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Locals Guide to Barbados

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If you live in Barbados and want to keep abreast of what's going on then you've come to right place - the locals guide to Barbados.

Totally Barbados features a vast amount of information about Barbados. Having won the 2010 World's Leading Travel Destination Website award, you can be confident that whether you are looking for events, things to do, restaurants, nightlife, or history and facts, Totally Barbados will feature the information you need.

What's more, if you book things to do, or places to eat, through the Totally Barbados website you can receive special offers and discounts in Barbados.

You can keep up to date with all the events happening in Barbados by viewing the Barbados events calendar, which is constantly updated and jam-packed full of all the latest events in Barbados.

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You can also download Barbados mobile apps for your tablet or smartphones.

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Start discovering more about Barbados by signing up for our VIP newsletter, which is sent directly to your email inbox every week or two informing you of what's happening in Barbados.

Barbados Events Calendar

The Barbados events calendar informs you about everything that is hip and happening in Barbados. With it's easy to use search function, you can check out what's coming up in advance - perfect for helping you plan what to do in Barbados.

What's more, you can get a discount on some of the events listed if you book through the Totally Barbados website.

For instance, did you know that you get money off when you book the Harbour Lights Beach Extravaganza Dinner Show through the Totally Barbados website?

For more information about events like this one, please go to the Totally Barbados events calendar.

To find out what's happening in Barbados today, this coming week, weekend, month or year on your mobile phone, iPhone, iPod or iPad visit the iTunes Store and download the Barbados To Do Mobile Events Calendar App for Barbados by Brecal Inc / Totally Barbados.

The Barbados To Do Mobile Events Calendar App is designed for both the local and visitor to Barbados and now available in iTunes.

Four (4) Ways to find out What's On and What to do in Barbados

1. View daily hour-by-hour guides at Totally Barbados to see what's on. Explore our Google Barbados Events Calendar for 2013 below to find out what to do in Barbados and how to plan your day, week, weekend, month or year.

2. All Cell Phones and Mobile Devices visit: Barbados To Do

3. Mobile App: Barbados To Do at iTunes Store

4. Mobile App: Barbados To Do at Google play Store

Barbados Nightlife Guide

If you like a good party then check out the Barbados Nightlife guide, which will guide you through the nightlife of Barbados. Barbados is brimming with a wide range of nightlife, from spectacular dinner and dance shows featuring fire-eaters and stilt walkers, to pumping music nights showcasing live reggae, soca and house DJs.

The links below will help you get the party started!

1st and 2nd Street Holetown Nightlife
Barbados South Coast Nightlife
Barbados Weekly Nightlife Guide
Barbados West Coast Nightlife
St Lawrence Gap Nightlife

Barbados Beaches

Barbados is blessed with miles of pristine beaches, ready for you to discover. There is nothing better than sinking your toes into the soft, white sand or floating on the clear, blue sea.

Barbados beaches cater for everyone, from the surfer's favorite east coast to the picturesque, calm waters of the west coast of Barbados.

To find out where the best beaches in Barbados are, go to our Barbados beaches guide.

Our comprehensive beach guide not only directs you to the best beaches in Barbados, but it also tells you what amenities are available at the beach, provides you with information about the swimming conditions, and tells you where you can find the beach access points. This gives you the chance to arrive in the know, with any worries you might have had completely washed away.

Restaurants and Dining

One of the things locals can really boast about is our high standard of restaurants. There are so many wonderful places to eat all across Barbados - some well known and some off the beaten track.

Barbados' restaurants offer something for everyone; from stunning beachfront restaurants, with the sound of the gentle waves lapping on the beach, to lively fun-filled feasts.

What's more, some of the restaurants featured on Totally Barbados offer special discounts when you book through the website.

To find out about all the wonderful places you can go to eat in Barbados you can refer to the Totally Barbados Restaurant guide. We have detailed the restaurants by location, parish, type of restaurant and by cuisine so you can always find somewhere to suit your appetite.

Things to do in Barbados

Barbados is packed with amazing and wonderful things to see and do. No matter how long you have lived here, you've probably not seen or explored it all.

Barbadians tend to forget how much fun it can be to act like a tourist for the day, and revisit, or even go for the first time, to some of the amazing locations Barbados has to offer.

For instance, why not check out the beautiful stalagmites and stalactites of Harrisons Cave?

Whatever you are looking to do, from art classes to yoga classes, you will be amazed at the amount of choice in Barbados.

Barbados History

Totally Barbados details the history of Barbados from as far back as the Amerindians to the present day. To read all about the history of our beautiful island you can go to the Totally Barbados history pages.

We're sure you'll be amazed at how one small island has so much history, and through it's own struggles and challenges helped shape politics the world over.

1625 - 1627 - The Early Beginnings of English Settlement in Barbados
1628 - 1630 - Barbados Changes Hands
1629 - 1639 - Henry Hawley and the First House of Assembly of Barbados
1639 - 1641 - Setting the foundation for the future of Barbados



Barbados is teaming with sporting activities. We are blessed with world class golf courses and polo pitches. Not to mention, world famous surfing Mecca's and of course rally racing.

So if you love sports and want to keep on the ball, check out the Totally Barbados sports guide, which tells you about World Cup Golf, World Cup Cricket, car racing, fishing, horse racing, polo, scuba diving, water skiing, water sports, wind and kite surfing and more.

Barbados Government

Forgotten who the Prime Minister is? What to know who's in charge of education for Barbados? Well you can find out all about who's who in the Barbados Government, and what they can do for you on our Totally Barbados Government pages:

Barbados Government
The Cabinet of Barbados
The History of Barbados Parliament
Barbados Parliament

People of Barbados

Barbados has produced a huge number of world famous celebrities, some of whom have been kind enough to spend time with us giving their history and providing advice to other Barbadians in their field.

As we have, we're sure that you will learn something new about these famous Barbadians and feel inspired by their incredible achievements. You can find out about famous Barbadians on our Meet a Bajan pages.

Did you know that Earl Maynard the Bajan world renowned body builder appeared in 17 Hollywood Blockbusters including some of the Jackie Chan movies?

Or had you heard that Sir Garfield Sobers had six fingers on each hand at birth instead of five (the extra fingers were removed in early boyhood).

You can read more exciting life stories like these at Meet a Bajan guide.

Barbados Rocks!

We at Totally Barbados encourage all locals living in Barbados to re-discover our island home while preserving Barbados, its culture and country for following generations.

Barbados is a beautiful country, with so much on offer. But don't just take our word for it - check out the video from one of our website visitors - 'Barbados Rocks!'.



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