Travel challenge: A beach holiday in Barbados

Every week, we invite competing companies to give us their best deal for a specified holiday. Today: a week's holiday in Barbados. Prices are for two people travelling together and include non-stop flights from Gatwick...


£1,878: Coconut Court Beach Resort, Hastings

Includes Virgin Atlantic flights departing 20 March, transfers and accommodation with breakfast at the three-star Coconut Court Beach Resort. "The hotel combines charming Bajan hospitality and good value with an unbeatable beachfront location," says Chris Jones of Destinology (0800 634 2866; ).

Virgin Holidays

£1,978: Waves Resort, west coast

Includes Virgin Atlantic flights departing 21 March, transfers, all-inclusive accommodation at the four-star resort, a catamaran trip and two spa treatments.

"A great all-inclusive price, with added extras and a massive saving of up to £433. Customers can save an extra 5 per cent if they book online, bringing the saving value up to £463," says the holiday company (0844 557 3859; ).


£2,398: Tamarind Cove, St James

Includes British Airways flights departing 21 March, transfers and accommodation with breakfast at the four-star Tamarind Cove hotel. "This fantastic hotel is on a wonderful, palm-fringed beach. And with the current 40 per cent discount it offers exceptional value for money as well," says Nikki Davies of Trailfinders (0845 050 5871; ).