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Why fly to Barbados with Aer Lingus

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How long is the flight from Manchester to Barbados?

The total flight time from Manchester to Bridgetown in Barbados is 8 hours and 9 minutes. The total distance is 4,163 miles ; 6,700 km.

Things to do and places to see in Barbados

Barbados is an island country in the Caribbean region. It has a population of 287,000. The largest city and the capital, Bridgetown has a population of 110,000. Thanks to its hot climate, history, rich culture and the natural beauty of the island it attracts a lot of visitors every year. Over 40% of all tourists visiting Barbados come from the UK; the 2nd largest group come from US & Canada. Barbados has a lot to offer to holidaymakers. See our top 5 picks below


Barbados being an island has a lot of beautiful sandy beaches to show off. Chill out, sun tan, swim, jog or read a book in peace at our three favourite Barbados beaches: Crane beach, Rockley beach or Holetown beach. You will be able to rent a chair or a sun lounger at the beach. There are also coffee shops and small restaurants nearby where you can admire the beautiful sea during the day and perhaps catch a sun set in the evening.


The capital city of Bridgetown is the largest city in Barbados and holds plenty of attractions. Take a stroll through the historic city and admire amazing sites including Barbados' Garrison, Parliament Buildings or St Michael's Cathedral and many more.

Nightlife at Saint Lawrence Gap

Saint Lawrence Gap, also known as "Gap " is a street stretching for over 1.5km full of bars, restaurants and nightclubs packed together. This is the centre of night life in Barbados. Whether you are looking for a quiet drink, a meal with friends or a crazy night out, the "Gap" will have something for you.


Given the historical connection to the UK, Barbados has a strong offer for every golf enthusiast. In fact, Barbados hosted the World Golf Championships World Cup back in 2006. The weather and great facilities make Barbados the perfect place to play some Golf.

Dive deep with Atlantis

Take a dive in the Atlantis submarine and admire the underwater life, colourful reefs and shipwrecks stuck at the bottom of the sea. The Atlantis is a 50ft submarine that can hold up to 48 passengers. It can dive as deep as 150 feet and provide an unforgettable experience for you and your family. Make sure you book your place in advance!

How to get from the airport to the city centre

Grantley Adams airport International airport is the largest airport on the Island. It is located approximately 17km west of Bridgetown. There are many transport options available at the airport to get you to the city centre or to any other part of the Island.

Taxi: Taxis are available at the airport. It's the fastest way to get to town. The journey takes 15 -20 minutes and the fare will be approximately $20-$23. There is an additional charge for excess luggage. In cases where a passenger has excess luggage and requires a van, the rate charged is one and a half times the normal rate.

Bus: There are buses available at the airport to take you to Bridgetown. The service runs every 30 minutes, every day of the week. The journey to Bridgetown takes approximately 45 minutes and will cost you only $2.

Visa & Entry Requirements

British citizens don't need a visa to visit Barbados. All visitors to Barbados must have a passport and valid return ticket to be allowed entry. On entry, you will normally be granted a specified period to stay. Most countries do not require a visa to visit Barbados.

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