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Barbados life – laid back and easy going

Barbados holidays are all about relaxation and forgetting that the outside world still exists. Barbados is the most eastern Caribbean island and is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean.

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Bridgetown
Approx 284,000
Christian
English
Barbados Dollar
GMT -4

Laid back lifestyle, Caribbean beats

The tiny island is just 14 miles wide and 21 miles long. It's mostly flat with a few higher regions, the highest point being Mount Hillary. Barbados is known for its laid back easy going lifestyle and has a history of Portuguese, Spanish and English influences.

Originally the main economy came from cotton, tobacco and sugar; however tourism took over the island in the 1950s. Barbados has a tropical climate but the refreshing sea breeze from the Atlantic Ocean helps to keep temperatures bearable. The best time to visit Barbados is between November and May when the average daily sunshine is 8 – 10 hours. Storms are common between June and November, although the last hurricane was 1955.

Bridgetown is the capital of Barbados and it's where you can enjoy the culture and history of the National Heroes Square, St Michaels Cathedral and Parliament Buildings. You can also take a trip to Sunbury House during your holidays to Barbados, and delve into the history of the 300 year old Bajan plantation house.

Places to Visit

Arbib Nature and Heritage Trails - Barbados

Learn about local traditions from expert guides as you wander through a choice of trails. See bearded fig trees in Whim Gully, learn about the dog dumpling tree and the humpback whale, and then watch sugar cane being harvested.

Cricket

Cricket is practically a religion on Barbados; time your holiday to coincide with a test match and head over to the Kensington Oval in Bridgetown to watch the West Indies in action.

Sunbury Plantation House

Step back in time when you visit this beautifully restored plantation house in St Philip. Overflowing with antiques, you can enjoy the expertise of a guide well versed in local history, before enjoying tea in the courtyard or dinner at the 200 year old mahogany dining table.

Discover traditional Caribbean cuisine

Barbados can be a perfect honeymoon hideaway, a relaxing family holiday or an adrenaline filled adventure trip. Bridgetown, St Lawrence and Christ Church are among the popular resorts on the island with luxury hotels set in stunning locations leading onto their own private beaches. Barbados holidays centre on the west and south coast of the island where you can walk for miles on the soft ivory shores and take in the impressive ocean.

There are plenty of open air restaurants, bars and clubs playing live music with traditional Caribbean beats. You will be spoilt for choice on your holidays to Barbados with the diverse range of cuisine on offer; its abundance of seafood including tuna, salmon, shark and barracuda is all cooked with a Caribbean feel. The national drink is rum and this is present in many of the cocktails on offer. If you'd like a truly romantic night out you could dine on your own private catamaran watching the starlit sky.

With its Atlantic breeze, the north of the island is very popular with water sports enthusiasts. It draws surfers from all over the world and is now one of the international championship circuits. The shopping malls offer a wide variety of products and local handicrafts including painting and wall hangings. So discover this small island paradise today and book your holiday in Barbados at Latedeals.co.uk now.

Location of Barbados

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