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Barbados is an entertaining and lively island with lots to keep you busy no matter how long is your stay. Whether you're looking for lazy days on peaceful sun-drenched beaches, while sipping a tropical cocktail or an exciting and adventurous day enjoying many water-sports and beach activities - Barbados caters to all your needs. Enjoy the glittering, crystal clear waters on a pleasure, walk the plank on a pirate voyage or explore the mysterious marine life on a snorkeling trip, a submersible or diving expedition.
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Visit Submarine Day Dive. This family friendly, Atlantis Submarine adventure is one of the most unique and highly recommended attractions in Barbados. Imagine yourself in a real submarine with view ports all around, fully submerged in the aquamarine Caribbean Sea, as curious fish peek in and sea fans sway.
If you like natural history, hiking, plants, nature and culture then Welchman Hall gully must not be missed as well. It is a place where you can experience a piece of nature and imagine what the island was like 300 years ago. It is a touch of tropical forest, mixed with Barbadian and other exotic tropical plants.
Furthermore, visit Barbados Heritage Tours. Barbados was born from sugar and rum, in the days when pirates roamed the sea. This is the reason its history is rich in wealth and folklore. Barbados Heritage Tours are must do in Barbados!
And if you have very little time, but you still desire to see the most of this beautiful island, check Barbados Sight-Seeing Tours. These tours have been designed to give you an extensive insight on the beautiful coastlines and beaches of Barbados in a very little period of time. You'll see it all and you will get loads of opportunities to take some amazing photos!
Barbados is also famous for its vibrant night-life. When the sun sets and the beaches clear, the clubs and night zones spring into life with the island's pulsating exciting rhythms. Barbados by night is lively. Enjoy an early evening with a spectacular, colourful dinner-show like the Bajan Roots and Rhythms Show or a sunset cruise under romantic starry skies. For a truly local experience: fresh cooked fish, dynamic music, great atmosphere, visit Oistins a fishing town on the South Coast of the island, for the weekend Fish Fry. Bars, pubs, sports bars, jazz clubs, floorshows, theatre, drive- in- cinema are but a few of the choices of night life activities on this very diverse island.
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Restaurants in Barbados
Barbados Restaurants are incredible. Besides, here you can try almost any cuisine in the world. France, Japan, China, Mexico, Ireland, New Orleans, India, any of these sounding right yet? Casual or Five Star, steak or seafood, eat-in or drive-thru, side of the road or water's edge, whatever you are looking for Barbados got it all! There is no surprise, Restaurants in Barbados have been mentioned multiple times in the list of the World's Top Fifty Restaurants. And, don’t just choose your favorite cuisine. You can also choose a restaurant.
Pick to dine on a cliff over looking the water where you can enjoy fantastic views of the pale blue Caribbean Sea, or choose to eat in a lush garden setting surrounded by the wonderful sights and sounds of nature, ensconced with Bajan flora and fauna. Take a trip back in time and dine in an old plantation estate house, imagining you are a part of the opulence of the nineteenth century lifestyle! And, the only problem you may encounter when finding places to eat in Barbados too much choice!
Shopping in Barbados
Broad Street in Bridgetown, the capital city of Barbados is lined with duty free shops where you will find designer brands on sale at heavily discounted prices. If you want to buy ornaments, crystal, fine figurines then you will find these items on sale in The Royal Shop, Cave Shepherd or Little Switzerland, here you will find brands such a Lladro and Swarovski.
The Barbados Royal Shop is the only exclusive authorized Rolex dealer on the island of Barbados with locations on Broad street and the Barbados Cruise Terminal.
If you do have something to celebrate while you are here, then you may also be looking for something special to wear. For the ladies you will find a bridal department in Cave Shepherd and there are also a few shops on Broad Street that specialize in bridal wear both traditional and non-traditional for that beach wedding. For the men you will find a good choice at the Bionic Shop also located on Broad Street.
For gifts to take home or souvenirs of your holiday in Barbados then you have to head to the Pelican Craft Centre, located just next to the Bridgetown Port. Here you will find plenty of shops selling hand crafted goods and you can also see the workmen in their studios creating goods in leather and clay. The Pelican Craft Centre is a lovely place to stroll around and you can pick up some really unique pieces at a great price.
Weather in Barbados
Barbados offers sunshine everyday. The constant cool breezes of the Trade Winds keep average day time temperatures of 80 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit, 27 to 29 degrees Celsius. Night time temperatures average 76 degrees Fahrenheit, 23 degrees Celsius.
December to May in Barbados are mainly the driest months. Afternoon rain showers fall during the months of June to November. These are often welcomed to cool down from the blazing sun, and can last simply a few minutes.
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