Because frankly, you don't really have any justifiable reason not to visit it now. Barbados is a tropical paradise with generally warm and sunny weather. The average daytime high temperature is 30°C / 86°F, and this Caribbean island has over 3,000 hours of sunshine a year. It does experiences rainfall and rain storms, but they don’t start until June and only last until October. Besides, they’re very refreshing and much needed. And if you’re a hopeless romantic, you might find this extremely charming as well.
Additionally; top season just ended, so booking a vacation in Barbados right now or until September can save you a bit of money and enable you to have a calming and unforgettable experience.
Still not convinced? OK, we will point out a few reasons in case we are dealing with a tough crowd.
Or you want to be. Or you like them. Or you just appreciate a good beard. Let’s explain this. Barbados was originally called ‘Los Barbados’, meaning ‘the bearded ones’. The first Portuguese explorers who sighted the island way back in 1536 saw an abundance of indigenous bearded fig-trees dangling with their long, aerial roots that made the trees look like they have beards, hence the island was named ‘Los Barbados’. ‘Barbados’ actually means ‘beards’ in Portuguese language.
Come on, everybody wants to be a pirate, at least for a day. And what do pirates like the most? Yes, you guessed it - Rum! The fine rum brand named Mount Gay Barbados Rum is one of the oldest and world known rums in the world. It is over 300 years old! And you won’t have to face the same problem that our beloved Captain Jack Sparrow did with his famous “but why is the rum (always) gone?” line here. Oh no, there’s plenty of rum here, so drink up me hearties yo ho! And don’t do anything your mom wouldn’t want you to do.
There are so many things to do and see in Barbados- adventure tours, nature tours and much more! Read more »
You can also see some of the lovely towns and villages such as the coastal town of Oistins, just 2 minutes away from Miami Beach, or the port city Bridgetown, both on the south coast. On the south east coast you have the Crane Village set on the beautiful Crane Beach. The scenic fishing village Bathsheba on the east coast is rich in vegetation. The historic Speightstown and Holetown on the west coast also deserve your time.
Here we’re not only talking about flowers, but about the island’s vegetation in general.
Cotton trees, palm trees, bamboo trees, nutmeg trees, Baobab trees (there are 2 Baobab trees there- the big one is planted in Queen's Park in Bridgetown, and the smaller one is on Warren's Road in St. Michael). There’s also plenty of colorful flowers that bring that warm and welcoming splash of color to the island. Very tropical and captivating. Read more »
This island has some funny-looking and bizarre creatures! Apart from green monkeys, which are pretty funny-looking, turtles, birds, lizards, frogs, toads and the smallest snakes known to man, you can easily see a Mongoose. This is a Weasel-looking furry animal with brown-gray fur, short legs and a slender, long body. And very curious indeed - it will scamper to your car without a care in the world. We mustn’t forget about the Flying fish – in reality it doesn’t exactly fly, but it glides. It can jump out of the water and glide for 30 to 50 meters, which can last for up to 45 seconds at the speed of 70 kph / 43 mph! And it pairs up great with Cou-Cou or veggies on the plate.
The food alone is a reason good enough to go there – fresh seafood is the base of most menus and if you love seafood, you have to try their specialty, the Flying fish accompanied by Coucou.
“Bajan” cuisine is a mixture of European, Asian and American cuisine. So you can have a taste of just about anything; from seafood to scrambled eggs! Although it is said that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, but this island proves that their cuisine is very much appealing, admired and accepted by both genders. Hurray to food gender equality!
Bottom line: Barbados has the highest rate of returning visitors of any Caribbean island and that says a lot, if not all. Will you become one of them? :)