Barbados, West Indies
Barbados is a country situated in the eastern Caribbean Sea and in the Lesser Antilles of the West Indies. It is an island as well as an independent British Commonwealth nation. Bridgetown is the capital of Barbados. It is a very beautiful tourist destination in the Caribbean. The total population in Barbados is 287000 and the total area is 432km x km. The other island countries around Barbados are Saint Lucia and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines on the east side Martinique on the southeast side and Trinidad and Tobago on the northeast side. Barbados people are called “ Bajans”.
Bridgetown was founded in 1654 and it is a cruise ship port with colonial buildings and Nidhe Israel. There are some beaches, botanical gardens, Harrison’s cave formation, and 17th-century plantation houses like St. Nicholas Abbey are surrounded the Barbados island, but Barbados is outside the principal Atlantic hurricane belt.
Barbados considers as a poor country because the household poverty rates increased from 8.7% to 15% and individual poverty rates increased from 13.9% to 19.3%. But Products here so expensive because the majority of produce is imported from the USA and the UK. Currently, Barbados runs by Sandra Mason in Monarch Elizabeth II.
Barbados is known for its beautiful Tropical beaches, Mega-star Rihanna, Crop Over Festival, The land of the flying fish, Pirate history, etc. Safe wise Island is very safe where the crime rate is very low. But the US Department of State has advised citizens to avoid visiting some areas such as Crab Hill at all times, Nelson and Wellington streets in Bridgetown at night, and non-reputable nighttime party cruises.
There are some illegal activities to avoid here such as wearing any form of camouflage, not dressing in, or carry items made of camouflage materials, and possession and distribution of illegal drugs or narcotics which cause fines or imprisonment.
The official language here is English and the main religion is Christianity. The official currency is the Barbados dollar but all the shops and restaurants accept payments in US Dollars. The best currency to take to here is the Bajan dollar. Afternoon tea is the local tradition in Barbados and the national sport is cricket. Here, the health care facility is very strong and all the Barbadian citizens are covered by Universal health care. There are eight polyclinics throughout the country and 5 Geriatric hospitals for the care of the elderly and a network of child care facilities. The main hospital is Queen Elizabeth Hospital is located in Bridgetown.
There are four species of nesting turtles where Barbados is hosting such as green turtles, loggerheads, hawksbill turtles, and leather backs. It has the second-largest hawksbill turtle breeding population in the Caribbean. The driving of vehicles is prohibited on beaches because it will crush nests buried in the sand. There are some dangerous animals such as Jellyfish, Centipedes that live in the jungles. and dangerous Manchineel tree is also situated in Barbados jungles.
Normally has warm and sunny weather throughout the year with the average temperature is 30C in the daytime. The rainy season is between June to November. The driest months are February, March, and April and the wettest months are September, October, and November. February is the coldest month with an average high temperature of 26.8C and a low temperature of 25.7C. In apart from that Barbados has over 3000 hours of sunshine each year. Therefore, the best time to visit Barbados is between mid-December and between mid-April during the dry season.
There are two beach destinations in namely Bridgetown Colonial Garrison, and Carlisle Bay diving and Bathsheba beach, surfing, and garden. The most beautiful beaches are Miami beach, Crane beach, Bath beach, Gibbes Beach, Accra beach, etc. The west side of Barbados beaches are the ideal beaches for surfing because those are having calm, shallow waters, rugged coastline, and epic waves. Some of the beaches are having powdery white sands with swaying palm trees, historic sites, friendly locals, and azure waters. Also, the Barbados sea is very lovely and warm and making perfect for swimming and water sports.
Barbados nightlife is the best nightlife in the world and it is extensive and varied with entertainment for every taste. Barbados is very safe at night for nightlife because police are heavily stationed around residential and tourist areas on the bright side, also it has less violence than other Caribbean neighbors. When the sun goes down only Barbados wakes up, which means it is having the best nightlife. Barbados island is treating as a home to every kind of nightlife venue, from flashy cocktails bars, and beach clubs to no frill’s rum shops, fish fry’s, and full-on festivals. Most of the bars and restaurants open at 7 p.m and continue till midnight and even till dawn. Some of the bars and restaurants are The Boatyard Club, Red Door Lounge, Hal’s Car park Bar, etc.