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5 Reasons to Visit Barbados – Allures of Paradise

Sugary-white beaches fringed by ever-swaying palm trees might be the first thing that comes to your mind when thinking of Barbados. However, its delicious seafood cuisine, great parties, and the splendid wildlife are what makes this island one of the most coveted destination in the Caribbean.

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The Rum

Rum is an integral part of the unique and exotic culture of Barbados. It is consumed everywhere in this country – be it at bars or even when sealing the deal on important business ventures! It isn't limited to a particular class of society; in fact, it is enjoyed in all strata of the society, from property owners to farmers. Barbados is actually considered the birthplace of rum and the oldest commercial rum distillery in the world is found right in this country: Mount Gay Rum Distillery. Here, there are plenty of tours that would help one discover the fascinating secrets behind this best-loved spirit of the island. One can even participate in cocktail workshops, often paired with a Bajan buffet.

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The Beaches

Barbados is blessed with over 60 beaches and the best news is that each and every one of them is open to anyone. Some are perfect for basking in the sun whereas others offer fantastic snorkelling or kayaking opportunities. So, why not grab one of the best flight deals to the Caribbean offered by passenger airlines such as interCaribbean Airways and head over to Barbados to enjoy the warmth and serenity of these beaches that aren't rivalled by any other of its kind! The island's west coast is particularly famous for its picture-postcard views of immaculate beaches and gorgeous crystal-clear waters. The warm waters are just ideal for sports such as snorkelling and paddleboarding. If you're a surfing enthusiast, check out the beaches near Bathsheba.

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Nature

Wildlife enthusiasts will simply thrive in Barbados – visitors can swim alongside hawksbill and leatherback turtles, watch as green monkeys chew hungrily on sticks of sugar cane, and even listen for the sounds of translucent whistling frogs. The world-famous Barbados Wildlife Reserve is one of the best places here to observe wildlife. Harrison's Cave is a must-visit place if you're a hiking enthusiast.

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Fried-fish Dishes at Oistins

Oistins is a vibrant and colourful fishing village on the south coast of Barbados and the name of this village is almost synonymous with 'fish fry'. Many tourists and Bajans alike flock towards Oistins each Friday to savour these mouthwateringly delicious fried-fish dishes; however, it's only the highlight of the evening and you could even look forward to sampling amazingly delectable chicken and lobster that are grilled on massive outdoor barbeques. Make sure you pile your plate with marlin, mahi-mahi, and many more – it's all ravishingly fresh!

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The Holetown Festival

Prepare to experience the fantastic sounds, colourful sights, and amazing tastes of Barbados at its spectacular Holetown Festival. It is a week-long celebration held annually to commemorate the arrival of the very first settlers of the land back in the 17th century. Visiting this festival will let you discover the intriguing culture and traditions of Barbados.

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