Dazzling coastline is the most beguiling aspect of Caribbean nations. But when it comes to Barbados, the natural scenery is not only limited to splendid beaches rather it is enhanced by rolling hills, sugarcane plantations and secluded pastures. Limestone caverns adds a riddled geographical aspect to the country’s ever-enticing persona. Although it is an independent state but Queen Elizabeth II still acts as the Head of State. That’s why it is often referred as Little Britain of Caribbean.
Being one of the most developed regions in the entire Caribbean, Barbados is dotted with top rated resorts and effervescent nightlife and is emerging as an eye candy for sybarites. Barbados also offers a platter of options to budget travellers to have a trip of their lives. Real bustle of Barbados shouts out loud at its capital, Bridgetown. More than half of the Barbados’ population resides here making it the most prominent destination to peep into the soul of the nation. Cultural and historical attractions in the city entice hordes of travellers but the highlight that makes it an absolute holiday destination is duty-free shopping!
Beaches Like other Caribbean nations, Barbados is also famous for its gorgeous beaches. Beaches in South Coast always top the lists of water sports lovers. Flawless sandy strips offer favourable conditions to experience the jaw dropping experience of surfing and other sports such as boogie boarding, windsurfing and kite surfing. Surfers can also consider adding East Coast beaches to their itineraries. Relaxed setting of West Coast beaches boasts a romantic vibe and travellers can choose to be a part of catamaran cruises to feel the romance in the air.
Nightlife Caribbean’s party-like atmosphere has no difference in Barbados. As the sun sets, the island nation shines out with the gleaming attire of effervescent nightclubs, pubs and bars. Bay Street and St. Lawrence Gap are dotted with country’s best clubs. Epicureans can contemplate being part of dinner shows to gorge on local and international delicacies while experiencing the exhilaration of live entertainment. Add a romantic twist to your night with romantic cruises such as Atlantis by Night and the Spirit of Barbados.
Shopping Since Barbados offers tax-free merchandise, shopping here is fun! Broad Street in Bridgetown is the hub of shopping in Barbados. Besides duty free stores, you would also come across large departmental stores and world class shopping malls. Bayshore Complex is the most eminent shopping precinct here that makes visitors spoilt for choice with its wide selection of shops, stores, nightclubs and restaurants. If you are looking for mementos such as batik, wall hangings and straw bags, visit Pelican Village located in the outskirts of the capital city. Besides Bridgetown, other popular shopping areas in Barbados are St James and St Peter.