Barbados, often called the “Little England” of the Caribbean, blends the finer elements of British tradition with the warmth of island hospitality. Barbados truly has something for everyone with beaches, rolling countryside, charming villages, and old plantations. It is also known as a diver and surfer’s paradise.
Barbados is sophisticated yet casual, warm and friendly, and always charming. It has something for everyone from expensive to affordable.
Barbados is a tropical island that has sun-filled days and balmy nights. Those that explore Barbados fall in love with this land and return again and again. The average annual temperature ranges from 70°F–87°F.
Barbados may not have any dolphins, but they still have an experience of a lifetime as you can swim with the turtles! It’s something I so desperately want to do. Barbados is the home to a healthy population of hawksbill and leatherback turtles. The turtles once were endangered by being over fished. However, these great creatures are now protected and monitored throughout the island.
Turtles are sociable and tend to stay in the same area following steady routines. They can be seen playing and feeding along the inshore reefs. There are certain monitored areas where they have become accustomed to humans and are very tame. You can swim with them as they feed along the coral, and one of the best ways to do this is by snorkeling.
There are programs in place such as the Barbados Sea Turtle Project to help recover the marine turtle populations. This is all done through training, education, and public awareness. Without such projects, we would not have the opportunity to enjoy these truly amazing creatures.