Barbados is a stunning Caribbean island renowned for its pristine beaches, crystal-clear waters and lush tropical landscape. With its year-round warm climate and hospitable locals, it has long been a popular destination for visitors from all over the world. While the island is a great place to visit at any time of the year, June and July are ideal months for a Barbados vacation. Here, we explain why.
- Perfect weather
The weather conditions in June and July make it a perfect time to visit Barbados. During these months, the island experiences clear skies, plenty of sunshine and less humidity. Visitors can expect average temperatures of 28°C and nine hours of sunshine a day, ideal for relaxing on the beach, exploring the island or indulging in outdoor activities like hiking, golfing and water sports.
- Smaller crowds
June and July are considered low-season months in Barbados. This means that you can enjoy the island without the hustle and bustle of peak season. You’ll find fewer people on the beaches, in restaurants or visiting tourist attractions. You can take your time exploring the island, have more of the beaches to yourself and can enjoy highly personalised service at resorts.
- A more affordable holiday
Low season also means lower prices on accommodation and flights. The cost of villas and apartments during June and July is usually more affordable compared to the high season, allowing you to extend your stay on the island or save money for other activities. You can also take advantage of discounts on flights, car rentals and tours, which means you can enjoy a vacation in Barbados without breaking the bank.
- Water sports
The warm waters around Barbados are perfect for water sports and you’ll find many local operators providing equipment and instruction for activities like snorkelling, scuba diving, surfing and paddleboarding. June and July are great months to enjoy these activities without the crowds.
Barbados is known for its great surfing conditions, and the months of June and July offer some of the best surfing of the year. Along the Atlantic east coast, the waves during late spring and early summer are typically between 4 and 6 feet, making it ideal for intermediate surfers. The island is home to excellent surf spots, including the world-famous Soup Bowl in Bathsheba.
- Fantastic festivals
Barbados hosts several cultural and sporting events during June and July, including the Barbados Reggae Festival, the Oistins Fish Festival and the Crop Over Festival. The Crop Over Festival is an island-wide celebration of the end of the sugar cane harvest and lasts all the way to August. An important part of Barbadian culture and heritage, it features calypso competitions, street parties and a grand carnival parade.
These festivals are a great opportunity to immerse yourself in the local culture, sample delicious Bajan food and enjoy music and dance performances.
- Beautiful beaches
Barbados has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Renowned for their natural beauty and turquoise waters, the beaches along the west coast offer ideal conditions for swimming, snorkelling and water sports. Alternatively, you can kick back on the soft, white sands, beneath the shade of a palm tree and soak up this picture-perfect tropical paradise.
This time of the year is also when sea turtles come ashore to lay their eggs on the beaches of Barbados. If you want to see baby turtles hatching and making their way to the sea, there are special guided tours for those who are interested in this unique natural phenomenon.
Where to stay
Royal Westmoreland is a prestigious, private luxury Barbados resort and offers visitors the ultimate holiday experience. With just 250 luxury villas, townhouses and apartments nestled in 750 acres of lush tropical landscape, visitors during June and July will be delighted with the resort’s accommodation and amenities.
Its amenities are second to none and include a championship-standard golf course boasting stunning views of the west coast, a state-of-the-art gym, flood-lit tennis courts, and various dining options, such as the colonial-style Club House and a Beach Club located at nearby Mullins Beach.
Guests can indulge in a personalised service, with housekeeping, private chef service and a knowledgeable concierge available to assist with everything from suggesting the best local attractions to arranging transport and making restaurant reservations. Overall, Royal Westmoreland is the perfect vacation spot for discerning travellers seeking an unrivalled Caribbean experience.