time their Barbados timeshare vacation to coincide with one of Barbados' colorful festivals. Holetown Festival kicks things off in February with sports, a street fair, music and more. Easter week brings the Oistins Fish Festival while the Crop Over Festival is celebrated throughout the summer. In November, everyone enjoys the Barbados Food & Wine and Rum Festival, and a surf festival also takes place this month.
Fantastic Diving and Beaches
As a former British colony, Barbados retains the flavor of that nation. It is clean and safe, and the beaches are relatively unspoiled. Scuba diving is immensely popular around the island thanks to the vibrant coral reefs. New and old wrecks also provide fascinating underwater adventures. A submarine tour is another way to experience the wrecks and reefs without getting wet.
Barbados' beautiful beaches provide endless opportunities to soak in the sun, look for shells and enjoy walks. Swimming, surfing, kayaking and other water sports are popular, too. Many visitors enjoy renting a sailboat or catamaran while others will opt for sport fishing. Horseback rides and parasailing further are available.
Unique Colonial History
Bridgetown is Barbados' capital, featuring 17th century British architecture as well as numerous shops and restaurants. One of the main attractions is the military garrison, which dates back to 1780. Within its walls is the Barbados Museum, which charts the island's history from the earliest days of the Amerindians to just before British occupation ended. The George Washington House, where the first U.S. president once stayed, is nearby.
It's virtually impossible to visit Barbados without encountering rum. A visit to the Mount Gay Rum distillery is a must-do for many tourists.
High Quality Resorts
Almost everything on Barbados is clean and well-managed, and the resort properties are no exception. A Barbados timeshare typically boasts outstanding facilities like an on-site spa, swimming pools, hot tubs and gyms. Many of these properties are located on the beach, granting guests immediate access to the sand and surf. Guests may be able to take a cabana for the day, indulging in sports and naps while having resort staff bring them cooling drinks and refreshments.
Most accommodations are multi-bedroom condominiums or villas. Accordingly, these may sleep as few as two or as many as eight or more. With separate bedrooms, every member of the family may be accommodated with comfort and privacy. Some bedrooms also have private bathrooms. Luxurious appointments ensure total relaxation. Living rooms, full kitchens and dining rooms are common at these properties as are private decks and patios.
When you visit in the right season, Barbados can feel like an undiscovered oasis. However, even when the crowds descend, there is a multitude of things to do and places to go. With a Barbados timeshare, anyone can make the most of this unspoiled destination.