Barbados is the most easterly island in the Caribbean island chain, all on it’s own with the Atlantic Ocean to one side and the Caribbean Sea to the other.
Barbados is made of limestone and only measures 166 square miles. It reaches 21 miles in length and 14 miles in width; however, you will find this small island as rich in culture and history as it is in beauty.
The weather in Barbados rarely drops below 75 degrees Fahrenheit in the winter months, December to March, and rarely goes above 85 degrees Fahrenheit in the summer months, May to October. The hurricane season runs from June until December when humidity can be quite unpleasant, but the rest of the year enjoys cooling northeast trade winds.
English is the official language spoken with a Barbadian dialect, which can sometimes be tricky to understand. Even if you understand what a Bajan says, it doesn’t necessarily make any sense. You may have to visit the island on a few occasions until you come to grips with “bare Bajan” talk.
The population is roughly 270,000, and the capital city is Bridgetown located on the southwest coast. Here you will find plenty to do from shopping, sightseeing, horse racing, to historic churches and museums.
Many Caribbean islands have beaches, but where Barbados differs is what lies behind the surf and sand. No matter your budget or style, we can find you a Taylor’d Yacht Charters yacht that suits you, whether it is moderately expensive or wildly luxurious, we will match your budget. All the comforts of home are close at hand if you want them as Barbados is one of the most developed islands in the region. The literacy rate approaches 98% and the capital Bridgetown and its surroundings are booming.
Away from the luxury resorts of the west coast and the well-developed south coast, however, is where you’ll find what makes the island special. Central Barbados has a rolling terrain of limestone hills, and amid this lush scenery are fascinating survivors of the colonial past. Vast plantation homes show the wealth of these settlers, and you will learn of the brutality of the slave trade of Barbados many years ago. Museums document this engrossing history, while several botanic gardens exploit the beauty that is made possible from the island’s perfect growing conditions.
The wild Atlantic-battered east coast is a legend with surfers; those looking for action will find wind-surfing, hiking, diving, and more. Barbados is a great package, and despite its popularity, you’ll have no trouble making it your own. On your chartered yacht from Taylor’d Yacht Charters and away from the glitz, it’s still a place of classic calypso rhythms, an island-time vibe, and world-famous rums.
Half a million people can’t be wrong. That’s the number of visitors Barbados attracts annually, and it doesn’t take long before you see why they come by the planeload, as well as by hundreds of yachts. The coasts are ringed by the kinds of azure-water and white-sand visions that fuel the fantasies of Brits, Americans, and Canadians stuck shivering away in some snowy winter clime.