Barbados is an independent small Caribbean island state northeast of Venezuela's coast.
The West Coast is where you find a concentration of of luxury villas, especially in St. James and St. Peter Parish.
Needless to say that the whole island offers stunning scenery, lush tropical greenery, paradise and beaches. Barbados friendly locals, mostly of African descent, speaks English.
However the West Coast is known for it calm waters and the East Coast for surfing.
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Barbados is divided in to 11 Parishes, which you can see on the map below.
Christ Church on the lively South Coast is where Barbados Windsurfing World Cup is held every year in January at Silver Sands. It is also where you find a concentration of restaurants, bars, nightclubs and are able to dance to calyso and soca music long into the night.
In St. Michael Parish you will find Bridgetown - the capital of Barbados. Bridgetown is a charming city with old colonial buildings, a natural harbour and good shopping opportunities - including duty free shopping - on Broad Street.
Bridgetown is not only the capital, it is also the only city in Barbados.
In St. George, which is one of the two only parishes with no coastline (St. Thomas being the other one) you can see rolling sugar cane fields. In St. Thomas you can visit the unique Harrison's Cave.
St Joseph on the east coast is the place to find the cheapest accommodation. It is also a popular place for surfers - just like St. Philip and St. Lucy.
St. Andrew is home to the highest point in Barbados, Mount Hillaby at 1100 feet. In St. Andrew you can visit "The Pottery Village" and have a look at the local art and crafts.
St. John is said to have the best view on island from the top of Hackleton Cliff.
Enjoy your Caribbean holiday in Barbados!
Grantley Adams International Airport
Airport code: BGI
Barbados is served by Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI), 13 km (8 miles)
east of Bridgetown.
British Airways, American Airlines, and Air Canada are among the airlines that fly into BGI.
Direct flights are offered from New York, Miami, London, and Manchester, among others.
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