With its turquoise seas, long white sand beaches and English customs, Barbados offers a unique mix of the exotic and the familiar. It is home to the laid-back Bajan culture yet also considered the 'Little England' of the Caribbean. Barbados has a bit of everything - celebrity spotting, fine dining, rowdy street parties and cricket matches. The landscape on Barbados often changes from parish to parish and each coastline is very different from the next. The west coast or ‘Platinum Coast’ is best for swimming and snorkelling as coral reefs are close to shore and the Caribbean Sea provides calm waters. The east coast of Barbados has a more dramatic landscape with large cliffs and breathtaking scenery of the wild Atlantic Ocean.
It could take you a day or two to slow down to the easy-going pace of a Barbados holiday, but you'll soon be ‘limin' (that’s chilling out) and ‘wining’ (that’s dancing) like a local. There is also much to see and do here with more attractions per square kilometre than any other island in the Caribbean. The capital Bridgetown, offers upmarket shopping and fine restaurants while St Lawrence Gap is the nightlife capital with lively bars and nightclubs. Barbados is an ideal holiday destination for active pursuits such as water sports, scuba diving and golf. There are also many local excursions on offer from eco and heritage tours to scenic boat cruises and deep sea fishing trips. A Barbados holiday truly offers something for everyone.
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