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Barbados is almost the same shape as a very miniature, upside down replica of the continent of Africa. The land along the South and West coasts is very low-lying, made up of flat, white-sandy beaches bordering the calm Caribbean Sea. Contrary to the area along the East and North shores, which tends to be higher, composed of rugged cliffs and rolling hills against which crashes the Atlantic Ocean.
In the middle of the island, we have our only mountain, Mount Hillaby, which is at the bottom of the closest thing we have to a mountain range, more of a hill range if you will, that runs directly north from Mount Hillaby, past Farley Hill National Park towards North Point.
Moving from the Crane Beach Hotel and the Airport, all the way past Oistins, Bridgetown and continuing up past Holetown and Speightstown, the land is much flatter making it very easy for both domestic and commercial development. All of our cities are along this stretch, as well as our port, due to the calm seas and natural bays.
In general, Barbados is not a very geographically harsh island. Between our soft coral stone core, rolling hills and meandering coastline, even Barbados’s geography gives off a calming, relaxed, serene feeling.