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In profile: the island of Barbados

Thousands of visitors enter Barbados every year through Bridgetown Port, one of the island’s most recognisable landmarks and a visually impressive docking point that seems to beckon you in. With a number of restaurants, bars and duty-free shops located directly at the port you can begin your adventures almost immediately. It’s well documented that Barbados is abundantly blessed by ample beaches which lure travellers worldwide, but perhaps lesser well known are the famous fish fry evenings that take place on them where local specials like red snapper are cooked to order. If you’re a beach enthusiast but also a ‘doing’ person, you’ll have the option to hike through Coles Cave or even take a zip line tour through the Harris Gully, alternatively why not shop inland for exotic jewellery? And don’t forget to take home at least one bottle of that famous Bajan Rum. Perhaps one of the most inspiring experiences in all of Barbados is the chance to swim among the island’s thriving population of hawksbill and leatherback turtles. It’s an unforgettable encounter with nature as these noble sea creatures are protected and revered by locals. Log on, log off But what if you’re here on business, or need to keep in regular contact with work? Well, on 11th November 2011, Barbados began offering free Wi-Fi internet on an island-wide basis as part of the national commitment to enhancing the country’s pull to entrepreneurs. Additionally on a short term basis the initiative should help to make an immediate impact by raising the internet literacy and competency of all Bajans, thus creating a better and more convenient tourism proposition for visitors. Free internet for everyone! What else is there to do? Sheraton Mall has the distinction of being the first as well as the largest mall on the island with over 120 stores and services including a Food Court and multiplex cinema. The mall features two floors and several outside shops that carry accessories and apparel, electronics, health and nutrition, home accessories and more. The mall is centrally located on the South Coast, only a few minutes from St. Lawrence Gap, with ample free parking and late shopping until 9pm, Monday through Saturday. With one-stop duty-free shopping and a contemporary style, this is a great place to visit at night And finally… After a bit of stylish privacy? Look no further than Cool Runnings Cruises who offer unique personalised charter expeditions where the utmost in comfort, service and enjoyment is optimised. Enjoy elegant, custom-built catamarans sailing with a limited number of passengers to guarantee superb days in a refined atmosphere. Carole Booth is Commercial Director at Destinology. If you would like to be a guest blogger on A Luxury Travel Blog in order to raise your profile, please contact us.

Carole Booth

I am the Commerical Director at the multi award winning luxury tour operator Destinology.

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  1. Thank you for sharing this post, my wife and I intend on visiting Barbados for our honeymoon. It is such an incredible luxury travel destination and we both cannot wait to go.

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