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If there is one thing COVID-19 has taught us, it’s how much we took for granted going on vacation. With restrictions now lifting and travel back in action, why not make up for the last few years and jet off somewhere exotic like Barbados? Known for its stunning beaches, deep history, and natural features, the island of Barbados welcomes over 2.4 million passengers annually. If you’re looking to add to this statistic, here are some reasons why a Barbados vacation is a must for 2022.

Beautiful Beaches

Barbados is home to over 80 beaches, meaning there are no excuses not to frolic on the sand and take in the ocean waves. Sands are blancmange-soft and lily-white, with one of the most popular beaches being Rockley that’s situated on the islands south coast.

Cane Beach is arguably the most photogenic strip of sand in Barbados. If you want to partake in water sports, you must head to Bathsheba. There, you can go surfing, snorkeling, and discover the creatures that lurk beneath the surface.

Fascinating Wildlife

For the animal lovers, no trip to Barbados is complete without visiting Barbados Wildlife Reserve. It can be found in the northern parish of St. Peter and has a wide variety of species that call it home. From monkeys to deer, tortoises to chickens, the list is endless!

Other nature and wildlife areas in Barbados include PEG Farm and Nature Reserve, Arbib Nature and Heritage Trail, and Marizayra’s Sanctuary. Make sure to book tickets to these hotspots in advance to avoid disappointment.

Tasty Cuisine

If you’re a foodie and looking to jet to Barbados this year, you’re in luck. The island is the home of Oistins fish fry. On Friday nights at 6 pm this marks the beginning of the weekly fish fry.

A multitude of street food shacks and stands open for the event at Oistins Bay Gardens, selling tasty dishes like flying fish, jerk chicken, and even lobster! Plates are always piled high, and calypso, reggae, and ska music play until late.

Luxury Accommodations

Resort in Barbados

Resort in Barbados. Photo by PublicDomainPictures

However long you’re going to Barbados for, you’ll be happy to know there are accommodations to suit every budget. For those wanting a touch of class and sophistication, there are Luxury Villa Rentals in Barbados you can check out. These will provide some much-needed privacy and peace.

Many of the villas are dotted in desirable locations too, such as by the beach which offers stunning views.

Friendly Locals

Anyone who has ever been to Barbados will rave about how friendly the locals are. Bajans are very warm people, so once you land on the island, be prepared to be greeted as you pass locals in the morning. If you get lost and need directions, there will always be a native nearby who will be more than happy to help.

Whether you head to Barbados for a romantic getaway, family vacation, or a solo adventure, the island caters to all age groups.

About the Author

Charles Kirk is a freelance writer who loves neon lights, tinkering with vintage timepieces, and reading steampunk.

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The photo in the header above was taken in Bridgetown, Barbados, of the Constitution River, by Scott S. Bateman, publisher of the Caribbean travel guide

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