Whether it is still summer or autumn has started to arrive, it is never too soon to think about escaping the depths of the upcoming winter season. In fact, there is no time like the present to book your winter holiday. That leads to the question of “where?” and one fantastic answer to the question is Barbados. A culturally diverse island, it has a fascinating history that has left unshakeable influences in the island’s modern culture. It is wrapped in flawless beaches, and yet inland is lush and robust with historic plantations, many kinds of native flora and fauna, and even botanic gardens.
It is also the single most luxurious island in the Caribbean, possessing more luxury rentals per square mile than any other destination. With much to see and do, and so many luxury villas and properties available, it makes perfect sense for you to choose Barbados as your next winter holiday destination. Yet, we have seven more reasons it is a must.
Held every December, it is a fun and exciting event to witness. Runners compete in a variety of races (from 3k to marathons) and every single runner finishes the race with a jump into the ocean. With walking allowed, it could be a fantastic addition to your experience on the island!
Barbados Reggae Festival
This is the largest festival of its kind in the world and runs a full week. It features beach parties, vintage reggae performances, party cruises and much more. It could be a reason specifically to head to the island! It occurs every April.
Because the island is home to more luxury rentals than any other, it means travelers also enjoy the benefit of having access to a surprising number of these appealing destinations. Most feature amenities that match premiere resorts and even allow you to book in-house chefs and other stunning services.
An annual celebration of the very first settlers on the island (dating to 1627), it was started in the 1970s to embrace the island’s incredible history and culture. It is marked with special events, sporting events, street fairs and more. It runs for eight days every February and is a must see event for those savvy enough to visit during the winter.
Oistins Fish Festival
Barbados is noted for its fantastic food and restaurants, and this unique festival occurs every March or April (it traditionally happens during Easter week) in the charming town of Oistins. It is a street fair that emphasizes the many ways that fish are prepared and is also an ideal spot to do incomparable souvenir shopping while savoring local fish dishes.
You may not know that Barbados is home to some of the top championship courses in the entire Caribbean region. Unfortunately, during peak seasons, it can be difficult to get time on your preferred courses. The good news is that those who visit in the winter months of December, January and February often find that they have no limits to the time slots available on these coveted courses.
60 Beaches to Yourself
Because many people fear traditional hurricane season and avoid visiting the Caribbean in November or December, it makes it a very good time to travel. However, what many do not know is that Barbados exists just outside of the typical hurricane region and is rarely affected by them. This means traveling in the winter months could allow you to savor some of the most appealing beaches almost entirely to yourself or far less crowded than they become just one or two months later.
There are scores of further reasons to pay a winter visit to Barbados, but we hope these have convinced you to book your winter holiday on this wonderful island.