Barbados is the most eastern island in the Caribbean, and is a tiny
dot on most world maps with an area of 430 square kilometres. Barbados has a
population of about 260,000 - which is quite high considering its size. With 97
kilometres of coastline, Barbados has much to offer its visitors in terms of
water sports and beach activities.
Barbados is most well known for its extensive and beautiful white sandy
beaches and clear blue seas which are full of coral reefs and exotic fish
species. This is indeed the main reason for why so many tourists visit the
island, but it is not the only attraction in Barbados.
Is people are different to other Caribbeans in many ways. They are most
spiritual and religiously conscious. They are by nature open, thoughtful and
generous. They love a party but will have time for anyone, they like people, no
mater what background, race, and disposition.
The capital, Bridgetown, is home to some delightful colonial British
buildings and has a multicultural and very relaxed feel. The island also has a
lively nightlife with plenty of great bars and night clubs. Outdoor activities
in Barbados include windsurfing, snorkelling, water skiing and opportunities for
some unique scuba diving. Restaurants in Barbados offer an exotic selection of
cuisine, including delicious seafood, tropical fruits and spices. Most hotels in
Barbados are in or around the capital of Bridgetown and vary in standards.
Tourism is big business on Barbados, and most visitors who come to the island
are looking for that comfortable mix of the familiar peppered with just enough
local flavour to feel 'exotic.' So if you're looking for a Caribbean island with
plenty of amenities, water sports and nightlife, Barbados fits the bill.
Travellers wanting to explore undeveloped areas and get off the beaten track
should start looking for another island.