Barbados Travel Guide
Barbados Villas, Restaurants, Car Rentals, Hotels, Shopping, Real Estate, Diving, Fishing and more!
The most eastern island in the Caribbean, Barbados has been called "England in the tropics" because of its intriguing mix of British and African culture. Cricket and polo are the main sports and afternoon tea is still a pleasant ritual kept here, something one would expect in a country that has been under British rule from its settlement in 1627 until its independence in 1966.
Barbados is one of the best places in the world for windsurfing. The surfing is good here especially on the east coast, which is buffeted by the cold Atlantic waters. The west coast of Barbados entices visitors with its pink and white beaches. The "Platinum Coast" as it is called is home to numerous luxury resorts. The southern coast is also a favorite of sunbathers. The island's capital is Bridgetown, a major port of call for cruise ships.
Barbados rum is world famous, and visitors can learn more about how it is made at the Mount Gay Rum Visitors Center. Another popular attraction is Harrison's Cave, a limestone cavern with a waterfall, stalactites, and stalagmites.
All Barbados island residents speak English. The island requirements are; every visitor must have a valid passport as well as a valid drivers license.
Driving on the island is on the left hand side of the road.