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Barbados is all about colour. From snow white sands to rainbow coloured shacks, this is no shrinking violet of a holiday destination. And while its sandy stretches, swaying palms and crystal clear waters are a slice of paradise, holidays in Barbados have a real kick to them that encourages you to experience the destination to the fullest. If you love a good party, you'll love holidays in Barbados. The resorts of St James, St Lawrence Gap and Holetown spoil you for choice when is comes to hot nightlife and cool cocktail bars. Take a look at the range of Barbados all All Inclusive Holidays available from Direct Holidays and you'll be pleasantly surprised at how much holiday you get for your money.
Bridgetown The island's capital is well worth leaving your sun lounger for. As a UNESCO World Heritage Site the architecture and cultural attractions of this historic city have been well-preserved ' don't miss the Parliament Buildings and the National Heroes Square. Bridgetown is also the place to flex the credit card if you fancy indulging in a little retail therapy while you're away. Broad Street is the main shopping hub, with Swan Street, Roebuck Street, Tudor Street and the Bayshore Complex also worth exploring. Harrison's Cave This magical hideaway is one of Barbados' most amazing secret wonders. Marvel at the crystallized limestone, dark pools and glittering stalactites. You'll be taken deep down underground in a tram, where a plunging underground waterfall awaits. From there on in, it's a surreal, subterranean experience that leaves a lasting memory. Mount Gay Rum Distillery This tour and visitors' centre in Bridgetown is a must-do for those who are partial to a tipple of the island's most celebrated drink. Daily tours are available at the world's oldest rum distillery, giving you a taste of Barbados history at its best.
See the Green Monkeys These cute green monkeys run riot across the island, and aren't difficult to spot! If you choose to stay in the popular resort of St James you might even spot a monkey running across your hotel grounds! For the best chance of getting close to these cheeky creatures however, book an excursion to the Welchman Hall Gully nature reserve ' a great place on the island for nature hiking and monkey spotting! Get Sporty Sport is a big part of island life on Barbados. As well as all the usual watersports you'd expect from a beach holiday you can also watch cricket at the Kensington Oval, have a flutter on the horses at Garrison Savannah, or sink a few holes on one of the island's scenic golf courses. Explore After Dark While defiantly laid back during the day, Barbados really comes to life when darkness starts to creep in. Sway along to the sounds of the calypso beat, drink rum cocktails in a beach-front bar, feast on fresh fish, soft shell crab and king prawns in a harbour-side eatery or try the curried goat with the locals.
Oistins One of the quieter spots on the island, Oistins is the perfect place for romantics looking to experience the real Barbados, as well as the obligatory stunning sands. Relax on Miami Beach, take an excursion to nearby Bridgetown and marvel at the Christ Church Parish Church for the perfect Barbados holiday. As a fishing village, you can sample the freshest catch of the day at restaurants here. The lively fish market and the Oistins Friday Night Fish Fry - try Uncle George's restaurant - are both must-dos. St James Holidays in St James are a dream for beach lovers who have a taste for the finer things in life. Luxurious resorts sit on white sand beaches, with Paynes Bay considered to be one of the very best sandy spots on the island. There are some amazing after dark attractions in this parish too ' from chic cocktail bars to tiny local rum shops. Or try nearby Holetown, a nightlife hotspot, to take your pick from the bars and clubs. St Lawrence Gap One of the most popular destinations in Barbados, St Lawrence Gap really does have it all. Fondly known locally as just 'The Gap' this is a lively holidaying area with shops, restaurants, bars and clubs in abundance. Of course, St Lawrence beach provides the pristine sands where you can spot the coloured fishing boats, snorkel the shallow reefs, or indulge in freshly caught seafood ' or simply enjoy the magical view from that sunlounger! Direct Holidays has amazing deals on holidays to Barbados. Book your dream escape now and get ready to be bowled over by this colourful, characterful Caribbean island.