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Bridgetown, Barbados

Barbados gained independence from the British in 1966, but the English influence is still apparent on this stunning Caribbean island. English is the native tongue, Cricket is the national sport and tea is still a favourite drink. It is no wonder that this piece of paradise was once called 'Little England '.

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Bridgetown, Barbados

Port of Call

The One Thing You Don't Want to Miss

For the ultimate day of fun-in-the-sun Barbados-style, cruise on the MV Harbour to a spectacular sandy beach. Snorkel on reefs teeming with tropical fish. Enjoy the rope swing, sun tanning or walking on the beach. Cruise back along the scenic coast while dancing the calypso or limbo, or just relax on deck.

Other Fun Things to Do

  • Climb into a comfortable safari-rigged Land RoverŪ and prepare yourself for adventure. Visit places inaccessible by tour bus, such as Gun Hill Signal Station, and go off-road through Joe's River Tropical Rain Forest.
  • Adventure is in the air and so is the smell of a thousand orchids on this fragrant tour of Orchid World and Fisherpond House.
  • Enjoy breathtaking panoramic views and learn about island culture and history on a comprehensive island tour of Barbados.

Sporting Adventures

Surround yourself with beautiful coral and exotic marine life as you take a snorkel adventure through the Caribbean waters.

Shopping for Bargains

Often called the duty-free centre of the Eastern Caribbean, Barbados' convenient location and friendly natives make it a true shoppers' paradise. Find competitive prices on diamonds, emeralds, sapphires, rubies and designer jewellery and watches, including pieces from Chopard, Honora, John Atencio, John Hardy, Kabana, La Nouvelle Bague, Starnight, Cartier, Concord, Maurice Lacroix, Michele Watches and Movado. World-renowned Barbadian rum and delicious local rum cakes are also excellent buys.

Local Currency

The Barbados dollar (BBD) is the official currency. US dollars, traveller's cheques and credit cards are widely accepted.

Weather in Bridgetown, Barbados


Temperature Fahrenheit Celsius
Average High 84° 28.89°
Average Low 74° 23.33°
Mean Temperature N/A N/A
Record High N/A N/A
Record Low N/A N/A
Precipitation Inches Centimetres
Average Precip. 1.11 in 2.82 cm

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