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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 vacation rentals

The best place to be when you book Barbados vacation rentals is on the crystal waters of the Caribbean Sea. Enjoy fantastic Barbados watersports like kayaking, scuba diving and Barbados kitesurfing, all guaranteed to add excitement and joy to your Barbados vacation rentals holiday.

Barbados kitesurfing
Barbados kitesurfing

In Barbados scuba diving is a much-loved watersport. One of the best parts about scuba diving when you stay in Barbados vacation rentals is the awesome wreck you can discover at Carlisle Bay. There are an astounding 200 wrecks there alone! Part of Folkestone Marine Park is Stavronikita, a fabulous dive site where the sea life has grown around a shipwreck.

Sea turtles & Stavronikita

There are many dive operators in Barbados waiting to take you out for the day. They cater for the novice diver also, but you will require some instruction before departing. If scuba diving is not your cup of tea, snorkelling is fantastic in Barbados also.

The dive shops will rent out equipment and will direct you to the barrier reefs just offshore that are packed with colourful coral and plentiful fish. While on your underwater adventure, consider yourself extremely lucky to see sea turtles like the hawksbill turtle gliding through the water.

Kitesurfing in Barbados

Kitesurfing began to make its mark in Europe at the turn of the century. It appeals to so many people because it relates to popular sports such as surfing, wakeboarding and windsurfing. It seems as though we may never stop trying to fly!

If you are in need of lessons and equipment rental, Club Mistral in Barbados is the place to go. They have pioneered kitesurfing in Barbados and they can show you why Barbados kitesurfing will leave you addicted to the sport when you head out on holiday to stay in Barbados vacation rentals!

Kayaking on Dover Beach

Would you like an unforgettable and eco-friendly active holiday in Barbados? If the answer is yes, try kayaking. The waters are calm and clear providing a looking glass to the underwater world. The easy breezes help propel you and refresh you. You can relax and control the speed and choose to stop whenever and where ever you want.

Being out on the open water from Barbados vacation rentals is a satisfying experience to say the least. The west coast is very tranquil, and the best place to rent kayaks on the south coast is Dover Beach. While there are guided trips, kayaking in Barbados is very safe and often visitors will go it alone. You can also rent kayaks in the Boatyard. To find Barbados vacation rentals close to your favourite activities, search

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