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For many, September means the end of summer.
Luckily, we do not have this issue in Barbados, as it is technically ‘summer’ all year round in our little tropical paradise.
With seemingly endless venue options to choose from for your wedding ceremony and reception in Barbados, it's hard to narrow down your choices and select "the one."
Barbados has two weather seasons - wet and dry.
Wet season runs from June until October (as we say in Barbados - "June too soon, October all over!") and tropical rainstorms sometimes occur during this time.
The Barbados tourism industry also has two seasons - high and low.
High season runs from December until April, and if you choose to marry during high season, you'll want to reserve hotel blocks and venues immediately and send out save-the-dates 10 to 12 months in advance so guests can book their flights and accommodations before prices skyrocket. If you choose the shoulder season (right after high season), you may be able to save yourself and your guests some money and still enjoy great weather. While the off-season will mean fewer crowds, the weather can be iffy, and you may find that many stores, venues and vendors close up shop.
Barbados is overrun with exciting opportunities to explore the Caribbean's past beyond the sun, sea and sand.
Today, a visit to Barbados brings history to life through guided tours, mapped routes and even self exploration. It is easy to connect with the past while exploring Barbados in the present.
Although a developing island with a booming tourism industry, Barbados remains true to its diverse roots by keeping up with architectural maintenance, carefully preserving artifacts and opening up relevant spots to tourists looking to gain insight into the historical spots that play a huge role in shaping the islands’ history.
These 10 activities are perfect for a rainy day or if you just want to do something different during your stay.
Top 15 Oceanfront Restaurants in Barbados
This small island is home to a wide range of excellent seafront restaurants offering everything from delicious local seafood to imported delicacies. Whether you’re planning a romantic dinner for two or on the hunt for the best cocktails with a view, there’s a spot just for you on this list. These restaurants range from fine dining to more laid back ‘liming’, each offering something unique to suit various budgets and tastes on every coast! Read on to learn more about what we consider to be the Top 15 best oceanfront places to eat in Barbados, listed in order of location:
The ‘rumshop’ is as much a Barbadian cultural staple as cricket, rum and calypso music. With thousands dotted across this little island, a rumshop can be loosely defined as a Barbadian watering hole that also sells food and basic groceries. There is one on every corner in villages and towns; a local hangout to eat, drink, dance, play dominoes and argue about politics. Visitors to the island are more than welcome to pop into any rumshop, at any time of the day or night, to get a taste of the Barbadian way of life. Here are a few of our favourites to check out:
On November 30th, Barbados celebrates 49 years of independence. For Barbadians in the island and around the world, November is a month to reflect on how far our little island has come and to celebrate everything Bajan! A huge part of Barbadian culture is the food; from
Granny’s macaroni pie on a Sunday to sharing fish cakes with a group of friends, these dishes are what every Barbadian identifies with. We’ve rounded up 5 of our favourite Barbadian dishes along with recipes from some of the best Barbadian resources:
From toddlers to teens, this sample itinerary of the perfect fun filled day in Barbados will ensure that the whole family has a great time:
Every beach on the island of Barbados, including those that are part of the top resorts, is open to the public. The beaches on the western side of the island front the tranquil turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea and are favoured for swimming and water sports, while the wild but beautiful eastern side churns with the more turbulent waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Although scenic to explore by horseback or jeep, the Eastern beaches are not preferred for swimming, so do be careful! Here are our favourite beaches in Barbados:
There’s hardly an unattractive vista in all of Barbados, but if you’re looking to snap some interesting and unique photos of this beautiful island to share with all your friends, this list will lead you to the right places for getting those brag-worthy shots.
The summer season is a hive of activity in Barbados thanks to Crop Over and there are so many events going on during July and August that you may have a difficult time choosing where to go and what to see during your visit! We’ve rounded up our top 5 events during the Crop Over Season, many of which are free to attend, which will give you the perfect mix of local entertainment and fun for the entire family.
This dynamic, 3-day event, which was held Sept. 8 to 10 at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach in Florida, provided a unique opportunity for Sotheby’s International Realty professionals to network and share best practices with their colleagues from all over the world.
Famed for his theatrical flair and flawless sense of proportion, Oliver Messel was the tempermental genius behind some of the Caribbean's most sought-after homes, including Leamington Pavilion, one of his finest oceanfront masterpieces, available for holiday rental on the island of Barbados.