Barbados

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.

Location

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.

People

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.

Events

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.

General
LanguageEnglish, Bajan
Time ZoneEastern Caribbean (UTC-4)
Dialing Code+1-246
Major CitiesBridgetown, Speightstown
CurrencyBarbadian Dollar
ClothingShorts, light clothing for the warm tropical island temperatures
 Health Related
Mortality Rate8.39 deaths/ 1000 live births
Life ExpectancyM 71/ F 76
Hospitals JCI accredited1
Recommended VaccinationsHepatitis A, Yellow fever, Hepatitis B, MMR, Diphtheria-tetanus
Other InfectionsDengue fever, Leptospirosis, HIV
 Tourism Related
Population284,589
Global Competitiveness4.45/7
Tourism Competitiveness4.77/7
GDP/Capita18,558
Health and Hygiene5.8/7
Safety and Security5.9/7
Air Transport Infrastructure4.2/7
Tourism Infrastructure4.2/7
Cultural Resources2.5/7
Visa Requirements5/133
Reliability of Police Services21/133
Physician Density79/133
Hospital Beds18/133
Quality of Air Transport Infrastructure16/133
International Air Transport Network25/133
Quality of Roads33/133
Hotel Rooms6/133
Tourism Openness1/133
Attitude of Population Towards Foreign Visitors1/133

Weather

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.

Dr Prem Jagyasi

Dr Prem is an award winning strategic leader, renowned author, publisher and highly acclaimed global speaker. Aside from publishing a bevy of life improvement guides, Dr Prem runs a network of 50 niche websites that attracts millions of readers across the globe. Thus far, Dr Prem has traveled to more than 40 countries, addressed numerous international conferences and offered his expert training and consultancy services to more than 150 international organizations. He also owns and leads a web services and technology business, supervised and managed by his eminent team. Dr Prem further takes great delight in travel photography.

Related Articles

Back to top button
Close
%d bloggers like this: