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Year Round Enjoyment On Beautiful Barbados Island

Barbados Island is attracting more and more seniors and there are dozens of good reasons why. Excellent golf courses, sunny days and watersports of all types can be enjoyed in Barbados year round.

The name ‘Barbados’ is derived from the Bearded Fig Trees (The Bearded Ones) once found in abundance on the island. At the heart of Barbados lies one of its greatest wonders, Harrison’s Cave. Located in the central uplands of the island, this breathtakingly beautiful, crystallized limestone cavern is a testament to nature’s mastery. It’s called a “World Class Attraction.”

US News Travel will take senior travelers to the island with a Travel Guide, Tips and Things to Do. Here’s a good map by World Atlas. Barbados has an estimated population of 284,000 people, with around 80,000 living in or around Bridgetown, the largest city and the country’s capital.

Wikipedia will bring senior citizens up to speed on the various aspects of the island including it’s fascinating history. An Official Barbados website has intimate details on the island including accommodation recommendations, things to do and a calendar. Want a few more facts and details before you book your flight?

Fun Barbados has a menu for seniors to check out including an island tour, a photo gallery and some slang and jargon you’ll hear on the island. Wikitravel notes that the island is portrayed as the Little Britain of the Caribbean because of its long association as a British colony.

One-Stop Resources For Senior Visitors

I always like to include a “one-stop” resource and here it is. It includes attractions, tours and maps. The most highly recommended attractions are these premium “must dos.” Lonely Planet is always a good reference for your visits. TripAdvisor has listings of Things to do in Barbados.

Bridgetown, is the island’s only city and is situated on its only natural harbor. Its many sights and old colonial buildings can easily occupy a day of wandering. Head along the side streets of the main drags to discover residential neighborhoods scattered with rum shops and chattel houses.

The island is peacefully calm and features many natural attractions. Let’s face it…it’s the multitude of beautiful white sand beaches with all those colorful steel drums, wonderful sunshine and great food that keep seniors coming back again and again.


Seniors Keep Busy Having Fun on Barbados

An Island Safari with a Jeep 4X4 is always popular, allowing senior visitors to get off the beaten track and view the interior of the island. How about viewing a coral reef up close, real close like in a submarine.  A catamaran cruise is a favorite among senior visitors and Black Pearl Party Cruises are popular as well. For folks who enjoy the green scene, the Flower Forest satisfies.

Looks like a “bucket-list” item for me.  Do check with your travel agent on special deals going on right now and enjoy your time in Barbados.  jeb

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