Barbados

Barbados is regarded as “the jewel” of the Caribbean and the West Coast is affectionately known as the “platinum coast” because of its clean, glittering beaches and spectacular sunsets. Unlike the Atlantic coast the waters are calm, clear and warm. It is ideal for swimming, snorkelling, wind surfing, water skiing, scuba diving or just relaxing on the beach enjoying the sun, sand and sights. There is only an average 2 degrees Celsius variation from the warmest to the coldest months, so whenever you go you should be basking in average temperatures of around 30 degrees Celsuis.

One of the most popular islands in the Caribbean, Barbados has miles of fine white sand with towering palms and turquoise waters. 

Away from the beach are hills with stunning plantation houses and tropical vegetation, not to mention the fields of sugar cane used extensively for locally produced rum. There are ample opportunities to play tennis, explore the island on foot and even play golf on one of several courses of international standing. For those who prefer to spectate, Barbados has a racecourse and is home to the Kensington Oval – a must for cricket fans. The parish of St.Peter is also home to the Wildlife Reserve and is one of the best places to see the Barbados Green Monkey in its natural environment.

Currency: Barbados Dollars (US. Dollars are also readily accepted in many establishments).
Banking: Full banking facilities are readily available on the island, with ATMs.
Language: English.
Motto: “Pride and Industry”.
Capital: Bridgetown.