Barbados Vacations

Barbados is located in the southern arc of the Caribbean Islands. It was originally part of the British West Indies, but that association dissolved and the island is now a member of the British Commonwealth. Barbados obtained their independence from England in 1966. Located in the Atlantic ocean approximately 300 miles north of Venezuela. Barbados has a combination of cultures. Historically, the island was claimed by England in the 1600's and many of their influences are still found. Cricket is a popular sport on the island, the people drive on the left side of the road, their government is based on the structure of the British Parliament and the best restaurants serve a British high tea every afternoon. Sugar cane fields are scattered around the island, providing a source for 5 sugar cane spirit distillers. Barbados is also known for their "Rum Shops" which are small houses that sell rum.