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About

Barbados

Barbados is the most easterly island in the Caribbean island chain, situated above South America, northeast of Venezuela and north of Guyana. The capital city is Bridgetown, located in the parish of Saint Michael. The limestone rock has created the island of Barbados, and the land area of the isle measures 166.4 square miles (431 km2). It is 21 miles (34 kilometres) in length and 14 miles (23 kilometres) in width.

Barbados is rich in scenic beauty which makes it a photographer’s dream come true, with an abundance of natural wonders, breathtaking scenic views, gorgeous gardens, and miles of white, sandy beaches with crystal clear waters and near year-round sunshine. With the Atlantic on its east coast and the Caribbean Sea on its west coast, the island has a variety of different, beautiful beaches to choose from. Depending on your mood, you can enjoy the tranquil warm waters of the west coast or the rugged surf of the east coast. The island is also full of historical appeal and boasts a diverse culture due to the fusion of its British and African influences. Barbadians, or bajans, are a very friendly, quick-witted, and fun-loving people who welcome visitors to the island with a warmth that is second to none in the region.

Language

English

Capital

Bridgetown

Time Zone

GMT -4

Currency

Bajan Dollar

Population

287,135

Weather

Barbados has a dry season from December to May that is not unbearably hot, as well as a rainy season from June to November. Impacted by Northeast Trade Winds, the island’s subtropical temperatures range from 28 – 31 degrees Celsius.

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