White-sand beaches, expansive caves, turquoise waters and Caribbean vistas as far as the eye can see are just some of the endless treasures to be discovered on the island of Barbados. Barbados is the easternmost island in the Caribbean Sea and is home to ancient shipwrecks populated with colorful fish and coral reefs, making it a perfect destination for beginner and expert divers to find their thrills.
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For travelers who prefer their adventures on land, hiking to the highest point of Barbados, the peak of Mount Hillaby, provides the perfect perch to soak in the beautiful vision of the beaches and bays below. The famed Flower Forest Botanical Gardens are where people go to enjoy the vibrant, lush vegetation of the island.
For those who prefer to lavish attention on their palette, Bajans, as people from Barbados are called, are famous for great cuisine. Their national dish of cou cou, a polenta-like dish made of cornmeal and okra, served with flying fish is a must-try. These eats are perfectly paired with locally produced rum, as Barbados is known to be the birthplace of the drink.
If you are in the mood for dancing, visit some of the many outdoor clubs famed for their nightlife. These big outdoor parties feature live calypso, soca music and other musical styles. Singer and celebrity Rihanna is a native of Barbados and has found ample inspiration in the island's rich musical heritage.
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Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture and incredible experiences in Barbados when you visit the island during one of their many festivals or special events!
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Barbados Food & Rum Festival October 19-22, 2023
Tantalize your taste buds at the Barbados Food and Rum Festival! You'll enjoy culinary delights from Barbados's most renowned rum producers, chefs and culinary personalities. Through a selection of pop-up and signature events curated to offer a well-rounded taste of Barabdos's flavors, you can indulge in Caribbean flavors that will excite your palette as you enjoy the picturesque backdrop of the beautiful beaches surrounding you.
Run Barbados Marathon December 8-10, 2023
Attend Run Barbados, the largest marathon in the Caribbean. Welcoming recreational runners from across the globe, this 3-day event will lead participants through unique routes among Barbados' breathtaking scenery and historical landmarks for a one-of-a-kind racing experience! This year's event will mark 40 years of festivities, so grab those running shoes and let the fun begin!