Barbados

Population: 273,331 citizens

Size:166 square miles

Language: English

 

Destination

The beautiful, small island of Barbados contains breathtaking beaches surrounded by clear waters and coral reefs.  Rich in culture and heritage, Barbados has a diverse background with vibrant festivals and prominent history.  The passion that lives on this island is brought out in the amazing cuisine, rich history, and artistic talents of the people.  The many sites of interest make Barbados a very special and unique destination.  If you are looking to surf, swim, or snorkel on one of the abundant white sand beaches, or just relax in the sun, Barbados is the small Caribbean paradise that has it all.

 

When To Go

Barbados is known for having year-round beautiful weather.  With an average daily high temperature of 86 degrees and 3000 hours of annual sunshine, perfect is the best way to describe the weather in Barbados.  The northeast trade winds keep the sunny days cool so it is never unbearably hot and it makes for cozy nights.  There is no bad time to travel to Barbados, any time of the year will be graced with ideal weather.

 

Sun, Sand, Sea and Shopping

A warm welcome awaits on this Caribbean Island full of activities and attractions.  Besides enjoying the beautiful white sand beaches, you can also sail, cruise on a catamaran, dive to sunken ships, or tour a submarine.  With the vast choices of things to do, Barbados has endless fun for everyone.  Bridgetown, Barbados' capital city, is a main attraction for duty-free shopping on Broad Street, historic tours, or an evening stroll.  The busy marina is packed with luxurious yachts and surrounded by many bars, restaurants, and shops.  

Natural beauty is everywhere in Barbados, including the magnificent natural attraction of Harrison's Cave in the heart of Barbados.  This natural attraction was carved out over millions of years by seeping surface water to create a breathtakingly beatiful, crystallized limestone cavern.  You will not want to miss exploring the underground rivers and hidden waterfalls found here.

The beautiful weather in Barbados makes it the ideal location for golf and the perfect destination for golfers or "would be" golfers.  The many prestigious country clubs are a great spot to visit for a round and a refreshment.

 

Dining and Nightlife

Watch the sun set over the Caribbean Sea while enjoying dinner at any of the excellent restaurants in Barbados.  There is a vast array of fine restaurants on the island that offer local cuisine, seafood, and continental cuisine.  There is something to suit every taste and budget with the wide range of dining options.  By day, informal attire is suitable for most Barbados restaurants, but at night a more formal dress code is enforced.  It is also recommended that dinner reservations be made in advance, especially in the winter.  

When the sun sets in Barbados, the fun continues!  Barbados nightlife is varied, providing entertainment for everyone from dinner shows to romantic cruises and exquisite dining.  Barbados night clubs often feature live entertainment of local music like calypso or reggae, and dancing is encouraged.