"Getting To Know Your Way Around The Island"
In order to get around the island I
advise you get your hands on a good Barbados map.
only will you get to know our island but you will always know exactly
what coast you are on, which attractions you are near to and which
beaches are close by at all times.
It won't be
difficult to get your hands on a decent map of Barbados as every hotel
on the island supplies visitors with a wide range of maps to choose
Barbados maps for visitors are also
available from various locations around the island.
if you are like me and always travel prepared, feel free to print off
any of the following maps of Barbados from the site as they are here to
Throughout this site I will pinpoint
exactly where each hotel, villa, beach and attraction is on interactive
Barbados maps. One can be found at the bottom of this page. This will
allow you to have a clear feel for their locations before you get here.
Now let me tell you a little bit about
Where is Barbados? Barbados is the
most easterly Caribbean island located just north-east of South America
with an area of 430 sq km (166 sq miles) and a
population of about 280,000.
It is easily identifiable as it sits
just south east of the Caribbean island chain...yes that tiny dot on
your world map :) .
The island is mainly composed of limestone-coral, fringed by numerous
coral reefs and sandy beaches. It is often referred to as 'the
gem of the Caribbean' or 'Bim'.
Barbados is divided into 11 different
parishes. The capital of Barbados is Bridgetown
and is located in the south west parish of St.Michael and is referred
to as 'Town'.
There are three other major towns in Barbados. These are Oistins, Holetown
If you take a look at the map of Barbados below you will see these 11 parishes as well as the major towns clearly outlined.
When planning a vacation in Barbados,
you will usually first have to decide which coast of the island to stay
on with the most popular Barbados coasts for vacationing being the
south and west coasts of the island. This is due to their beautiful beaches and
Since the Barbados
north coast and east coast are more rugged there are fewer accommodations here but makes here more
suited for excursions.