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Steel pan music in Barbados

Steel pan music is most associated with our neighbouring islands of Trinidad and Tobago where the artform was born, but steel pan music is also extremely popular in Barbados as seen in the several pan events included in our Crop Over summer festival. Steel pan events found on the 2011 Barbados Crop Over Calendar include: […]

Activities & Attractions, Events, Music

Sweet Barbados Island Tours – discover the Caribbean’s sweetest island :)

Note: The Sweet Barbados Island Tours company no longer exists. Click here for currently available tours and excursions in Barbados. Looking for a new and exciting way to explore the Caribbean island of Barbados? Sweet Barbados Island Tours may be just what you’re after! This family run company makes you feel just like one of their […]

Activities & Attractions, Flora, Heritage, Rum!

Caribbean lighthouses – Barbados

Did you know that the Caribbean island of Barbados is home to four historic lighthouses? South Point Lighthouse, Barbados The oldest of Barbados’ lighthouses, South Point was assembled on the island in 1852. It had been shown at London’s Great Exhibition  in 1851. This and Needham’s Point lighthouse are in the best shape, however none […]

Activities & Attractions, Heritage

Flamboyant trees in full bloom in Barbados!

Flamboyant trees in full bloom in Barbados!

Every summer, between May and September, the Barbados landscape becomes a cascade of red, orange and yellow… the Flamboyant trees are in full bloom! The red variety, seen above, is by far the most common in Barbados, however the yellow and orange varieties can also be found across the island. When different colored Flamboyant trees […]

Activities & Attractions, Flora

Swimming with the turtles

We’re often asked ‘Can I swim with dolphins in Barbados’? While the answer to that question is ‘no’, Barbados does offer a unique experience of swimming with marine life… swimming with the sea turtles! This has become a popular activity in recent years and most of the local catamaran cruises offer a tour that includes […]

Activities & Attractions

Folkestone Marine Park & Museum

I had the opportunity yesterday to visit the Folkestone Marine Park and Museum! I think every Barbadian schoolchild has visited Folkestone on a school trip and has recalls being mesmerized by the seawater aquariums, awed by the huge whale bones and amazed at the antique bottles retrieved from shipwrecks around Barbados. Of course the children’s playpark, tennis […]

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