Travel by Lesley

Barbados

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Inarguable, Barbados is one of the jewels of the Caribbean, and the name alone conjures up images of endless white sand beaches, permanent sunshine and people as warm as the weather.

Having earned itself a solid reputation as a very tasteful holiday destination since the 1960’s.  Barbados is now very firmly on the long-haul destination map as a classy, yet peaceful and typically Caribbean island.  The big difference here, though, is that the influence is principally British, rather than the Dutch, French or Spanish flavours of other territories in the region. Not that this means Barbados is packed with fish ‘n’ chip shops and noisy theme pubs, you understand – far from it, the Britishness of Barbados is due to the stunning colonial Jacobean, Georgian and Victorian architecture that lends this tropical paradise true elegance and grace.

Barbados is blessed by a pleasing climate with temperatures rarely dipping from the high 20’s and a daily average of 9 hrs of sunshine beaming from clear blue skies. Strolling around the tranquil bays and along miles of white sand beach-trimmed coastline, or pottering around the buzzing Barbadian capital of Bridgetown makes for a very special way to spend time on any day of the year.

Useful Information

GMT                    -5hrs
Flight Time           9hrs
Currency              Bajan Dollar
Language            English