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The most easterly of the Lesser Antilles in The Caribbean, Barbados is a compact but diverse island offering the picture postcard perfect, powder white beaches alongside rugged beauty. It does get some rain throughout the year, mainly June to November, but it’s not prolonged and the climate is consistently hot all year round. As it enjoys the Caribbean Sea on the west and the Atlantic Ocean on the east, this creates a fabulous wind surfing destination on the southern shores where the two bodies of water meet. The east coast is considered the best surf spot at Bathsheba where many competitions are held. Visit Barbados as part of the West Indies Cricket test matches.
Barbados is one of the most popular Caribbean destinations with a fabulous mix of sandy beaches, powerful surf, festivals and up tempo nightlife. Accommodation ranges from luxury hotels, local inns and many villas which line the beaches. The Platinum Coast is known as Millionaires Playground is as the name suggests a place where the rich and famous hang out! For luxury and elegance stay at the gorgeous Sandy Lane. On one of the best sandy beaches of Barbados, there are tropical gardens and views over turquoise waters and spacious rooms and suits. There is also a golf course and world class spa here. Another option for a sophisticated holiday in relaxed tropical gardens with four lagoon pools, is the luxury Colony Club which also has a range of water sports and a spa. The House is an adults only hotel with chic design and personal service and Daphnes Restaurant.
The capital is Bridgetown and the island has plenty of food and drink options including over 100 restaurants and plenty of local rum!It has some large department stores and duty free shops offering prices considerably less than those in the UK. Take tours of some of the large colonial houses and museums including Sunbury Plantation House which dates from 1660 and houses a collection of antiques and farm artifacts. Take a tram ride through Harrison’s Cave where you can see stalagmites and stalactites, pools and waterfalls. Walk through Andromeda Gardens or enjoy one of several golf courses. The Garrison Savannah horse races are a fabulous event and other popular sports include cricket, tennis and polo. For a bit of adventure try diving, deep sea fishing, zip lining, kite surfing or quad biking. To enjoy the nature of Barbados take a 4×4 jeep tour or walk the trails of the Barbados Wildlife Reserve and the Flower Forest of Barbados.
Learn about the history of rum making at Mount Gay Rum and the Malibu Rum distilleries and visitor centres in St James. The islands heritage comes from a mix of British culture (three and a half centuries of rule) and the former slaves who populated the island and cultivated sugarcane. Traditions influence all ways of life from food and ‘bush’ medicines to the music and dance of the island. The biggest festival on Barbados is the ‘Crop Over’ a tradition celebrating the sugar harvest and lasts for five weeks including carnival shows, markets, calypso concerts and colourful parades. The Barbados Jazz Festival has 7 nights of live performances in different venues.
The wild beaches at Bathsheba in the east contrast to the vibrant resorts to the south with their nightlife and busy hotels. The west is knows as the gold coast and has long stretches of sandy beaches, calm waters and luxury hotels where water sports are popular.