Barbados is a tiny island,it is the most eastern island in the Caribbean, in the Lesser Antilles, Barbados is a very British island affectionately known as ‘Little England’ due to the British influence. Barbados is one of the most developed islands in the region, and one of the Caribbean’s leading tourist destinations.
Barbados is a coral island, the coral reef stretches all around Barbados’ coastline that pushed out of sea by volcanic activity in a far away time. Barbados is well known with it’s excellent beaches, made from finely ground coral forming a clean fine grain, rolling hills and many deep ridges.
Barbados have some of the beaches which were rated as one of the ten best beaches in the world. Travel agents worldwide voted Barbados to be the Caribbean’s leading destination for 2005.
Barbados is one of the islands missed by Christopher Columbus. Barbados was first appeared to be visited by the Spanish from 1400s-1500s. The Portuguese visited in 1536, and was discovered by Pedro A Campos (a Portuguese explorer) on his way to Brazil but it was left unclaimed, the island was a good supply of meat (wild hogs ) whenever the island was visited. Pedro named the island “Los Barbados” after the bearded fig trees he noted there at the time. The island was uninhabited untill first English ship, the Olive Blossom, arrived in Barbados in 1624. Two years later in 1627 the first permanent settlers arrived from England and established Holetown, now known as St. James Parish. Barbados was an uninterrupted British rule and later became a British colony until independence in 1966.
Barbados is a wonderfully diverse island with white sands and azure blue seas. It has a beautiful, quite calm west coast known for fantastic coral shore beaches on the Caribbean Sea of fine white sand stretch along a blue-green sea. Coral reefs fringe the Barbados shoreline to provide excellent snorkeling and Scuba Diving.
And there is the a rugged east coast for those looking for action will find wind-surfing, hiking, diving and more. East coast is known for its natural beauty and fabulous surfing where you can experience the wild waves of the Atlantic, but not safe to swim.
Today, Barbados is one of the most developed Caribbean nations that offers comforts and high level of facilities that are frequently lacking on other less developed islands.Barbados is a unique Caribbean paradise, with lots of art, activities, night life, music, and history that not to be found anywhere.
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