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Barbados Travel Guide
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'The perfect beach holiday'

If you’re looking for the perfect beach holiday, somewhere you can completely relax, look no further, with pristine beaches, crystal clear water and vibrant flora, Barbados has it all. This laid back English colony combines beach life with great music, an exciting night scene, delicious food and a strong sense of history and culture.

The handsome colonial buildings of the capital, Bridgetown, date mainly from the 18th century, while the later buildings of the suburbs stretch inland. Several of the island’s mixed race population are descendants of the African slaves, brought over to work the colonial sugar plantations.

Back at the beach, warm Caribbean waters are swarming with colourful fish swimming in vibrant coral reefs. Sailing, windsurfing, water skiing, snorkelling and scuba diving are just some of the watersports available. Hire a car, scooter, bicycle or moke (open air jeep) to venture further afield, and visit underwater caves, sugar cane factories, lush tropical gardens, rum distilleries or plantation houses.

The island has a lively nightlife with floorshows of limbo dancers and pulsing reggae music, a perfect accompaniment to the Bajan cuisine of spicy seafood, tropical vegetables and fruits, washed down with rum cocktails and fresh fruit juices. All of this may sound too good to be true however, this is Barbados.
Useful travel links
Barbados Official website of Barbados Tourism Authority
Lonely Planet Guide to Barbados from lonely planet