Bridgetown, Barbados is just recovering from the celebrations marking its fiftieth year of independence, and now it’s preparing for equally colourful New Year’s celebrations. 2011 has been a spectacular year for the tourist sector in Barbados, with the BTA (Barbados Tourism Authority) announcing an 8 per cent rise in arrivals over 2010. And with British tour operators having to be ever more competitive on prices because of controversial Air Passenger Duty costs, Barbados offers some of the region’s most enticing deals.
UK-based operator Kenwood Travel has deals lined up year round for travel to Barbados, but they will be saving travellers hundreds of pounds this February especially. 7 dayKenwood Travel Barbados Holidays for two adults leaving on the 11th of February can cost as little as £2887. An all-inclusive stay at the adult-only Almond Beach Club and Spa costs an impressive £4224, with savings of over £600. And a family of two adults and two children can bask in the Caribbean sun for a little over £5000.
“February is a great month for travelling to Barbados” said a representative from the company. “The midmonth Holetown festival gets you to the heart of Barbadian culture with parades and local history events. Cricket fans might also want to book seats for the 2012 Regional First Class Cricket tournament which begins in February.”
Barbados has plenty to offer all year round. Festivals are a regular fixture, with the July Crop Over festival the largest of a long list of regionally significant events. Kadooment Day parade is the explosive August finale and a must for lovers of vibrant colour, calypso music and unbridled happiness. A Caribbean centre for sporting events including volleyball, cricket, surfing, yachting and beyond, there’s always something happening in Barbados.
Barbados isn’t an island where noise and activity are inescapable, either. Tourist activity is concentrated along the south and west coasts of the island: there you will find the cosmopolitan Bridgetown, the shopping and nightlife of the St. Lawrence Gap and the beautiful but busy sands of the island’s hotel-flanked beaches. A journey further inside the island reveals its natural beauty: over a hundred different bird species, mischievous green monkeys, three species of lizards and many more diverse creatures in a forested paradise with spectacular views.
Kenwood Travel have been finding the right tailor made holidays for their customers for over thirty years. A fully bonded UK-based operator, they deal directly with airlines and hotels for the best deals on Caribbean, Middle Eastern, Far Eastern, African and American travel.