About Barbados

Find out more about the beautiful Caribbean island of Barbados.

Barbados is the most eastern island of the Caribbean, 21 miles long and a smile (14 miles) wide with a population of 300,000 people. Don’t let the fact that Barbados is a small island fool you. What Barbados lacks in size, it makes up for in charm.

Barbados has a year round tropical climate that vary from 27 – 30 degree Celsius most of the year and given it’s eastern position is rarely affected by hurricanes.

Bridgetown, Barbados 5 Day Forecast

Interesting Facts About Barbados

Barbados is a coral island with all white sand beaches and has pure drinking water.

Home to the oldest Rum in the world, Mount Gay first dates back to 1703.

Barbados was the only vacation destination in this Hemisphere with a scheduled Concorde service. One of the retired British Airways Concorde’s now resides at our international airport.

Barbados has the third oldest parliament in the world, with uninterrupted parliamentary governance since 1639.

Visitors highlight the friendliness of Barbadians as the island’s greatest and most pleasing asset. This is reflected in the highest repeat visitor factor in the region of 39%.

When to Visit Barbados

Barbados is just north of the equator, the climate is considered to be moderately tropical, and temperatures typically range from between 27-30 degrees Celsius and 70 – 76% humidity for most of the year.

December to May is considered the dry season in Barbados and also considered the ‘winter’ period.

The wet season begins in June and runs until November, the ‘summer’ months for the island. This season also brings with it the Caribbean hurricane season, although Barbados continually tends to be spared the direct hit of any major storm.

Barbados has all year round events that are not to be missed

2018January

Round Barbados Sailing Race Series

Barbados Jazz Festival

Barbados Independent Film Festival

Barbados Sugar & Rum Season

2018February

Holetown Festival

Apes Hill Polo

Agrofest (National Agricultural Exhibition)

Barbados Sugar & Rum Season

2018March

Sandy Lane Gold Cup Horse Racing

Barbados Surf Pro

Oistens Fish Festival

Barbados Sugar & Rum Season

2018April

Reggae Festival

Vujaday Music Festival

Sir Garry Sobers Festival of Golf

Barbados International Fishing Tournament

Barbados Chocolate & Pastry Festival

2018May

Sol Rally Barbados

Celtic Festival Barbados

Gospelfest

2018June

Barbados International Track & Field

Sol Rally Barbados

2018July

Barbados Crop Over (Carnival)

DiveFest Barbados

2018August

Barbados Crop Over (Carnival)

Kadooment Day

International Hockey Festival

Barbados Golf Open

2018September

Barbados Restaurant Week

Barbados Festival of Cycling

Barbados Beach Wellness Festival

2018October

Barbados National Triathlon

Festival of Speed Motor Sport

Barbados Food & Rum Festival

Jazz Excursion & Golf Tournament

2018November

Barbados Open Water Festival

Barbados Independence Surf Festival

Independence Celebrations

2018December

Run Barbados

International Rugby 7’s

Boxing Day Horse Racing

Old Years Night Celebrations


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