If you're interested in some facts of this island i.e. history, government, taxation, animals read the Fun Facts below
Enjoy your stay!
"The Barbados national anthem"
274, 200 (2010 census).
Voice of Barbados: 92.9 FM. Known for lively phone ins and local news.
Independence from the United Kingdom: 30 November 1966
Eastern Caribbean (UTC-4)
The language of the locals is English with a West Indian based dialects. For instance, the 'H' is often discarded ("thing" becomes "ting", and "thanks" becomes "tanks...mon"). Also water is pronouced watta and mother matta.
Barbados first appears on a Spanish map from 1511. Historians have it that the Spanish may have plundered the island first. The Portuguese arrived in 1536 but also left it unclaimed. The first Englsh ship, the Olive Blossom, arrived in Barbados in 1624 in took pessession of it.
Check out farmers markets on Caribbean islands for fresh local produce like mangoes, plantains, bananas, pineapples, coconuts, papayas, etc. Generally, food in the Caribbean is very expensive, because of import costs, in comparison to the U.S. or Europe. And you're supporting the local businesses!