Barbados is a southern Caribbean island that is part of the Lesser Antilles. This Caribbean island is the farthest east of the Caribbean islands, and has a land area 431 square kilometers (roughly 2.5 times the size of the US capital of Washington, DC).
One thing that is prevalent in the Barbados Travel Guide is that Barbados is well developed, prosperous, relaxing and friendly.
The main attraction by far when traveling to Barbados is its sandy white and pinkish beaches where the tranquil Atlantic Ocean licks this peaceful island. On the west coast, often referred to as the "Platinum Coast," you can find top end world-class accommodations from internationally-known hotels. The south is famed for its lively night life supported by its hotels and flats that dot the coastline. The east coast, in contrast, is relatively pristine and untouched, especially when compared to the south and west coasts. It is battered by the Atlantic Ocean, creating many cliffs and dangerous undercurrents, so swimming is not recommended on the right coast of this Caribbean island.
Water sports are prevalent in Barbados, and, when traveling to this Caribbean island, relatively simple to find and arrange.
The diving and snorkeling is outstanding, particularly on the west coast, with many ship wrecks (9 that are easily accessible) to view and explore, along with spectacular coral formations and over 50 varieties of fish to view in the calm water.
Shopping districts are popular in Barbados, with ample duty-free shopping, particularly on Broad Street in Bridgetown where you can find duty-free goods ranging from fine china and jewelry to rum to everything in between.
Though Barbados was not inhabited when first discovered by the British in 1627, it is now one of the most densely packed countries in the world with a population of 281,000 of some of the friendliest people in the world (about 652 people per kilometer).
It also enjoys not only one of the highest standards of living and literacy rates in the Caribbean islands, but in the entire world. With its friendly beaches and even friendlier Bajan people, a trip to Barbados (or even a permanent relocation buy buying Barbados real estate!) is a must.
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Barbados Airport: Sir Grantley Adams International Airport
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