“The gladdest moment in human life, methinks, is a departure into unknown lands.” – Sir Richard Burton
There are many of us who can relate to this well-known quote from Sir Richard, who was not only a British explorer, but was famed for his travels and explorations in Asia, Africa and the Americas. During his vast travels he had an extraordinary Continue reading →
Summer in Barbados is about fun, sun, food and parties. And don’t be mistaken, they all go together! So if you’re hanging with friends or chilling by a poolside bar chances are fishcakes will be involved!
Ahhh summertime in Barbados yet again! No better time to experience our rich culture in its full glory! Crop Over, Barbados’ largest and most anticipated festival has been traced as far back as 1688. Originally this celebration signaled the end of the annual sugar cane harvest, but over the years it has evolved into Continue reading →
Located around the island are rambling sugar plantations and historic museums, along with unending tropical beauty. Coral-sand beaches, turquoise seas, and a dramatically sculpted East Coast are just some of the islands major sites to visit. For photography novices and experts, and all those in between, here’s a list of the top spots to Continue reading →
You’ve probably had your fill of Bajan Macaroni Pie & Flying Fish, so now it’s time to try something different. For some Bajans, there’s nothing like hanging out with friends, playing dominoes and enjoying some Pudding n’ Souse on a Saturday afternoon. What exactly is Pudding n’ Souse you ask? Continue reading →
After you’ve set your clock to Vacation Mode and adjusted to the laid back atmosphere, it’s time to truly experience Barbados. Sightseeing is always at the top of everyone’s To-Do List, and there are a number of ways to get around the island. You could try your hand at Continue reading →
Way back when in the year 1637, on our small island Barbados, Rum was born. In the 1600’s and 1700’s Barbados was the world’s largest producer of not only of sugar cane but rum as well, made from the sugar cane’s byproducts. Rum wasn’t just invented in Barbados, Continue reading →
For many visitors traveling south for the winter, there is nothing more soothing than the sun’s warming touch on your skin. Destinations like sunny Barbados are perfect for escaping in the sun. Taking home a nice tan is one of the best souvenirs there is. Relaxing in the sun definitely has its perks, vitamin D aside, but with skin Continue reading →
Green is so in these days, and not just because it looks good, but more because it feels great. At Bougainvillea we are proud to have achieved Platinum EarthCheck Certification after over ten years of being above the best practice benchmark.
‘Something that is valued for its beauty or perfection’, this is the definition of a gem. It is therefore no surprise that Barbados is known as The Gem of the Caribbean Sea. But what is it exactly that leaves visitors spellbound after their first Continue reading →