Barbados is an eastern Caribbean island and an independent British Commonwealth nation. Bridgetown is the capital. In 1966, Barbados became an independent state and Commonwealth realm with the British Monarch (presently Queen Elizabeth II) as hereditary head of state. Due to their colonial history and connection to the United Kingdom, even after independence, it is sometimes referred to as Little England. It has a population of 280,121 people, predominantly of African descent. Despite being classified as an Atlantic island, Barbados is considered to be a part of the Caribbean, where it is ranked as a leading tourist destination. Forty percent of the tourists come from the UK, with the US and Canada making up the next large groups of visitors to the island. 

Places of Interest

 
 

Condo and Inn


Limo and Taxi Service


Important figures in Barbados

 Mia Amor Mottley, QC, MP, Prime Minister of Barbados.  Read More →

Mia Amor Mottley,
QC, MP, Prime Minister of Barbados. Read More →

 
  George Lamming  is a Barbadian novelist, essayist and poet.  Read More →

George Lamming is a Barbadian novelist, essayist and poet. Read More →

 
  Dame Ruth Nita Barrow  GCMG FRCN was the first and only female Governor-General of Barbados. .  Read More →

Dame Ruth Nita Barrow GCMG FRCN was the first and only female Governor-General of Barbados. . Read More →

 

Barbados Crop Over

 

The Crop Over summer festival is Barbados' most popular and colourful festival. Its origins can be traced back to the 1780's, a time when Barbados was the world's largest producer of sugar.

At the end of the sugar season, there was always a huge celebration to mark the culmination of another successful sugar cane harvest - the Crop Over celebration.

As the sugar industry in Barbados declined, so too did the Crop Over festival and in the 1940's the festival was terminated completely. However, the festival was revived in 1974 and other elements of Barbadian culture were infused to create the extravaganza that exists today ..... an event that attracts thousands of people from across the globe. See Crop Over 2017.