Historic Fun in Barbados!

BoatHistory and paradise mingle in the island getaway of Barbados. Bridgetown and its Garrison is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, inscribed in 2011, and is one of the oldest cities in the Caribbean. With rich, colorful architecture, mixing beautiful colonial buildings and modern business offices, the city offers an exploration into the past and present with the oldest Jewish synagogue in the Western Hemisphere, the house where George Washington stayed, and trendy shopping opportunities with local merchandise to indulge.

See the incredible arched windows and the elegant balconies you can discover during your visit to Barbados!

While discovering the island’s powdery beaches, contrasting brilliantly with the royal blue waves, try your hand at windsurfing, kitesurfing, or boogie boarding in the south. On the east coast, the wide beaches and mighty waves make it the perfect setting for surfing, and on the west, the gentle waves and characteristic palm trees make the ideal paradise. Surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, the island boasts an average high in the mid-80’s, and outside of the hurricane belt, Barbados is in perfect position for lovely beach weather year-round with little rain.

First time in Barbados? Try these amazing resorts.

A family-friendly resort, Tamarind Hotel offers the complimentary Flying Fish Kids Club for your little ones to meet and play with others their age and the Club Tamarind for family fun with video game consoles on large-screen TVs, air hockey, pool, and ping pong! Tweens can also enjoy chaperoned movie nights at the local theatre and other organized activities. Adults will enjoy a private sunset catamaran cruise, an intimate beachfront meal, couple spa treatments, and their own adults-only pool! There are also specialty designed activities for two! Book now for a breakfast buffet for two daily and one child, 12 and younger, stays free.

terrace04The Barbados’ first resort hotel, The Crane Resort and Residences opened in 1887 and has been named “one of the best beaches in the world” by Lifestyles of the Rich and the Famous; No. 23 in Top 100 Beaches in the World by CNN; and one of the Caribbean’s 10 Best Hotel Villas” by Caribbean Journal! The resort prides itself on its exceptional service and unparalleled accommodations, some with private pools, gardens, and rooftop terraces. Its restaurants are delectable, including Zen with fine Japanese and Thai cuisine that took the Zagat #1 rating for food in Barbados in 2009 and 2010. Book now for savings up to 40% and myTime exclusives, such as $40 spa credit, $40 resort credit, and kids seven and younger eat free.

Hilton Barbados has been voted the best hotel in Barbados at the World Travel Awards. Rooms and suites with stunning views of the Carlisle Bay, private balconies, complimentary continental breakfast, a private bar, and exclusive check-in, check-out, are just some the special touches you’ll receive from this pampering resort. For a little adventure, the hotel presents jet skiing, scuba diving, sightseeing tours, snorkeling, and more. The hotel’s two restaurants include The Grille, with light fare and gourmet items, and Lighthouse Terrace Restaurant with seafood offerings and themed buffets in the setting of a lighthouse! myTime exclusives include $50 spa credit, and 15% food and beverage discount at The Grille Restaurant!

Check out all the Barbados offers at GOGO Vacations!