The words Barbados and discount wouldn’t normally appear in the same sentence, however, if you’re not insanely wealthy or just don’t feel like spending several thousand per person on your next vacation, Barbados may still be within your reach and at a discount.
Your first consideration will be when to go…obviously high season should be avoided. If you really want to save money, you’ll also want to try to find a deal on your flight to Barbados. Your savings here will likely be more significant the more you travel (sounds obvious). Someone flying from Europe may have more to gain than someone flying from Florida.
Going off-season will make your vacation a discount overall, but your biggest individual savings will likely depend on the hotel you choose. Staying at a cheaper hotel doesn’t mean you have to have a hard time, you can still eat and drink at the fanciest restaurants on the island (perhaps more with the money you saved) and many of the luxury resort facilities will still be open. to you
hello south coast
Say goodbye to the expensive west coast and head south. If you do your homework, you’ll find a small selection of four-star hotels that can be booked on a bed and breakfast basis. Look for something with a kitchenette (more money to save) that you don’t have to eat out for every meal.
Let’s face it, “budget” hotels can be quite hit or miss, you may want to book a couple of different hotels, at least that way you can hedge your bets. Also take a look on the internet and see if you can find independent reviews of hotels you may be considering. You can also get some ideas of places to stay at kuoni.co.uk, but don’t take the brochures at their word, follow up with some research. The Bougainvillea Beach Resort is worth considering.
So, to summarize on how to achieve a discount vacation in Barbados:
– Avoid high season
– Post an offer on your Barbados flight
– Save your most of the change in your hotel
– Prepare food/picnics in your kitchen
– Try restaurants at $15 per head instead of $50
If you’re diligent with your research and keep an eye out for deals, you should be able to cut the cost of your Barbados vacation in half. And if the hotel doesn’t work out, you can always spend the money you’ve saved elsewhere. Have a good time!