Are you dreaming of trading gray skies, cold temps, snow, and winter blahs for sun-soaked white sand beaches?
Well you are in luck! The recent research study, Wrath of Diseases by LetsGetChecked, a health insights company, identified five Caribbean Islands that are among the safest places to travel world wide.
I’ll be featuring an island for the next 5 newsletters so that when you are ready to get back out there, you’ll be a step ahead in planning your next vacation.
First stop – beautiful Barbados! Here are 5 reasons to visit Barbados.
1. It’s one of the warmer and sunnier islands in the region. Barbados is in the southern Caribbean and is closer to the coast of Venezuela than Florida. Dec-May is dry season so rain will typically not dampen beach combing or adventure seeking vacationers. Jan-Apr when the temperatures are most comfortable. Barbados’ eastern location puts it just outside of the main hurricane zone. Another great time to go is during the Crop Over Festivals in July and August, a traditional celebration tied to the sugarcane harvests of the past.
2. Barbados has something for everyone. It is perfect for multigenerational family reunions, girlfriend getaways, and couple retreats. Along the calmer west and southern coasts are beautiful white sand beach resorts. Adventure seekers can visit the east coast for surfing and other high-energy, wave riding activities. Visiting the abundant natural wonders of Barbados provides a change of pace between sun-worshipping sessions on the beach.
Noteworthy sites include historical and natural attractions. A must do is visiting the garrison in Bridgetown, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Harrison’s Cave provides a unique subterranean Caribbean island experience, a favorite of my husband and me while visiting during our honeymoon. Barclay’s Park, Andromeda Gardens, and the Barbados Wildlife Reserve are also great family-friendly places to visit.
3. Sample British culture and traditions without having to hop across the Atlantic. Barbados was colonized by England in 1672 and gained independence in 1966. It is part of the British Commonwealth and is often called “Little England” because of its afternoon tea tradition, cricket matches, neat little gardens, and stone parish churches.
4. Barbados has a well-developed tourist infrastructure. Barbados is one of the region’s most economically and politically stable countries. It’s ready to roll out the red carpet and pamper you and your family with ease and charm. The modern Barbados airport hosts large airliners originating from Miami, San Juan, and other major hubs flying into the Caribbean region. Barbados is a major cruise stop. Its deep-water port can accommodate the largest cruise ships. Lodging ranges from large all-inclusive resorts to small privately-owned villas.
5. The flying fish and bearded fig trees of course! Barbados has long been called the Land of the Flying Fish because of the abundance of flying fish around the island and because its the national dish. And one last tidbit before I let you go – the name of the island was derived from the Spanish word for beard due to the abundance of bearded fig trees.
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Leah Goerke, Travel Agent
Caribbean Family Cruises Travel Agency
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