Miami and Barbados
Travel 15 Jun 2020
Book by 30 Nov 2019
Saving £283 per person
- 3 nights Essex House, Miami & Fort Lauderdale - Standard room
- 7 nights Bougainvillea, Barbados - Deluxe studio
- Flights to Miami and onwards to Barbados from Heathrow, accommodation throughout and prepayable taxes.
- This holiday is 100% financially protected. ATOL protected 2713
Only steps from Miami’s white sand beaches, perfectly located near exquisite boutiques, gourmet dining, and vibrant nightlife. When you check in at Essex House, the friendly staff welcome you with a complimentary drink to toast your vacation at this hidden treasure in the centre of Miami Beach!
Centrally located on the lively south coast, Bougainvillea Barbados invites you to escape the norm to this fabulous home-away-from home which has a wide variety of accommodation options and all the comforts of a full-service hotel.
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Flights to Miami and onwards to Barbados from Heathrow, accommodation throughout and prepayable taxes.
Prices are per person based on 2 adults sharing (unless stated otherwise). Subject to availability, terms and conditions apply.
Named for the gold salvaged from shipwrecks off its coastline, Florida's Gold Coast, embraces more than 60 miles of beautiful Atlantic shoreline, from pristine Palm Beach to Fort Lauderdale and Miami.
With palm trees swaying in the breeze, swathes of inviting sands and South Beach's famous Art Deco buildings, Miami is intoxicatingly beautiful. Its range of diverse neighbourhoods includes the popular Miami Beach, which is separated from the mainland by Biscayne Bay. It's here that you'll find gorgeous South Beach, with its dazzling pastel-coloured Art Deco buildings and lively Ocean Drive where terrace cafes spill across the sidewalks. Miami's beaches are adorned with iconic candy-coloured lifeguard towers and are ideal places to simply soak up the sun or indulge in some watersports.
When it comes to shopping, Miami provides an eclectic experience, from designer boutiques at Bal Harbour or familiar chain stores at Bayside Marketplace, to megamalls like Aventura Mall and Cuban delights of Little Havana. The Cuban influence is also evident in many of the restaurants, but if that doesn't appeal there's American home-style diners or steakhouses along with international flavours from all around the globe. Miami's nightlife is unsurpassed in Florida and among the best in the country, with rooftop bars, dance clubs and cocktail bars aplenty, particularly in trendy South Beach. You can also go salsa dancing, listen to live music or visit a comedy club.
Fort Lauderdale has undergone quite a transformation in recent years, having once been regarded as a haunt for rowdy college crowds, it now attracts a more genteel clientele, that tend to be more family or boating oriented. Along with 23 miles of golden sands there's a landscaped palm-fringed beachfront promenade, which is the perfect place to jog, stroll or blade along. Known as the Venice of America, thanks to the 300 miles of navigable waterways, Fort Lauderdale is a boating hotspot and numerous cruises are available taking you past mega yachts and mansions. Las Olas Boulevard is known as the 'style mile' and is lined with independently owned boutiques, lots of restaurants, lively lounges and sidewalk cafes.
Head north along the coast and you'll reach exclusive Palm Beach, while further still is Florida's Space Coast with the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and wonderful Cocoa Beach, known for its surfing. Alternatively, head south from Miami and explore the chain-link islands known as the Keys, while just inland is the watery wilderness of the Everglades, home to over 350 species of birds, alligators, manatees, mangroves and more.
Premier Holidays offer a fantastic selection of hotels in Miami and Fort Lauderdale, see our brochure for further details.
Barbados may be a popular haunt for pleasure-seeking celebrities, but you don't have to be an A-lister to enjoy its sugar-white sands, warm sapphire seas and lush green landscape of rolling hills scattered with colonial plantations. Whether you are seeking complete relaxation with your significant other, a family holiday or a fun-filled getaway with friends, Barbados has a superb collection of beaches and plentiful hotel options to choose from.
Discover the epitome of Caribbean luxury on the fashionable west coast, which is teeming with world class resorts, attractions and beaches. Browne's Beach is renown for its white sands juxtaposed with a sea of the deepest blue hues adorned by small boats and colourful catamarans that mirror the nation's vibrant character.
Those in search of adventure should head down to the lively south coast, where the sun-kissed shores are buzzing with energy: a plethora of different watersports on offer, a medley of authentic Caribbean rum and cuisine vendors and, of course, the famous Miami Beach. Whilst the antithesis of its American namesake, Miami Beach is a pleasurable blend of lively and calm – the eastern end is rife with towering waves that are ideal for surfers and lovers of the boogie board, whilst the western end boasts serene, shallow waters that are just perfect for families with small children.
On the dramatic Atlantic east coast wide, wind-blown beaches and huge crashing waves are popular with daring surfers and walkers rather than those seeking a tranquil place to soak up the sun or swim. The 'soup bowl' at Bathsheba is the surfer's choice and a drive along the dramatic coastal road to take in the view of impressive coral sculptures is sure to be a highlight of any visit to this island. To witness one of the finest displays of tropical and exotic flora, visit Andromeda Botanic Gardens in Bathsheba. With a flurry of colour and unadulterated beauty, the Gardens never fail to impress.
Of course, the Bajan port capital - Bridgetown – is a must-see when visiting Barbados. With its colonial architecture inspired by Britain's presence since the 17th century, the city is a time capsule teeming with history. Visit Mount Gay Visitors Centre to taste and learn about the world's oldest and most storied rum that has been produced here since 1703. For history buffs, head to the Barbados Museum which is housed in an early 19th century British military prison, innovatively presented in the preserved prison cells – a perfect choice for those wishing to delve deeper into the nation's colonial past.
Whilst Barbados has a distinctive British atmosphere, as shown in village cricket and red post boxes, it has a strong West Indian identity that is firmly rooted in the cuisine. Whether it is waterside eateries serving Caribbean soul food, hipster hotspots offering a fusion of Bajan and Asian dishes or upmarket seafood restaurants that tickle your taste buds, there is something for everyone. For special occasions and sophisticated dining, Barbados' most famous restaurant – The Cliff – is recommended. Often frequented by celebrities, The Cliff is renowned for its theatrical setting, intricate presentation and innovative flavours. Equally, lovers of seafood should make a trip to Friday Night Fish Fry at Oistins in the south to taste the nation's finest fish dishes.
When it comes to shopping, few things can beat the duty free bargains that Broad Street in Bridgetown has to offer. With unbelievable discounts on American and European brands alike, Bridgetown is a hive for all things retail. Alternatively, adventuring into the small villages surrounding the capital will reveal eclectic shops selling quaint souvenirs and homemade jewellery.
When thinking about nightlife in Barbados, look no further than St. Lawrence Gap; a stretch of road in the parish of Christ Church that's home to numerous nightclubs, catering to a variety of music tastes. There are also a number of chic, pop-art inspired cocktail bars set in colonial chattel houses and rum shacks on the beach for chilled, authentic Bajan evenings.
If the crown jewel of the Caribbean has caught your eye, then let Premier Holidays create the perfect Barbados holiday for you…