With something for everyone, Barbados is a beautiful destination perfect for families or couples looking to enjoy the laid-back attitude of the Caribbean.
Duration: 14 Nights
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This small island has a surprising amount to offer from its stunning beaches and crystal-clear waters, to its lush scenery and its colourful and vibrant nightlife in St Lawrence Gap. Barbados has a definite British feel at times, affectionately known as 'Little England', with afternoon tea and cricket matches, they even drive on the left hand side of the road. This is a truly beautiful island, making it a definite holiday to remember!
Fly direct from either Manchester or Gatwick to Barbados with award-winning Virgin Atlantic, whilst enjoying their in-flight entertainment system and complimentary food and drinks on-board.
On arrival into Bridgetown, you will be collected from the airport by private transfer for your short 15 minute journey to the elegant Bougainvillea Beach Resort, a truly magnificent beachfront resort set amongst lush tropical gardens.
Offering 138 luxurious rooms, you can select from a spacious studio, or one or two bedroom suites all with stunning views of the ocean, pools or gardens.
All rooms have a queen sized beds, are fully air-conditioned with en suite bathrooms, a spacious living area, full kitchen facilities (microwave, refrigerator & oven) with a balcony or terrace, cable TV, safe, radio, direct dial telephone, iron & ironing board, and hairdryer.
The hotel boasts two amazing on-site restaurants, offering a wide selection for all tastes - an Italian for dinner only and a casual dining restaurant which offers local and international cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner, 3 swimming pools, a beauty salon & spa for those relaxing beauty treatments, a fully equipped gym, a floodlit tennis court and a kids club and games room.
There is also an excellent water sports centre, for those that fancy being a little more active, which offers free snorkelling equipment, kayaks and boogie boards. Day trips and motorized sports equipment can also be arranged here (at a local charge).
The Bougainvillea is located on the white sands of Maxwell Beach on the picturesque south coast of Barbados, making this the ideal location to relax and unwind. This is a great base for those who may also want to sample the renowned Barbadian nightlife as the famous St Lawrence Gap is just 5 minutes away, offering a wide selection of restaurants, lively bars and vibrant nightlife. Alternatively, try out the Friday night Fish Fry in the local fishing village of Oistins.
You may also be interested to know that whilst you are in Barbados, the famous Barbados Jazz Festival will be taking place, which is a truly un-missable event! It begins mid-January and has been running for over 15 years now with a grand finale at the Farley Hill National Park, known as Jazz on the Hill, an amazing place to sit back and chill whilst listening to a wide selection of Jazz musicians.
Check out is at 11am, but if you wish we can request a later check out (at an additional cost and subject to availability).
You will then be collected from the Bougainvillea by private transfer ready to board your return direct Virgin flight back to either Manchester or Gatwick. Both are evening flights, so you will be flying back overnight, and arriving the following morning back into the UK.
Barbados is a tropical paradise ideal for families or couples looking to soak up the Caribbean sun or swim in the turquoise oceans - a holiday you will never forget!
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