Barbados is an independent British Commonwealth nation located in the eastern Caribbean, renowned for its incredible beaches, stunning turquoise waters, awesome nightlife, a Unesco World Heritage-listed cruise ship capital in Bridgetown, real surf on the isolated east coast, St Nicholas Abbey, The George Washington House, Oistins' bustling seaside fish market, Speightstown, The Mount Gay Rum visitors centre, and a fusion of Indian, African, Creole, British and Irish cuisine. It typically experiences dual seasons with the wet season from June to November and the dry season from December to May, and sits just outside the principal Atlantic hurricane belt.
When to visit
If you're planning a holiday in Barbados, our top picks for the best time to travel would be January
The dry season's approaching so January sees increasing sunshine and less rain. With a cool breeze coming off the Atlantic, evenings get balmier by the day as the steel drums and rum cocktails emerge
Things to do in Barbados
Weather in Barbados
Our month-by-month guide to the weather and climate in Barbados