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Barbados Locals Guide


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Do you live in Barbados and want to be updated of what's going on? Well, you've come to right place - the Totally Barbados Locals Guide.

Just because you're a local to the island, you can still find new things for you to see, experience and discover about Barbados.

Having won the 2010 World's Leading Travel Destination Website Award, you can be sure that whether you're looking for events, things to do, which restaurants to dine at, or nightlife, history and facts, we have all the information you could possibly need.

Keep up to date with all the island's latest events by viewing our jam-packed Barbados events calendar.

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

-- iTunes
-- Google Play

iTunes Store - Barbados Mobile AppGoogle Play - Barbados Mobile App

Get Discounts and Special Offers

If you book certain activities and events through Totally Barbados, you will receive all kinds of special offers and discounts. Just click on Book Now from any feature listing.

Do you want email reminders?

Sign up for our Barbados newsletter to make sure you get email notifications in your inbox. Totally Barbados will ensure you're kept up to date with everything that's happening in Barbados.

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You can also join our RSS feeds by using some of the most popular RSS readers - Amphetadesk (Windows, Linux, Mac) or FeedReader (Windows). There are also a number of popular web-based feed readers available, such as My Yahoo, Feedly, Digg reader and LinkedIn Pulse.

Did you know?

According to the 2014 Global Innovation Index, Barbados is the most innovative country in the Caribbean, and the world's 41st most innovative nation. Just one of the reasons you call this blessed little island 'home'!

Barbados Events Calendar

Our Barbados events calendar guide helps you find out everything that's hip and happening in Barbados. You can get an Agenda view of daily activities on in Barbados or see the Posterboard view with images of all scheduled events. For the mobile user, select the Stream view to combine poster board and agenda views without it taking long to download.

With it's easy to use search function, use it to plan your next outing by checking out what events are coming up well in advance.

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?

To find out what's happening in Barbados today, this coming week, weekend, month or year on your mobile phone, iPhone, iPod or iPad HD 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 and at Google Play.


Four (4) Ways to find out what to do in Barbados

1. Explore our Google Barbados Events Calendar to see what's on and plan your perfect vacation.

2. For all cell phones and mobile devices, visit Events at Totally Barbados.

3. Mobile App: Barbados To Do at iTunes Store

Barbados Mobile App

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

Google Play - Barbados Mobile App Now Available


Barbados Nightlife Guide

As a local, you probably know a lot of the island's nightspots, but it can't hurt to refresh your memory!

As you will know, 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. So if you like a good party, check out our Barbados Nightlife Guide and have a read through the links below:

-- 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, just ready for you to discover, or rediscover, as the case may be.

As locals, we sometimes don't get to the beach as much as we'd like but can all agree that there's nothing better than sinking your toes into the soft, white sand or floating in the clear, blue sea.

Barbados beaches cater to everyone, from the surfer's favorites along the east coast to the picturesque, calmer waters of the west coast.

To reacquaint yourself with the best beaches, see our Barbados beaches guide.

Not only will you get directions to the best beaches, but our guide also tells you the available amenities, swimming conditions, and where you can find beach access points to ensure you arrive in the know.

-- South Coast Beaches
-- West Coast Beaches
-- East Coast Beaches
-- North Coast Beaches


Restaurants and Dining

One thing Bajans can really boast about is the high standard of restaurants on the island. There are so many wonderful places to eat - some well-known, some more 'off the beaten track'.

There's something for everyone; from stunning beachfront dining to lively bistros like the Coffee Bean. The best part is some restaurants offer special discounts if you book through our website!

Want to know more? Find restaurants in our Restaurant Guide by...

-- by type
-- by location
-- by parish
-- by cuisine

You'll never be short of options for all tastes and budgets in Barbados.


Things to do in Barbados

As a local, you'll be well aware that Barbados is packed with many wonderful things to see and do. However, no matter how long you've lived on the island, there are surely places you may not have seen or fully explored yet.

It's a great reason for you to act like a tourist for the day and revisit, or even go for the first time, to some of the amazing locations and attractions Barbados has to offer.

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

Whatever you're looking to do, from art classes to yoga, road trips to catamaran sailing, you're sure to be amazed as you re-explore the island of Barbados.

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Barbados History

Want to brush up on your heritage? Let us take you back in time as we detail Barbados' history from as far back as the Amerindians, all the way up to the present day.

Read all about the rich heritage of our beautiful island on our Totally Barbados history pages:

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

Sports

Bajans are renowned sports lovers and Barbados is teaming with all manner of sporting activities. We are blessed with international standard golf courses and polo pitches, not to mention world famous surfing spots, rally racing events, and of course cricket matches!

If you love sports check out our Totally Barbados Sports Guide. You'll get all you need to know about World Cup Golf, World Cup Cricket, car racing, fishing, horse racing, polo, scuba diving, water skiing, water sports, wind and kite surfing, and so much more.


Barbados Government

Forgotten who the Prime Minister is? Want to know who's in charge of Education? Barbados has one of the oldest parliaments in the Commonwealth and has a rich history of government.

Learn all about the who's who of the Barbados Government on our Totally Barbados Government pages:

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



People of Barbados

Yes, that's you! As you would know, Barbados is a melting pot of people from many different diverse cultures and influences - both local and international. In fact, this small island has produced a large number of world famous celebrities, some of whom have been kind enough to spend time and share their stories with us.

We're sure that you'll learn something new about these famous Barbadians and feel inspired by their incredible achievements. Find out more on our Meet a Bajan pages. Who knows? You may even spot someone you know!

Barbados Rocks!

Barbados is a beautiful country with so much to offer both locals and visitors alike. Totally Barbados encourages all locals living in Barbados to re-discover our island home and help us spread the word to the world about beautiful Barbados.

Hopefully our pages motivate you to reconnect with your homeland and remember just why it is that Barbados 'rocks'.

Tip: Don't just take our word for it - check out a video from one of our website visitors - 'Barbados Rocks!' - and fall back in love with this island paradise you call 'home'.

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