Welcome to Barbados!
Barbados isthe most easterly island of the Caribbean. Unlike most of the other islands,Barbados is non volcanic. Hence it is relatively flat, with the highestelevation only a 1000 feet.
The first Europeansettlers to arrive were Portuguese, who gave the island the name "LosBarbados", (the bearded ones), after a fir tree that still can be found onthe island.
A nickname ofBarbados is "Little England". As the island is one of the few in theCaribbean that has been solely an English colony, there has been no destructionby other nations of British buildings.
Barbados is servedby major Airlines from the USA, Canada and Europe, making it an ideal gateway tothe Grenadines.
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