Barbados is located in West Indies. It was a British colony and on November 30, 1966 and it gained its independence from Britain and became an independent country. Barbados is the most eastern island in the chain of the Lesser Antilles. The island is pear shaped and small in size. It is 34 km in length and up to 23 kilometers in width. The coastal strip of Barbados is about 97 miles, and its area is approximately 430 square kilometers. Barbados is very unique because it is the only island with a coral origin of all the islands belonging to the Caribbean “arch”. The water here is considered to be the cleanest in the world (in natural conditions). That is why wealthy people and others such as Hollywood stars and famous athletes choose Barbados as a place for a fabulous vacation.
Barbados is not only a first-class world resort, but it’s also the fourth among developing countries in terms of life quality and the level of education. For this reason the island is very densely populated, there are 686 residents per square kilometer. This is a clear confirmation that the local inhabitants really like Barbados and the island is a must to visit.
The Capital of Barbados is Bridgetown. The national language is English. The Barbadian dollar is used as the main monetary unit. The average annual temperature is around +24C — +28C. There is a rainy season from July to November. The island’s climate is very favourable (subtropical) for the elderly and helpful with some skin and lungs diseases. Constant winds from the Atlantic Ocean bring pleasant coolness, creating a comfortable temperature.