Top tip: Little Bay for blowholes
The most windward of the Windward Islands, Barbados is located at the furthest easterly point of the Caribbean chain of islands. To the west coral beaches are made of fine white sand, and the sea endlessly shifts from brilliant blue to emerald green over natural coral reefs. Along the east coast there is lively surf as the sea pounds the more rocky coast. The island’s mild sub-tropical climate has a constant touch of sea breeze as the trade winds blow through the inland sugar cane crops. The local terrain is mainly flat with only a few rolling hills in the north. The coral structure of Barbados acts as a natural filter thus making the island’s water amongst the purest in the world.
Facts and Figures
|Bridgetown (population – 96,578)
|English is the official language, but a regional variant called Bajan is spoken by most inhabitants daily.
|Christian, chiefly Anglican, with some minority groups.
|GMT – 4
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