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Barbados was originally named Los Barbados, meaning 'the bearded ones'.
» The National dish of Barbados is Cou-Cou and Flying Fish while the national flower is the Pride of Barbados.
» Flying fish jump out of the water and can glide for 30 to 50 metres!
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Barbados Island Guide
Your guide to the Caribbean
island destination of Barbados.
Barbados 50 Year Anniversary of Independence
USA Today has ranked the island in the top five
off-peak travel destinations for fall 2013 and the best
part about this beautiful destination, is you do not
need to be a tourist to experience all it has to
Barbados was also named the most innovative country in
the Caribbean, and the world's 41st most innovative
nation; according to the 2014 Global Innovation Index.
Totally Barbados is your local
resource for travel and tourism information, where
you can find many things to do, see, and experience on
Both locals and travelers on holiday or business, will
find insider tips about local events, important
historical facts and information - as well as an
insight into the rich culture and heritage that make up
Read local, travel and tourist guides including
everything from hotels and accommodation options to special
offers and discounts. There's even a local events
calendar to ensure you're up to date on current and
upcoming events and activities.
Whether you are a local, a seasoned visitor or
exploring the island for the very first time on vacation
- this island in the sun has many undiscovered
treasures for all to experience.
Maybe you are cruising around the islands and looking for a
one day shore excursion? Local tour companies can
pick you up from the ship docks, take you around the
island on your own private cruise or you can join up
with a group for a casual lunch and 2 or 3 selected
attractions, while getting you back in time for the
Should you wish to stay longer than your projected
holiday, you'll find the information you'll need on
immigration requirements, working regulations and real
estate options to help you get started.
Living in Barbados guide seeks to provide useful and
practical information about everything you need to know
before you embark and also while you are settling into
the island life.
Grab your sandals and join Totally Barbados to find out all about the top hotels, restaurants and attractions for your next island holiday.
Barbados in Brief
Barbados is a country of deep historical
foundations. Whether you are a local or a visitor on
vacation, there's always something new to learn.
We offer all the interesting facts about the island,
as well as everything you need to know about
transportation, things to do and what's new on the
With so many great things to do, see and experience,
many have become enchanted and have chosen to live,
stay, work and have fun in this island country
Each year, the tropical climate, turquoise waters and
white sandy beaches draw people from all over the world
to this beautiful island for its rum, sun and smiles.
You're sure to find there's more to the country than meets the eye.
Because of the sheer diversity of the island, there are
so many attractions to be discovered by visitors and
locals - there is something for everyone. Why not visit
and discover Barbados?
This island plays host to numerous sporting events and
festivals over the course of the year. Don't miss the
yearly favorites which include the Reggae Festival,
Oistins Fish Festival, and Holetown Festival (to name a
few). Then stand by for the two month long party that
is the infamous Crop Over Festival from July to
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