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January 6th, 2014 | by Serge Cowan

Infographic – Ten Facts About Barbados You May Not Have Known

With it’s sandy beaches and seemingly all year round sunshine, no wonder Barbados is one of the hottest places to invest in luxury property in 2014. If you want a change of lifestyle and can think of nothing better than reclining in your own private luxury villa in the Caribbean then Barbados is undoubtedly the place for you. Here we share with you 10 handy facts about the must live location of 2014.


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Fact 1: Barbados is one of the more populous and prosperous Caribbean islands. It also plays host to about 500,000 visitors every year.

Fact 2: The National flower is the Pride of Barbados or Caesalpinia Pulcherrima which grows all over the island.

Fact 3: In Barbados, the taxis drive without a meter. You have to ask the cab driver the fare before you get in.

Fact 4: When Barbados was first settled in 1627, the island was almost completely covered in thick jungle with a large wild pig population.

Fact 5: Barbados has over 3000 hours of sunshine a year and the average daytime temperature is between 29-31 degrees Celsius.

Fact 6: The legal drinking age for alcohol in Barbados is 18, but those that are aged 10-17 are allowed to consume alcohol provided they are with a parent.

Fact 7: Barbados is only 21 miles long and 14 miles wide!

Fact 8: The population in Barbados is around 283,000 (2012).

Fact 9: Barbados was chosen by Tiger Woods as the location for his wedding in 2004.

Fact 10: Most of what is now the Southern part of Bridgetown (The Capital) was once a huge swamp.

Serge Cowan

Serge Cowan

Managing Director and Founder

Serge has an extensive marketing background, after a broadcasting career, Serge moved into marketing where he worked for BSkyB & a number of leading Public Relations agencies.
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