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Barbados the most easterly of the Eastern Caribbean islands.

Great Plantations Make Great Houses

Great Plantations Make Great Houses

Great Houses

Great Houses

There are very few Great Houses left in the islands and even fewer on the market. Conversely there are many many large properties available for eco-farming projects which could be made special and become a countryside heritage highlight with the addition of Great House architecture.  So why not design and build your own Great House?

By the end of the 16th century Plantation Great Houses were being built by the Dutch, French, British and Spanish throughout the Caribbean islands.

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World Maritime Day Celebrating Caribbean Shipping

World Maritime Day – Celebrating Caribbean Ports and Shipping

World Maritime Day - Celebrating Caribbean Ports and Shipping

World Maritime Day –

It is World Maritime Day today, which brings together 168 UN Member States and three associate members.

Its also a day to celebrate all maritime services, ports and shipping!

The Caribbean islands are a maritime peoples whose cultures and histories have all been entirely shaped by the ocean that encloses, separates and but also brings them together.

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Fantastic Food in Barbados

Barbados : Cou cou and Flying Fish

A famous Spanish saying quotes “The belly rules the mind”. Indeed it is true! As for people all over the world, eating or the art of cuisine is such a favorite topic among many since it satisfies our sense of taste.

When we come to talk about cuisine and exotic tropical taste, one place stands out, Barbados. Having a mix of tropical atmosphere and the sweet sense of exotic and mouth watering taste surely gives a whole new definition to dining.

Let me start off by introducing to you the national dish of the famous island. Cou Cou and Flying Fish has made this little Caribbean island stand out among the rest. The first recipe is an exotic and sophisticated blend of cornmeal, okra and tomatoes with an accent of salt, peppers and the famous Bajan hot sauce. Meanwhile, flying fish is abundant in this location since it thrives well among the warm waters that surround the island. This dish is commonly served fried or steamed, depending on your choice.

Fish here in the island is a common choice for food since the place clearly is full of aqua culture resources. People have created and come up with different kinds of recipes that use fish as its main ingredient. Another one of their famous cooking inventions is the Bajan Macaroni Pie and Flying Fish. This unique recipe is the Bajan’s own version of Mac and cheese.

This time, let’s talk about the famous thirst quencher. It’s called the Mauby drink. It’s a carbonated drink made from the bark as well as the leaves of a Colubrina arborescence tree. Although there are already a lot of commercialized carbonated drinks in the market out there, Mauby still stands out as a symbol of the Caribbean island’s pride. This drink can be of an alcoholic nature as well as a non-fermented drink. It is consumed as a cold drink in most cases. So team up your flavorful meals with this native drink and get to feel the whole tropical experience of being in Barbados.

For those having the notion that food in Barbados are almost all hot and spicy, well, let me enlighten you on that. Actually, not all Barbados food is hot and spicy. As a matter of fact, one of the islands well loved delicacies is coconut bread or sweet bread as what they usually call it. Its flavor and taste is best described by three words, sweet, sweet, and sweet! The bread is accentuated with a bit of coconut filling inside before it is cooked in the oven. While this delicious treat is being cooked, it gives out the aroma of sweetness all over the place. This will surely make you crave for more.

Here’s a rare delicacy that would surely give off that exotic taste you have been looking for. Get to experience the local specialty of the island, Sea-Egg. The sea-egg is commonly known as the sea-urchin. This local delicacy is considered rare since harvesting of these eggs is controlled by local government officials due to the depletion of its resources. But don’t fret; these exotic eggs are available when they are in season. So if you happen to be in Barbados, don’t forget to check out this dish.

When it comes to food, Bajans have been known for two things: alcohol and cake. Rum Cake or also known as Great Cake has been a favorite among the locals of this island. A combination of beer and rum, this dessert would top your great food experience in Barbados.

All these food and delicacies would surely fill you up not only with a satisfied belly, but with a rewarding and complete tropical experience in the island of Barbados.

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A to Z Caribbean : Barbados

Barbados, The Coral Island

Located 99 miles from it’s nearest neighbour, and the most easterly of the windward islands, Barbados is a coral island that was created when two of the earth’s plates pressed together and pushed it up out of the Atlantic Ocean. The highest point of this 166sq mile land mass is Mount Hillaby at 1089ft above sea level

The island comprises of large sugar cane estates, wide gently sloping pastures and fantastic white sand beaches that draw thousands of tourists every year from Europe and North America. The eastern side of the island is battered by the Atlantic waves and is rocky. Gullies and caves abound and pure drinking water can be found.

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Bridgetown, the capital, is located in the south of the east coast with the 2nd largest town, Speightstown in the north on the east side. There are 11 parishes across this country that lies just outside the principal hurricane zone and does not usually have to contend with the storms that the other windward islands have to endure.

Ranked 3rd in the Americas after the US and Canada on the Human Development Index for it’s life expectancy, education and standard of living, Barbados is ranked 5th globally for it’s literacy rate. The population of 270,000 is made up of mostly afro-Caribbean people with some Indian, Chinese, Syrian, and English/Irish.The economy of the island is fed by tourism, light manufacturing and offshore banking. Some of the world’s best rum is distilled here. The friendly local people love to talk to visitors about their country, so be sure to have a chat with them as you will mostly likely learn something interesting.

Highly developed compared to it’s neighbours, there are world class accommodations and restaurants, arts and activities. The popular west coast is favoured by celebrities, in particular at the luxurious Sandy Lane Hotel and it’s environs.

Cricket is the national sport and Barbados produced the likes of Sir Frank Worrell, the first black captain of the West Indies team, who were later led to victory by captain Sir Garfield Sobers against India in the mid-sixties.

Prices have recently come down on some properties, as up to 95% of buyers originate from the UK who are suffering from the economic crises, so now may be the time to snatch up a bargain in Barbados.

Take a look at our Barbados Properties to see what is currently on our website, more properties are available.

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Caribbean Property – Bucking the Trend

The Attractive Caribbean Property Markets

Property in the Caribbean is still looking attractive to buyers and sellers alike even in these financial times.  Development land is being purchased for new resorts in particular in Dominican Republic, Barbados prices are continuing to rise and Belize has been identified as the ideal retirement spot.
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