Flying to Holetown

A flight to your vacation in Barbados is easy to pull off

Tourists who choose to fly to their getaway in Holetown will get a gorgeous aerial view of the town before landing at the island's only international airport in Christ Church. International planes typically fly low over the island's west coast before sweeping into their final decent to the south east, giving visitors a sneak peek of the tropical splendor that awaits. ten busiest airports...


Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI) is the island's international airport. Though it has been the main source of international travel for generations, in the last decade major improvements to the infrastructure and equipment has made it an even more recommendable destination. Thousands of passengers land here each year, placing it on the list of the top ten busiest airports in the Caribbean, and the airport manages to handle it all with a 11,000 foot long asphalt runway, five taxiways, two terminals, and 22 gates.

Both international and regional air traffic lands at Grantley Adams International Airport on a daily basis. As you begin your search for flights near you, you'll notice that they are available in abundance from New York City and Miami in the United States, Frankfurt and England from Europe, and Tortonto and Montreal in Canada. If you don't live near these cities, booking a connecting flight will be necessary. The airport in San Juan, Puerto Rico serves this purpose as well.

If you'll be flying from the U.S. this information can aid the planning process. Online services don't always list the most logical options so it's useful to see which airlines actually fly direct to this airport.

Grantley Adams International Airport U.S. Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
Miami, FL, USA MIA American Airlines

The following list indicates airline companies that have direct service out of Canadian airports.

Grantley Adams International Airport Canadian Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
Montreal, Canada YUL Air Canada

If you're going to fly from a location in Europe the following chart will be useful.

Grantley Adams International Airport European Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
London, United Kingdom LGW British Airways, Thomson Airways, Virgin Airlines

Flying to Holetown from the Caribbean

See the following chart for air service from other Caribbean airports. Even if you can't take a flight directly from your favorite airport, making a connection through another airport in the Caribbean could be a good solution.

Grantley Adams International Airport Caribbean Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
Antigua, Antigua and Barbuda ANU LIAT, Thomas Cook Airlines
Basseterre, St. Kitts SKB Phoenix Airways
Bequia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines BQU SVG Air
Calliste, Grenada GND LIAT
Canouan, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines CIW SVG Air
Castries, Saint Lucia SLU Caribbean Airlines, LIAT
Dominica DOM LIAT
Dominican Republic SDQ Phoenix Airways
Martinique FDF LIAT
Mustique, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines MQS SVG Air
Roseau, Dominica DCF LIAT
St. Vincent, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines SVD LIAT, SVG Air
Trinidad, Trinidad and Tobago POS LIAT
Union Island and nearby islands, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines UNI SVG Air
Vieux Fort, Saint Lucia UVF Thomas Cook Airlines


The customs officials in Barbados don't make it too difficult to get through the inspection process. You'll need to arrive prepared with your passport as well as a valid return or onward ticket, and you'll generally be good to go. If you're visiting for longer than three months you'll need to have a visa as well, and be aware that Barbados does not allow camouflage items to entry the country.

Next Stop, Holetown

There are several different options available for tourists from the airport. You can take a taxi for $29.50(USD), or head across the street from the parking lot and take the bus for $0.75(USD). Many people choose to rent a car and drive themselves. The trip will take you northwest mainly on Tom Adams Highway and Errol Barrow Highway. For more information about rental cars, click here.

With many major airlines offering nonstop flights to Barbados, you'll find it easy to book a getaway in Holetown, allowing you to avoid the stress that vacation planning is known for, and quickly move to the place in the process where you are able to imagine yourself reveling in the tropical destination.


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