Press release date: 2nd April 2020
Are you dreaming of jetting off to sunnier shores? Need some inspiration for your escapism? With its sun-drenched beaches, picturesque scenery and delicious food, Barbados is the perfect holiday destination. So, uncover the ‘Gem of the Caribbean’ today and check out Barbadian beaches, music, food and more from the comfort of your own home…
Scrub up on your Caribbean knowledge and read-up on Barbados in your spare time. With plenty of books to choose from, uncover the rich history and vibrant culture of Barbados before you jet off. Check out the The Rough Guide to Barbados by Adam Vaitilingam on Amazon and make your list of top things to do and see on your trip. Want to get a feel for what the people of Barbados are like? Island People: The Caribbean and the World by Joshua Jelly-Schapiro, also available on Amazon, is a beautiful book with stunning imagery.
Sit back, relax and take in the beauty of Barbados right from your own sofa. Check out the classic drama series, The Bold and the Beautiful, first airing in 1987 (and still running today!) which filmed many of its episodes in Barbados. Or, if you’re in the mood for a laugh, A Caribbean Dream, a modern remake of Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’. Set under a full moon during a Caribbean Festival, this is the Barbadian feel-good movie we all need right now.
Whether you listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Audible or any podcast platform, there are tons of podcasts about Barbados available. It’s the perfect way to spend some down-time, relax, listen and learn. Simply search ‘Barbados’ on your podcast platform and start listening today.
What better way to discover Barbados than through music? Some of the most popular types of music in Barbados include reggae, salsa, calypso and, of course, pop. Check out this Calypso playlist on Spotify to feel the island vibes! Did you know the multi-award-winning singer, Rihanna, was born and raised in Barbados? So, please Don’t Stop the Music, get in the Caribbean mood, and dance like you’re the Only Girl in the world! Check out Rhianna’s coffee table book, Rihanna: Fenty x Phaidon, which features some of her most iconic fashion moments and images of private time with friends and family.
Barbados is known as the Culinary Capital of the Caribbean and its national dish, coucou and flying fish, pays homage to just that. This popular dish is a must-try on your visit to Barbados, but until then why not try your hand at making it yourself? Other delicious delicacies include Macaroni Pie and Bajan fried chicken. Check out the Visit Barbados YouTube channel where you will find several cooking tutorials and check out this Visit Barbados recipe book too!
Nothing says ‘Caribbean Holiday’ more than a summer cocktail. Barbados is the home of rum and boasts some signature cocktails, including many that are easily made in your own home. Famous for its rum, it’s no surprise that many Barbadian cocktails use rum as a base! Our favourite is the Barbados Rum Punch. For those that don’t fancy alcohol, try out the delicious Barbadian Pineapple Mocktail recipe and bring the Caribbean straight to your living room! Head over to the Visit Barbados YouTube channel for some easy to follow cocktail demos!
Get that true holiday feeling and discover Barbados’ best beaches with live beach web cams. Our favourites are the Pebbles Beach and the Accra Beach live cams! Get a cocktail in hand, a calypso playlist on repeat and uncover Barbados’ stunning beaches, all from the comfort of your own home.
Want even more information on Barbados? Check out www.visitbarbados.org
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