If you're interested in some facts of this island i.e. history, government, taxation, animals read the Fun Facts below
Enjoy your stay!
"The Barbados national anthem"
274, 200 (2010 census).
Voice of Barbados: 92.9 FM. Known for lively phone ins and local news.
Independence from the United Kingdom: 30 November 1966
Eastern Caribbean (UTC-4)
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.
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.
Kitesurfing is all the rage! If you're into water sports you've come to the right place. All Caribbean islands provide the whole array of activities, from scuba, sailing, snorkeling, kayaking or kiteboarding. Check with the resort you're staying at. They sometimes include water sport package deals. Don't forget off season is June to September - for great deals.