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Think Summer, Think Barbados

Barbados Travel

Warm weather, uninterrupted sunshine and stunning natural beauty — in Barbados it’s summer time all the time. Regardless the season, our pristine beaches beckon you to come out and play. In fact, more than 70 miles of palm-adorned shores and translucent azure waters create a tropical oasis unlike any other.

Embrace the spirit of summer with a kaleidoscope of adventures both on shore and off. The eastern shoreline area has been long heralded as one of the best surfing spots on the planet. To the south, flawless sands and reef protected waters set the perfect scene for a day of snorkelling or a once-ina-lifetime opportunity to swim with the turtles. Meanwhile the southeast coast entices those who seek adventure in its windsurfing playgrounds. On land, more opportunities for excitement await. The Island Safari is one of the most loved and unforgettable visitor excursions in Barbados! Enjoy a day exploring the most beautiful places in the safari rigged Land Rover.

When the sun goes down, the summer fun keeps on blazing. Barbados boasts over 100 restaurants where you can pull up a chair and savour the flavours of season. Throughout the year fresh seafood is abundant, with local delicacies including flying fish, swordfish, tuna, lobster and shrimp. For an authentic taste of Barbados, visit the Oistins Fish Market on a Friday or Saturday night and enjoy the buzz of the island’s most popular market place. After sunset, you can party the whole night through aboard the MVP Harbour Master (a party boat), or while exploring Baxter Road — “the street that never sleeps.” Music, dancing, steel bands and cabaret shows are offered in most hotels and popular nightclubs/bars include: Harbour Lights, The Boatyard, Sugar and Dukes.

For a truly memorable summer experience, make an appearance at the Crop Over Celebration — one of the island’s most popular and colourful festivals. Crop Over features many exciting activities including arts and crafts markets in Bridgetown and Cohobblopot, and a huge carnival-like show with members of the Kadooment bands displaying their elaborate and stunning costumes. Calypsonians compete for prizes and titles, including the Party Monarch, the Road March Monarch and the Pic-O-De-Crop Monarch. As calypsonians perform on a stage with the Atlantic surf as a backdrop, spectators gather to take in the fantastic music, and sample plenty of food and drink.

If this wasn’t enough, this year, Barbados has more reason to celebrate than ever! 2016 marks 50 Years of Independence! On 30th November 1966, Barbados gained independence from Britain. Over the years its colourful character, diversity and culture has created the unique and friendly atmosphere that shines through the whole island. Still sometimes affectionately referred to as ‘Little England’, Barbados is proud to be a welcoming, safe holiday environment where visitors can truly interact with the locals for an authentic taste of Barbadian life.

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