About the Caribbean – Barbados



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Barbados

Barbados is a picturesque coral island in the Caribbean. It is part of the Lesser Antilles in the West Indies which is famous for its tranquil beaches, colorful festivals, mouthwatering cuisines, and friendly locals. Barbados is considered a leading tourist destination where the fun never stops!
Bridgetown, the largest and capital city of Barbados, is a port city situated on the southwest coast of the island. In Bridgetown, you can enjoy duty-free shopping at upscale boutiques and cruise ship terminals. It is one of the popular places to visit in Barbados among tourists as it offers many activities such as fishing, yachting, nightlife on Baxter’s Road, and viewing cricket matches.

A trip to Barbados is incomplete without visiting the white sandy beaches along the magnificent blue-green sea of the West Coast. The coral reefs found at Barbados are among some of the most beautiful coral reefs. They are excellent for scuba diving and snorkeling, and if you are lucky you may even see a sea turtle swimming alongside you. You can enjoy an island safari on a jeep which will take you to remote bays, gullies, and offer panoramic coastal views. Visit the Andromeda Botanical Garden and enjoy some of the rare species of plants. This Barbados National Trust Garden has an unparalleled collection of plants found anywhere in the world.

Barbados is a multi-cultural society with traces of European, African, and native Caribbean influence. It is not just an island with exciting beaches; there are rolling hills, deep gullies and ridges, and thousands of interesting varieties of flora and fauna. The vast network of underground lakes and caves are an excellent source of drinking water which is considered the one of the purest in the world. The unique thing about Barbados is that it was actually two land masses which have joined together over the years. This geological abnormality along with other anomalies makes Barbados a phenomenal destination.

Barbados has a tropical rainforest climate due to the constant cool breeze of the trade winds. Rain during the winter months turns the weather pleasant. There is an increasing number of accommodations and hotels in Barbados with special emphasis on ecotourism.

Barbados is the ideal holiday destination for everyone. From families to honeymooners to elderly couples the island offers lots of music, history, art, nightlife and some of the best restaurants – there is something for everyone. Barbados is called the ‘culinary capital of the world’ with a variety of food that is appealing to all foodies. Whether it is fine dining at top-rated restaurants or casual street food – both are a complete gastronomical delight! But the thing that makes Barbados extra special is its warm and friendly people. Barbadians who are also called Bajans will always welcome you with an open heart and sincere smile. From its beautiful eastern coastline to UNESCO World Heritage capital to rich cultural ambiance this Caribbean paradise is an enchanting vacation destination that you will want to visit again and again.