Barbados - One of The Best Places to Travel in 2020 : Discoverdior
Low Clouds Loom over the Beautiful "Coastline of Barbados" - Nice!!! (Discoverdior)
This 166-square-mile island on the eastern edge of the Caribbean is largely famous for its powder-white beaches, British-colonial roots, manifold rum shops, and native daughter Rihanna.
In politics the Government of Antigua & Barbuda has stated it stands in solidarity with the sentiments echoed by CARICOM Chair & Barbados PM Mia Mottley;
"we are very much in support of, and identify with sentiments expressed by the CARICOM Chair... we stand in support of this position"
Recently, the country’s first female prime minister, Mia Mottley, sent out a rallying cry for anyone with Bajan roots to return to the island in 2020 to partake in a year-long calendar of events celebrating Bajan heritage and culture.
Is it safe to travel to Barbados?
The 52-week festival, dubbed “We Gatherin’,” will launch in January and travel to all 11 parishes before culminating in a country-wide blowout in December. Visitors can expect lively street parades, traditional eats like flying fish and cou-cou, live soca music, and must-see jamborees such as the carnivalesque Crop Over Festival, Food & Rum Festival, and Oistins Fish Festival. Away from the action, the 40-suite hideaway Cobblers Cove just emerged from a five-year renovation and now sparkles with coral stone floors, local artwork, and original rattan furniture.
Barbados is an island that has it all. In addition to fine powdery sand and brilliant turquoise bays, you'll find smashing nightlife, a Unesco World Heritage–listed capital, a beautiful interior dotted with gardens, and wild surf on the lonely east coast.
You can get to barbados from lagos, Abuja, Kaduna and Port harcourt. Flight fee is from $500 to $4000 dollars depending on the city you are taking off from and early booking. You can use Vigin Atlantic airline or Air France.
You can take a taxi or rent a car when moving around barbados. You also have the option of the reggae bus. 'the reggae bus’ involves good tunes, fast rides and a fun way to observe everyday Bajan life.
You can use Airbnb for budget accommodation. There are many interesting rental properties to be found on Air BnB, such as secluded hillside hideouts, cute beachside bungalows and cosy apartments. Prices on Air BnB starting from $70 BBD (N12,573.77).
When to visit
Though hurricane season is Jun–Oct, serious tropical storms are rare, and some years see none at all.
The Crop Over Festival (Jun–Jul) features calypso competitions and street fairs, while the Food & Wine and Rum Festival (Nov) draws top chefs from around the world.
Also, stop by Carlisle Bay.....It’s a massive bay with many beaches and they’re all worth a visit. The coastline is open to all members of the public and you’re free to lounge, dip, swim and float wherever you please!
In conclusion, surfing and diving, active travelers can take advantage of the hotel’s new coast-to-coast hiking experience or participate in the Walkers Reserve’s new lineup of outdoor pursuits. —Nora Walsh