At TravelUp, we have teamed up with Dorothy Perkins to give you the chance to win a luxury holiday to Barbado for 2.The lucky winner of this fantastic prize will be treated to return World Traveller flights with British Airways and a 7 nights stay at the premium all-inclusive Crystal Cove by Elegant Hotels PLUS £500 to spend at Dorothy Perkins and Burton.

Interested? Here is some information about the resort and the local area…

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The Coast

Known as one of the smallest islands in the Caribbean, Barbados is a beautiful, 21 mile stretch which is recognised for its beautiful, white sandy beaches and gentle crystal clear waters; making it the perfect destination for soaking up the sun and enjoying the local sea life.

A hub for water sports, Barbados is an ideal place for sports and nature lovers alike. From Waterskiing and Banana Boating to the more relaxing Stand Up Paddle Boarding and Snorkelling, there is something for everyone. For those who fancy venturing underneath the surface, Scuba Diving will provide an unforgettable experience; allowing holidaymakers to get close to the tropical fish and friendly sea turtles!

If you are looking immerse yourself in the history of the island – in a very literal sense – Bathsheba is definitely worth a visit. Named after the wife of King David, Bathsheba is also recognised for its coastal boulders and invigorating Bathsheba Pools, which are popular escapes for local Bajans looking to cool off from the heat. With the waters thought to be rich in minerals, visitors to this area can discover speculated health benefits for themselves.

Inland

It is easy to spend day after day by the coast but away from the waves, travellers can head to Cherry Tree Hill and be greeted with outstanding views of this inspiring setting. The road to Cherry Tree Hill is lined with mahogany trees and makes for the perfect photo opportunity! One of the highest points on the island, Welchmann Hall Gully is also provides fantastic views of the vegetation across St. Andrew’s Parish and the Scotland District.

For those looking to mix relation with activity, Barbados is a great place to go hiking and is home to The Arbib Heritage and Nature Trail; a 3 hour guided tour around Speightstown and heading into the countryside; where holidaymakers can see the local architecture and historical sites.

The island also boasts a range of stunning gardens which as are full of flourishing tropical flowers, including Andromeda Botanic Gardens, the Orchid World & Tropical Garden and Hunte’s Garden.

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Nightlife

For those looking for authentic Caribbean night life, a visit to St. Lawrence Gap is an absolute must! The central area for entertainment on the entire island, the restaurants and bars in St. Lawrence Gap are definitely worth discovering; with most serving rum until the sun comes up! The 1.3km stretch of road showcases where cultures meet and bind together to create a diverse experience ranging from the nightclubs, bars and restaurants.

For a memorable dining experience, we would recommend holidaymakers head to Oistin’s Fish Fry on a Friday and experience the enormously popular weekly street party. This area becomes a hub of entertainment with live performances, fresh seafood being cooked up and the opportunity to dance with the locals and feel like a true Bajan.

Premium all-inclusive at Crystal Cove by Elegant Hotels

With so much to discover, you’ll certainly want a comfortable base for your Barbados adventure which is exactly what you’ll get staying in an Ocean View Room at Crystal Cove by Elegant Hotels. Situated on the Platinum West Coast, this dreamy idyllic resort offers plenty of facilities and activities, including motorised water sports, to ensure you have an enjoyable premium all-inclusive stay.

Your Ocean View Room will feature breathtaking Caribbean ocean views from your comfortable bed and the room features all the amenities you could possibly ask for! The modern and chic Crystal Cove at Elegant Hotels will offer all guests a unique and personalised experience, making it the perfect resort for the worthy competition winner.

Visit www.dorothyperkins.com/barbados to be in with a chance of winning this unforgettable holiday and a £500 spend on your new-season style!