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Why Go

Once a British colony, Barbados still retains the legacy of its colonial roots, from the continuing tradition of afternoon tea to the locals speaking with a charming British accent. After rousing yourself out of your beachside cottage or villa, enjoy the day lounging on the pink sand beaches, and later walk amongst the Flower Forest or Andromeda Botanical Gardens. History buffs will enjoy a visit to Sunbury Plantation House, where you can enjoy a candlelight “plantation style” dinner at their grand 200-year-old table. Barbados is also proud of its tradition of rum production, so grab a tour of the Mount Gay Rum Factory where you can pick up a bottle of their delicious liquor. Nightlife is vibrant along the main resort strips, many of which ... Read more
offer beachside bars and clubs. Dining on Barbados is heavy on seafood, especially flying fish (you’ll find them on nearly every menu), but don’t forget to try out the pepperpot stew, a longstanding Bajans’ traditional recipe.
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New Hamburg

Barbados is an eastern Caribbean island and an independent British Commonwealth nation. Bridgetown, the capital, is a cruise-ship port. BGI, has a host of fantabulous beaches, amazing cuisine, botanical gardens, the Harrison’s Cave formation, and 17th-century plantation houses like St. Nicholas Abbey. Local traditions include afternoon tea and cricket, the national sport, then of course there is the summertime event, Crop Over, the first Monday in August.

It's a safe destination for EVERYONE!

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Local from Hastings

Bathsheba is the main fishing village in the parish of Saint Joseph with some 5,000 inhabitants on the east coastline of Barbados.
To get to Bathsheba we hired a taxi driver from a hotel. These drivers usually have experience in doing private tours.
There are also tour companies from you can buy a tour of the island. Make sure you include Bathsheba as the natural beauty is really stunning.
I recommend that you spend some time here while touring the east coast sights. The trip to Bathsheba is well worth it, I've not seen rock formations in the sea like that anywhere.

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Austin

Barbados, the easternmost island in the Lesser Antilles, might take a little longer to get to than other Caribbean isles, but it's worth the trip. The relatively small island (only 21x14 miles) is packed with rich history, beautiful beaches, a lively local culture and an island-wide affinity for rum punch that will keep you swaying with the beat long after you've left. Whether it's dancing to the wee hours at the raucuous Oistins fish fry/outdoor music festival (held every Friday night), stand-up paddleboarding in front of your all-inclusive oceanside resort, watching a polo match at the local fields or hiking through the rural, mountainous east coast, it seems improbable that such a tiny island nation can pack such a heavy punch.

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New York City

Wonderful place to go home to. Christ Church is the place to be for nightlife

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New York City

Barbados is a beautiful island. It's one of the safest...I traveled everywhere by the local mini-vans with the locals or my foot. The beaches are beautiful as is the Barbadian Blue water. The people are very friendly and the food was great...from the basic fish cutters to high end gourmet meals. Oh did I mention they invented Rum here?:)

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Barbados is a coral island, On the West Coast of Barbados, coral shore beaches of fine white sand stretch along a blue-green sea. Coral reefs fringe the Barbados shoreline to provide excellent snorkeling and Scuba Diving. Along the East Coast a lively surf is blown briskly by the strong and constant trade winds and the waves pound against a rocky shore. A mild and pleasant tropical climate. lots of art, activities, night life, music, history and some of the best restaurants to be found anywhere. Lots of Hotels along the beaches. There are lots of things to do. A night cruise explore the Harrison caves, the undersea floral garden.

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Chicago

Native Bejans have a love of life that's unlike anywhere else in the Caribbean. From limin' around with a rum punch to their love of cricket, polo and other British sports, you'll never be bored on this fun loving island. Be sure to enjoy a rum punch and the jerk spices because contrary to popular belief, all island food is not created equal and this Latiin/British fusion is something that must be experienced to be believed. Just don't try to get a deal during hurricane season because the rains really don't let up and you want to enjoy the sun and fun without being cooped up in a hotel room.

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London

Barbados is absolutely gorgeous its so sunny but when it rains its quite heavy but it never goes cold its just refreshing when it rains. The beaches are sooooo beautiful the soft sand so smooth and the water is so clean its turquoise. I suggest the best beach is browns beach.

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London

Went there when I was only 13. Not quite old enough to enjoy the night life you would think, but back then you could go to the discos with an adult. I stayed up all night dancing, and spent the days on the beach. We were there for a whole month. Great trip!!

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London

One of the few Caribbean islands that hasn't been over-run with tourists to the point that it has lost its native culture. Great spots for surfing, wind-surfing, kite surfing, great food, good range of hotels and easy to get to from UK.

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