Bar­ba­dos – Dis­tinc­tively charm­ing...

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From lux­ury to in­ti­mate, ex­pen­sive to af­ford­able, there is some­thing for ev­ery taste and bud­get in Bar­ba­dos. The is­land is so­phis­ti­cated and ca­sual, warm and friendly with sun-filled days turn­ing into balmy nights. Bar­ba­dos is fre­quently de­scribed as “Lit­tle Eng­land” but did you know…

In 1645 Thomas Old­mixin in­tro­duced a new set­tler to Bridgetown then asked: “have you ever seen a bet­ter is­land than this….My friend, this is Lit­tle Eng­land, and some of us be­lieve it is bet­ter than the big one.” The pseu­do­nym lingers to­day. And here's another in­ter­est­ing fact… His­tor­i­cally, Bar­ba­dos was nick­named “the land of the fly­ing fish”, where to­day it is the of­fi­cial na­tional fish. The is­land's warm wa­ters, which are rich in minis­cule plant and an­i­mal or­gan­isms, pro­vide an ex­cel­lent food source for the fly­ing fish, which in turn have pro­vided Bar­ba­di­ans with a high-pro­tein di­etary sta­ple for cen­turies.

At the heart of Bar­ba­dos lies one of its great­est won­ders, Har­ri­son's Cave. Lo­cated in the cen­tral up­lands of the is­land, this breath­tak­ingly beau­ti­ful, crys­tal­lized lime­stone cav­ern is a tes­ta­ment to na­ture's mas­tery. Flow­ing streams, deep pools of crys­tal clear wa­ter and tow­er­ing col­umns char­ac­ter­ize this liv­ing cave. Gaze in won­der at the white flow stones and in awe at the beauty of the speleothems which adorn the cave.

Sources: Bar­ba­dos.org, Kali­nagoTer­ri­tory.com, stkitts­tourism.kn, grenada­grenadines.com

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