January is the perfect time of the year to visit Barbados, especially if you are travelling from colder countries and looking for some winter sunshine. This month is the start of the dry season and is not affected by hurricanes so it is a great winter escape to a warmer climate. If warmth is what you are after you will certainly find it in Bridgetown because temperaturesaverage 26°C (79°F) with peaks of 28°C (82°F). You will need sun-cream during the hottest parts of the day and ensure you stay hydrated.
Swimming is definitely a possibility and will make for a refreshing splash, as sea temperatures hover around 27°C (80°F). There is also often a cool breeze in the evenings with average low temperatures of 23°C (73°F). This is the coldest weather Bridgetown gets all year but it is still mild and will offer welcome relief from the hot days.
Bridgetown does not escape rain even in the dry season and there is 66mm of precipitation across 13 days in January. This is far less than the preceding months and is spread out into light showers across a few days, so it is unlikely it will affect your winter break.
Where to Stay
Courtyard Bridgetown hotel is the perfect choice for a January holiday on the paradise island of Barbados, close to the Garrison district and the beach is just a 5 minute walk away. The Graeme Hall Nature Sanctuary is a mere 1.9 miles from the hotel and Courtyard Bridgetown's Coconut Beach is just across the road. Grantley Adams International Airport is less than a 20 minute journey by road at just 9.3 miles away. The rooms have free Wi-Fi, TV, a fridge, plus a restaurant that is on-site, outdoor swimming pool, on-site gym and a hot tub.
Island Inn Hotel is situated on the south shoreline of Barbados, located in the Garrison district and a short walk from Pebbles beach. Advantageously near shops and eateries, Island Inn will astonish you with its straightforwardness and old world appeal. Whether you arrive alone, going with your family on vacation, or going through on business, the Island Inn Hotel offers an unrivalled warm atmosphere, contemporary trappings and a genuine Bajan experience.
Hit the Beach
Pebbles beach is situated on the south-western tip of Barbados. Here turquoise waters lap delicately onto the white sandy shoreline while little vessels bounce farther out into ocean. Since the waters are extremely quiet this is a perfect shoreline for swimmers and for those with youngsters. Another great time to visit the shoreline is around dusk. As the shoreline is on the western bank of the Barbados, the sunsets here are really terrific!
Worthing Beach is situated on the south coast of Barbados with a lovely white sandy shoreline. The ocean around there offers a huge number of enjoyments for all ocean lovers! Nearby the shore and a short swimming distance away is a reef filled with tropical fish. Within this reef the swimming is amazingly sheltered, the quiet waters make it particularly useful for youngsters and fledgling swimmers, the depth of the sea ranges from 2ft to 6ft.
Cockspur Beach tends to be fairly quiet and not the tourist hot spot is use to be, but it has clean sand, a long shore line and calm turquoise water. The beach has a restroom, umbrellas, chairs, a snack hut, although be warned this is no longer well maintained.
Eating & Drinking Out
Bayside plaza, just outside of Bridgetown on the south shoreline of the island is a little mall situated by the Barbados Yacht Club and at the side of Needham's Point. Real inns like the Barbados Hilton, Grand Barbados and the Island Inn are practically around the bend. The shopping centre's included store is the Town and Country Fashions boutique, which conveys a wide variety of attire and obligation free shopping offices. Eating is a must here, and the choice is extraordinary: Indian, Jamaican, Chinese, and Middle Eastern. A few eateries give open air seating.
Jolly Roger dinner show, a fun pirate evening incorporates round trip excursion, mixed eats from a portion of the Caribbean islands, for example, Jamaican Jerk Pork, St. Vincent Bol Jol, Trinidad Pelouri Balls, Breadfruit Chips and Fish Cakes from Barbados alongside a Baked Chicken, barbecued Tuna or BBQ Steak and unlimited beverages. The Show is fantastic with flame eating, limbo moving, stilt walkers and the famous humorous Bajan characters Town Cryer and Mother Sally.
The Cliff restaurant in Bridgetown overlooks the sea and hugs the side of a cliff, it has a solid reputation for excellence. This is probably one of the "most romantic restaurants in the world" and with the sea views it creates the perfect setting for romance. This restaurant is frequented by the famous and the wealthy jet-set, it is probably the most expensive on the whole island, but could be worth treating yourself. An ever-changing menu with seafood dishes that are heavenly and dazzling desserts make this restaurant a must for culinary types.
Things to Do
Atlantis Submarine Tours based in Bridgetown offers a 2 hour trip with 40 minutes submerged up to 150 feet (45 metres) deep. On this trip you can experience the Caribbean Sea with all its colour and wonders including coral, tropical fish and shipwrecks. The submarine tour has 3 daily exclusions and includes a complimentary drink.
Graeme Hall Nature Sanctuary is a nature reserve and the biggest remaining mangrove "swamp" on Barbados. The sanctuary is free to enter and has a café that overlooks the lake for a tranquil experience. The aviaries, exhibits and walkways are closed at present, but the café and lawn are open all year long.
Flower forest is a tropical heaven situated in the heart of the Barbados farmland! This herbal greenery enclosure is home to a huge number of superb palms, bright bushes and tropical blooms.
Wind through the pathways, some level and some with ventures, to investigate these flawless greenery enclosures. The geography of the range has delicate slopes offering astonishing vistas of the lavish field and eastern coastline, so make sure to take your camera to catch both the perspectives and the stupendous greenery! With your investigation finished and your soul restored, head to the casual bistro for a beverage, a light lunch or tea. With its amazing perspectives and serene setting Flower Forest is additionally a superb spot for weddings and other uncommon occasions!