Revel in the endearing charm of this infectious tropical island
Barbados shimmers like a speck of golden dust in the dazzling Caribbean Sea and despite its small size, is one of the most developed islands in the Caribbean. Although Barbados offers some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, there is much more to this island beyond the thrills of sun, sea and surf.
Blissful, sophisticated and passionate, Barbados exudes a palpable energy which envelops each and every visitor in a bubble of sheer delight. The warmth of the friendly locals is notoriously infectious and guests will find it difficult not to be captivated by the glittering lifestyle of this heart-warming destination. Often dubbed as a ‘little piece of England’, Barbados exudes many comfortable charms from afternoon tea to lazy afternoons watching a cricket match on the beach.
In Barbados, leave the stresses of modernity at home and discover a vibrant culture, passionate in spirit and full of life, where the slow-paced locals of have mastered the art of living. This charismatic island emanates a sultry and seductive ambience leaving no wonder why visitors have deemed Barbados a paradise island.
Rich in colourful cultures and an eventful past, Barbados is steeped in colonial history. The influences of English, African and West Indian roots are evident in the islands traditions, values and cuisine and remnants of colonialism linger with colonial houses and plantations which date back to the 17th century. Central Barbados is brimmed with lush tropical scenery, from rolling terrains of limestone hills to untouched sandy beaches framed by craggy rock formations. Succumb to the intoxicating taste of the West Indies and settle into the soothing rhythm of the islanders’ way of life. The bustling capital city of Bridgetown is the beating heart of the island and an unmissable stop for any yacht charter to Barbados. One of the most picturesque sights of Bridgetown is The Careenage. This focal point of the city is surrounding by older buildings which lay clustered around the water’s edge. To the north of the city cricket enthusiasts will enjoy visiting the Kensington Oval, one of the most famous cricket grounds in the Caribbean whereas to the south of the city, Carlisle Bay is an idyllic location for wreck-diving.
Barbados offers a plethora of activities including windsurfing, hiking, diving and dancing to name but a few, in addition to boasting some of the most beautiful and varied sights in the Caribbean. Hike to Harrisons’ Cave and gaze in awe at the breathtaking waterfalls and glorious dripping stalagmites before whiling away this hours watching the wild green monkeys of Welchman Haii Gully. Being one of the rum capitals of the world, no visit would be complete without sampling the famous rum punch or taking a tour around the Mounty Gay distillery.
The passionate island vibe of Barbados is one not to be missed, with opportunities to do everything or nothing as and when you please. The tangible buzz of the Caribbean radiates through the island with a vibrant nightlife to be enjoyed for the night owls amongst the charter party.
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