Explore Barbados – The Best of the Caribbean

Where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Caribbean Sea is where you’ll find the magical island of Barbados. Barbados is a very special place, and Barbadians are very special people who have many stories to tell. A few you might have already heard, like the one about their hometown sweetheart and mega-star Rihanna, or about cricketing legend, their very own Sir Garfield Sobers.

They have so many popular heroes that have brought joy and undoubtable recognition to Barbados, here is where you can read more!

Barbados has a population of 284 000, and is abound with natural beauty, crystal-clear waters and amazing beaches. Top attractions include Carlisle Bay in Bridgetown, Harrison’s Cave in Saint Thomas Parish and Dover Beach in St. Lawrence Gap.


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General information

Essential details you need to know before your trip

Currency Barbadian Dollar (BBD)
Language English
Hub Airport Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI)
Airline LIAT
Time Zone GMT -4
Travel Adaptor Type A & B

Why visit Barbados

Barbados is a destination where images of island life, white beaches and drinking straight out of a coconut comes to life!

As if the beaches, culture and cuisine were not enough to entice you, Barbados also has an impressive array of hidden caves and underground lakes that are waiting to be discovered. Harrison Cave is one of these idyllic locations, and you can swim where the waterfall hits its crystal-clear waters below.

More than 100km of uninterrupted coastlines look over the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean, gleaming with azure waters that you can’t resist. Palm trees provide the shade to this island style of life.

Just off the coast is where you can get up close with the colorful array of fish and turtles, as you join them while scuba diving off your cruise boat in the sea’s warm waters. Barbados is home to the leatherback and hawksbill turtles, and if you happen to be around between July and October, you’ll see them hatch and follow the sound of the ocean to their homes in the warm sea waters.

Barbados is known to be the birthplace of rum, so be sure to taste some of the best that the island has to offer! For those interested in its history, take a tour, ending with a taster of the oldest rum in the world that you can find. And if you’re anyone that loves delicious eats, then you’ll be in for a treat as the Bayan style of cooking includes flavors of the Caribbean, Africa, the West Indies and parts of Europe.

Yes, we agree that Barbados appears too good to be true. but fortunately you don’t have to take our word for it! Keep reading to find out more.

Beaches

 

Indulge your senses as you relax or stroll along the pearly-white beaches of this island destination. The sands of Dover Beach and Bottom Bay are world-class tourist sites.

Cuisine

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If you’re a lover of flavorsome dishes and exciting food combinations then Barbados will be a dream come true, with a cuisine that is a mixture of Caribbean, African, Creole and Indian influences.

Marine Life

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Colorful and exotic creatures await your viewing in the waters off the coasts of Barbados. This is a dream destination to those keen on swimming with turtles, dolphins, flying fish and more.

With so much to do and see in Barbados, there’s something for everyone

Things to do in Barbados

Barbados welcomes you with something special to discover and enjoy for the duration of your stay.

There’s always something happening in Barbados at any time of the day or night. Here you are free to indulge your passions and enjoy whatever ’floats your boat’.

Barbados caters to everyone, every day,  from the intellectually inclined in search of history, heritage and a deeper understanding of Caribbean ethos, to the connoisseur of the sweet life seeking excitement through music, dance, song, culture and epicurean extravagance.

  •  Shopping
  • Music
  • Arts Gallery
  • Nature Tour
  • Wildlife Experience
  • Nightlife
  • Spa & Wellbeing Centers
  • Sports Locations
  • Cave Adventures and more…

Barbados welcomes you with something special to discover and enjoy for the duration of your stay. If after you got your groove and it’s still not enough, remember, the beach is open 24-7!

Barbados Summary

Each place in Barbados has a story, every meal is a celebration, and each day promises new experiences, discoveries and memories to last a lifetime. Many expect Barbados to be a once-in-a-lifetime type of trip, but quickly discover that it is the kind of place you want to return to, time and time again.

Now it’s your turn to experience Barbados – the gem of the Caribbean Sea. Explore Barbados little-known natural treasures like the tranquil Long Pond and experience their most popular attractions like the famous Oistins Friday Night Fish Fry!

Swim with the turtles, sample the world’s oldest rum or take a dip with locals at our natural beach “jacuzzi” – Hot Pot. Hike through their idyllic East Coast, dine sumptuously along our exclusive West Coast and sing karaoke into the early hours of the morning on our fun-loving South Coast.

Play dominoes at one of the 1500+ rum shops on island and dig into some delicious roast breadfruit, dripping in butter from one of their roadside food stalls! With so much to do, it is probably pretty obvious now why travelers keep coming back!


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