Vacations in Barbados

by Cristina  

barbados beachThe official language in Barbados is English and the US Dollar is accepted pretty much everywhere which makes the island a primate destination for those who speak English. Preferred by couples for a dream wedding and by surfers for the great waves, Barbados offers the tourist everything they have ever dreamed of: beautiful beaches, great cuisine, a lot of things to do.

Accommodation

Being a very well developed island, there are plenty of places to stay in Barbados: from beautiful villas right on the beach to luxury apartments in resorts. Hotels and guesthouses complete the list so that you can choose exactly what you prefer.

The majority of resorts and hotels offer all-inclusive packages but you can also customize your vacation based on your own needs.

Looking for a really cool way to get married? Then head to Barbados and get married in a sugar mill. Special wedding and honeymoon packages are offered by most resorts on the island.

Most of the resorts and hotels offer discounted packages during the shoulder and low season so make sure to do a bit of research before deciding when to visit and where to stay.

Despite what you might expect, there are budget hotels where you can stay for as low as US$60/night even during the high season. Obviously those won’t be luxury conditions but they are worth a try if your budget is limited.

>>more information on Hotels and Resorts in Barbados

Things to do

Barbados is a very well developed tourist destination. Tourists flock here for the lovely beaches and calm light blue water of the Atlantic. The island is also very popular for the shopping and night life.

Other activities include scuba diving, surfing, golfing, festivals, helicopter rides, sightseeing and cave explorations.

Some of the best beaches in Barbados include: Accra Beach, Barclays Park, Bathsheba Soup Bowl, Bottom Bay, Brighton Beach, Casuarina Beach, Mullins Beach, Paynes Bay and Silver Sands Beach.

Among the island’s landmarks we can list: Graeme Hall Nature Sanctuary, Morgan Lewis Windmill, Orchid World, Andromeda Gardens, Flower Forest, Animal Flower Cave, Barbados Wildlife Reserve, Farley Hill National Park, Sunbury Plantation, Harrison’s Cave, several churches, statues, a cemetery and a museum.

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