Why should you Plan a Trip To Barbados?
Barbados is a perfect mix of both history and modernity. The place is the perfect destination for all age groups and for people with different tastes. This beach packed islands are worth a stay for more than a week, so looking for a Barbados villa on the beach is a great idea. Since the island is not too big that you need to use the vehicle or travel long to go from one spot to another, you can book for one of these villas and have a relaxed time at the beaches. Choosing to stay in a villa has its own advantages over staying in a hotel. You can have the entire place to yourself and enjoy full privacy and it’s easy on the pockets too. There are a plenty of reasons on why you should plan a trip to Barbados. Few are listed below.
- For a great shopping experience
The shopping experience in Barbados is unparalleled. There is no problem of communication with the local shopkeepers here as everyone speaks English apart from local language. The craftworks, handmade pottery is a must buy to bring back home some memories from the islands. The islands are known for its duty-free shopping and the place houses some of the best artisans in the country. There are 4 malls at the outer ring of the island’s main shopping area, the Bridgetown. The best time to shop in these islands is during the weekends where fresh local produce like fruits and vegetables are sold in the market. The local fish market in the Oistins serves some tasty fish alongside some Caribbean music. This will be one of the finest memories of visiting Barbados. After a tiresome shopping time, a hearty meal is much needed.
- A perfect holiday destination for families
If you want to plan a holiday that is best suited for all the three generations, then Barbados is the perfect spot. There are botanical gardens and the heritage buildings that take one down the memory lane. The grandparents of the family would love this. The hiking in the mysterious caves of the beautiful islands, diving, and surfing into the pristine waters in the east coast of the country is a thing for the youngsters and teenagers alike. The sunset at the beach makes an ideal scene for the newlywed couples and lovers. The innumerable number of white sand beaches makes a great play area for the children. Thus, one can say that Barbados caters to all the fun needs of a family.
- Must visit for gourmets
If you love eating, then you must visit the food havens of Barbados for sure. The place is very well known for its exotic seafood. The best part is that the food is cooked using the everyday catcher. The fish and prawns are so tender and juicy. There are expensive restaurants on the beach side that provides a divine resting and eating experience. For tight pocket constraints, there are stalls down the lane that serve barbequed pork, fried fish, and other delicacies all priced ranging from about 6 Euros.
Barbados unlike the other islands of the Caribbean is very budget friendly. There are hotels and resorts that would fit anyone’s pocket. On the west coast of the countries, there are huge five-star hotels that dot the scenic beaches. On the east coast of the group of islands, there are many budget-friendly hotels, inns for those who prefer self-catering. There are many rental villas in these islands.
- A place for sporting events
Name any sport and it is held in Barbados. Football, rugby, motorsport, horseracing, polo, swimming is a few to mention. These sporting events are held all throughout the year, you can either be a spectator or also become a part of it.
- Festival of music and food
Food carnivals that host chefs from all over the world are held every once in a year. There cannot be any better pleasure than enjoying some lip-smacking food along with the world-famous rum with music playing in the background.
- Enjoy a laid-back time
The people in Barbados are very warm and friendly. You could sense that life moves at a slow pace, unlike the lives in the bustling cities. This makes the islands the best getaway spot.
Activities to do in Barbados
The entire island is dedicated to fun-filled activities.
Self-catering is altogether a fun activity in itself. Especially when you are in a place like Barbados where you can go fishing and make some fresh catch. Prefer a hotel that provides in-house kitchen facilities where you can cook food as per your taste and enjoy to your heart’s desire.
- Fishing and Snorkeling:
A game of fishing and snorkeling alongside the turtles in bluish green sea waters are some of the most enjoyable activities for all.
- Name any water sport and you can enjoy them at Barbados
The water sports like kayaking, surfing, diving are the major highlights of all the tourist attractions in Barbados. The climate of the islands also makes it ideal for having some splashy time in the waters.
What about watching a cricket match in Barbados?
Since the place has the perfect weather to conduct matches, the international cricket matches are held in the Kensington Oval. So, mark the date of the cricket match and plan a week’s trip accordingly to make your trip to the Barbados a fun-filled and memorable one.
These are more than enough to strongly recommend anyone who is planning an island trip as Barbados meets the expectations of all.
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