Barbados is an Island located in the Caribbean, known to many as a honeymooner’s paradise. Barbados is gifted with all year round sun, and clean sandy beaches with crystal blue water. It is a former British Colony which has thrived since independence but still retains the monarchy as the Head of State.
The main airport in Barbados is Grantley Adams Airport, with several major airlines flying direct and indirect to Barbados. British Airways and Virgin Atlantic fly direct from London and Manchester with estimated flight duration of 8hr 30 min.
Grantley Adams International Airport is on only 13km or 8miles from Bridgetown, with frequent bus and taxi services available.
Why should you visit Barbados?
Barbados sits in the southern half of the Caribbean and like the majority of the Caribbean islands, it is flanked on one side by the Caribbean Sea and the other by the Atlantic Ocean.
Barbados has an area of 431 sq. km with an estimated population of 285,000. Its capital is Bridgetown which has a population of around 80,000 people.
It was a British colony from 1627 but gained independence in 1966. If you happen to book a holiday in November to Barbados, you’ll enjoy the spectacle and events which commemorate the independence.
Barbados is well known for its 5 star beaches and it has 70 miles of it. It includes Crane Beech in St Philips which is often listed as amongst the top ten beaches in the world.
The west of the island facing the Caribbean Seahas there is calm waters and white sand which is perfect for a laze around or for reading a good book. If you wish to witness marine life then head east of the island and you’ll be confronted with amazing coral formations.
Water activity from snorkelling, surfing and sailing are dotted all around the island. For those not afraid of closed spaces should visit Harrison’s cave. It’s a three mile cave complex, home to some astonishing and beautiful rock structures.
Barbados is well known for its sea food – the national dish being the flying fish. The dish is spicy, but being an ex-colony it also has milder dishes.
Must visit tourist attractions in Barbados:
Barbados wildlife reserve
Garrison Savannah area
Sunburry plantation house
Nidhe Israel museum
Graeme hall nature sanctuary
What is the best time to visit Barbados?
The weather of this island is pleasant across the year. However, tourist season is from mid-December to mid-April. June to October is considered as the hurricane season, although does not occur every year.
How to reach Barbados from the UK?
Best way is to book flights to Barbados online. You can grab the best discounts and travel deals online.
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