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Barbados Travel Guide: 1,191 reviews and 2,386 photos
The island of Barbados can be split into five areas - four different styles of beaches and the inner part.
In the south-east corner, beaches are pearly white sands with some waves.
Progress round to the west coast and the beaches remain white but the calm seas barely peak with any whiteness and remain mainly turquoise blue.
Head to the wild and windy east coast and beaches become brown and great waves crash in - to the delight of surfers who call Bathsheba the "soup bowl".
Down on the south-west coast, great cliffs and crashing waves surround the familiar white beaches.
Finally, head in from the coast and you'll find rolling hills covered with great palms and sugar cane.
An island of true contrasts.
- Pros:Beautiful island easy to traverse with public transport.
- Cons:Not easily visited on a budget.
- In a nutshell:Accessible - but save up first!
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