History, sights and cultural activities in Barbados
Barbados gained independence from Britain in 1966 and is probably best known for its Caribbean beaches, the sugar cane industry, superstar Rihanna, and thanks to the island’s colonial history, cricket. That’s not a bad line-up considering the island is just 34 kilometres by 23 kilometres.
But with 97 kilometres of wonderful coastline almost entirely enriched by coral reefs, it’s perhaps not surprising that tourism, not sugar, is now the dominant industry in this picturesque country. Apart from relaxing on the stunning tropical beaches, exploring wonderful marine life or taking part in many of the watersport opportunities, what are some of the top cultural offerings of this sub-tropical island?