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Popular Rental Amenities in Barbados
Barbados is a fantastic vacation destination if you want a property with a pool, as 47% of the accommodations there include one. Interestingly, HomeToGo's data shows that more hotel rooms offer a pool than hotel rooms. Also, they can welcome 3 vacationers, on average, while hotel rooms with pools can welcome an average of 3 people. If you would also like to be close to the water, nearly all of the accommodations providing a pool are located within 2 kilometres of the waterfront.
Find a dream vacation home to experience beautiful Barbados
Located between the North Atlantic and Caribbean Sea, Barbados is a beautiful island country on the southern end of the West Indies. A former colony of Great Britain, Barbados is known for its beaches and its culture that's a mix of African, British, and Indian influences.
In addition to its renowned beaches, Barbados boasts UNESCO World Heritage-listed sites, delicious cuisine, and smashing nightlife. Whether you want to sunbathe or swim, enjoy the diverse local art and culture, or feast on local cuisine, the many villa rentals in Barbados offer you a special opportunity in this island paradise.
What to Eat on Your Barbados Vacation
Barbados is renowned for its thriving, diverse culinary scene, and your trip to the island will surely include some special dining moments. Also called 'The Land of the Flying Fish’, it's no wonder that Barbados's national dish is flying fish served with cou-cou, a cornmeal and okra dish. You can try various steamed, fried, or pickled versions of flying fish.
Another delicacy you must try is pudding and souse, a dish of pickled pork or with spicy sweet potatoes. Bakes is another traditional Bajan favorite and a staple of local cuisine, made of three basic ingredients including sugar, flour, and water.
For your sweet side, sure to try conkies, a steamed cornmeal-based dish made with sweet potato, pumpkin, raisins, coconut, and local spices. The yummy rum cake is a traditional dessert prepared with dried fruits, citrus peel, nuts, sugar, eggs, mixed spices, and dark rum.
More than Gorgeous Beaches: Barbados' Art and Culture
Housed in a heritage building in Bridgetown, the Barbados Museum and Historical Society is well worth a visit. The museum boasts a rare collection of photographs, documents, and books depicting the island’s rich culture and history. The museum also has a souvenir shop selling unique Barbadian gifts, including 18th-century maps, books, prints, and more.
For a different take on history, head over to the Caribbean Wax Museum. The museum is a one of a kind exhibition, featuring lifelike wax sculptures of iconic figures from the Caribbean and parts of Latin America.
Housed in an 18th-century building, the Arlington House Museum showcases the history of Barbados through interactive displays. Located in the heart of the Speightstown area, the museum offers a fantastic opportunity to relive the local history of the bygone era.
Top Sites to Visit in Barbados Close to Your Vacation Home
Take a walking tour of Bridgetown, where you can explore St. Mary's Church, St. Michael Cathedral, the Nidḥe Israel Synagogue, and the Parliament Buildings. Don't miss Saint Ann's Garrison, a heritage site dating back to the 18th century. Within the historic Garrison area, you will find the Garrison Savannah, a beautiful parade ground which is home to the Garrison Savannah Turf Club.
Located on the island's east coast, Andromeda Botanic Gardens is a horticultural delight. Spreading across 6 acres, this botanical garden offers an unparalleled collection of tropical trees and flowering plants. This scenic park also boasts a café and an art gallery. If you can't get enough of plants, stop by the Flower Forest to enjoy amazing tropical flowers and breathtaking hilltop views.
Take a trip to the mystical Harrison’s Cave, which is situated at 700 feet above sea level. Here you can check out the cave's fascinating stalagmite formations, enjoy a tram ride through the subterranean galleries, and marvel at the spectacular underground waterfall. There's also a visitor's centre with handicraft shops and refreshment area.
Your Barbados vacation wouldn't be complete without sampling the world's oldest distilled spirit, rum. Delve into the history of the world's oldest rum at the Mount Gay Visitors' Centre, located in a stunning garden setting overlooking the magnificent Caribbean Sea.
Festivals and Events
The Holetown Festival is one of Barbados's most popular events. Held in February, this weeklong festival is dedicated to the early British settlers who landed on the island during the 17th century. The event features musical performances, street fairs, craftworks, a beauty pageant, and much more.
Not to be missed is Crop Over, a vibrant festival that's the biggest in Barbados. Originally a harvest celebration, it begins with the Opening Gala in Bridgetown's Queen’s Park, and continues for over a month from late June into August. The festival features loads of events including the Pic-o-de-Crop nightly show, Kadooment Day, colourful parades, and plenty of street parties to keep the fun going.
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