with hotels, cruises, tours, rental cars, and more, and get deep discounts on them all.
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How to Save on Vacations to Barbados
Picking the right accommodation is the best way to save on Barbados vacations. Luxury resorts are concentrated on the west and south coasts, but you can easily find two and three-star budget hotels all around the island. Considering the incredible sights and activities in Barbados, the odds are you won't be spending much time in your hotel room anyway!
With the beautiful Caribbean waters all around you, you can also do away with booking hotels with a pool, and if your travel itinerary involves spending a lot of time on the beach, avoid rental cars and just take a cab instead. There are loads of ways to cut back on your budget and by using over a dozen filters for options like catered meals, hotel amenities, star ratings, and locations, you can fine tune your options to find an all inclusive deal that suits you best.
Barbados' peak tourist months run from December to April, when the weather is at its best and temperatures stay in the mid to high 20s (Celsius). But the rains stay away right until June so if you want to skip out on the crowds as well as expensive flights and hotels, book cheap vacation deals in the May-June shoulder season.
Hurricane warnings are sounded from June to October and although Barbados has not experienced one since 1955, the high temperatures and humidity can be a bit oppressive for those travelling from cooler climates. If you're visiting in the off-peak season, be sure to check if your hotel has plans for any renovation or construction work during that period to avoid any unpleasant noise or dust inconveniences during your stay.