Barbados – The First Choice For Girls-Only Holidays

If you and your friends are jetting off on a girls-only holiday, one destination you have to consider is Barbados. Here, we have everything you could possibly wish for: brilliant bars, sensational spas, blissful beaches, ravishing restaurants and amazing accommodation. If that’s not enough to whet your appetite, there’s world-class shopping, wonderful water sports and a wide range of cultural experiences to be enjoyed. Tempted? Then read on. Here are some of the best reasons to book Barbados for a girls’ holiday.

A jewel of an island

Barbados is an island that is easy to fall in love with. Its beautiful sandy beaches, crystal-clear waters and lush tropical landscapes are sun-kissed the whole year round and it boasts some of the most elegant resorts in the whole of the Caribbean. Popular but never overcrowded, it is famous for the warm hospitality of the islanders and has a reputation for being one of the safest places for tourists to visit.

It just has to be cocktails

If you and your friends are in the mood to party, Barbados is a place where you can do this in style. The island is famous for inventing rum and we are home to some of the most renowned distilleries. We also mix the best rum cocktails in the world and you can sample these amazing concoctions almost anywhere. Though, if rum is not your tipple, you’ll find the bars are well stocked with all your favourites and you can have whatever takes your fancy.

As for places to go, the liveliest nightlife is to be found along the St Lawrence Gap on the south-west coast. Here, in the hub of the tourist area, you’ll find many clubs and bars to visit. However, if you want to go a little more upmarket, the Nikki Beach Club, near Speightstown, is a lively nightclub with live music and DJs playing on the beachfront. Other great places include the Boatyard, in Carlisle Bay and the Red Door Lounge, in Holetown.

Sensational spas and to-die-for treatments

Barbadians know how to take good care of their guests and when it comes to spas, we have some of the finest in the entire Caribbean. Offering sheer indulgence for the mind and body is the recently opened Singita Wellness Spa at Mullins Beach. With its serene setting, tranquil atmosphere and exquisitely decorated treatment rooms, your choice of pampering can include massage, reflexology, facials, manicures, pedicures and a range of other treatments, like the Bemer BioMat. The centre also benefits from a spacious, air conditioned studio where you can take part in yoga, Pilates, ballet barre, athletic circuits and more. For the more energetic, there’s also a well-equipped private gym with cardio machines, cable machine and free weights. Afterwards, relax by the pool and enjoy a specially blended smoothie from the spa’s Lifestyle Café.

Paradise by the sea

Barbadian beaches are truly divine. Here you can relax blissfully under the shade of a parasol, staring out at the platinum sands and aquamarine waters while enjoying an ice-cold drink brought to your lounger by a waiter from the nearby beach club. There’s ample time to read the next chapter of your book, snorkel with the turtles offshore, take a stroll among the shady palms or close your eyes and feel the warmth of the sun working its magic. If you are feeling a little more energetic, there’s paddle-boarding, kayaking, windsurfing and a whole range of other water sports to experience and plenty of operators to teach you the skills and provide the equipment.    

While there are many stunning beaches in Barbados, the best ones are to be found along the coast of St James Parish on the west side of the island. Here, the waters are calmer, the sands softer and the beaches less busy than those towards the south. Most beaches have a clubhouse where you can hire sun loungers and parasols and purchase drinks and light meals.

Amazing experiences

While it can be hard to drag yourself away from the beach, there are many other great things to experience in Barbados. It has internationally renowned restaurants, like The Cliff and Cin Cin, World Heritage Sites, like Old Bridgetown and high-end, duty-free retail centres like the Limegrove in Holetown. You can’t miss the Friday Fish Fry at Oistins, nor forget to visit some of the exceptional beauty spots on the island, like Huntes Gardens or the Animal Flower Cave. There are also many great golf courses, exciting island tours, museums and art galleries to enjoy. And because the island is only small, all of them are accessible from wherever you are based.  

Barbados also offers a world of adventure off the coast. You can dive the shipwrecks in Carlisle Bay, snorkel with turtles, enjoy a catamaran cruise along the coast or even go on an underwater safari to see the tropical reefs in the Atlantic submarine.

Summing up

Barbados has everything you need for a fantastic girls-only holiday: superb weather, sublime beaches, scintillating nightlife and a sensational array of activities and experiences. Whether you just want to relax and unwind, enjoy the party atmosphere or do more adventurous activities, there is something to satisfy everyone in your group.

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