Discover our one-of-a-kind island hopping service

With our new inter-island service offering flights from Barbados to Grenada and St Vincent, your Caribbean island escape could now be a double (or even triple) treat.

Enjoy a multi-island holiday in a tropical paradise. We're making it easier than ever to experience the unique personalities of each Caribbean island, with hops between Barbados to St Vincent or to Grenada now on sale.

Inter-island destinations

Inter-island flight schedule

Virgin Atlantic fly direct to Barbados from London Heathrow daily and from Manchester 5 times a week.

After your arrival into Barbados you can fly on to Grenada or take your adventure to St Vincent.

Alternatively, you can start your Caribbean journey by flying to Grenada or St Vincent from London Heathrow with a short touchdown in Barbados.

London Heathrow (LHR) - Barbados (BGI)
Direct flight
Manchester (MAN) - Barbados (BGI)
Direct flights commence 27th October 2024
Barbados (BGI) - Grenada (GND)
Flight departs 16:20, arrival 17:10
Grenada (GND) - Barbados (BGI)
Flight departs 19:00, arrival 19:55

From 29th October 2024, Virgin Atlantic will operate three flights per week. Flights depart Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

Barbados (BGI) - St Vincents (SVD)
Flights depart 16:15, arrival 17:10
St Vincents (SVD) - Barbados (BGI)
Flight departs 19:00, arrival 19:55

From 27th October 2024 to 1st December 2024, Virgin Atlantic will operate two flights per week. Flights depart Wednesdays and Sundays.

From 2nd December 2024, Virgin Atlantic will operate three flights per week. Flights depart Mondays, Wednesdays and Sundays.

Ready, set, book

Get ready to island hop


Everything you need to know

Inter-island flying refers to the passengers booked to travel between Caribbean islands, who are not boarding or disembarking at London Heathrow.

The same aircraft will either start or finish its journey at London Heathrow, with passengers joining and disembarking at their chosen destination. Some passengers will stay onboard for the entirety of the journey (for example, from London Heathrow to Grenada). 

If flying with us on one of these inter-island services, you'll be booked on an Economy Classic ticket.


You will receive the same baggage allowance as you would on our other routes, which is 1 x 10kg hand luggage, and 1 x 23kg checked bag.

Check in is not available online for inter-island services. You'll need to check in at the airport.

Check in is available from 2 hours before departure for services from Barbados, and 4 hours before departure for services from St Vincent and Grenada.

Seat selection is not available for customers travelling on inter-island services. Your seat will be allocated at the airport.

There will be a short refreshments service during the flight.

You will have access to the same great inflight entertainment as on our long haul services, however headphones are not supplied, so please bring your own.

If you are a customer who is travelling to or from London Heathrow on a service where inter-island customers are joining, the plane will be on the ground for approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes upon landing into Barbados.


Customers for Barbados will disembark the aircraft, and new inter-island customers will be joining. 


At this time our cleaning and security teams will board the aircraft to prepare the flight for the joining customers. Please remain in your seats and listen for any instructions from our crew.


The toilets will be accessible and our inflight entertainment will continue to play. Our crew will be available if you have any questions

Dates for your diary

Whichever path you choose to explore the Caribbean, there's a triathlon of beaches, bites, and breathtaking sites to explore, all wrapped up in an unforgettable island-hopping escapade. 

Check out some key dates to make your visit even more memorable.

Caribbean carnivals are an incredible blend of colour,  music, costumes, and food - a treat for all the senses! And with our new inter-island service, it's easier to experience even more.

Vincy Mas

Vincy Mas

St Vincent

The Caribbean's 'hottest Carnival' takes place from mid June to the start of July, celebrating Vincentian heritage. The last two days are unmissable, with J'Ouvert and Mardis Gras.

Crop Over

Crop Over


Barbados' biggest festival is a cultural extravaganza of colour, enjoy shows, markets and exhibitions. Tracing back to the 1700s, this summer festival takes place in August.

Spicemas Grenada



Enjoy calyspo music, parties and parades at Grenada's summer carnival. A marathon of celebration, the fun begins in June and July, and culminates in August.

Cricket Caribbean

Caribbean Premier League

The CPL is a T20 cricket league that brings together some of the finest cricketing talents for a Caribbean fiesta filled with flair.  Taking place from August through to September, the rivalries are fierce and the energy is electrifying. Experience some epic cricketing showdowns, with a slice of Caribbean culture. 

Sailing Caribbean


With gorgeous blue waters, gentle winds, and a chain of islands waiting to be discovered, the Caribbean is a sailors dream. So, it's no wonder it's home to a range of vibrant sailing events! Sailors from across the globe gather for Grenada Sailing week early in the year, and St Vincent & The Grenadines are home to Bequia Easter Regatta and Mayreau Regatta. Sailing events are a fantastic way to immerse yourself in the charm and hospitality of the islands.

Horses on beach

Sandy Lane Barbados Gold Cup

This annual horse racing extravaganza is held at beautiful Garrison Savannah racetrack, and is a grand spectacle of elegance, luxury, and high-stakes excitement. The race covers around 1,800 metres, and the crowd really gets into the spirit of things. Plus, there's music, food stalls, and a brilliant atmosphere.

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