An island country in the North American Caribbean region, Barbados offers you just the kind of things you need for a rejuvenating holiday. It has vast expanses of natural beauty that comprise of white-sand beaches, lush green spaces, and unique species of flora and fauna. In addition to being delighted by all these gifts of nature, you’ll also feel at home with the heart-warming hospitality of the locals, also called ‘Bajans’. While there’s much to see and do during the day on the island, the real excitement awaits you in the form of a thrilling nightlife in this part of the world after sunset.
From December to April, there’s a heavy rush of tourists to this island nation and it is nearly impossible for you to get low-cost hotel accommodations. In the months of May and June, tourist crowds begin to decrease and your chances of enjoying cheap Barbados holidays steadily increase with a fall in the room rates of hotels. The rates of airfares and hotel accommodations continue to decrease as the hurricane season approaches. With the arrival of the hurricane season in the month of July, you can expect hotel accommodations to get up to 50 percent cheaper. Of course, you’ll have to watch out for rains, storms, and hurricanes if you’re holidaying in this season.
One of the best attractions to explore during your Barbados holidays is Crane Beach, which has pink coral sands. It was once the spot where cargo boats were unloaded and lifted by a crane, but went on to became the most famous beach on this island. You’ll also be delighted to visit Parliament Buildings, the two majestic buildings that were built during the 19th century with coral limestone. A visit to the Andromeda Botanic Gardens would give you the chance to explore tropical plants from different parts of the world.
The crystal-clear blue waters of this island are ideal for snorkelling and you can have a lot to explore underwater during your Barbados holidays with this activity. You can also witness the corals and marine life underwater with scuba diving expeditions. Parasailing is yet another exciting activity you can enjoy during your time spent in this island country. It takes you to heights of about 250 feet above the Caribbean Sea, from where you can enjoy some awe-inspiring views. While in Barbados, you can also go hiking through tropical forests, cane fields, and gullies and explore some unique aspects of the island.
Your holiday spent in Barbados would also give you the chance to taste some delicious varieties of Barbadian cuisine. Among them is the Cou Cou served with Flying Fish. The Cou Cou is prepared using okra and cornmeal, while the flying fish is cooked with salt, pepper, and special Bajan seasoning. Another savoury dish is the Fish Cake, made with fish, spices, and local herbs and served with pepper sauce. You can also try Conkies, a sweet dish made by mixing cornflour with sugar, pumpkin, coconut, and some cherries or raisins.