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Barbados Travel information

Barbados is a beautiful tropical island located in the West Indies, off the northeast coast of Venezuela. A well-developed country, early in its history, Barbados fell under Portuguese rule, and later became a British colony before achieving independence in 1966. Today, it is a thriving tourist destination. Barbados travel is sought out for its white sand beaches, relaxed atmosphere and plethora of great infrastructure, including many upscale resort hotels and good transportation options. A visit to Barbados is one filled with outdoor delights. As could be expected in any island destination, Barbados’s main draw is its multitude of beaches, which range from quiet coves to party strips. With the existence of so many beautiful beaches come plenty of opportunities to participate in outdoor activities, many of them water-based, such as surfing, sailing and diving. Inland, Barbados is also less mountainous than other tropical islands of its size and style. The lack of thick jungle here means that other nature-based activities, such as horseback riding and hiking, are also popular among visitors and locals alike. Most Barbados travel itineraries begin with a trip to the beach to soak up some sun, which is plentiful here since Barbados is only a few degrees north of the equator. Many of Barbados’s resorts and hotels offer easy access to the beach, as most are scattered along the island’s periphery, offering ocean views and white sands to visitors. Tourists generally find that Barbados is an easy place to visit, as the people of this laid back country are warm and welcoming. Too, because Barbados was, for many years, a British colony, the island is mostly saturated with the English language, making communication simple. With a stable economy, the island has plenty of transportation options for visitors, from ample taxi services to buses and car rentals, and most hotels also operate shuttles to help tourists get back and forth from Grantley Adams International Airport, which is located at the southern tip of the island in the Christ Church parish (county). In addition to beachy, outdoor fun, those seeking nightlife, restaurants and shopping will have no trouble finding excitement in one of several towns around the island, including the country’s fairly metropolitan capital city, Bridgetown. Among other attractions on Barbados, many visitors are keen to explore the historical sugar plantations, which once provided the basis for the island’s economy, as well as several old churches. Rum is a huge commodity produce in Barbados, so visiting a rum distillery and, of course, sampling some fresh rum, is another wonderful pastime here.


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