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Holidaymakers Guide To Barbados Paradise

Mar 21, 2008
Barbados is better known as 'Little England', based on the historical British colonisation of the country. Many of its cultural aspects still mimic the English, the difference is that it is situated in a climate and virtually all year round there is sun, blue sky and plenty of calming sandy beaches to relax you down. This is one of the most destinations, packed with tourist attractions and luxury Barbados hotels.

Although Barbados was once under British rule, the culture and traditions may resemble the British way of life but it is still unique in its own right. The Barbadian locals have their own unique customs, such as when entering a shop you as the tourist should greet the shop owner since the shop owner is already in the shop and beach wear is only suitable for the beach only, any other time people are advised to be fully dressed when entering into town or public places.

Barbados hotels and lodgings are plentiful on this island. They are often affordable and provide good service with the added bonus of offering guests tourism guide. Many of the tourists that come for a short break here, tend to look for an accommodation that is stylish and luxurious. Even the most cost effective hotels offer luxury, tailored to suit the beauty of the island.

There additional costs involved with booking Barbados hotels that are different from any other hotel in the Caribbean. Visitors should ask questions about what they are paying for, such as whether the 7.5 percent tax is inclusive of the price of the room and enquire about all-inclusive hotels. The minimum price of some hotels can be as low as 30 dollars per night, reaching up high to five star levels.

Those who prefer to have all the services included at their accommodation may consider all-inclusive resorts, whereby you make one payment and enjoy the rest of your holiday with the luxury having meals served, cleaning, entertainment activities and lodging in one. For those travelling on a budget may prefer to pay for a small lodging or hotel that excludes extra services.

Other than the lodgings and accommodations, Barbados offers great beach views, entertainment, sporting activities and more beach attractions. The sporting activities include golfing, swimming, diving and snorkelling. Other activities include sightseeing and tour guiding. The entertainment facilities vary, in terms of offering plenty of restaurant choices, historical museums and bars.

Restaurants offer wide range of cuisines, many of which use their own local fresh ingredients that include seafood (staple food) and plenty of vegetables. Food can come spicy and flavourful, or mild and creamy, many of which are presented on an exotic banana leaf. The drinks are also flavourful, with plenty of cocktail options such as Falernum, which is a rich concoction of rum, sugar, lime and almond essence.

However, visitors will be surprised by the variety of cultures in cuisines on this island, owing to the fact that there is a strong multicultural influence on the locals. Furthermore, getting around on the island is simple, as transportation is conveniently on time and is consistently running throughout the day.
About the Author
Anna Stenning has enjoyed staying in Barbados hotels, and considers this to be one of her favourite holiday spots.
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