This gem in the Caribbean shaped like a teardrop is one of the most visited and popular of the region's tropical islands...
With year-round sun, soft sandy beaches, and a laidback culture and pace of life, it's an excellent choice for a holiday to kick back and relax. However, hiring a vehicle for your stay will give you lots of flexibility to explore this compact island in your own time.
International flights arrive on the island at Sir Grantley Adams Airport (BGI). This a good place to arrange to pick up your car rental and it's a short drive from the airport to both Bridgetown and the southern coastal resorts. Hiring a car in Barbados frees you from using public transport and allows you to travel around this Caribbean gem at your own leisure.
A good time to visit the island is from November to February, when the temperature is fairly mild. However, Barbados can be a year-round destination as the weather is almost always pleasantly warm and you are usually guaranteed plenty of sunshine.
Barbados offers such a huge list of attractions, beaches and 'must see' sites that the best way to do it all is with a hire car...
Being a small island it's easy to drive around the country in just one day. However, by taking your time and by making regular excursions you can really discover the many and varied areas on offer during your time here.
The capital Bridgetown offers shopping and history whilst the nearby resorts of St. Lawrence Gap and Worthing boast sandy beaches and entertainment. Try to catch a cricket match whilst you are in Barbados and take a trip to Oistins Fish Market, both typically Barbadian affairs.
Use car rental in Barbados to help you discover the entire island, from the sandy beach of Crane in the south to the resorts of Speightstown and Holestown in the west.
Drive inland to explore the historic sugar plantations of Sunbury and St. Nicholas Abbey, where you can try the local rum. If you want to try some water sports, then drive to the east coast for the surfing at Bathsheba.