If you love an elite beach holiday surrounded by heavenly views, then unique individual tours to Barbados will be the best vacation!
Holidays in Barbados attract tourists from all over the world! Windsurfers come here to “catch the wave”, diving enthusiasts will appreciate the bright beauty of the underwater world, and photographers have recognized the island as a real paradise for photo shoots. A beach holiday enchants: 113 kilometers of white sand has 60 beaches, which are surrounded by rustling palm trees and paradise tropical plants.
Barbados tour operator in Moscow will offer attractive private tours for connoisseurs of sightseeing, who will be able to fully discover the beauty of Bridgetown, Andromeda Botanical Gardens, the unique St. Peter Reserve, desert ruins and Farley Hill Park.
Shoppers will appreciate the low prices for clothes, shoes and jewelry from famous designers. Comfortable hotels and remote bungalows, restaurants and beach bars with spicy local cuisine will gladly welcome fans of tropical island holidays.
- Currency: Barbadian dollar
- Language: English
By the time the British began to develop this piece of land (1627), the island, oddly enough, was uninhabited; the Indian indigenous population had been destroyed by the Spanish conquerors by that time). Settlers set up extensive sugar plantations here, which flourished until 1834, after which the abolition of slavery undermined this traditional sector of the economy for the region. But until the middle of the 20th century, the production of sugar, rum and molasses remained practically the only developing sector of the local economy. Only at the end of the last century, rapidly developing tourism gave an additional impetus to the development of the island, turning it into one of the most beautiful resort areas in the Western Hemisphere. Gentle sun and warm sea, endless beaches and coral reefs, green fields and wineries, an abundance of historical monuments and traditional carnivals, many places,
Known to the whole world as “Little England”, the island really literally absorbed the traditions of the British Empire – many “old English values” have been preserved here, from the famous five-o-clock, traditionally served in many hotels, to the islanders’ love for pubs, golf, horses, sailing, polo and cricket. Today, many of these customs are carefully cherished, for they are one of the main attractions of the country.
Barbados is a small pear-shaped island. It lies in the chain of the Lesser Antilles, 2585 km southeast of Florida and 860 km northeast of the coast of Venezuela. Barbados is the easternmost island of the Windward Islands chain. Its east coast is washed by the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, and the west by the Caribbean Sea.
In the west, Barbados neighbors the islands of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, in the northwest with Saint Lucia and Martinique, and in the southwest with Grenada and Trinidad and Tobago. The total area of the island is about 431 sq. km.
Barbados is a fairly small island, only 33 km long and 22 km wide. More than 80% of its territory is a coral massif covered with a thin layer of fertile dark and red loams. The relief of the island is relatively flat. The west coast is occupied by long white sand beaches, while the Atlantic east coast, framed by small cliffs, forms a rather indented coastline. Coral reefs surround the vast majority of the coast of the island.
A few local rivers and streams over the millennia “dug” in the porous limestone and coral rocks many underground tunnels, wells and cavities, which are filled with the purest water filtered through the layers of rocks. Therefore, even with a small number of surface watercourses, Barbados is one of the islands of the Caribbean with the most fresh water.
The air temperature ranges from +26 C to +30 C all year round, and the trade winds and sea breeze prevent the exhausting heat. In the period from November to May, the weather here is dry and relatively cool (the average temperature during this period ranges from +18 C at night to +28 C during the day), in summer the average temperature is about +23-30 C. The
average annual rainfall is from 1100 mm on the coast up to 2000 mm inland, with 75% of precipitation falling during the rainy and hot season – from June to October-November (July is the wettest month). At the same time, hurricane-force winds and powerful tropical typhoons are also possible. The best times to visit Barbados are during the cool months of late winter and early spring (February to May).
The official language is English, dialectal phrases and characteristic local pronunciation are generally accepted.
About 279.3 thousand people (this is one of the most densely populated areas of the Earth). Before the arrival of Europeans, the original inhabitants of Barbados were the Arawak Indians, whose representatives you can no longer meet today (even the Portuguese who discovered the island found it completely uninhabited). Currently, over 85% of the population is Barbadian; they call themselves “bahan” or “bedzhena” – that is, the descendants of mixed marriages between immigrants from the African continent, Europeans and representatives of Indian tribes. About 4% of the population consider themselves descendants of English and Scottish colonists, and an isolated group of the so-called “poor whites”, who descended from exiled settlers deported from Great Britain in the 17th-18th centuries, also stands out.
An independent state within the British Commonwealth with a democratic parliamentary form of government. Independence from Great Britain was obtained in 1966. Formally, the head of state is the Queen of Great Britain, represented by a governor-general and an appointed monarch. The Government is appointed by the Governor General in consultation with the Prime Minister.
The dominant religion is Christianity. About 67% of the island’s population consider themselves Protestants (Anglicans, Methodists, etc.), the rest are Catholics (4%) and adherents of other world confessions.