An adventure rich in history, culture and gastronomy

The island is home to two of the three remaining Jacobean palaces in the Western Hemisphere, as well as ancient rum distilleries.

Barbados offers a Caribbean experience rooted in a rich history and colorful culture. Bridgetown, the capital of Barbados, is a historic city listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Known as the birthplace of rum, the island has been commercially producing and bottling this alcoholic beverage since the 18th century.

Barbados is home to two of the three remaining Jacobite mansions in the Western Hemisphere, as well as ancient rum distilleries,” Cory Jarrett, director of the Caribbean and Latin America for Barbados Tourism Marketing Corporation, told La Estrella de Panamá (BTMI).

Barbados hosts world-class annual events, including the Barbados Rum and Food Festival; Barbados Reggae Festival; and the Crop Over Festival, where celebrities like Lewis Hamilton and National Champion Rihanna are often seen.

Adventure lovers can explore all the experiences and discover the secrets that set Barbados apart from the rest of the Caribbean. From biking along the hidden paths on the East Coast, to enjoying a fresh fish sandwich at the glitzy beach bar with the whole family. Barbados offers a vacation experience for every type of traveler to immerse themselves in the culture and lifestyle of Barbados.

“The accommodations are wide and varied, from magnificent farmhouses and villas, to quaint bed and breakfasts; Prestigious international chains and award-winning five-diamond resorts. Grantley Adams International Airport offers a range of direct, non-stop services from a growing number of ports of entry in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, the Caribbean, Europe and Latin America,” says Jarrett.

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As a family destination, the Caribbean and Latin America Director of Barbados Tourism Marketing explained, “The island offers more than 50 gorgeous white sand beaches. It is home to extensive nature experiences and wildlife ideal for families, from caves and mountains like Animal Flower Cave, to botanical gardens like Hunte’s Gardens, underwater experiences, hiking and more.

Polo is the most popular sport in Barbados, which attracts teams from all over the world, and cricket, the national sport of the Caribbean. Families can visit the Kensington Oval, Barbados’ oldest cricket ground.

Regarding the measures taken by covid-19, Garrett made it clear that rapid antigen tests are acceptable to enter the country. There is also no quarantine period for travelers with all valid vaccinations and negative results.

“Widely common rapid tests are readily available in the major source markets of Barbados, and results are usually delivered within an hour. Rapid antigen tests for entry into Barbados should be performed by a healthcare provider at least one day prior to arrival in Barbados,”

Along with rapid antigen tests, covid-19 PCR tests conducted at least three days before arrival in Barbados are also on the list of approved tests for entry into the country.

The island is easily accessible via Miami via American Airlines. The direct flight is just under four hours. (We will be back soon). The island is connected to Latin America through the airline Copa.

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