Barbados, a sovereign island country in the Lesser Antilles, makes a prime destination for a holiday for tourists who want to check out the delights of the Caribbean Sea. Beaches along the sandy stretch of the coastlines make excellent places to check out, as well as the capital where a colourful nightlife awaits with a beautiful interior interspersed with green spaces.
The art of fine living or enjoying the moment is often seen and enjoyed by tourists staying here. One can laze about the beach and then enjoy the night away in some of the bars around town. From here, one can explore the landmarks of native Barbados and appreciate its unique culture that sets it apart from other islands in the Caribbean region.
Where to go
Bridgetown, with its old colonial buildings, can easily occupy tourists out to enjoy the scenery. The whole downtown area can be nice to explore, especially the Garrison, which was recognised by UNESCO in 2012 for its historical importance in this part of the Americas. From here, those walking around can check out the Parliament buildings designed in the neo-Gothic style. The building on the west side with the clock tower contains public offices, while the building on the east houses the Senate and House of Assembly. One will find the museum here, where one can learn about the island's path to democracy.
Those who want to enjoy a beach vacation can look forward to a trip to Accra beach, the largest in the area. It is a beautiful crescent of sand backed by shade trees. A moderate surf can be found here, which makes it perfect for swimming. A boardwalk is present here, allowing for beachgoers to walk west straight to Hastings. From here, Miami Beach is waiting in a hidden area well removed from the often busy south coast. This beach might get crowded during weekends, but it is wide open during the week where visitors can enjoy the beach in relative privacy.
Tourists out to enjoy the cosmopolitan life in the Caribbean can take off for Sint Maarten, which is only an hour and a half flight away from Bridgetown. Part of its charm and appeal is its nightlife, shopping centres, casinos, and sprawling resorts. Those out to enjoy themselves can start with Philipsburg, a grid-iron town, along a wide arcing bay that mostly functions as an outdoor shopping mall. When going around here, one can check out the Sint Maarten Museum, which displays various exhibits on island history including Arawak pottery, plantation-era artefacts, and more. There is also the Sint Maarten Park to see, which features a zoo with more than 80 kinds of indigenous species.
Said to be the most culturally diverse city in the world, Toronto with its sights, sounds, and flavours are great to experience. Those going here can check out the Royal Ontario Museum, which showcases the biggest natural history natural history museum in the country. The permanent collection features more than six million specimens and artefacts. From here, tourists can visit St Lawrence's Market, a restored high-trussed South Market featuring more than 50 specialty food stalls from cheese vendors, fish sellers, butchers, and bakers. There is also Casa Loma to see, which features an architectural wonder of castellations, chimneys, turrets, balconies, as well as 98 rooms that feature grand furnishings.
How to get out
When going out of Barbados, tourists can schedule connecting flights from Grantley Adams International Airport. Airlines serving here include Air Berlin, Air Canada, American Airlines, British Airways, Caribbean Airlines, Caricom Airways, Condor, Delta Air Lines, Gol Transportes Aereos, JetBlue Airways, LIAT, Thomas Cook Airlines, Thomson Airways, US Airways, Virgin Atlantic, and WestJet.
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