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Celebrating Lower Air Passenger Duty


We are celebrating here at Blue Sky Luxury following the UK budget. It might sound odd but after five years of supporting the Caribbean and travel industry’s struggle to have the UK Government reform its Air Passenger Duty (APD) tax bands, at long last there is a measure of success. British Chancellor George Osborne has announced a reform to the UK’s current four-band system for APD to a two-band system....

Happily Ever After in the Caribbean


Canadian  featured an article by Melanie Reffes about Weddings in the Caribbean. Featured property Fustic House one of the amazing Flagship properties that BlueSky Luxury Barbados has to offer. .

Barbados To Host 2014 TOP GEAR FESTIVAL


Bridgetown, Barbados – Top Gear Festival will make its Americas debut on the Caribbean island of Barbados at the newly renovated Bushy Park Circuit on 17-18 May, 2014. Hosted by Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May, Top Gear Festival Barbados will feature an awe-inspiring line up of cars and driving talent including The Stig, the Top Gear Stunt Team and guest drivers from the world of motorsport and entertainment....

Barbados Dream Cup


Ready…Set…Game!!! The Barbados Dream Cup is being dubbed ‘a not-to-be-missed sporting event’ with big names, international coverage and unbelievable excitement behind its name. The Barbados Dream Cup is a two-day invitational tennis event, attracting household names such as Andy Murray, Juan Martin Del Potro, Richard Gasquet and Nicolas Almagro. Come this November the 28th the baseline is guaranteed to feature adrenalin pumping sets.  With a grand prize value of US$500,000...

Barbados Food, Wine & Rum Festival


Delicious…sumptuous…savory or just simply, “delightful’. These are all words you could use to describe exceptional culinary delights, and we guarantee that these are just a few of the words that will come out of your mouth when you experience the Barbados Food, Wine and Rum Festival taking place between November 21-25 2013. Taste your way through 4 days of culinary experiences sure to leave you yearning for seconds. If you...

Thomas Cook adds Flights to Barbados


Thomas Cook is due to launch a new twice-weekly service to Barbados from Manchester airport. Commencing Sunday 10th November 2013, the weekly Manchester-St Lucia-Barbados flight will operate on a specifically configured Airbus A330 aircraft, with the additional Manchester-Antigua-Barbados flight operating from Thursday 19th December. Virgin Atlantic currently operates the only direct Manchester to Barbados service, so these new flights will provide an additional choice for those living in the north...

Carnival in The Gap


The Barbados Tourism Authority is hosting over 300 Travel Agents from Barbados’ primary markets – UK, USA, Canada and Europe, and this year Brazil and China also join the familiarisation trip to learn more about our accomodations, culture, attractions and people.  For a few days they will be treated to the Best of Barbados and on Friday 21st June everyone is invited to come out to St. Lawernce Gap and...

Celtic Festival – Barbados 2013


COME AND JOIN IN THE FUN…. From little events in tiny rum shops, to grand outdoor concerts, from piping along the South Coast Boardwalk at sundown, to ceilidhs in the sun, Bajan buffet lunches with a Celtic theme to the dishes…you will hear the tunes of the pipes, some beautiful folk music and song celebrating our cultural heritage and connections, see some ancient step dances… Celtic Festival Barbados celebrates a...

Snow at Sandy Lane!


A few weeks ago an e-mail came into my inbox from a couple of our previous guests (who are also friends of mine)– Gareth and Lucie. The photos attached showed a young cat who was clearly intrigued by experiencing snow for the first time, which is perhaps not surprising considering that the cat – known as ‘Julia Roberts’ for reasons which have never been made clear! –is actually a Bajan...

Top tips when travelling to Barbados


Don’t forget your plug adaptor when travelling to Barbados Electricity is supplied at 110 volts/50 cycles so if you are travelling to Barbados from North America you will not need a small appliance converter but our guests from Europe should be prepared. The sockets are suitable for either; 2 Flat blades 2 Flat blades with round grounding/earth pin 2.  Get the correct currency for your Barbados holiday The unit of...

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