Barbados is the easternmost island in the Caribbean, a curved teardrop shape with its east coast lying on the Atlantic Ocean, and its other coasts on the
Caribbean Sea. The north coast is very short, but the warm, sunny, lush south coast and the lively west coast are home to most of the islandís beaches. Because of its oceanic
diversity, Barbados also enjoys a topographic mix, with its east coast being rugged, fascinating and full of things to explore, like caves and rock formations, as well as crashing
waves and dramatic blow-holes.
With stunning beaches, Barbados is a huge lure for North American and European winter sun-seekers. Its primary language is English and its slightly regal nature derives from its
various connections to the British Empire. Besides beaches, it has plenty of attractions for those who donít want to sun and swim all day every day. Fine dining and luxury hotels dot
the island, never far from one of the beaches.
With a populace of slightly more then a quarter of a million people, Barbados is a small island with a very dense population, but it never feels crowded. It is divided into parishes,
and has a charming capital city, Bridgetown, from where the world-famous Jolly Roger pirate ship replica sails. Barbados is also globally famed for its incredible rum.
Having been under English rule for 300-odd years, Barbados, although independent, still has a distinct British sensibility and many of the better hotels offer high tea in the afternoons.
Barbados is an island to relax and get your dose of Vitamin D right from the sun (it very seldom rains here), explore, play and learn about some of the more significant history of the
Caribbean islands. The sand, sun and surf elements of Barbados are among the most cherished in the world.