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Overview Of Barbados

Barbados is a spectacular tropical island that is famous for its pristine white sandy beaches, calm turquoise sea, English colonial history, festive street life, exceptional restaurants, and some of the best luxury vacation rentals in the Caribbean. The island is relatively flat, with a few gently rolling hills to the north. Along the east coast the trade winds blow up lively surfs and the sea pounds the rocky shoreline. The west coast is much calmer; it is lined with fine white sand and natural coral reefs- ideal for snorkeling.

Beach, azure blue ocean and palm trees in bright sunlight.  Gibbs Beach in Barbados

Barbados is known for its glamour and sophistication particularly the West Coast where you will find a wonderful selection of 5 star hotels and some of the most beautiful private vacation rental villas in the world. In addition to this there is a large selection of fantastic restaurants that offer everything from fine dining to authentic Caribbean dishes.

The South Coast of the Island has a much livelier atmosphere. The nightlife here sizzles with the sounds of calypso, jazz and reggae. Along with this there is an excellent and varied selection of restaurants to choose from.

Barbados is not only popular with sun-worshippers, but also attracts surfers, snorkelers, scuba-divers and fishermen. Barbados is also the perfect vacation destination for keen golfers with several championship courses designed by Tom Fazio and Robert Trent Jones. The majority of our Barbados vacation rentals are conveniently close to the sea and many other recreational facilities.

There are many wonderful shopping areas on the island. The capital, Bridgetown has a large selection of glamorous boutiques and fashionable shops. The Lime Grove Shopping Centre in Holetown is definitely worth a visit for those seeking designer shopping. Holetown also offers a great variety of designer shops at duty free prices. For those looking for unique pieces, the chattel shops in Holetown are worth a mention.

The Andromeda Botanic Gardens, near the Bath Sheba is a beautiful place to visit if you are looking for a change of scenery from the beach. The impressive colonial plantation houses, such as St Nicholas Abbey display some complex history of the island and will help you gain a further understanding of the Barbados heritage. The stunning east side of the Island where the Caribbean Sea meets the Atlantic Ocean has continuous swells making it the perfect place to try some surfing.

Barbados has a huge amount to offer from the west, south and east coast, which is added to by the wonderful Bajan people who are always charming and welcoming.

Temperature Guide

The figures below show Barbados monthly average maximum temperatures and monthly average rainfall.

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