Ah, the Caribbean. The name alone conjures up daydreams of relaxing on the beach under a palm tree with your feet buried in warm, white sand and a nice sea breeze coming off the clear blue waters ahead. With thousands of islands spread out over the Caribbean Sea, there are many options of islands to choose from to spend your time. Many tourists have the belief that visiting the Caribbean is too expensive and that even though they would like to go, it is out of their price range.
This is true if you’re island hopping around but if you concentrate on just one island, it can be a very economical place to travel to. One of the most popular places to take a vacation for those on a budget is Barbados, which is just north of Venezuela. Barbardos is one of the best places to discover a little slice of the beautiful Caribbean Sea.
The high season for visiting Barbados is from December to April. During this time, people from all around the world come here to visit, mostly to come to lay on the beach or relax on a fishing boat, waiting for a tuna, marlin or any sport fish to take a bite. If fishing or lounging around on the beach isn’t your cup of tea, exploring the landscape by hiking or snorkelling are other fantastic activities that are enjoyed by tourists and locals alike. There is always something for everyone to do on Barbados.
Even though the high season is from December to April, Barbados is a great destination to visit any time of the year. Tropical weather means that the temperature is constant throughout the year. The only time you might not want to consider going there is during their distinct hurricane season from June to October. The rest of the year thunderstorms are normal and welcome. After a good downpour on a hot, humid day, the air is fresh and the temperature cools down. Locals usually get jackets on after a thunderstorm when the temperature can dip below 75 degrees fahrenheit.
If you do plan on going during the off season, a once in a lifetime experience that should not be missed is the Crop Over Festival. This festival is in August and is a celebration that signals the end of the yearly sugar cane harvest. This is a huge party filled with drinks, music and street parties.
Anytime you chose to come to Barbados is sure to be an experience that you will never forget. With great year round temperature and climate, there are always activities to be done and sights to be seen. Festivals are year round as well. Barbados is one of the most unique places in the Caribbean Sea and a place that should not be skipped over.