GEM OF THE CARIBBEAN
Roughly 500 years ago, at the turn of the 16th century, this idyllic island first became known to Portuguese and Spanish explorers as “Barbados” meaning “bearded ones.” While the stories behind the meaning vary – some claim the name was inspired by the long-hanging roots of the bearded fig trees indigenous to the island, while others believe the name suggests the billowing white foam spraying over the island’s outlying reefs – Barbados today means the best of Caribbean living. From its turquoise waters and white sand beaches to its welcoming culture and storied history, Barbados captures the essence of tropical island beauty and genuine hospitality.
Attracting the highest percentage of repeat visitors in the region year after year, many of our guests make Barbados their second home. Our island offers a wide range of activities and services to meet the varying desires of our owners and guests. The list is endless but it includes several five-star restaurants and luxury spas, world-class golf courses, breathtaking hikes, botanical gardens, premiere shopping, and cricket just to name a few. In addition to the wide array of activities, majestic scenery and beautiful beaches, our guests and owners and consistently tell us that one of the things they love the most about our island is our friendly people.
GETTING TO BARBADOS
Barbados is one of the most accessible islands in the Caribbean with frequent flights from a number of gateways across the world. Whether you are travelling to the beautiful island of Barbados from North America, Central America or Europe, there is a flight path you can take to land you at Grantley Adams International Airport in Barbados in a couple hours, where a warm welcome awaits.
From the United States, direct service to Barbados is available on American Airlines from Miami; on JetBlue from New York, Fort Lauderdale and seasonal direct service from Boston and Newark and on Delta Airlines seasonal direct service is provided from Atlanta.
Air Canada and WestJet provides year-round direct flights from Toronto; whereas service from Montreal is on a peak seasonal basis with Air Canada.
From London, British Airways and Virgin provides direct flights year-round. These flights provide seamless connections from other European destinations, namely Germany, Italy. Peak seasonal direct service from Manchester and Frankfurt are provided by Virgin and Condor respectively.
Avianca, flying out of Bogota, Colombia provides Barbados with a weekly direct service, allowing for seamless connections from Brazil, Chile and Argentina.
Caribbean Airlines and LIAT provides daily service from most of the islands in the Caribbean region.
GETTING TO PORT FERDINAND
Upon arrival at The Grantley Adams International Airport, you will be met by our Arrival Representative as you enter the immigration hall. In true VIP style, you will be fast tracked through the immigration, baggage handling and custom halls straight to your own private luxury chauffeur.
Port Ferdinand is located on the island's picturesque northwest coast, often referred to by many as the "Platinum Coast", 45 minutes drive from the airport. The beautiful St. Peter coastline, with its stunning beaches, idyllic sea, champagne sailing conditions, quaint fishing villages, and rich heritage, has long been valued by discerning visitors as a holiday retreat of choice.