Just over 7hrs from London
Year round, best swells Nov-Jun
beginner to expert,excellent surf schools
PALM-FRINGED BEACHES, BAREFOOT LIFESTYLE AND SURF FOR ALL LEVELS
Famous for its beautiful beaches, relaxed atmosphere, great food and rum, Barbados is one of the best and most consistent surfing destinations in the Caribbean. Its beaches offer waves for all levels, from world-class reef breaks for the experts, to mellow beaches and points, and everything in between.
- White sandy beaches and warm waves
- Cool apartments and boutique hotels beside the waves
- Direct flights from the UK
- Easy to explore by hire car
- Lots of wildlife including sea turtles, pelicans and flying fish
With a coral reef stretching around the island, there is always somewhere to surf in Barbados, no matter which direction the swell is travelling. The east coast is renowned for Soup Bowl (one of Kelly Slater’s favourite waves and one for experienced surfers), but the south and west are a dream destination for beginner and intermediate surfers, with a selection of mellow to fast spots. Water temp 25-28C.
When you book a holiday with Family Surf Co. we’ll send you a personalised family surfing guide to Barbados.
The island has lots more to offer than just beautiful beaches and surf. Explore the crystal clear pools and crystallised limestone of Harrison’s cave on an underground adventure, or set out to sea on a pirate-themed boat cruise and swim with turtles. When you book your family surf holiday we’ll give you a guide to our favourite things to do with the kids in Barbados.
Known as ‘The Land of the Flying Fish’, the national dish in Barbados is Flying fish with Cou-Cou (a combination of cornmeal and okra with salt, pepper and Barbados’ very own hot sauce). The Bajan cuisine includes lots of dishes that kids will love, including the traditional Caribbean Chicken with rice and beans. Get a taste of the local cuisine and culture at Oistin’s Fish Market on a Friday evening, when traditional dishes are served alongside local rum and Caribbean tunes.
With direct flights from the UK to Barbados (flight time is just over 7 hours), it makes Caribbean culture and warm waves really accessible for a family surfing holiday. It’s easy to arrange transfers from the airport to your hotel or apartment, but the island is small and easy to explore by car, so we’d recommend hiring a car if you want to explore the surf breaks and diversity of this Caribbean gem. Book a surfing holiday with Family Surf Co. and we can help you organise flights, car hire or transfers to your destination.
Family Surf Holidays in Barbados
OCEAN SPRAY – Inch Marlow
Stylish beach apartments
Make yourself at home in a laid-back apart-hotel beside Surfer’s Point – one of the best places to learn to surf in Barbados. Go from bed to board in seconds, fill up on fresh seafood buffets, or just bask under the swaying palms and watch the waves.
Boutique self-catering accommodation with hotel service
Mullins Grove offers style, personal service and luxury in a boutique self-catering hotel. Make yourself at home in one of 14 cool and contemporary, fully serviced apartments, just 200m from the white sands and waves.
THE ATLANTIS – NR BATHSHEBA
Elegant and historic inn overlooking the waves
There is very little to do except surf, relax and enjoy Mother Nature at this boutique hotel beside the ocean. Brave one of Kelly Slater’s favourite breaks at Soup Bowl, opt for more mellow waves at Sand Bank, or simply swim and snorkel in crystal clear waters.
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OCEAN TWO – CHRIST CHURCH
Beachfront luxury made for families
Soak up the sunshine and surf in style at this island escape on the edge of a pristine sandy beach. Wake up to the rolling waves, go from your bed to your surfboard in seconds, and immerse yourself in the buzzing Caribbean culture of nearby St Lawrence Gap.
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Barbados is an easy and exotic family surfing destination, with waves for everyone and plenty of shade under the palm trees for toddlers when you’re on the beach. Being a small island, after a direct flight it’s also a short transfer to your hotel and it’s also easy to hire a car and explore outside of the resorts if you want to.
Barbados is an awesome destination for a family surf holiday. The kids loved swimming with turtles and catching easy, warm waves. There are lots of fun longboard spots and more challenging spots on the west coast. There’s something for everyone. And it’s warm enough to surf in boardies!
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