Among the absolute highlights between the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea is the small Antillean island of Barbados, as the magical destination is a symbol of rum, reggae and the singer Rihanna. The only Caribbean island of non-volcanic origin is still referred to as “Little England”, because with the affiliation to the Commonwealth of Nations, both the English language, as well as traditions such as teatime, cricket or rugby are maintained with dedication. The remote paradise will enchant you year-round with warm temperatures, powdered white beaches and tropical vegetation. Do you want to bet?
Already the thought of the distant paradise will put you on high spirits. Barbados is a real dream with original nature, stunning coastline and turquoise waters. English is spoken in an audibly striking accent, flavoured with Bayan, as its cultural roots date back to the era of slavery and combine West African and European influences. In luxurious resorts, a pampering program awaits you - where else in the world are you able to enjoy a freshly opened coconut, which was just hanging in a shady palm tree...
Flights & Hotels
Rum - the Barbadian heritage
In the birthplace of rum the oldest rum is produced in the distillery Mount Gay, founded in 1703, which is a integral part of the culture and history of the island. Connoisseurs always appreciate a bottle of Mount Gay Rum Extra Old. Just say "yes" if you are offered a rum punch, and soon the spirit of island life will fill you.
Barbados is small, but the selection of fantastic restaurants is huge. The food culture offers a variety of exceptional fruits, easily digestible dishes with fish, fruits and vegetables, as well as West Indian curries and rotis. Discover for yourself some delicious food with sonorous names like Pepperhot Stew, Cou-cou and Jug-jug. Good food is served everywhere in Barbados, whether in hotels, the popular rum shops or the many street vendors. Any hunger attack between meals can be stopped around the clock in Barbados. The famous Oistins Fish Market every Friday should definitely be on your Must See & Try List!
The Caribbean flair is as colourful as the crocheted hats of the islanders. Amongst beach parties and carnival parades, you will experience an almost contagious joie de vivre in the rhythm of reggae music. There are also picture-perfect beaches such as Carlisle Bay in the capital Bridgetown, where with a little luck you can discover turtles and starfish. Of incomparable beauty is the sunset at Botton Bay in Saint Philip Parish. Surfers and wind boarders will find ideal conditions in the Silver Sands. The grand Platinum Coast extends from St. Peter to St. James, with elegant villas and posh hotels.
Traveling to the island‘s past
"Indian Bridge", today's historic Bridgetown and its garrison, has been proudly carrying the title World Heritage since 2011. This is something very special for a small Caribbean island nation. In addition to historic Victorian-style buildings, the influence of the English colonial era is omnipresent: on Broadstreet, Lord Nelson's statue actually welcomes you in Heroes Square, formerly Trafalgar Square, although he looks a bit older than its counterpart in England.
In St. Nicholas Abbey you can not just taste rum. Anyone who marries in the wonderful estate will feel the European spirit in the architecture of the Plantation House. The owner of Sir Anthony Hunte's Garden will take you on a tour to personally greet you. In the lovingly designed spot, hummingbirds whistle in search of nectar in front of magnificent plants. At Grantley Adams International Airport you'll be able to travel through time in the hangar of a British Concorde G-BOAE.
What nature created
In the heart of Barbados in the middle of the tropical rainforest is one of the largest natural wonders. The Harrisons Cave in the central highlands of the Caribbean Island impresses with an underground path that takes you to all the highlights of the imposing limestone cave. It is connected to the beautiful gorge Welchman Hall Gully, which today is a nature trail for trees and plants. The Animal Flower Cave is one of the oldest tourist attractions on the island. Do not forget your swimwear because you can swim in some of the natural rock pools. Daily at 2.00 pm you can see and experience green monkeys interesting feeding in the Wildlife Reserve, as well as agoutis, armadillos, Brocket deers, pelicans and caimans. At a picnic, the Farley Hill National Park unfolds its special charm, because from there you have a wonderful view of the southernmost point of the island.
An Eldorado for active holidaymakers
The island nation is famous for its breath-taking dive sites with numerous shipwrecks. They are, for example, on Browne's Beach and Carlisle Bay, which by the way is known for its gorgeous sunsets. Exploring the Folkestone Underwater Park is part of the unforgettable experiences in Barbados. Some visitors go fishing for tuna and dorado on the sea. To reach the South Coast Boardwalk, you can go biking, because once you get there, you can expect the most beautiful beach walk of your life. Take time for a wonderful travel to make your Caribbean holiday dream come true!