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Barbados: The best of all-inclusives and activities

To the point Our Barbados travel guide will show you the most popular all-inclusives and activities across the island.

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With its white sandy beaches and crystal-clear waters, Barbados is an authentic little corner of paradise. The island proudly boasts over 110 km of beaches, some of which regularly rank among the most beautiful in the world.

Located in the Antilles region, the island of Barbados lies in the eastern Caribbean Sea, about 160 kilometers from Jamaica. Bridgetown, its capital, seduces with its vibrant Caribbean charm, colorful colonial buildings and lively atmosphere.

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Just 23 km away, Barbados‘ east and west coasts transport you to a variety of landscapes in the blink of an eye.

For a carefree, luxurious experience, opt for one of the island’s many all-inclusive resorts. Discover also the activities the island has to offer to make your stay most memorable.

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The best all-inclusives in Barbados

O2 Beach Club & Spa

In Dover Beach, this elegant resort offers a luxurious experience just 1 km from the mangroves of Graeme Hall Nature Reserve.

O2 Beach Club & Spa

Upmarket rooms are equipped with all modern conveniences, and superior options include a whirlpool bath. We also offer spacious suites with kitchens and living areas.

There’s a beachside restaurant, an aquatic terrace bar, a rooftop terrace with lounge bar and pool, and a 24-hour gym.

Sandals Barbados

Sandals Barbados is a new adults-only all-inclusive resort in the lively St. Moritz area. Lawrence Gap.

Sandals Barbados

This luxurious resort offers world-class cuisine, including a friendly Indian restaurant, as well as uniquely designed bars and pools.

You’ll love its innovative accommodation in three distinct villages, access to Barbados’ largest and longest lagoon-shaped swimming pool, and private Tranquility Soaking Tubs on most patios and terraces. Butler Elite services and access to Club Sandals are also available.

The Crane Resort

If you’re looking for an all-inclusive experience with a touch of history, The Crane Resort should be right up your alley. Housed in a building dating back to 1887, this 252-room establishment offers spacious suites with ocean views.

Enjoy six swimming pools, top-quality restaurants, a kids’ club and a magnificent beach.

The Crane Resort

Club Barbados Resort & Spa

For an all-inclusive getaway for adults (16+), Club Barbados, Resort & Spa offers an atmosphere of relaxation and refinement.

Surrounded by tropical gardens, this 157-room establishment is located on the west coast of Barbados. Enjoy complimentary non-motorized water sports, evening entertainment, spa, fine dining, afternoon tea and concierge service.

The Club Barbados

Sugar Bay Barbados

Sugar Bay Barbados is ideally positioned right on the beach in Hastings, just 0.7 km from Garrison Savannah and 3 km from Bridgetown.

This four-star all-inclusive establishment boasts 138 rooms, 5 restaurants and 5 bars. With its many on-site recreational activities and facilities, it’s equally suited to families, groups and active couples.

Sugar Bay Barbados

Inclusions at Sugar Bay Barbados include a kids’ club (4 to 12 years) and a baby club (4 months to 3 years).

Sea Breeze Beach House

On the south side of Barbados, directly on Oistin Bay beach and 10 km from Bridgetown, Sea Breeze Beach House by Ocean Hotels has recently undergone major renovations.

This 122-room luxury all-inclusive offers something for everyone, including non-motorized water sports and night-time entertainment, a kids’ club, a teen club, 6 restaurants and 5 bars.

Plage du Sea Breeze Beach House

Guests booking luxury suites enjoy additional benefits such as upgraded furnishings and amenities, deluxe bathrooms, daily pre-supplied minibar, nightly turndown service, complimentary Sea Breeze beach bag, bottle of champagne on arrival, espresso machine, concierge service and a round of golf.

Sea Breeze Beach House

The Sands Barbados

Located in Worthing, Bridgetown, this Air Canada Vacations exclusive all-inclusive features elegant beachfront accommodations surrounded by well-manicured tropical gardens and magnificent sea views.

