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GET into the swing of island living next year by booking a dream getaway to Barbados.

It's small - at only 166 square miles - but it can certainly pack a punch and provides exceptional holidays for all ages and tastes.

The white sand beaches around this beautiful eastern Caribbean island are one of the star attractions.

In south-west Barbados, you'll find the famous Dover Beach, right next to the ever-vibrant and lively Saint Lawrence Gap.

This area is perfect for families, couples or groups of friends looking for a balance of relaxing by the beach during the day and fun-filled entertainment at night.

Over on the luxurious west coast of the island, you'll find sumptuous resorts, hideaway hotels perfect for romantic escapes and pristine beaches that offer peaceful tranquillity.

Barbados is a destination where you really must get out of your resort to explore.

The capital Bridgetown is a UNESCO world heritage site with lots of historical and cultural places of interest to visit.

You'll also find the Mount Gay Rum visitor centre, where you can go and SHORE THING Island's Holetown beach learn about the history of this homegrown heritage drink - and sample a good few measures too.

The gorgeous azure blue Caribbean ocean is inviting.

For those looking for a lazy day at sea, choose one of the many Catamaran cruises that allow you to sit back and enjoy the chilled-out vibes of the island as well as opportunities to snorkel among shipwrecks and say hello to some of the native turtles.

Barbados prides itself as being the food capital of the Caribbean.

Fish is naturally one of their favourite dishes - think fresh tuna, mahi-mahi, swordfish and their national dish, flying fish.

You can expect to see plenty of laidback pop-up barbecue cafes dotted around, as well as fine-dining options. There are plenty of food and drink festivals that showcase local talent and traditional dishes.

Barrhead Travel's Caribbean specialists can help tailor-make your dream getaway to beautiful Barbados. Call today on 0141 242 1300 for more information.

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Publication:Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)
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Date:Nov 5, 2016
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