Barbados Night Life

April 25, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

The Night Life In Barbados – What To See

The wildly enjoyable Barbados night life revolves around three things: food, shopping and lots (and lots) of dancing. Many tourists love going to Barbados over and over solely for the night life, as the island’s locals definitely know a thing or two about partying. You should never use up all your energy enjoying the island’s beaches, rivers and Cliffside’s during the day, as the other half of Barbados comes out only after the sun goes down.

Most of Barbados’s bigger towns are dotted with several bars and clubs, which makes a place to cool down after a day’s worth of diving and snorkeling pretty easy. These night spots come in all shapes and sizes – whether you’re looking for a nice chat over a cup of coffee or some wild dancing with the locals, you won’t need to look far.

St. Lawrence Gap, simply and fondly called “The Gap,” is also a popular night destination for locals and tourists alike. The Gap is a one-and-a-half kilometer stretch of road lined with bars, night clubs, hotels, restaurants, and night markets. If you don’t feel like enjoying the Barbados night in only one place, then make it a point to visit as many points of interest on The Gap as you can – there’s always something interesting around the corner.

Another popular mainstay at St. Lawrence Gap is dancing the Soca. Some reggae and music is also popular on The Gap, and there’ll be lots of dancing everywhere you look on a good Barbadian night.

If you’re looking for a place to party and sample some of the Caribbean’s best seafood, then you might want to head to the town of Oistin, in Christ Church. Every week the locals hold a big party called the Oistin Fish Fry Festival, where you can visit mini-cities of shacks and sit down to a variety of menus. Of course, you won’t find any less Barbadian dancing in this festival, as well!

There’s pretty much something for everyone in Barbados, whether or not the sun is up. If food, shopping, and lots of dancing is your idea of the perfect holiday, then a trip to the island of Barbados might just be what the doctor ordered. What’s more, the party doesn’t stop when the sun rises – Barbados has a whole slew of enjoyable daytime activities you can enjoy, too!


The Weather In Barbados

April 23, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Sunny All Year Round

barbados weatherBarbados is one of the Caribbean island that enjoys hot weather all year round, making it one of the most appealing travel destinations in the world. It is in the tropics, which means the mornings are warm and breezy – perfect for a day in the water. And when the sun goes down, the comfortably cool night is perfect for a night in town to take in the rich local culture.

Barbados’s comfortably warm temperature hovers around 75 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit (24 to 29 degrees Celsius), with the nights only a bit cooler. But even on particularly hot days, trade winds blow through the island constantly, so it never gets too hot.

It’s never a bad idea to spend the day at one of Barbados’s white sand beaches, enjoying a good drink. If you’re feeling adventurous, you always have the opportunity to take a few rounds of snorkeling, diving, or boating on a catamaran in the clear blue ocean – something usually reserved for luxury up in more temperate climates.

At night, the temperature dips as the sun goes down, but that doesn’t mean the excitement at Barbados follows suit. Barbados’s night spots light up as parties start early – and you can pretty much bet the locals know a thing or two about partying. Learning how to dance the Soca can be an exhilarating diversion for even the most experienced partygoers.

The island of Barbados is a rather dry place, so rain showers are always welcome here. It almost never rains for very long at one time, and it usually takes very little time for any water on the ground to dry up. This is mainly because water immediately drains into the ocean or into one of the island’s lakes under the ground.

The Caribbean gets battered by hurricanes every now and then, but for some reason Barbados seems to be away from the hurricane belt. It’s been well over half a century since its last hurricane – the last one was in 1955 – and even back then, it wasn’t that powerful. In fact, most locals who remembered that hurricane speak fondly of the pleasant weather it brought with it.

If you’re looking for a comfortably warm tropical island to spend your holiday in, Barbados is a solid choice – it’s charming enough to be familiar to most travelers, and unique enough to give visitors an unforgettable experience every single time. There’s always something to do in the island of Barbados no matter what the weather may be.