Travelling through Heathrow

As always, we’re looking forward to welcoming you to the airport and we’re working hard to make sure your trip runs as smoothly as possible. To help with this process, please be aware of the following:


Consider your arrival times

Allow 3 hours to check-in before your flight and make sure all your travel documents are up-to-date. Please do not turn up significantly early for your flight though, as this can cause unnecessary congestion in the airport.


Terminal Drop-Off Charge

A £5 charge applies to vehicles dropping off passengers at the designated drop-off zones, located directly outside the terminals. Discounts and exemptions apply. Free drop-off is available at our Long Stay car parks.


Terminal 4 airline moves

Terminal 4 has re-opened and up to 30 airlines are moving there during the summer. You should always keep in touch with your airline to confirm which terminal your flight departs from before travelling to the airport. 

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    Stuart Messham
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    As wonderful as lolloping in the sumptuous Barbadian sand is, there’s a lot more on offer than just divine beaches and delicious rays…
    Seeing the turtles in motion really sets your heart free
    Swim with turtles

    Best for: Wildlife lovers and romantics

    There really is nothing more wonderful than being able to share the Azure Barbadian seas with some of its most splendid inhabitants.

    Resorts across the island offer expeditions where you can dive alongside turtles and watch them enjoy some of the most gorgeous waters in the world.

    It’s really not cool to interact with them – and certainly not to touch them – but just seeing them frolic around effortlessly really sets your heart free.

    Also on offer are submarine tours,  snorkelling in shipwrecks, fishing trips and the opportunity to see scores more incredible wildlife with vibrant tropical fish in abundance, sea horses, octopus, rays and much more.

    Mahi-Mahi: the delicious "dolphin" of the Caribbean
    Dine on "dolphin"

    Best for: Food lovers and culture vultures

    Inbetween all the beachside loafing and seaside schmoozing, foodies should  hunt down some of the local delicacies, one of which sounds disturbing but is actually rather delicious.

    The locals, you see, refer to the native Mahi-Mahi fish as “dolphin”, which can be rather off-putting. However, once you get past the bamboozling lingo and get to the food – pairing it with local plantain and some Bajun pepper sauce – you’ll be happy you persevered.

    As far as restaurants go, The Tides in Holetown serves up great cocktails and seafood, the Lone Star – right on the shoreline – offers stunning views and Italian-Carribean fusion and on the south coast look out for Primo for its memorable fish dishes and sumptuous setting.

    Keep on rumming: the Barbadian drink of choice
    Don’t forget the rum

    Best for: Conoisseurs who like to kick back

    There’s a lot to shout about in Barbados and it’s easy to get more vocal after sampling the vast array of delicious rums on the island.

    You will find four operating distilleries: Mount Gay Distillery, St Nicholas Abbey, West Indies Rum Distillery and Foursquare Distillery.

    Mount Gay is probably the famous and operates a really insightful and engaging new tour and there is real beauty to be found at St Nicholas Abbey.

    Tours aside, if you want to sample the good stuff the authentic way, just pop into a rum shop and one of the locals will be happy to talk you through their products and maybe indulge in a drop or two while they’re at it.


    British Airways operate routes to Barbados as does Virgin Atlantic and there are some really exciting deals to be found. Why not take a look?