The Caribbean is gigantic. In fact, it’s made up of more than 7,000 separate islands. That’s some fierce competition the Caribbean countries face when it comes to tourism. So what makes some countries, such as Barbados, more popular with travellers than others? With upwards of 500,000 tourists visiting the island of Barbados every year, there has to be some pretty good reasons why travellers are bookingÂ Barbados holidays, right? Yes! Here’s the top 3 reasons why Barbados is one of the most popular resort destinations in the Caribbean.
Barbados is commonly referred to as the ‘Little Britain’ of the Caribbean due to the British settlement in the 17th Century. The British influences have been strong in the development of the country and play a huge role in the nation’s existence. Barbados holidays are popular with those who love to travel but love their home, too. Those who are wary of foreign languages will be pleased to hear that the island’s official language is English, and with British colonial style architecture prominent throughout the towns and cricket considered the national sport, there’s all the charm of Britain with the amazing Caribbean weather. Barbados really is a home away from home.
No relaxing and luxurious holiday in the sun is complete without a few ice cold cocktails, and there really is no place better to enjoy a few cheeky beverages than Barbados. The island is renowned for it’s native rum production, particularly Mount Gay. Either head to any Barbados bar to enjoy the locally produced tipple, or take things a step further and book a tour of one of the many distilleries. There’s usually tastings during the tour, and opportunities to purchase some of the products. If you’re more of a beer drinker, give the 10 Saints a try. It’s been brewed in old Mount Gay casks for a truly unique and Barbadian flavour.
It’s not often that a destination can boast it has absolutely perfect conditions for surfing, but the Silver Sands area of Barbados, situated on the south coast, can! TheÂ trade windsÂ create winds that particularly lend themselves to all sorts of surfing, windsurfing, kite surfing andÂ para-sailingÂ If you’re looking to try your hand at someÂ beach frontÂ sports on holiday, you really can’t do much better than Barbados’ south coast. If you need any further proof, just check out the International Windsurfing Association who include Silver Sands as a stop on their annual windsurfing tour.
Of course, there’s aÂ never-endingÂ list of reasons to choose Barbados as your next holiday destination, but these are the reasons that really tip the scales for many travellers. Don’t miss out, get out there and experience everything Barbados has to offer!guest post, Sightseeing