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The island of Barbados is located at the edge of the Caribbean Sea and at the gates of the Atlantic Ocean, in addition to the handful of islands that like a corolla of flowers enclose the Caribbean Sea in the arms of Central America. It is a single island, not an archipelago as one might think from the name and proximity to the other Caribbean islands. It consists of beaches around the coast and gentle hills in the central part. The most important urban centers, including the capital, Bridgetown, are located on the coast.
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Barbados is important for its sugar cane plantations and especially for its rum, whose centuries-old tradition makes it one of the best in the world. Therefore, you cannot miss a visit to the historic distilleries and a rum tasting in one of the best places on the island. The English colonial air is breathed in every corner of the most important cities, where it survives in the historic buildings and constructions.
The white beaches and crystal clear waters are one of the main reasons why tourists come to Barbados. You will find more than 80 different beaches. From quiet and relaxing beaches, more isolated, to the most lively and popular, where you can also practice water sports of any kind. Bottom Bay and Batts Rock Beach are ideal for divers.
But when to go to Barbados?The island has a tropical climate, warm all year round, with temperatures around 29-31 ° C, therefore with a minimum annual temperature range. Even the minimum temperatures vary slightly throughout the year and hover around 20-23 ° C. Winds blow mainly from the east, so the best protected beaches are those on the west coast. The wind speed is more significant during the months of December to June, with an average of 18-20 km / h, more intense of course during rainy days.
Precipitation falls mainly from June to December, with about 15-16 days of rain per month, but with storms of short duration. The period from August to October is at risk of hurricanes, like the rest of the Caribbean area, so it should be avoided so as not to incur unpleasant surprises and some inconvenience. Stormy rains can also be found during the other months of the year, but with much less probability. On the other hand, you can have long periods of sunshine even in the wettest months.
The sea temperature is excellent all year roundand approaches 28-30°C during the hottest hours of the day.
The best time to travel to Barbados is from February to May, when rainfall is less frequent and less intense. Avoiding August, September and October, the island can still be chosen as a destination for a relaxing vacation and to enjoy the splendid Caribbean dream beaches, some thunderstorms will not disturb your stay.
For more details on rainfall and average temperatures see the following data.