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Justin Bieber in Barbados
Photo Credit: Loop News Barbados

It’s a new year and once again, it is time to decide on the ultimate vacation destination. Barbados remains the number one choice for luxury holidays and celebrities like Justin Bieber, Jourdan Dunn, Rihanna, Robert De Niro and others were all on island over the Christmas and New Year break.

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Book a luxury Barbados vacation at Crystal Springs

A winter getaway may be the perfect way to kick off 2017 and beat any snow time blues. Here are the top 10 reasons you should book a Barbados holiday today – and these are just the reasons to come in January!

1. Thrilling sporting events

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Sailing around Barbados

The 81st annual Mount Gay Round Barbados Race series is one of the most popular sailing events in the region. 3 days of heart-stopping racing across the Caribbean sea with a few parties and of course, some rum! Racing Yachts range from the windersurfer class to over 180′ in length.

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Sail away to Barbados and stay at Elysium

2. Celebrating History

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Celebrating Barbados’ 50th Anniversary of Independence

In November 2016 Barbados celebrated its 50th anniversary of Independence. Continuing the special commemorative activities, the Barbados Museum & Historical Society and the The 50th Anniversary of Independence Celebrations Secretariat present the Exhibition entitled Road to Destiny: Barbados at Fifty – Pursuing the Road to Independence. This multimedia exhibition will tell the narrative of Barbados at 50 and detail what has led this island to independence. The exhibition will be running until April 2017.

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Book a vacation at a Barbados historic house like The Great House

3. Blooms of Barbados

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The beautiful Pride of Barbados

Barbados has made its name on the world stage in the flower arena. Having won gold many times at the prestigious Chelsea Flower Show, the Barbados Horticultural Society (BHS) has a distinguished and proud history and is known for its creative and inspirational exhibits. Every year the BHS hosts the Annual Flower & Garden Show under the patronage of His Excellency Sir Elliott Belgrave, Governor General of Barbados. The event features exhibits from the Barbados Flower Arranging Society, Bonsai Barbados, Barbados Orchid Society and the Barbados Cactus and Succulent Society. Plants, pots, crafts and other local items are on sale.

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See Barbados in bloom while staying at Howzat!