Colonial architecture in Barbados
Bridgetown is a small city of brightly coloured houses overlooking a glistening marina. Watch the yachts arrive in the harbour and stroll along the coastline to meet the locals. Sample succulent seafood in harbourside restaurants and try a glass of locally produced rum. Discover the history of Barbados in one of Bridgetown’s museums and galleries. Learn about the days of colonial conflict and settlements, marked by several monuments throughout the city.
Relax in a city garden or wander through the market stalls for new sights and sensations. Get around on foot or by bicycle to see the grand architecture, striking monuments and ancient cathedrals.
Bridgetown is both a cultural epicentre and relaxing haven overlooking the Caribbean Sea. Explore the vibrant markets of the city and stroll along the quayside. Sail a yacht around the island and be sure to relax by the coast and sample the local delicacies.
When To Go?
Barbados has a tropical climate, meaning that rainfall is as common as the heat. The wet season is from June to January yet the temperature averages 16°C. The remaining months make up the dry season with high temperatures of 35°C. October is usually quiet on the island and flights to Barbados from the UK are cheaper during this period.
How To Get There?
Barbados is served by The Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI) located 12.9km (8 miles) from the capital city of Bridgetown. The airport offers direct routes to the UK. Taxis and mini buses transport passengers from the terminal building and a local bus service is available into Bridgetown city centre. Flights from the UK to Barbados take around 9 hours.
Barbados Museum is a must-see when travelling to Bridgetown; view artefacts and artwork depicting the country’s development over the ages. Tour the Tyrol Cot Heritage Village to be transported back in time to the 19th century. Visit the Parliament Building and grounds to see the oldest parliament in the British Commonwealth. Helicopter tours give tourists a stunning view of the island. Stroll along the Careenage, take a pleasure cruise around the coastline and unwind overlooking the rolling waves of the Caribbean Sea.