Whatever you decide to do, you'll have an amazing time during your Barbados holiday. Drink like a local and visit one of the many run distilleries on the island - one of the most famous is Mount Gay Rum - and seafood lovers should visit The Oistins Fish Festival held over Easter Weekend. The Barbados National Museum in the capital city of Bridgetown is the perfect spot for history buffs. There's also some great diving to be had, although if you want a more relaxed time you can always just lounge on one of the world-famous beaches!
British Airways, Thomson Flights and Virgin Atlantic all offer direct flights to Barbados from a number of UK airports: London Gatwick, Birmingham, Manchester and Doncaster Sheffield. That said, there are also indirect flights available from other major UK airports including Newcastle and Bristol, but, illogical as it may sound, these tend to be more expensive than taking the direct route.
Bridgetown is home to the only airport, Grantley Adams International, which is located around 13 kilometres from the centre of the capital. There are regular bus services to Bridgetown, while taxis are also widely available. They don't use meters so you'll need to negotiate a price before you get in. Renting a car tends to be expensive so try to stick to public transport if you have to stick to a budget. The blue buses are run by the Barbados Transport Board and the yellow buses tend to be run by private operators. If you're feeling adventurous you could always hire a moped to get around, but exercise caution as many of the roads can fairly treacherous.
If you're not intent on experiencing the best five star luxury money can buy then a holiday in Barbados doesn't have to be very expensive. It's possible to find a cheap hotel in Barbados as long as you book well in advance - just make sure you shop around!
You're expected to haggle during your holiday in Barbados so if you see something you like always offer a lower price! Try to buy the item for a third off the original price, and be brave. With a wide range of street vendors you won't be going home without plenty of souvenirs.
If you're on a budget, stick to trying the traditional delicacies on offer at the street vendors - they're perfect for a mid-afternoon snack. A variety of foods is usually on offer with fish cakes, fresh coconut and roasted peanuts being the most popular. If you're feel particularly adventurous try the BBQ pig tails!
Updated 22nd May 2013
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