History of Barbados
The first people to reach Barbados are believed to have been farmers and fishermen who arrived by canoe from South America, in approximately 350 AD. There are also known to have been at least two other subsequent waves of immigration from South America prior to the arrival of Europeans: Arawak people from at approximately 800 AD, and Caribs at around 1200 AD. The first Europeans to reach the island were the Portuguese, who gave Barbados its name, which means "island of the bearded ones" - altho...read more.
Five Reasons To Visit Barbados - Can You Guess What They Are?
I know what you’re thinking - how many reasons could you possibly need to visit the stunning Caribbean island of Barbados? But just in case you do need a little persuading here are five of the best reasons to go. Nightlife Barbados is the place to be if you’re looking for fantastic nightlife. The South Coast offers a variety of clubs and bars where you can party into the early hours. Alternatively, if you’re looking for a more subdued night, head to the West Coast where you’ll find a fabulous c ...read more.
Guide to the Caribbean - Information on Barbados
Barbados is definitely the nicest of the Caribbean islands. The beaches, views and wild life are spectacular and the sun of course is gorgeous. Barbados is a coral island which was pushed out of the sea a long time ago by volcanic activity. The west coast of the island is home to long stretches of sparkling white beaches and a shimmering blue green sea, which is home to a beautiful selection of coral reefs which provides a great environment for scuba diving and snorkeling. (Not to be missed!) T...read more.
Images Courtesy of: Barbados Tourism Authority - UK