Where else do white sand beaches, azure blue waters and a welcome as warm as the year-round sunshine combine with dazzling flavours and gourmet experiences? where fresh seafood and local produce is cooked with a passion that creates a truly unique gastronomic experience.

Barbados has it all, whether you opt for chic Cliff top dining by torch-light, or a leisurely cruise on the aptly named ‘Seaduced’ catamaran or sampling freshly grilled fish at the renowned Oistins Fish Fry, Barbados’ rich melting-pot of flavours promises to delight.  And as the birthplace of rum, no visit to Barbados is complete without sampling Barbados’ very own amber nectar.

There’s never been a better time to visit this tropical paradise, so what are you waiting for? Where else do white sand beaches, azure blue waters and a welcome as warm as the year-round sunshine combine with dazzling flavours and gourmet experiences? where fresh seafood and local produce is cooked with a passion that creates a truly unique gastronomic experience.

Barbados has it all, whether you opt for chic Cliff top dining by torch-light, or a leisurely cruise on the aptly named ‘Seaduced’ catamaran or sampling freshly grilled fish at the renowned Oistins Fish Fry, Barbados’ rich melting-pot of flavors promises to delight.  And as the birthplace of rum, no visit to Barbados is complete without sampling Barbados’ very own amber nectar.

Barbados is a coral island, pushed out of sea by volcanic activity in a far away time. On the West Coast, beaches of fine white sand stretch along a blue-green sea. Coral reefs fringe coast providing excellent snorkeling and Scuba Diving. Along the East Coast a lively surf is blown briskly by the strong and constant trade winds and the waves pound against a rocky shore. The constant breeze of the trade winds gives the island a mild and pleasant tropical climate.

When you visit, you will see it is mostly a flat coral island with excellent beaches, but there are also rolling hills and many deep ridges and gullies, with an interesting distribution of flora and fauna. Within the coral core there is a vast array of caves and underground lakes which provide an excellent supply of drinking water that is amongst the purest in the world. Geologically Barbados is unique, being actually two land masses that merged together over the years. This and other anomalies make this Caribbean island quite phenomenal, and there are geological structures that you will find only here.

This  beautiful island offers lots of art, activities, night life, music, history and some of the best restaurants to be found anywhere. But what makes Barbados even more special, and the reason why so many visitors keep returning to the island year after year, is the people.

Barbadians, called Bajans, are warm and friendly souls, always ready to greet you with a sincere smile. Barbadians make you feel welcome and special. You will feel that it is your home and will want to come back again and again. We truly are a unique Caribbean paradise, surprisingly sophisticated, friendly, fun and always Naturally Charming!

Much more than just the sun, sea and sand usually associated with a Caribbean island, Barbados has an incredible range of holiday activities for almost every interest and taste. In fact Barbados boasts of more attractions per square mile than any other Caribbean island!

There is an abundance of fine restaurants in Barbados that offer local cuisine, seafood and continental cuisine. The wide range of dining options ensures that there is something to suit every taste and budget. By day informal attire is acceptable in most Barbados restaurants, but at night a more formal dress code is enforced. It is also recommended that dinner reservations be made in advance, especially during the winter.

With high-quality, tax-free merchandise, excellent service by friendly and knowledgeable sales staff, and comfortable, air-conditioned stores, shopping in Barbados truly is just beyond your imagination!

When the sun goes down in Barbados, the fun continues! Barbados nightlife is extensive and varied, providing entertainment for every taste, from historic dinner shows to romantic cruises and exquisite dining.

On the calmer west coast, palms sway on white sandy shores while the azure waters lap gently at the shore. Relax onshore soaking up the rays or take a dip in the clear waters. Jetsking, kayaking, catamaran cruises, swimming and snorkeling all await you.

Heading south you’ll continue to find flawless sandy Barbados beaches protected by coral reefs. The more lively surf in the south and south-east are ideal for a host of water sports such as windsurfing, kite surfing and boogie boarding. If you’ve never tried these before Barbados is the perfect place to start, hey you’re on vacation after all! For more information visit www.visitbarbados.org