BARBADOS - ISLAND IN THE SUN

Surrounded by white sand beaches fringed with coconut palms, the coral island of Barbados rises out of the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean Sea.

Barbados is the eastern most Caribbean island, an independent nation within the Commonwealth. The common language is English. The island is 34 kilometers long and 23 kilometers wide. It's natural beauty, it's variety in landscape and shore lines, a wonderful climate with a year round temperature of 28°C combined with the cooling breezes of the trade winds, extremely warmhearted and friendly locals - these are only some of numerous treasures this tropical island paradise has to offer.

But there are plenty more things to enjoy for visitors to Barbados: the calm Caribbean Sea in the west and part of the south coast and the big surf which pounds the eastern part of the south coast and the rugged east coast almost all year round, Reggae, Soca, Steel and Calypso music as part of the island's culture, high class windsurfing, kitesurfing, surfing, golf and cycling at it's best as well as all other sports one can think of, a perfect infrastructure offering all modern amenities and last but not least the uncomparable flair of the Caribbean islands.

They are accommodations to suit everybody's purse - have a look at The Inchcape Villas. The variety, is abundant and if you know where to go, the quality of local restaurants is just incredible. Fresh fish as Snapper, Dolphin, Kingfish, Tuna or Flying Fish are amongst the delicassies which can also be obtained daily from the numerous fish markets around the island.

There is peace and quietness, which may be occasionally interrupted by the sounds of the ocean or the brandmark of the Caribbean islands, the whistling frogs. There is plenty of action as well. Hotels, restaurants, bars and discotheks take over with live music everywhere when the sun has set over the horizon of the Caribbean ocean.

"Hey, we're going to Barbados..." was a song which made the charts in the 70's and stood for people's dreams of escaping to an island paradise. And it hasn't become an oldie yet...

Irie from sunny Barbados, come and fall in love with the island...

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