In Barbados you can expect reggae and rum! The first thing that comes to most people’s mind when Barbados is mentioned is the beach and rightfully so.
Famous for its breathtaking beaches and amazing scenery Barbados is commonly thought of being in the Caribbean Sea but it’s actually surrounded by the Western Atlantic Ocean.
It is part of The Lesser Antilles island chain in The West Indies and is about 483 kilometers (300 miles) north of Venezuela, South America. Barbados is only 34 kilometers long (21 miles) and 23 kilometers across (14 miles) at its widest point. The capital city of Barbados is Bridgetown. The country of Barbados is divided into 11 different regions, each one known as a parish.
The Atlantic Ocean regularly pounds its eastern shore, while the beaches of the west coast are most often quite calm and owe their picturesque beauty to the calm and crystal blue waters of the Caribbean Sea.
The island of Barbados is surrounded by a huge assortment of breathtaking beaches and tropical sights. Although because of Barbados’ location in the Atlantic the east coast is has very rough waters. The western Caribbean side is a better choice to enjoy the awesome beaches and as you travel north the water becomes a little calmer and the hotels become more expensive. A shout out goes to The Blue Orchids Hotel in Christ Church as being reasonably priced, a good central location and within walking distance of St Lawrence Gap and some of Barbados’ most amazing beaches. Located about midway up the island on the west coast.
Because of Barbados’ southern location the average daytime temperature in Barbados ranges between 29 to 31 degrees celsius ( 84 to 88 degrees fahrenheit). On average, the warmest month is August. The most rainfall (rainy season) is seen in June, July, August, September, October and November. November being the wettest month. On average, the coolest month is January. The driest month in Barbados is February.