Barbados in a nutshell


Barbados is the easternmost island of the Caribbean. It is located in the Lesser Antilles archipelago and is approximately 160 km from the main island belt. It is not of volcanic origin like the surrounding islands - its formation is attributed to the activity of the earth's plates that have lifted the seabed.

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Barbados is famous for its beaches with azure waters, white fine sand and, above all, good quality rum. Barbados also creates perfect conditions for relaxed snorkelling, which is suitable for beginners.

The island is one of the most vibrant, yet most developed of the Caribbean. It is very well prepared for tourists, and tourism is one of the main sources of income for the local economy.

Population Area Name in English Time zone
282 000 439 km2
13th smallest in the world
Barbados UTC -4
(does not alternate between daylight saving and standard time)

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