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About Barbados
Capital city: Bridgetown

If you have a hankering for Caribbean style and sophistication, there's no island quite like Barbados to make you feel extra special. A regular haunt for A-list celebrities and film stars, Barbados is the perfect blend of tradition and luxury. There's always something going on day or night on the island, whether it's a game of dominoes in the local rum shacks or a slap-up gourmet meal overlooking the Caribbean Sea. Barbados is a fantastic holiday destination for sports lovers, with plentiful golf courses and stunning scenery to explore, as well as the island's undeniable passion for cricket, with pitches laid out in virtually every village. And as if that wasn't enough, there's heaps of watersport activities available too. But if you prefer something a little more sedate, Barbados has got you covered also. The south end of the island is more isolated and is home to some of the best beaches in the Caribbean. A trip to Barbados wouldn't be complete without a visit to the colonial capital, Bridgetown, which secured its status as a World Heritage Site in 2012.


There are more than 70 miles of unspoilt beach to explore on Barbados - the best way to do so is by hiring a motorbike or jeep to see Barbados the traditional way.


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