Barbados | The perfect place for Caribbean holidays | Visitors from all over the world are drawn to its enviable climate, together with its warm, clear blue sea  and white sand beaches | Great for people of all ages and budgets

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Barbados is a pear-shaped coral island - approximately 21 miles from north to south and up to 14 miles east to west - with a population of around 275,000 people.

Barbadians - also known as 'Bajans' - are warm, helpful and friendly. The island is English-speaking and is part of the British Commonwealth. 

Barbados is the perfect place for a holiday. Visitors from all over the world are drawn to its enviable climate, together with its warm, clear blue sea and brilliant white sand beaches. It is a great location for people of all ages. Being the most easterly Caribbean island, Barbados is very rarely troubled by hurricanes and boasts 3,000 hours of sunshine each year. Any tropical showers tend to be short and sharp. (Please see the annual temperature and rainfall graphs below).

Barbados is a gourmet's paradise. You will find an excellent selection of restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets - everything from fast-food dining to excellent, top class establishments.

Confirmed beach addicts and water sports fanatics are equally at home in Barbados, with a variety of great beaches to choose from and plenty of operators offering diving, snorkelling, water-skiing and similar activities. A number of companies run boat or catamaran trips along the coast, there is a submarine that cruises the coral reefs to watch the fish close up and you can charter boats for deep-sea fishing.

The island offers a number of year round distractions away from the beaches including; world-class golf courses, tropical gardens - including Huntes Gardens - a wildlife reserve, rum distilleries, restored colonial plantation houses, horse riding, a racecourse and, of course, the national passion - cricket !

For historians, the Arlington House Museum in Speightstown and The George Washington Museum in Bridgetown are well worth a visit.

 

Barbados has an impressive range of historical sites, gently rolling landscapes, dramatic scenery, hidden caves, cliffs and gullies to explore.

Hire cars, taxis and the inexpensive buses - with a flat rate fare of BDS$ 2 per journey - are just a few of the ways you can travel around the island.

Holidaying in Barbados requires no special medical precautions, inoculations are unnecessary and the tap water is safe to drink.

The islandís unit of currency is the Barbados dollar** but major credit cards and US dollars are widely accepted as payment for goods and services.

**2 Barbados dollars are usually equivalent to 1 US dollar.

 

 

USEFUL BARBADOS LINKS:-

WHAT'S ON IN BARBADOS MONTH BY MONTH:-

http://www.whatsoninbarbados.com/

FOR WATERSPORTS ON THE WEST COAST OF BARBADOS:-

Call Mali on 835 1380 (mobile).

SHORT VIDEOS OF THE BEACHES OF BARBADOS:-

Click on:- http://www.beachesofbarbados.com/

INS AND OUTS OF BARBADOS. Click on:- http://insandoutsofbarbados.com/

BARBADOS WILDLIFE RESERVE. Click on:- http://www.barbados.org/reserve.htm

GYMS & WELLNESS. Click on:- http://www.surfsidewellness.com/

ST. NICHOLAS ABBEY. Click on:- http://www.stnicholasabbey.com/

LIMEGROVE LIFESTYLE CENTRE. Click on:-  www.limegrove.com

BABY EQUIPMENT RENTALS. Click on:- www.babyagogo.net

and www.babygearbarbados.com

CURRENCY CONVERTER:- If you wish to see how much the pounds sterling (United Kingdom Pounds - GBP) rates on this web site currently equate to in any other currency - (e.g. United States Dollars - USD) - click on:- www.xe.com/ucc   

BARBADOS ANIMAL WELFARE:- For information relating to animal welfare in Barbados click on:- www.arkanimalwelfarebarbados.com  and www.thehopesanctuarybarbados.com  

'HIKE BARBADOS'. Click on:- www.hikebarbados.com

BARBADOS CRICKET:- For information relating to Cricket in Barbados click on:- www.windiescricket.com 

BARBADOS HORSE RACING:- For information relating to race days at The Garrison Savannah course click on:- www.barbadosturfclub.org  

THE BARBADOS CONCORDE EXPERIENCE:- For information relating to The Barbados Concorde Experience click on:- www.barbadosconcorde.com 

HARRISON'S CAVE IN BARBADOS:- For information relating to Harrison's Cave click on:- www.harrisonscave.com 

 

 

MAP OF BARBADOS.

Temperature of Barbados

Rainfall of Barbados

BARBADOS' LOCATION (NEAR THE LOWER RIGHT IN THE MAP BELOW):-

 APPROXIMATE DISTANCES AND FLYING TIMES TO BARBADOS FROM:-

LONDON :- 4,210 MILES - 8 HOURS

MIAMI :- 1,600 MILES - 3 HOURS

TORONTO :- 2,416 MILES - 5 HOURS

 

 

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