White sandy beaches and lots of warmth – that’s Barbados’ version of winter season. Every year, celebrities like Wayne Rooney, Jessica Woodley and Simon Cowell choose to return to Barbados to celebrate the holidays. Here are 5 reasons why you should consider doing the same.
1. The Food
If you have been to Barbados before you can probably agree with our title as the Culinary Capital of the Caribbean. From our fine dining restaurants to our street food – it’s all exceptional.
At Christmas time, you must try Bajan specials like Macaroni Pie, Flying Fish, ‘Christmas’ Ham, Yam Pie and Jug Jug (made mostly with pigeon peas). For dessert have a big slice of Bajan Great Cake, it’s soaked in rum and is traditionally served at Christmas time or weddings. Wash it all down with a cool glass of Christmas Sorrel and that’s how you eat like a Bajan at Christmas.
2. The Climate
From Winter Coats to Bikinis, Barbados is a warm 24-29 degrees Celsius at Christmas time with a cool island breeze. December is the end of our rainy season so you can enjoy our lush island without a high chance of precipitation and with lower humidity. Sea water temperatures are a warm 28 degrees Celsius and you can expect 9 hours of sunlight throughout December due to our proximity to the equator.
3. Escape the extended family
Family always comes first, but sometimes all the holiday small talk can become a bit exhausting. Not to mention having to clean your house before you host your extended family. If you can relate to this then you should definitely consider a Christmas or New Year’s Eve in sunny Barbados! A bonus is a bit of an escape from winter too.
Barbados is a family friendly island, from toddlers to the senior members of your family. Gather your close family and friends to join you in Barbados. Staying at an all-inclusive resort like Sugar Bay Barbados means you can kick back, relax and actually enjoy your winter escape.
4. Barbados is Easy to Fly to
Barbados has daily, direct flights from major cities in the USA, UK, Canada & Europe. You can track flights due to arrive in Barbados today.
Barbados’ airport is Grantley Adams International Airport and it’s an international hub to the rest of the Caribbean. This makes travel to Barbados cheaper than other Caribbean islands. Visas are not required for travel to Barbados if you are a citizen of the US, UK, Canada or Europe. To view the list of countries that require a visa to visit Barbados, click here. The number of flights to Barbados almost doubles during the winter season, but we still recommend booking early as seats can sell out as the season progresses.
5. Barbados is your Second Home
You may not know if yet, but Barbados is your second home. Barbados has the highest visitor return rate in the Caribbean with many visitors celebrating over 50 visits to the island.
With a whole world out there to see, you may ask: Why visit Barbados so many times?
When you visit Barbados, you become a part of the Bajan family. The people in Barbados are known to be among the friendliest in the world. They will remember you by name and look for you to return to visit year after year. Christmas time and New Year’s calls for the feeling of warmth, love and inclusion and that’s what you will find with our genuine Bajan people.
Come celebrate this magical time of the year with us.