Both as a vacation and medical destination, Barbados is an exciting place to be at. The beautiful and vibrant images of white sand beaches and stunning blue waters add to the beauty of this place. The real flavour of this beautiful region offers much more than just unbelievable beaches. Barbados is one of the Caribbean’s leading tourist regions with the diversity it offers in terms of flavor and culture, making this small island must-visit for any individual.
Barbados is situated in the western side of the Atlantic Ocean and east of the Caribbean Sea. Altogether, the island region of Barbados amounts to 431 sq km and has a population fewer than 300,000 individuals.
After the period of slavery ended, the culture and lifestyle of the people living here started to change at a rapid speed. People here are jovial and fun loving and enjoy gathering around to celebrate with occasions and festivities.
The people of Caribbean are very active in terms of participation in any sort of public events. That is why whenever you find a gathering in Barbados, one can expect a party or some festive celebration. One can find a lot carnivals happening around the place with many people actively participating in them.
|Time Zone||Eastern Caribbean (UTC-4)|
|Major Cities||Bridgetown, Speightstown|
|Clothing||Shorts, light clothing for the warm tropical island temperatures|
|Mortality Rate||8.39 deaths/ 1000 live births|
|Life Expectancy||M 71/ F 76|
|Hospitals JCI accredited||1|
|Recommended Vaccinations||Hepatitis A, Yellow fever, Hepatitis B, MMR, Diphtheria-tetanus|
|Other Infections||Dengue fever, Leptospirosis, HIV|
|Health and Hygiene||5.8/7|
|Safety and Security||5.9/7|
|Air Transport Infrastructure||4.2/7|
|Reliability of Police Services||21/133|
|Quality of Air Transport Infrastructure||16/133|
|International Air Transport Network||25/133|
|Quality of Roads||33/133|
|Attitude of Population Towards Foreign Visitors||1/133|
Since the Caribbean is a tropical region, the chances of its islands being affected by extreme weather conditions are very low. The steady breeze from the sea is brought to the region by the flowing trade winds, which helps in lowering the high temperature because of the intense sun light that falls on to the islands. The rest of the region has a very mild temperature.