Why is Barbados the right destination for you? For most of us, when we vacation, we are looking for an escape, a place to relax. Barbados offers a spectacular opportunity to fill our days with things we love: white sandy beaches, sparkling blue water, championship golf courses and lush landscapes.
Barbados offers beaches that fit the needs of everyone. Along the West Coast, you’ll find clear, shallow, calm waters. This side is protected from the winds which makes it ideal for families and those just wanting to stick their toes in the sand to relax. The South side offers more waves and is just the right environment for diving or surfing beginners. More experienced surfers will find challenge and enjoyment on the east side of the island which provides a perfect storm of sun and waves to make for an enjoyable outing. The East Coast is also a quiet place locals take a vacation from the daily bustle. This area offers a fantastic environment to admire the landscape, walk along the beach and picnic.
The island is alive with culture and bustling city vibes. On Friday nights, locals and tourists mingle at Oistins, a fishing village on the south coast, and enjoy food, music and beverages. Visitors will find a culture of cuisine with both European influences and local spices. You’ll find everything from incredible Indian and delicious Italian. For special occasions, we like The Cliff, which offers an eclectic menu changing with the chef’s desire to combine contrasting flavors and textures.
Just like most Caribbean destinations, Rum is a fundamental part of the culture. You’ll find rum shops almost on every corner – but don’t be fooled. Rum in the islands should be savored like a good scotch – straight up or on the rocks (though you can mix with Coke with a lime). If rum isn’t your drink at home, give the deep, complex caramel of the islands a try before you go.
For those that like to relax on the course, fear not! Barbados offers some of the best championship courses the Caribbean has to offer. Sandy Lane, Apes Hill and Rockley Golf and Country Club are some of our favorites. The views may even have you ditching the cart!
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