Facts About Paradise Island Barbados

Barbados is a truly beautiful island, which offers you a near perfect holiday location, it is an island unlike no other place in the world. For those that visit, I can assure you, that you will want to return again.

Facts About Barbados:

Barbados is the most easterly Island in the Caribbean, covering 166 sq miles, which is divided into 11 parishes. It is 21 miles long by 14 miles at it’s widest point. As Barbados is primarily a coral island the rainfall filters through the limestone and collects in Underground reservoirs giving the island extremely pure and delicious drinking water.

Barbados was originally discovered by the Portuguese in 1536 and named it “Los Barbados” after the bearded fig tree’s that grew on the island. In 1625 the English claimed the island and in 1627 arrived with the first 80 settlers.

Barbados has a population of around 286,000 with tourism as the main source of income. There is also sugar and light manufacturing which also contribute to the gross domestic product. The island also boosts a thriving offshore sector.

Barbados is an island which has over 100 practising religions and faiths, with Anglican being the predominant religion.

Barbados became Independent on the 30th of Novemeber 1966 and is ruled by a democratic government that maintains a well developed and financially stable island. The current party in power is the Barbados Democratic Labor Party and the Prime Minister is David Thomson.

Barbados is a renowned wedding destination and the island provides a number of beautiful locations for those seeking to get married. Whether you are looking to get married on a fantastic beach, in a luxury hotel, a historic great house or in a beautiful old church Barbados has it all.

For those of those of  you looking to get married Celebrations Caribee will make sure all your wedding needs are taken care of.

Don’t just take my word for it, why don’t you head to Barbados and find out for yourself what this wonderful Caribbean Island has to offer. Barbados is an island which is not only for the super wealthy people of the world, it is an island which is becoming ever more affordable, especially due to the strength of the Euro. Visit Barbados and you will not regret it.

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