Considering packing the family up and jetting off to Barbados for your 2017 summer holidays? If not, why not? Barbados is a fantastic holiday destination, and here are just 3 reasons why.

  1. A Home from Home…

Perhaps you have heard Barbados referred to as ‘Little England’. Yet, to a modern day Brit it might well strike as little more than a wry joke. After all, what does a country situated in the Caribbean and enjoying year round sun as well as some of the most celebrated beaches and luscious tropical scenery and sights really have in common with a country in which it is more likely (statistically speaking) to rain than reach over 30° C…even at the height of the summer months?Actually, more than you might think…

Settled by Brits back in the 1600’s and having only become independent in the 1960’s, Barbados whilst in many regards a world away from Britain also in fact retains numerous ‘British’ elements.Having never been governed by any other Country, Barbadians speak English, are more likely to be Anglican than anything else (if religious at all), have a judicial system based on that maintained here in Britain and enjoy afternoon tea whilst indulging in their rational sport…which is Cricket.

Hence, for those who dream of an alternate universe in which Britain swaps its shingle beaches for white sand and its grey clouds for blue skies, Barbados might just be it. Meanwhile, to learn more about the history of Barbados and the similarities and differences it shares with Britain in 2017, give the Planet Barbados Blog: Why Barbados is Called ‘Little England’ a read.

  1. The Resorts…

Barbados has been one of the most popular long haul flight holiday destinations for Brits able to afford to hit the Caribbeanfor some years. The consequence of this and more generally of enjoying an economy which takes over 50% of its foreign exchange via tourism (as discussed further via the Barbados Tourism Investment Inc. website)is that Barbados is today home to many resorts and a diverse and eclectic array of places to stay whilst there, including the Royal Westmoreland Resort and Estate, to provide a particularly exceptional and lavish example (and why not?).

In turn, and coupled with air travel being more affordable now than ever before, this means that Barbados is a country today that is affordable to holiday in for a broader spectrum of people than previously. Hence, do not settle for sighing over the dream of holidaying in Barbados when you could instead be there, sighing over the heat and with a cocktail in hand to cool you down. And you could; even its most spectacular resorts, such as the Royal Westmoreland, is likely to be more affordable than perhaps you belief Hence, get online and get exploring; it could just result in realising your dream Barbadian holiday is well within reach.

  1. The Sights and Attractions…

Harrison’s Cave at Allen View, Hunte’s Gardensin Coffee Gully, Carlisle Bay, Flower Forest, Pebbles Beach…

These might all sound like places taken straight from a tropical fairytale story or Disney movie, but they number just a handful of the mesmerising places to visit and things to see whilst in Barbados. And these suggestions are a drop in a very crystal clear and inviting ocean.

To discover a treasure trove of more places to visit and adventure whilst in Barbados, as well as more about Carlisle Bay and Pebble Beach, continue your exploration (and reading) over at the Barbados website. Meanwhile, to visit the official websites of the places listed above, click on their names and you will be instantly transported to them…albeit virtually, unless of course you make Barbados your 2017 holiday destination that is.

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