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Barbados was one of the one day stops on our cruise. It is often called the duty-free center of the Eastern Caribbean. We spent most of the day at this beach enjoying the weather, the sand and the water.
Capital: Bridgetown
Population: Appox. 260,000
Language: English
Currency: The Barbados dollar (BDS$). U.S. and Canadian dollars are widely accepted in most tourist shops.
Location: Barbados is the easternmost island of the West Indies. It lies 340 miles from the coast of South America, and about 100 miles east of St. Vincent.
Size: The island is shaped like a pear and covers an area of 166 square miles. It is 21 miles long and 14 miles wide.

  • Last visit to Barbados: May 1999
  • Intro Written Mar 10, 2002
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