Here are five reasons why Barbados makes the perfect holiday destination, along with far more things to do see and ideas as to where best to stay while over there.
1. World Class Resorts and Accommodation
Staying in a luxury resort is one thing (and a very pleasant thing too); staying in a luxury five star rated private royal villa or exclusive use villa on a real life tropical paradise island for a week or two is quite another thing.
Yet that is what holiday makers are heading out to Barbados can expect to be greeted by upon arrival, provided of course they opted to book in at the Royal Westmoreland Estate.
Situated in the heart of Barbados’s Capital, Bridgetown, the Royal Westmoreland Estate is so lavish it is like its own private five-star town. Hence, no resort is really comparable to try and explain or help those trying to imagine quite what the place is actually like.
Suffice to say; it is quite unlike anything even many of those used to taking bespoke style holidays will be accustomed too. Further, those wishing to book in for a week or two needn’t go through the super expensive bespoke travel agent middle man. Rather, simply head over to the Royal Westmoreland website.
2. All Year Sun
Living in a country with weather that can better be described by the term ‘all year rain’ as the British do, it is no wonder that so many of us opt to escape to the Caribbean for our holidays, and given half a chance.
Boasting ‘all year sun’ as attested by the Holiday Weather website, Barbados enjoys an average annual temperature of 27 degrees Celsius in all corners of the island – even the east of it which faces the Atlantic Ocean as a posed to the far more gentle Caribbean ocean which borders its Western Coast.
Hence, for a summer holiday at any time of the year, Barbados makes the perfect choice of location.
3. Culture, History, Heritage and Traditions
Once upon a time the top concern Brits had when booking a holiday was finding somewhere they could afford to go and stay that featured hot weather and a great beach.
This is in fact why the original ‘package holiday abroad’ became so synonymous with and why so many British families have had at least one summer holiday in Spain.
In 2016 though and with most Brits now having far more experiences abroad and going abroad being far cheaper than ever before, British holidaying culture and fashions are changing, and Brits are instead looking to holiday in destinations that offer new, diverse, exciting and vibrant cultures and cuisines.
And if this is true of you and your family, Barbados makes the perfect destination to jet off too.
While promising sun, sand and see, this gem of an island is also brimful with a rich, diverse and lively culture and history.
To learn more about the unique ‘Bajan’ culture head straight to the Barbados website. Meanwhile, for a lo-down of the top historical and cultural sites to visit while there, visit the 10 Best websites.
4. The Shopping
Duty-free shopping is not just available to holiday makers visiting Barbados; it is everywhere. In fact, so many stores and shopping centres in the country offer duty-free to visitors that it is a common sight to see price tags on items from diamonds to make up featuring two prices.
One price will usually be preceded by the letters ‘LP BDS’ which means: ‘local price Barbados dollars’. Meanwhile, many items also feature a second price underneath that and for tourists alone which will follow the letters ‘DF BDS’ and refers to: ‘duty-free Barbados dollars’.
To learn more about how to spot where duty-free is offered to foreign visitors to Barbados, why and where some of the best places to shop duty-free are, you can do so via the Totally Barbados website.
5. Bridgetown, Rum and Why Barbadians Love a Good Lime
Last but not least, and because Barbados is so full of mention-worthy attractions, here are just three of its most stunning, awe-inspiring and enjoyable which every visitor to Barbados should experience while there:
Take a Walking Tour of The Capital. Bridgetown situated in the South West of Barbados is its Capital City, largest town and a recognised and official UNESCO World Heritage Site. Hence, no holiday to the country is complete without exploring this truly awing Caribbean city.
Visit the Mount Gay Rum Distillery. The Caribbean is, of course, famous for its rum and Barbados being home to the distillery of one of the most popular rums drank today, no holiday to Barbados would be complete without tasting it in its hometown.
Enjoy a Lime. In this context, a lime rather than being the name of a green coloured citrus fruit is the term used to describe a ‘Bajan’ party. And with many of Barbados’s bars regularly throwing limes (for want of better phrasing) getting to experience one is both easy and a must-do while there.
Meanwhile, for more ideas as to what to do, see and enjoy while holidaying in Barbados and why doing so makes for the perfect holiday, continue your reading via the Lonely Planet website and specifically by reading their article: Barbados: Top Things to Do.
Alternatively or additionally, for a list of free things to do and places to visit while in Barbados head over to the U.S. News website and read their feature: Free Things to Do in Barbados.