Last year more than a third of visitors to Barbados came from the UK, that’s more than 200,000 people! People flock to the tropical paradise to live the island life, relax, re-energise and refocus.
So is it the perfect beaches, enticing food or enchanting festivals which has millions flocking to Barbados each year?
10 Reasons To Travel To Barbados
Barbados is known for its delicious delicacies, so when you arrive, be sure to taste some of the best, including Cou Cou, a national dish made out of cornmeal and okra, often served with another Barbados favourite, flying fish.
An alternative to fish includes Macaroni Pie. Tubed macaroni noodles are broken and mixed with cheese, herbs, spices, onion, ketchup and mustard. If you like mac and cheese, you’ll love this!
The beaches of Barbados are known to be absolute beauties, so why would you want to miss out? Lie on the soft white sands as you listen to the sounds of small waves crashing onto the bay as you feel the heat on your skin get warmer as you relax on a sunbed. Ahh Paradise.
3. Tropical waters
The crystal clear waters which surround Barbados are of the standard which we all dream about. No murky water, no fear of standing on sharp rocks just complete tranquility. What else could you want?
If you’re looking for a change in culture to escape to, Barbados is the place. For those music lovers, this is your place, with music playing on every street corner, whether it’s Calypso, Soca, R&B or Reggae, there’s never a dull moment.
If you’re a fitness fanatic, be at the beach around 4pm. This is when you’ll find all the Barbadians doing their workouts – better than the gym hey! As you can see, Barbadians know how to live and after visiting, you are going to want to join them.
With glorious weather all year round, Barbados makes for a great winter escape. Fly away from the grim weather at home and soak in some sun. The wet season in Barbados begins around June until December with the driest time of year being between February and April, however, whether it’s raining or not, the temperature never seems to drop below 20 degrees.
Part take in some incredible water activities such as swimming with turtles, deep sea diving and fishing! It is unlikely you will get such an amazing opportunity again so why not grab it whilst you can?
If you’re looking for more of a jungle adventure, why not head into the rainforests. You might find it better to go with a guided tour to ensure you don’t get lost and there are plenty to choose from.
Barbados is not only known for the famous beaches and culture but also its rum! After producing it for over 350 years, they know what they’re doing! Take one of the rum tours to find out how it’s made and you may even get a taste!
Barbados is home to some breath-takingly beautiful accommodation, for example Carrier offer some luxury Barbados holidays, for a great price. Explore the island knowing you can retreat back to a luxurious temporary home. Choose from a romantic hideaway hidden behind the palm trees or a family hotel.
Harrison’s cave is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Barbados, the deep pools of crystal clear water inside the crystallised cave is a magical setting. Watch the cave come alive with the gushing water, an unforgettable experience.