Barbados is a sovereign island country in the Lesser Antilles. It’s 21 miles long and up to 14 miles wide, for a total of 167 square miles. It’s in the western area of the North Atlantic and 62 miles east of the Windward Islands and the Caribbean Sea. Best of all, Barbados is outside of the principal Atlantic hurricane belt!
Barbados was discovered by Spanish navigators in the late 15th century and claimed for the Spanish Crown. It first appears on a Spanish map from 1511. The Portuguese visited the island in 1536, but they left it unclaimed, with their only remnants being an introduction of wild hogs for a good supply of meat whenever the island was visited. The first English ship, the Olive Blossom, arrived in Barbados in 1624. They took possession of it in the name of King James I. In 1627 the first permanent settlers arrived from England, and it became an English and later British colony.
Today, Barbados has a population of 277,821 people, and is one of the Caribbean’s leading tourist destinations and is one of the most developed islands in the region.
The country generally experiences two seasons, one of which includes noticeably higher rainfall. Known as the “wet season,” this period runs from June to November. By contrast, the “dry season” runs from December to May.
We currently offer one resort in Barbados:
The Club Barbados (Elite Island Resorts) ***ADULTS ONLY***