Barbados Quick Travel Guide
With a travel rating of 50%, Barbados represents the quintessential Caribbean stereotype, where stunning beaches can be found around every bend, glorious Gardens of Eden abound, calypso music serenades, and the rum flows aplenty. One of the best ways to embrace the character of the island is to attend a cricket match at the legendary Kensington Oval, home of the famous "Windies". However, no discussion of sports in Barbados can ever be complete without mentioning the absolutely world-class surf breaks found on the island's eastern coast, where the immortal "Soup Bowl" awaits those brave enough to challenge themselves in its tumultuous waters. In contrast, the calm, sheltered waters of Carlisle Bay is perfect for swimming and scuba diving. Closer to shore, nature is on display in its full glory at Hunte's Garden, a tranquil tropical glen with winding paths, humming birds, and geckos. Flower Forest pays homage to all types of flora from around the world in a natural jungle setting with exceptional vistas at every turn. Andromeda Botanic Gardens is a bounty of exotic blooms and peaceful ponds. Sticking with the natural theme, see the great sugarcane fields surrounding St. Nicholas Abbey, a magnificent Jacobean plantation house, where you can dine sumptuously and sip some amazing rum. Back to the beaches. Take your pick from Crane, Dover, Long, and Paradise Beaches, all of which offer enough sand, water, and palms to satisfy the most jaded beachcomber. So, come to Barbados for nature, the sun and the sand, and return home with your quota of rum and a love for calypso that will help warm those long, cold winter nights back home.
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Make your own personal pilgrimage to Kensington Oval, the "Mecca for Cricket" on Barbados and the center of the island's sporting culture. Originally a pasture on a plantation near the coast, "the Oval" was built for the World C....
|Coordinates:||13 10 N, 59 32 W|
|Main Languages:||English, Bajan|
|Currency:||Barbadian Dollar $ (BBD)|
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- Location: Barbados