Barbados In A Heartbeat
The island is bursting with culture & cuisine, is rich in history, and has a warm and comfortable climate with fascinating tropical flora and cheerful, welcoming people. In addition, it boasts a diverse arena for business and development and a highly skilled workforce. What more could you want for your home or home away from home?
The West Coast
This coast is often considered the platinum coast of the island and frequented by famous faces and many high net worth individuals. The West Coast offers stunning beach settings, trendy restaurants, bars and cafes, and a cornucopia of shopping - ranging from lifestyle luxury boutiques to local crafts and art.
Vibrant and energetic,
yet relaxed & serene.
Music and dance is a way of life in Barbados. Soca, reggae, steel pan and jazz are characteristic of the island's musical backdrop.
Local fish markets with handcrafted boats painted in bright Caribbean colours are scattered along the island's coastlines. Other typical scenes are fruit vendors displaying their vibrant produce on street corners and "snow-cone" sellers peddling bicycles with "shaved ice" boxes and flavourings under huge bright umbrellas.
English is the language spoken, but locals have a 'Bajan' dialect, which most visitors find interesting or amusing. Either way, people are drawn by the quirky sayings and the general playful banter.
SEALIFE, WILDLIFE & FLORA
Land to Water
Tropical gardens and lush gullies characterise the island; rustic country east coast terrains; monkeys parading in families and the indigenous black belly sheep. The underwater life is stunning, including everyone's favourite - the friendly sea turtles.
The bay directly in front of Coral Beach is a known nesting spot for turtles. If you get lucky, you may experience the wonder of a sea turtle laying or baby turtles hatching. Barbados is home to three species of endangered sea turtles.
Flying fish, lobsters & sea cats are local delicacies caught by local fisherfolk and are favourites for locals and visitors alike. These pair well with locally grown produce such as breadfruit, cou cou or sweet potato.
The discovery timeline of the island dates back to 1623 BC. It spans from Amerindian civilisation to the arrival of the Portuguese, followed by English colonisation.
The significant early trades were tobacco and cotton. Later, sugar cane was introduced, which carried the by-products of molasses and rum. This favourite spirit has earned its reputation as the most popular drink on the island, especially in the form of the potent but delicious rum punch.
THINGS TO DO
Activities In Abundance
There is something for everyone. You can spend a day on a catamaran, explore underwater in a submarine, scuba dive or snorkel the shipwrecks, surf, kitesurf or windsurf. You might like to ride horses along the coast, enjoy yoga on the sand or relax in any of the island's top-notch spas.
There are also many land-based sports activities such as golf, cricket, polo, biking, football, hiking, tennis, and squash.