The location is ideal for those seeking both seaside relaxation and proximity to city life. The resort offers special packages for wedding celebrations and honeymoons.

The Sands Barbados

Other all-inclusives in Barbados include the Mango Bay Hotel, South Gap Hotel, Coconut Court Beach Hotel and Sugar Cane Club Hotel & Spa.

Mango Bay Hotel

Travel to Barbados with points

Flights

Grantley-Adams International Airport (BGI) is the gateway to the island of Barbados.

During the winter season, Air Canada operates flights four times a week from Montreal (YUL). In Aeroplan points, these flights are a real bargain! On certain dates, you can find a one-way flight for as little as 11,700 Aeroplan points and $69 in taxes.

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From Toronto, Air Canada offers daily flights all year round. Aeroplan points rates are just as low.

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Accommodation

The Marriott Bonvoy group owns eight luxury resorts and hotels in Barbados. Most are luxurious all-inclusives from the Elegant Hotels group. Prices range from 100,000 Marriott Bonvoy points per night.

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Must-do activities in Barbados

Visit Bridgetown, the capital

To immerse yourself in Barbadian history and culture, explore Bridgetown’s cobbled streets, visit the Parliament, St. Michael’s Cathedral and stroll through Cheapside Market to discover local crafts and authentic flavors.

Enjoy the island's most beautiful beaches

There’s no shortage of dream beaches in Barbados! Bottom Bay, framed by limestone cliffs, seduces with its white sand and tranquil atmosphere.

Bottom Bay

Accra Beach, on the south coast, offers a stretch of golden sand ideal for swimming and water sports.

For a more secluded experience, Crane Beach, acclaimed for its picturesque beauty, is perfect.

The turquoise waters and pink sand of Bathsheba beach on the east coast captivate visitors, especially surf enthusiasts.

Bathsheba

Dover Beach, renowned for its fine sand and lively atmosphere, is a popular destination.

Miami Beach, with its golden sands and calm waters, offers a relaxing atmosphere, while Rockley Beach, on the south coast, seduces with its white sands and peaceful setting.

Accra Beach

Harrison's Cave Nature Reserve

For a unique experience, explore the spectacular caves of Harrison’s Cave Nature Reserve.

Admire the stalactite and stalagmite formations as you are led through the underground chambers.

Harrison’s Cave

Party in Oistins on Friday evening

Don’t miss the authentic Friday night experience at Oistins. This lively fish market turns into a colorful party with live music, dancing and, of course, fresh grilled fish dishes.

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Hunte's Gardens

Discover the natural beauty of Hunte’s Gardens, a botanical garden in the heart of Barbados. Designed by Anthony Hunte, this garden offers a tranquil experience amid a variety of tropical plants, flowers and trees.

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Visit the island's distilleries

Explore Barbados’ rich heritage by visiting the island’s famous rum distilleries. Visit Mount Gay Visitor Centre immerse yourself in the history of rum by discovering the world’s oldest rum producer.

Mount Gay Visitor Centre

Soak up the authentic atmosphere of St. Nicholas Abbey,a 17th-century sugar plantation, where you can not only taste artisanal rum, but also explore the magnificent gardens and historic architecture.

St. Nicholas Abbey

For a modern experience, the Foursquare Rum Distillery offers a glimpse into the contemporary rum-making process, with guided tastings and the chance to buy exclusive bottles to bring a bit of the Caribbean spirit home.

Foursquare Rum Distillery

Bottom Line

These ideas for all-inclusive accommodation and activities should help you make the most of your stay in Barbados. Have a good trip!

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Marjorie
Marjorie has three passions in life: writing, travel and the world of wellness. The last decade has been full of exploration for her! Her travels have taken her all over the world, from Central America to Asia, Europe and Africa. This former travel consultant loves to inspire us and share her best discoveries. She is also the author of several novels and guides.

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