Barbados offers a wealth of activities to do while on vacation.
Barbados has an interesting art and craft world that often blends Afro-Caribbean with Western influences for a unique impact. There is a vibrant art community here that embraces virtually all forms of media. You can find water colors, basketry, mahogany carvings, shell work, jewellery, fine wood, metal sculpture and pottery work.
Barbados has a variety of beaches to choose from, from the West to the South coast. We have compiled a list of the best beaches, based on their coastal location. We would encourage you to try one or try all but make sure to spend some lazy days on the beach.
With so many options to choose from, it's no wonder that many visitors to Barbados always compliment the variety of culinary experiences on the island. Not to be outdone, several of the members of Intimate Hotels of Barbados have restaurants that are also open to the general public offering delicious menu options.
Barbados is known as the cultural capital of the Caribbean, and the island hosts some of the region's most popular and best known events and festivals. World famous musicians perform at the annual Barbados Jazz Festival, Gospelfest and during Holder's Season, while the Crop Over Festival and the Oistins Fish Festival are don't-miss parties celebrating local culture and cuisine.
Golfers in Barbados can enjoy several beautiful courses and all the many pleasures the island has to offer, all within one small area. The Plum Tree Club situated on the Rockley Golf Course is perfect for persons who wish to indulge in golf and also stay in quiet, well-maintained affordable accommodation.
Barbados, as like many other Caribbean countries is steeped in rich heritage and history. Throughout the history of Barbados, perhaps nothing has stood out more that the rise of the sugar cane industry and thus the importation of black slaves from West Africa.
Barbados has a well-earned reputation of being an immensely satisfying holiday destination, going far beyond the usual pre-requisites of a tropical beach holiday. We encourage visitors to "scratch the surface" and discover the refreshing mix that lies beneath. Whether it's serenity or excitement you seek, Barbados offers an unbeatable range of holiday experiences, activities and sightseeing trips to fill your days.
Barbados has a number of areas considered to be "hot spots" by party goers. A favourite is St. Lawrence Gap on the South Coast. Known simply as "The Gap" the well- lit district has long been a place for both visitors and locals to party, with its wide brick sidewalks making it ideal for pedestrian traffic through the wee hours of the morning. The Gap is as famous for its restaurants as it is for its nightclubs, partying, and provides the perfect opportunity for an evening of dinner and dancing.
There are many beautiful places to visit during your stay in Barbados. Follow for a list for some of the more popular attractions across the island.
Many visitors to the beautiful island of Barbados choose this island, not only for our exceptional beaches and fantastic climate but also to indulge in the art of shopping. So whether you are looking for gifts for others, or something special for yourself, there is certainly no shortage of shopping in Barbados!
The information below outlines the marriage requirements for getting married in Barbados. There is no required waiting period or minimum length of stay to be married in Barbados. The application for a marriage licence must be made by both parties, in person, at the office of the Ministry of Home Affairs, St. Michael.
Whether it is serenity or excitement you seek, Barbados has a watersport activity for everyone. The island offers excellent conditions for sailing and a huge fleet of vessels from which to choose from sleek, luxurious mega-catamarans, to the smaller, more intimate 'take-it-easy' sailing cruises.
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