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    Ramona Flume
    5 Oct 22, 2013

    Barbados, the easternmost island in the Lesser Antilles, might take a little longer to get to than other Caribbean isles, but it's worth the trip. The relatively small island (only 21x14 miles) is packed with rich history, beautiful beaches, a lively local culture and an island-wide affinity for rum punch that will keep you swaying with the beat long after you've left. Whether it's dancing to the wee hours at the raucuous Oistins fish fry/outdoor music festival (held every Friday night), stand-up paddleboarding in front of your all-inclusive oceanside resort, watching a polo match at the local fields or hiking through the rural, mountainous east coast, it seems improbable that such a tiny island nation can pack such a heavy punch.

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  • BarbadosPro 2014
    Steve Hunter
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    5 Jul 16, 2013

    Barbados is a beautiful island. It's one of the safest...I traveled everywhere by the local mini-vans with the locals or my foot. The beaches are beautiful as is the Barbadian Blue water. The people are very friendly and the food was great...from the basic fish cutters to high end gourmet meals. Oh did I mention they invented Rum here?:)

    Recommended for:Local CultureBackpackersBusiness TravelersGreen TravelersFamily TravelersFoodiesLuxury TravelersOutdoor EnthusiastsStudents
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  • Barbados
    Balram Mahabir
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    5 Jan 31, 2013

    Barbados is a coral island, On the West Coast of Barbados, coral shore beaches of fine white sand stretch along a blue-green sea. Coral reefs fringe the Barbados shoreline to provide excellent snorkeling and Scuba Diving. Along the East Coast a lively surf is blown briskly by the strong and constant trade winds and the waves pound against a rocky shore. A mild and pleasant tropical climate. lots of art, activities, night life, music, history and some of the best restaurants to be found anywhere. Lots of Hotels along the beaches. There are lots of things to do. A night cruise explore the Harrison caves, the undersea floral garden.

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  • Barbados
    Lauren Monitz
    4 Jan 17, 2013

    Native Bejans have a love of life that's unlike anywhere else in the Caribbean. From limin' around with a rum punch to their love of cricket, polo and other British sports, you'll never be bored on this fun loving island. Be sure to enjoy a rum punch and the jerk spices because contrary to popular belief, all island food is not created equal and this Latiin/British fusion is something that must be experienced to be believed. Just don't try to get a deal during hurricane season because the rains really don't let up and you want to enjoy the sun and fun without being cooped up in a hotel room.

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    Chloe May
    5 Nov 25, 2012

    Barbados is absolutely gorgeous its so sunny but when it rains its quite heavy but it never goes cold its just refreshing when it rains. The beaches are sooooo beautiful the soft sand so smooth and the water is so clean its turquoise. I suggest the best beach is browns beach.

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    Heather Mcleish-Judd
    5 Nov 13, 2012

    Went there when I was only 13. Not quite old enough to enjoy the night life you would think, but back then you could go to the discos with an adult. I stayed up all night dancing, and spent the days on the beach. We were there for a whole month. Great trip!!

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  • Barbados
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    4 Oct 30, 2012

    One of the few Caribbean islands that hasn't been over-run with tourists to the point that it has lost its native culture. Great spots for surfing, wind-surfing, kite surfing, great food, good range of hotels and easy to get to from UK.

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  • Barbados
    Samantha Victor
    5 Apr 04, 2014

    the Island with a Beach for every year! Friendly people, great fine dining. St Lawrence's Gap for cool nightlife options. Oistins fish fry on a friday for a neighborhood lime and dance party. i can't get enough of this place. Plus jet blue and American always fly here at reasonable prices

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    Joanne Healy
    5 Aug 05, 2012

    loved every minute of this holiday stayed in turtle beach resort beautiful place did,nt want to go home food was great and so was the service the drinks where great rum punch yum the trip around the island was great and the people are lovely.

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    Andrew Ciccone
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    In the evening the frogs sing to you. The old side of the island has some of the best surfing in the world. Look forward to visiting soon.

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    Luxotic World
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    Slip into the Barbadian way of life and relax on the beach with a cocktail in hand, watching the world go by.
    You will not receive a warmer welcome than on these shores, and the level of service and facilities are amongst some of the best in the Caribbean.
    If what you crave from your next holiday is more than just a relaxing beach scene, Barbados can deliver on all fronts.

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    Amery Horridge
    5 Jun 17, 2014

    Barbados is my favourate place on the planet. The sea is in a class of its own. Between my friend Linda and I we have covered most of the Carribean. The sea around Barbados beats them all. You have to have your wits about you tho, cos it can be quite a rough place.

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    Lauren Armstrong
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    5 Jul 04, 2012

    When we went to Barbados we took a catamaran boat out around the water and to a beach where we laid out and had a BBQ. It was so peaceful, quiet and exceptionally gorgeous. The sand has sea glass in it and we spend a couple hours looking for great colors to take back with us. Overall a great trip and I highly recommend the catamaran trips.

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  • Barbados
    Herman Fitzpatrick
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    5 Oct 16, 2013

    Wonderful place to go home to. Christ Church is the place to be for nightlife

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    5 May 28, 2013
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    5 Dec 12, 2012
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    Pretty Bee
    5 Nov 18, 2012

    Barbados is absolutely goreouss xxx

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    Jenny Layne Cardon
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    5 Jun 12, 2014
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    5 Aug 30, 2012
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Once a British colony, Barbados still retains the legacy of its colonial roots, from the continuing tradition of afternoon tea to the locals speaking with a charming British accent. After rousing yourself out of your beachside cottage or villa, enjoy the day lounging on the pink sand beaches, and later walk amongst the Flower Forest or Andromeda Botanical Gardens. History buffs will enjoy a visit ... read more
to Sunbury Plantation House, where you can enjoy a candlelight “plantation style” dinner at their grand 200-year-old table. Barbados is also proud of its tradition of rum production, so grab a tour of the Mount Gay Rum Factory where you can pick up a bottle of their delicious liquor. Nightlife is vibrant along the main resort strips, many of which offer beachside bars and clubs. Dining on Barbados is heavy on seafood, especially flying fish (you’ll find them on nearly every menu), but don’t forget to try out the pepperpot stew, a longstanding Bajans’ traditional recipe.

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