Barbados: Introduction

Live life like the Bajan's

Barbados Introduction Barbados Introduction

Barbados, the most easterly of the Caribbean islands is best known for its beautiful beaches, tropical weather and fantastic people. Bridgetown is the capital and commercial centre of Barbados with a population of around 80 000. The coral coast on the west of the island provides silky soft sandy beaches and crystal clear shores home to an array of sea life including turtles and the native flying fish of Barbados. The east offers a rockier scene with crashing waves from the Atlantic providing the perfect setting for some great surfing. On the north coast you’ll see some stunning sights with coral and sandstone cliffs rising over 100ft out of the sea. The beaches of Barbados are so good that one of them, ‘The Crane’ was voted as one of the top ten beaches in the world by ‘Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous’.

Not only is Barbados a beautiful land it has a beautiful, colourful culture with a group of islanders that bring it to life. Bajans love to have fun and party and this is done in style during ‘Crop Over’. Crop Over is a five week peak season festival traditionally celebrated to mark the end of the sugar season when in the 17 and 1800s Barbados was the world’s largest producer of sugar. This incredible carnival not only includes the whole island with a procession through the main areas of the island but it is an event that attracts visitors from all over the globe.

For a true Barbadian experience of music, dance, colour and not forgetting rum then the crop over is not to be missed. Whether you want an exciting, action packed party holiday or a quiet relaxing retreat Barbados has everything you need. The sea life and shores provide a fantastic setting for water sports and sun-bathing while the music and culture of Barbados brings individuality and vibrancy to the location. The natural beauty and interesting history means there is plenty to see and do in Barbados and there are some great restaurants and bars to take advantage of. Barbados has bags full to offer for families, couples and singles alike.