While I was at the World Travel Market 2013, my phone pinged signifying I got an email. Taking a rare second, I discovered it was an email from Adam who wanted to guest post on my website about the Britain of the Caribbean. This intrigued me, I’m a huge fan of Britain and if its name was used as a description to anywhere, then I’m keen to discover more about it. I told him to go ahead…
Known as the Britain of the Caribbean, Barbados offers a wonderful blend of English culture and sunny tropical weather. Famous for its sun, its rum, and its relaxed and friendly local attitude, Barbados is an excellent holiday destination.
From the best ways to access the island to its finest beaches, the Barbados travel experts at Royalwestmoreland.com have contributed these excellent tips for your next holiday in Barbados.
Getting to Barbados from Europe and North America
Barbados is one of the easiest destinations in the Caribbean to access from Europe or North America. Flights depart daily from US air hubs such as New York City and Miami, while British Airways flies several times daily from London.
Citizens of the United Kingdom, most European countries, the United States, as well as many other destinations do not need visas to travel to Barbados.
Enjoying the Unique and Interesting Culture of Barbados
Barbados is home to a unique culture that draws from its long history as a British colony. Locals – known as Bajans – are easygoing and friendly, and the slow pace of life makes the island a wonderful place to relax and enjoy your holiday.
The capital of Barbados – and the island’s only city – is Bridgetown. Located on the western coast of the island, the city is the best place to shop for unique local goods, visit historical colonial buildings and view exciting local cricket games.
Visiting the Best Surf and Sunbathing Beaches in Barbados
Barbados is known around the world for its excellent beaches. Most of the island’s best beaches are easily accessible by road, with rental cars a convenient option and the island’s excellent bus system also a reliable choice for getting around.
Popular beaches include Crane Beach, located on the south-eastern coast, and Accra Beach, which is arguably the most popular beach on Barbados’s southern coastline.
Choosing the Best Season to Holiday in Barbados
Barbados has a tropical climate that’s almost never ‘cold’ in a Western sense, but its weather does vary from season to season. The island’s peak travel season lasts from early December until mid-April and offers moderate temperatures and big crowds.
During the shoulder season, which lasts from the end of April up until the beginning of the summer rain in August, you’ll be able to enjoy the best of Barbados with fewer people, less expensive accommodation options, and a more relaxed atmosphere.
The Island’s Best Leisure and Sports Activities
Barbados is a wonderful destination for sportspeople, offering brilliant weather and a wide variety of sporting facilities. Royal Westmoreland is home to one of the finest golf courses in Barbados – an 18-hole course built by Robert Trent Jones, Jr. in 1995.
Other great leisure and sports options include running on the island’s best beaches, or snorkelling around one of Barbados’s many coral reefs. Barbados is one of the top Caribbean destinations for scuba diving, offering a wide variety of tropical fish and several interesting wrecks to explore.
This article was provided by Adam Snape on behalf of Royalwestmoreland.co.uk, a luxury estate on the west coast of Barbados. Adam has been guest blogging about travel for almost 2 years.