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Barbados . Pop - 284,589. Area - 431 km2. Capital and Largest City - Bridgetown. Currency – Barbadian dollar (BBD). Language – English. Religion - Christian denominations. Time Zone – GMT minus 4 hours. Main Airport – Grantley Adams International Airport BGI. Climate – Moderate tropical, with a wet season (June–November) and a drier season (December–May).. Voltage guide 110V. Dialing code +1 246. Barbados is an island situated off the northeast coast of Venezuela. It has a long association with Britain who first colonized the island in 1627 and a largely agricultural economy was established with the primary crops being sugar, rum, and molasses. It was not until 1966 that Barbados became an independent country and in the following years stable democracy was established along with tourism and manufacturing. The island is split into 5 areas: Bridgetown (includes he capital city and the St. Michael Parish); Central Barbados (includes the parishes of St. George, St. Thomas and parts of St. Joseph, St. John, St. Lucy and St. Andrew. Harrison Cave); Eastern Barbados, (located on the rugged Atlantic side of the island and home to Crane Beach); Western Barbados, (situated on the calm, Caribbean Sea side of the island); Southern Barbados, (includes St. Lawrence Gap, a lively area full of bars and restaurants, and Grantley Adams International Airport). A distinctive icon in Barbados is the 'Flying Fish' and tourists will see it displayed on – coins, menus, and signs. The actual fish is usually served breaded and fried with a 'weapons grade' very hot yellow sauce.

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Barbados Hotel Reservations

Barbados Hotels Reservation including – Barbados Hotels, Christ Church Hotels, ChristChurch Hotels, Coconut Court Beach Resort Hotels, Hastings and Bridgetown Hotels.

Barbados Hotels and Resorts Bridgetown St James Christ Church West Coast on the Beach near Airport

Colony Club Hotel Porters St. James Barbados

Sit back and relax in one of the hotel's 96 guestrooms, all designed with guests' comfort in mind. There are air conditioning, hair dryer, internet access, ironing board, separate shower and tub, balcony terrace, in each of the hotel's well-equipped rooms.

Colony Club Hotel Porters St. James Barbados near holiday beach location for deals and holidays

Barbados - wikipedia

Barbados, situated just east of the Caribbean Sea, is an independent island nation in the western Atlantic Ocean. At roughly 13° North and 59° West, the country lies in the southern Caribbean region, where it is a part of the Lesser Antilles island-chain. Barbados is relatively close to the South American continent, around 434 kilometres (270 miles) northeast of Venezuela.

Barbados - wikitravel

The name "Barbados" comes from a Portuguese explorer named Pedro Campos in 1536, who originally called the island Los Barbados ("The Bearded Ones"), after the appearance of the island's fig trees, whose long hanging aerial roots resembled beards.

Barbados Vacation Travel Guide

Barbados Travel Guide, Complete Vacation Planner, Book Direct & Save. Accommodation, Car Hire, Restaurants, Excursions, Weddings to Real Estate.

Beachfront Villa in St James Barbados

"Reigate" Barbados is a private, beachfront villa in St. James, Barbados for rent direct from the owner. Book our elegant 3 bedroom beachfront villa online.

Marionville Barbados

Luxury, 1-bedroom self-catering Apartment in Christchurch, Barbados. Located on the top floor of a 2-storey block, with private entrance. Fully furnished, open plan living room, balcony, spacious kitchen/diner, microwave, fridge, gas hob, garden

Visit Barbados Travel and Tourism Site

Visit Barbados -The official website of the Barbados Tourism Authority! Use the Holiday Planner on the Official Web Site of the Barbados Tourism Authority to plan the perfect Caribbean vacation. Make your travel plans, book a hotel, and plan the perfect wedding all on one site. Explore our island – a place of breathtaking natural beauty and welcoming Bajan hospitality.Barbados Holiday and travel information, Barbados travel and holiday official site. The official Barbados travel and information site.

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