This easternmost island of the Caribbean is surrounded by coral reefs which give its beaches brilliant colors. The pounding, pulsating surf of the Atlantic Ocean on the less developed rocky east coast is a pleasant contrast to the many beautiful white sandy beaches found on the calm, clear Caribbean side where the south coast is known for its nightlife and the west coast offers a large expanse of public beaches lined with luxury resorts.
The capital of Barbados is Bridgetown.
Founded in 1628, its long history is closely tied to England's fortunes in the Caribbean. The British
flavor adds a sophisticated air as you decide between afternoon tea or watching the
popular West Indies game of cricket. The population of 264,000 is well-educated (99%
literacy) and economically astute. They maintain one of the most efficient and ambitious
governments in the Caribbean. Bajans live on an island 14 miles wide and 21 miles long, or
about 166 square miles. These people work hard and
they play hard especially at CROP OVER time.
Barbados Holiday Planner Events guide and other improvements coming
GlobalBarbados.com Plenty of visitor info and outside links with emphasis on general information
Christ Church on the South Coast between Bridgetown and the airport, is the main tourist center. The string of villages feature a good variety of tourist accommodations and including most of the bargains. You will find calm waves at the sandy beaches year roundCrane Beach Hotel
"perhaps the most beautiful spot on earth" McClean's Magazine, with "one of the ten best beaches in the world!" Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous
Almond Beach Resorts
Premier all inclusive resorts located on the west coast, known as the Gold Coast, of Barbados in the parish of St. Peter. It is located approximately 11 miles from Bridgetown, the Barbados' capital, and 19 miles from the Grantley Adams International Airport
Calypso Rentals Inc. From US $325 per week
Located at the hub of the prestigious West Coast of Barbados, all our properties are located within close walking distance of golf, tennis, shopping, restaurants, and nightlife. on the local bus route for Bridgetown All our properties are privately owned
stay in any of the five Gems of Barbados boutique hotels
Rainbow Reef Beach Hotel
Luxury Apartment Hotel ideally located in the heart of the popular St. Lawrence Gap,
Villas at Royal Westmoreland Barbados has been a haven of luxury and tranquility for centuries. Known as 'The Pearl of the Caribbean', the island now has its own, very special jewel: one of the finest golf resort communities
Romantic 20 room Inn. "one of the most uniquely located hotels in the world!"
Places to Eat
Guide by insandouts-barbados.com
Barbados is famous for its 1200 rum shops and rum drinks. Mount Gay Rum is said to be the world's oldest. Cockspurs Five Star may be the finest.
Peter's Rum Pages
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