In the West Indies, Barbados is one of the most popular islands for swimming, surfing, golfing and hiking, and no wonder! It has everything associated with a Caribbean vacation — a unique location alongside the Caribbean Sea on the west and the Atlantic Ocean on the east.
Although it’s only about 20 miles long and 15 miles at its widest, this small island packs a punch with its variety of activities. Barbados has a wealth of interesting places to explore, and some of the best places are the towns and villages scattered throughout the island. Here you’ll discover just what makes Barbados such a distinctively charming place, from our historic buildings to our friendly people.
With its sophisticated infrastructure, business-friendly environment and high quality of life ratings, Barbados is a highly attractive location from which to live. Residents of Barbados have access to a wide range of high quality accommodation and a safe and secure environment in which to live, as well as good health care and educational facilities. Being one of the world’s leading vacation destinations, the island offers superb dining and entertainment choices along with a wide range of world-class lifestyle activities such as golf, sailing, polo and cricket to name but a few. Swimmers and snorkelers splash in the tranquil turquoise blue Caribbean waters and corals of the west coast, whereas surfers and active swimmers are passionate about the blue Atlantic’s surf on the east coast. The island’s breathtaking landscapes add to the joys of sporty, active vacations. The west coast takes one through many small towns, while the east coast reveals rugged, hilly shores with jumping-off points ideal for active swimmers and surfers on the Atlantic’s untouched beaches.