Barbados. The travellers’ paradise. The dream place for travellers. The everlasting coastlines and the spotty terrain of hills and mountains. The turquoise blue seas and the patchy brown mountains attract a lot of people and especially people with their pets.
Barbados as an island is divided into 11 parishes primarily. Around 2009- 2010, the government in Barbados proposed setting up artificial islands for real estate development around the western part of the island. The other part of the island has been developed into a national park.
Thus one of the main attractions of tourists in Barbados is to hire Barbados rental properties and spend holidays in the island. Well, here following are a few things to indulge in while people are visiting in Barbados.
1. Take a walk along the shores of Rockley Beach
Barbados is an island dotted with beautiful beaches that are to die for. The most impressive and important of them is the Rockley Beach. Rockley Beach is famous for its name which translates to a crescent of sand. The shimmering sand and the sun invites people into a sense of comfort, especially for people who are pet owners. The beach is surrounded or rather dotted by this brilliant pathway around it which is the perfect location for walking your dogs or I you are a cat or a tortoise person, you can just chill around the beach hanging with your animal buddy. Rockley Beach is located around Hastings and thus is very easily accessible for people.
2. Experience the posh and luxurious lifestyle of the west coast
The western coast of Barbados has been constructed into artificial islands and has been house to primarily major real estate developers. The west coast has now become this exclusive walled off area of luxury hotels and platinum sands. The rich and powerful of the world often flock to this part of the island for a giant grand holiday. If you are a person who is well of and doesn’t mind spending it, this is a place for you.
Dotted with extreme luxury hotels and resorts this part of the island has earned the reputation of being called the platinum beach, owing to the colour of the sand and colour is the credit card needed for a entry into here.
3. Try the Oistins’ fish fry
Barbados is an island and naturally, fish is an important part of the food scene of the island. Oistins, primarily became legendary for their insane collection of fish fry and the culture in and around it. Barbados is a part of the West Indies and the culture of the place comes with definite reggae undertones. Oistins is one of those spots which represent West Indies in a nutshell. With its weekly Friday gatherings and parties and food, this place is both a hot spot for the locals and the tourists visiting.
Apart from experiencing the culture, the fish fry is something people tend to remember a long time after they have left Barbados. It is dotted with the tiny shack restaurants and even there is a wide collection of the local catch available in the fish markets of this place. People often buy fish from the market and cook in small shacks and have cosy intimate dinners that are to die for.
4. Take a trip down the historical lane into the British rule
West Indies is one of those unique places on the world map that has been mainly been populated by the slaves and the colonised people many of whose ancestors were brought to the island as slaves. And as the days passed and the British Empire declined in its geopolitical reach, the slaves and the colonised stayed back and made the Caribbean their home.
Another very important historical-cultural perspective of the Carribean comes from the fact that pirates roamed around these islands from the ancient times. This part of the island’s history has been cemented in pop culture with the advent of Hollywood and the Pirates of the Caribbean film series.
But when you are on the island of Barbados it is imperative to visit the very detailed and beautiful Barbados museum, the historical George Washington house.
The Barbados museum was formerly set up as a prison from ancient times of around 400 B C. It is home to everyday accounts of social tools that have been historically used on the island and also to detailed records of slave auctions.
5. Explore George Washington’s Mount Vernon
The historically important George Washington house is also a very important historical point of the island. The first president of the United States of America came to Barbados when he was diagnosed with tuberculosis and rented a house here and stayed here to seek treatment. This is particularly of interest to many history lovers of the world because it is where George Washington and his brother Lawrence spent their teenage years in. In 2007 this house was opened to the public and since then has been a centre of major attraction. It still houses the relics of life in Barbados in the early eighteenth century, a time when the world still had no working democracies.
This only highlights some of the most sought-after tourist spots and is definitely not an absolute guide. You can definitely look around and find many other interesting activities that are best suited to your needs. In conclusion, if you are planning your next holiday with your pet or your family, Barbados is a great location. Fish fry and platinum beaches and the pirates, all put together in one hourglass.