Barbados known for its pristine beaches, expansive golf-courses, turquoise bays, coastal views and natural wonders such as Harrison’s cave. Whether you enjoy long walks on the beach or exploring historical heritage sites Barbados has something for you.
Barbados is a blend of modern comforts and Caribbean paradise. Barbados gained independence from Britain in 1966 but British influence on the island can be found from horse racing, cricket matches, to colonial style architecture.
• Island Size: Barbados is 21 miles long and a 14 miles wide
• Location: Barbados is completely surround by the Atlantic Ocean and is the eastern most island in the Lesser Antilles
• Climate: The maximum daily temperature is 75-90 °F year round. The island is consistently cooled by North-East tradewinds.
• Population: Barbados has a resident population of 257,000
• Official Language: English is the official Barbados language. In informal settings you are likely to hear Bajan dialect spoken, which is a combination of British English and various West African languages.
• Heritage: Barbados is the oldest continuing parliamentary democracy outside of England
• Currency: Barbadian dollar (Exchange rate: $1.98 BDS to $1.00 U.S)
• Barbados was colonized by the English early in the 17th century. Before then, Barbados was inhabited by Carib and Arawak Native Americans.
• Barbados was the world’s number one sugar producer by 1650
• Barbados achieved universal voting rights in 1943 and opted for full independence from the United Kingdom in 1966
• Recreational Activity highlights:
• Diving & Snorkeling
• Cave Tours
• Botanical Gardens
• Coastal Sightseeing
TOP THINGS TO DO IN BARBADOS
• 15 Best Things to Do In Barbados – The Crazy Tourist
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• 25 Best Things to Do in Barbados – VacationIdea
• Top things to do – Lonely Planet
• Things To Do in Barbados – Visit Barbados