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Bridgetown, Barbados

Barbados is an ideal Caribbean destination, whether you want to bake in the sun or spend your time discovering island life and culture.

The beaches along the West and South coasts are lovely. Because they’re open to the public, though, they lack the privacy some visitors may seek. Elsewhere on the island, linked by almost 900 miles of good roads, are small villages, historic plantation houses, stalactite-studded caves, a wildlife preserve, and the Andromeda Gardens, one of the most attractive small tropical gardens in the world. Culturally, Barbados has retained a very British atmosphere: Afternoon tea is a ritual, cricket is the national passion, and a few luxury hotels request a jacket and tie at dinner.

But Barbados is true blue Caribbean as well, with classic sand beaches, and wild monkeys in the jungle.

Things to See & Do

* Parliament Buildings
* Trafalgar Square
* Villa Nova – Suger Plantation
* Careenage
* St Michaels Cathedral
* Sam Lord’s Castle
* Barbados Wildlife Reserve
* Mount Gay Rum Factory
* Harrison’s Cave

General information

Cruise Season – Year round
Currency – Barbadian dollar (BBD)
Population – 279,254
Land Area – 431 sq km 167 Sq Mls
Electricity – 110 – 115 vlt, Plug 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time – GMT minus 4 Hours
International Telephone Code – 246

Port Location – The Cruise Terminal is about 2 Kilometres (1 mile) west of the town centre.

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