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Barbados is a sovereign island country in the eastern Caribbean sea.

Located 62 miles east of the windward islands, the eastern most Caribbean island. View Map

Barbados is famous for its cricket greens, varied beaches, British influence and water sports with surf in the north and kitesurf in the east.

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Top 10 Things Random Order
1. Andromeda Botanical garden on the wild, wave-pummelled East Coast 2. Plantation house3.Harrison's caves in center of island 4. Historic Garrison Savannah guided tour 5. Barbados Wildlife Reserve 6.Experience Mount Gay Rum Visitor Center7.Barbados Museum of Parliament and National Heroes Gallery 8. The Bushy Park Ultimate Driving Experiences 9. Go see the magnificent Baobab Tree in Queen's Park 10.Take a crewed catamaran ride along the exclusive West Coast

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Vacation Highlight Editor's Choice
Make the best of your stay and learn a new sport: windsurf, kitesurf or surf. Plenty of rentals along the coastline between the capital Bridgetown, south west, and Long Beach, south east, where most of the tourist resorts and restaurants are located. Endless Kiteboarding is one of the Caribbean's premier kitesurf schools that also offers windsurf, surf and paddle board rentals and lessons. They're located at Silver Rock, Christ Church. Read more Barbados related articles on our blog: CoolestCarib.com/blog.

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NATIONAL ANTHEM

"The Barbados national anthem"


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FUN FACTS BARBADOS
Nationality
The residents of Barbados are called Barbadian, or Bajan if you're a local. They are self-confident, dynamic and love getting things done.
Size
166 square miles.
Population

274, 200 (2010 census).

Local Radio Station

Voice of Barbados: 92.9 FM. Known for lively phone ins and local news.

Currency & Credit Cards
Barbadian dollar ($) BBD. Major Credit Cards are accepted. ATM machines are located in banks and selected commercial outlets
Government
Unitary Parliamentary constitutional monarch.
Independence

Independence from the United Kingdom: 30 November 1966

Time Zone

Eastern Caribbean (UTC-4)

Drives on the

Left

Calling Code
+1 246
Animals
Iguanas, pelicans, mongoose, scorpions (not poisonous), donkeys, deer, hummingbirds, herons, bats and more. There are also various lizards, frogs and insects.
Food
Banana, Mango, Orange and Cashews.
Plants
Frangipani, Allamanda, Heliconia, Bougainvillea, Oleander, Hibiscus, Double Hibiscus, Flamboyant (Orange), Flamboyant (Yellow), Ixora, Agave / Century Plant, Cactus
Lingo

The language of the locals is English with a West Indian based dialects. For instance, the 'H' is often discarded ("thing" becomes "ting", and "thanks" becomes "tanks...mon"). Also water is pronouced watta and mother matta.

Brief History

Barbados first appears on a Spanish map from 1511. Historians have it that the Spanish may have plundered the island first. The Portuguese arrived in 1536 but also left it unclaimed. The first Englsh ship, the Olive Blossom, arrived in Barbados in 1624 in took pessession of it.

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Bring a good book as flights are regularly delayed due to... well the relaxed island mentality.

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