In Barbados, you’ll find plenty of things to do beyond the beach; attractions and landmarks are dotted all around the island. Visit a historic plantation house, wander through the Wildlife Reserve, take part in a coastal sightseeing tour or explore the Barbados Museum. Whatever you choose to do, however, the island’s unique colonial history and endless charm won’t disappoint. Of course, a day spent snorkeling by the beach or swimming with sea turtles is just as appealing…
From charismatic inns to charming guesthouses, self-contained flats to unique boutiques, luxury resorts to private villas, Barbados has accommodation to suit every type of traveler. The vibrant and more developed coastlines of East, South and West Barbados glisten with a wide variety of options, providing relaxing stays that have become synonymous with the Caribbean.
From spacious air-conditioned shopping malls to small jostling souvenir shops, Barbados caters for avid shoppers in abundance. Large department stores glisten with duty-free shopping while tiny gift shops entice travelers with authentic Bajan handicrafts. Also, prices are up to 30-50% less than in Europe or America so you can load up your suitcases with plenty of guilt-free purchases.
Whether it’s an outdoor fish fry, a village rum shop or a fine dining restaurant, eating in Barbados is a cultural experience. An eclectic blend of English, Indian and African flavors – seasoned with zingy jerk spices - dishes served offer an authentic taste of the Caribbean. Nicknamed ‘The Land of Flying Fish’, marine and fresh fish are a particular specialty in Barbados, with salt cod, snapper and yellow fin tuna available around every corner of the island.
White powdery sand, sweeping tropical sunsets and a Caribbean warmth that extends to its locals, Barbados offers one of the most idyllic island escapes. Attracting year-round visitors with its balmy temperatures and glistening Caribbean Sea, unsurprisingly, beachside relaxation and water sports remain the two biggest draws to the island. Away from the developed west and south coasts, however, a hidden world of rolling limestone hills, lush botanical gardens and colonial museums embody the true spirit of Barbados.
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