Easter family holidays to Barbados

Easter is one of the very best times of year to take the kids to Barbados. The two week break from school means you can make the most of flying long haul (although direct flights are a very manageable eight and a half hours), and the weather is generally fabulous with temperatures of around 29°C, plenty of sunshine, and balmy evenings ideal for taking advantage of those famous white-sand beaches.

Easter family holidays to Barbados

As well as lots to do in an array of family-friendly resorts (scroll down for Easter 2024 deals at some of our favourites), this sociable, fun-loving island is packed with wonderful things to try out together as a family. We 100% recommend a trip to Harrison’s Cave Eco-Adventure Park with its underground electric tram tour, taking in streams, waterfalls, and the magnificent, sparkling stalactite and stalagmite formations of the caves themselves. For the thrill seeker, there is zip wiring, and an obstacle course to test your flexibility and awareness.

Other unmissable activities in Barbados include snorkelling trips to swim close to hawksbill, leatherback, and green sea turtles, or to look down at shipwrecks, aboard catamarans taking you along the Platinum Coast. We also love the Flower Forest Botanical Gardens on a former sugar plantation, with a lovely trail to follow plus a café serving flying-fish sandwiches and homemade rum punch. We can organise car hire for seeing the island in its full glory, including the less touristy, more rugged Atlantic Coast which is famous for its amazing surfing beaches.

Barbados special offers for Easter

Turtle Beach (all inclusive): A 36% discount with bookings made by 1st October 2023. With a great position on the lively south coast, this is an all-suite resort with direct access to half a kilometre of beach – one where you might be lucky enough to see sea turtles nesting their eggs, and where you can enjoy windsurfing, boogie boarding, kayaking, and Hobie Cat sailing as part of your package.  Other activities are pastry making demonstrations, dominoes contests, Calypso dance lessons, and beach cricket. All suites have sofa beds, some have an extra bedroom for additional space, and some are in seafront locations.

The Sands Barbados (all inclusive): One child under the age of 12 stays free when sharing with two adults. In addition to a 20% discount off the room rate, with bookings made by 30th October 2023. A family favourite on the island, The Sands Barbados has a saltwater pool, non-motorised water sports, and bright and airy suites featuring up to three bedrooms which sleep up to six. Its beachside restaurant is a fine spot for convivial family meals, while Noir Restaurant with its rooftop fine dining is great for a date night, and there’s a welcoming spa too.

Fairmont Royal Pavilion: A 35% discount with bookings made by 31st August 2023. This long-standing resort on peaceful Alleynes Bay on the upmarket west coast invites guests to swim out from the beach with its water sports team to see turtles congregate, as well as enjoying sailing, stand-up paddle-boarding and other non-motorised water sports, and activities ranging from tennis and catamaran cruises to beach yoga. There are weekly kids’ activity sessions. All rooms and suites are sea view, or there’s a three-bedroomed villa ideal for multigenerational holidays or a getaway with friends. At Easter, expect special activities such as how to make your own tie-dye t-shirt, jewellery making, and cookie decorating to water sports, movie nights, and a trip to a wildlife reserve.

To book your Easter family holiday in Barbados, call your Travel Counsellor today.

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