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Barbados travel facts

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Area (sq km): 430
Population: 279,254
Nationality: Barbadian,
Local Name: Barbados
Language: Bajan,
Time Zone: -4 GMT
Currency: 1 dollar =
100 cents
Capital: Bridgetown
Dialling Code: +1 246
Electricity: 110V/50Hz
Internet Code: .bb
Religion: Protestant,
Climate: Tropical Oceanic
Government: Parliamentary Democracy
Inoculations: None
Driving: Left
Int'l License: Required
Banking: M-Th 8.00-15.00,
F 8.00-17.00
Major Airports: Bridgetown(BGI)

Barbados villas & Mount Gay Rum Regatta

For over 20 years the Mount Gay Rum Regatta, or Boatyard Regatta, has celebrated sailing and competition near to Barbados vacation rentals. Boats come from all over the Caribbean Sea to do battle and take home the trophy. There are beach BBQs, live music, water sports and of course…sweet, sweet rum.

Mount Gay Regatta
Mount Gay Regatta

Sailing is not just a sport or a leisure activity at Barbados vacation rentals; it is a way of life. The annual Mount Gay Rum Regatta is a celebration and competition featuring the best boats and crews in the Caribbean Sea.

For a long weekend either at the end of May or the beginning of June, Carlisle Bay hosts these amazing races.

Barbados villa rentals from Accra to Oistins

The boats race from the Boatyard through Accra, to Oistins and return to the Boatyard. The boats are divided into Racing Classes and Cruising Classes. Designs include local creations, Benetau and DuBois to name a few. The Mount Gay Rum Regatta is considered an offshore regatta. Learn even more when you choose Barbados villa rentals and witness the regatta first-hand.

The main events of the Regatta are the races themselves. Much more, however, combines to make this a memorable weekend in Barbados. If you have ever been interested in learning to sail, or even just knowing more about it, you can find out during the regatta. Plenty of top instructors are on hand eager to introduce you to the basics.

Beach parties from Barbados villa rentals

Water sports abound during the busy weekend including skiing, game fishing, snorkelling and scuba. Every night there are big dinners including the kick off BBQ. Beach parties and music will have you dancing in the sand under the stars sipping all manner of rum concoctions. And the final night after the awards ceremony is a party from which you can stagger back to Barbados villa rentals.

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