Barbados

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Flag BarbadosBarbados’ name meaning "the bearded ones," was derived from the bearded fig trees that were in abundance on the Island when it was discovered. It is the most eastward Island in the Caribbean and the only one that does not touch the Caribbean Sea.

It is entirely surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean with all white sand beaches; truly a vacation destination. It is known for its natural marvels, beautiful beaches, and, of course, global super sensation- Rihanna.

It is entirely surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean with all white sand beaches; truly a vacation destination.

HISTORY

The Portuguese were the first to rediscover Barbados. In fact, Portuguese navigator, Pedro a Campos, is credited for naming the Island then, "Los Barbados."

The introduction of sugar cane by the Dutch in 1640 propelled Barbados into having one of the largest sugar industries in the world, which became the country's main source of commercial income. Consequently, it was divided into large plantation estates- so much so that there was scarcely any land allocated to agriculture resulting in most of their food being imported from New England. Many plantation grounds remain throughout the Island, although its economy now mostly relies on tourism.

Things to do

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KNOWN FOR

  • Bajan Pirates Floorshow & Dinner Cruise

  • Animal Flower Cave

  • JAMMIN' cruises

  • Mount Gay Rum Tours

  • Atlantis Submarine

  • Harrison's Caves

  • Island Safari Tours

  • Harbour Lights- Beach extravaganza dinner show

  • Mojo Bar and Grill

TAKE A LOOK

WEATHER

Mostly clear

79°F

Bridgetown

Mostly clear
Humidity: 87%
Wind: ENE at 14 mph
Monday
Thunderstorms
79°F / 85°F
Tuesday
Thunderstorms
77°F / 83°F
Wednesday
Thunderstorms
78°F / 85°F

PRINCIPAL ATTRACTIONS


ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Persons entering Barbados, including all North American citizens (Americans and Canadians) should be in possession of a valid passport and return ticket.

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