August is a month of ongoing humid and tropical weather in Barbados. This month is also listed as part of the hurricane season, but it shouldn't affect your holiday plans as it is unlikely you will experience one.
Rainfall is the same as July at 147mm across 16 wet days so you may risk the odd shower, but they should pass quickly. Other than this, August experiences the same pleasant weather conditions as other months in Bridgetown and remains one of the most popular times to visit the resort.
August is another hot month with average high temperatures reaching 29°C (84°F) and warm low averages of 24°C (75°F). The sky is blue, the sun shines for 9 hours per day and the average temperature is 27°C (81°F) so pack plenty of sun-cream and light layers. Get down to the beach and enjoy lovely water temperatures, which have now increased to 29°C (84°F)!
In contrast to earlier months travellers may notice some sticky heat, but there is a cooling breeze and if consistent sunshine is what you are after, this is a good time to visit.
Where to Stay
Carib Blue Apartments are located near Dover Beach and 6.3 miles from Grantley Adams Airport. Activities offered by the hotel include fishing, snorkelling, horse riding and a golf course is located nearby. The rooms feature an oven, seating area, TV, private bathroom with a bath or shower. Graeme Hall Nature Sanctuary and Dover Beach are nearby for either watching nature or soaking up the sun's rays.
Accra Beach Hotel & Spa sits directly on the sandy white beaches of Rockley Beach, reliably positioned on one of the best beaches in Barbados and encompassed by shops, eateries and entertainment. The hotel serves heavenly worldwide cooking at three on-location eateries and host weekly excitement like karaoke evenings, limbo dancing and energizing floorshows with flame eaters and live music. The hotel has 224 rooms and suites with Wi-Fi, kettle, iron, coffee machine, fridge, TV and panoramic views of the swimming pool, island and ocean from the balconies.
Hit the Beach
Rockley beach also known as Accra beach this extremely prominent south drift beach offers a mix of energizing waves and quiet swimming. There are many water sports on the beach including windsurfing, snorkelling, Hobie Cat rides, body surfing and Boogie boarding. Vendor's kiosks have been established at Rockley Beach and you can buy colourful clothing, local jewellery and handicrafts. The Quayside Centre over the road from the beach sells some fantastic lunches and also has shops for local crafts, giftware, plus beachwear.
Brighton Beach is located between the cruise terminal and the rum distillery, the smooth waters and the tropical trees make this a perfect beach for swimming or sun bathing. The beach amenities include a snack bar, restrooms, lounge chairs and it is great for snorkelling with clear blue water. The beach does get very popular with locals and tourists, but the long expanse stops it getting too busy.
Paradise Beach is one of the quieter beaches near Bridgetown, it features shallow rocks, calm waters and is excellent for snorkelling. The beach is next Brighton Beach and is separated by a small wood. There are no restrooms available, but you will find a snack bar and local shops have snorkelling equipment to hire or buy.
Eating & Drinking Out
St. Lawrence Gap is a 1 mile long road of smart restaurants, hotels, lively bars, clubs and a diverse range of shopping. The stretch of road is commonly known by the name of "The Gap".
Reggae Lounge Dance into the night at this open air nightclub to sounds of reggae, calypso and rhythm and blues surrounded by tropical vegetation under the stars.
Old Jamm Inn One of the islands hot spots with DJ's and live music ranging from sizzling soca to hot jazz.
Sugar Ultra Lounge A sophisticated and ultramodern nightclub that has a dress code of club chic. This club has the latest sounds and the latest equipment for sound and lighting, this place offers "something special" for its clientele.
Things to Do
George Washington House is where George Washington stayed for 2 months in 1751, Barbados is only country that the 1st President of the United States of America ever visited. The house features a museum on the ground floor and the second floor that has artefacts from 250 years ago and also gives an insight to slavery on the island. The house is run by the Barbados National Trust and is within the World Heritage Site of Historic Bridgetown and the Garrison.
Cricket Legends Museum pays homage to the national sport of Barbados, which is cricket. The museum covers the sport from the earliest days when the British brought the game with them and up to the modern era. The museum is filled with autographed bats, uniforms and memorabilia from the early 1990's onwards.
The Statue of Sir Garfield Sobers, the legendary cricketer of Barbados who made 8,032 runs in 93 matches including 365 not-outs. His contribution to the world of cricket earned him a knighthood from the Queen.
Opened in 1999, Pelican Village is an appealing, roomy shopping town offering the absolute best of nearby handiworks, and giving the chance to see Barbados' specialists at work. Situated on the edges of the capital city of Bridgetown, Pelican Village is the first stop for voyage guests as they land at the Harbour. Pelican Village is named after Pelican Island, a little island which existed off Barbados before being consolidated into the Deep Water Harbour.
Jammin Cats catamaran cruises operate a 63feet long craft and cruise around the islands crystal waters. The cruises provide tasty buffet meals and an extensive range of drinks from the bar. The company have two cruise options, a Sun Blast Cruise for daytime sun worshippers and a Twilight Cruise for an evening romantic dinner cruise.