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or those who aspire to more than just a day spent upon palm fringed beaches and crystal clear waters, Barbados offers many gastronomic delights to excite your appetite. Building on its global reputation as the Culinary Capital of the Caribbean, the island has designated 2018, as the ‘Year of Culinary Experiences. In a culinary and cultural fusion of spices and flavours, this year is all about celebrating Barbados’ cuisine, complimented by
the indigenous spirit of heart-warming rum. With a quintessential assortment of food-focused events, mixology and cooking classes, Barbados is sure to tantalise the taste buds. Dine under the stars or on the water’s edge at one of its exquisite restaurants or indulge in local delicacies at a rum shop or beach shack. Awarded ‘Best Destination in the World’ by the Destination Satisfaction Index, visitors can indulge in local delicacies cou cou and flying fish in a year round tropical climate.
Barbados is the easternmost Caribbean island and measures 21 miles long by 14 miles wide.
The capital is B. ridgetown.
The population is around 285,000.
British Airways, Virgin Atlantic and Thomas Cook fly there.
Bajan born singer Rihanna grew up on Westbury New Road, St. Michael, renamed Rihanna Drive.
Crop Over runs from June 24 to August 6 and The Barbados Food and Rum Festival runs from 18-21 October.