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It’s all happening in Barbados

March 18, 2015 | By |

Whatever your perfect vacation, Barbados has it all.

Culinary Capital of the Caribbean

Barbados is an epicurean hotspot, with international chefs flocking to the island to participate in the vibrant culinary culture. Champers, The Cliff and Daphne’s are popular choices for an evening of fine dining. Don’t miss the annual Food & Wine and Rum Festival and the year-round dine around program,  re-Discover Barbados*.

* Contact your Air Canada Vacations representative at destination for details.

High energy

Bit of a thrill seeker? Check out flyboarding on the west coast of Barbados with Spy’s Watersports — one of Barbados’ newest attractions! Enjoy snorkelling, swimming with turtles, music and drinks on a catamaran cruise. Learn to surf or kite surf in Bathsheba. Inland, an island safari will take you off the beaten path to Barbados’ beautifully rugged terrain.

Historic Bridgetown

The fascinating history of Barbados is written in the stones of the colonial capital, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Dating back more than 400 years, experience British architecture, the secret tunnels from Garrison to Carlisle Bay, and St. Nicholas Abbey, a former plantation house that now produces its own St. Nicholas Abbey Rum.

Forever Begins in Barbados

Luxurious, stylish and above all romantic, Barbados is the perfect spot for your destination wedding, honeymoon, anniversary or couple’s getaway in the sun. With such a wide variety of accommodations, venues and activities you’ll definitely find what you’ve been dreaming of for a price that all your guests will enjoy.

Retail therapy

If shopping is your escape, Barbados will make you smile. Visit The Limegrove Lifestyle Centre, in Holetown, home to high-end brands including Louis Vuitton, Cartier and Burberry. For local items, head to Broad Street and Pelican Village in Bridgetown. If art is your favourite souvenir, you’ll love the wonderful shops in Chattel Village.

Culture Beats

Colourful, lively and unforgettable festivals are everywhere in Barbados. In August, Crop Over marks the end of the sugar harvest with parades, music, street parties and lots of traditional food. October is Open Water Festival, a traditional swimming race while December boasts the incredible three-day Classical Pops Festival where musicians from the world’s best symphonies share their passion.