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Barbados Handbook (Footprint Handbooks)

By Lizzie Williams

Footprint
Paperback (120 pages)

Barbados Handbook (Footprint Handbooks)
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Barbados offers the ideal Caribbean holiday. Whether you're seeking some serious relaxation in the sun or rugged coastal walking, this island has something to offer everyone. This Footprint Handbook provides invaluable information on transport, accommodation, eating and entertainment to ensure that your trip includes the best of this sun-drenched isle.

  • Essentials section with useful advice on getting to and around the island of Barbados
  • Comprehensive, up-to-date listings of where to eat, sleep and play
  • Includes information on tour operators and activities, from sipping rum on the plantations to golfing in the sunshine
  • Detailed maps for Barbados and its key destinations
  • Slim enough to fit in your pocket

With detailed information on all the main sights, plus many lesser-known attractions, the Footprint Barbados Handbook provides concise and comprehensive coverage of one of the Caribbean's mos sought-after destinations.

101 Things To Do and Places To See in Barbados

By Russell Streeter

Caribbean Travel Guides
Paperback (68 pages)

101 Things To Do and Places To See in Barbados
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NEW UPDATED EDITION FOR 2019

New edition features a quick guide to the Top 5 beaches and attractions

This insider’s guide reveals the island’s best-kept secrets, so you can feel like a “regular”, even on your first trip, and find activities for the whole family!

  • Find the best beaches, away from the crowds...
  • Learn the stories behind the sights
  • Plan your holiday before you leave home - and make sure you pack the right stuff!
  • Benefit from local knowledge
  • Make the most of your hard-earned vacation
  • This book is small enough to fit in your pocket

Did you know that Bajans were among the first to produce rum? Or that the grapefruit was bred in one of the island's gullies? Russell Streeter does. He also knows where the most tranquil beaches are, where the turtles swim and nest, and where you can savour the best fried fish.

In this information age, it can be challenging sifting through all of the data and finding what’s really useful. So instead of trawling through the Internet, this insightful book will help you to navigate the best that Barbados has to offer.

A great resource for anyone traveling to Barbados. I purchased it in preparation for my 4th trip there and found it to contain lots of great nuggets of information. Great to have the inside track from someone who lived there!

- RM Brown, Amazon.com verified purchase

Like most people I was expecting "more" initially. It's a very small paperback, and arguably not "worth" the price. But actually I think it IS worth the price as it's written with no advertorial bias and simply provides a rational and ordered list of things to do including reviews of the main sights/tourist attractions and the many different beaches. As a first timer to Barbados I found it very useful for helping plan what to do during our stay. One thing it's missing is a decent map, but there are plenty of these available on arrival, in bars/restaurants, or as App downloads on your phone. And there's no restaurant review but TripAdvisor covers this just fine. As a first timer to Barbados I found it very useful for helping plan what to do during our stay.

- AJ London, Amazon.co.uk verified purchase

It was really helpful when visiting the island. Info is accurate and personally presented which makes it a pleasant read as well as helping you see the best on Barbados. After all, it is not everyday you get the chance, so you want to make the best of your visit.

- Madame, Amazon.co.uk verified purchase

This colourful book features:

  • 38 beautiful beaches to relax on;
  • 39 engaging attractions;
  • 24 fun activities to keep you out of trouble!
  • Lists of major tour operators with contact details;
  • Summaries of the major scuba diving sites around the island;

Plus over 30 full-colour pictures, a short guide to local cuisine and a list of major annual cultural and sporting events

All this for less than the cost of a good meal!

This book doesn't include every beach, rum shop or building that the Queen or George Washington ever stayed in. There are no details of hotels or restaurants - because Trip Advisor is the best place for such information.

The new edition takes on board much of the feedback (good and bad) that readers have provided over the past 4 years, whilst keeping the goal of being your personal guide to the best that Barbados has to offer.

There's more to Barbados that the beaches. With this book you can feel like a regular even on your first trip!

Insight Guides Flexi Map Barbados (Insight Flexi Maps)

By Insight Guides

Insight Guides
Released: 2018-04-01
Map (1 pages)

Insight Guides Flexi Map Barbados (Insight Flexi Maps)
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Insight Guides Flexi Map: has a weather-proof fold out map of the country with top attractions listed. Ideal for taking on holiday.



This Barbados Flexi Map is drawn to a scale of 1:60000 and shows the entire country complete with a comprehensive index. This is an ideal on-the-move companion when you're exploring Barbados

It includes larger scale maps of the west coast, south coast, Bridgetown and Garrison

Outlines Top Attractions and places of interest with key facts on the sights

Includes useful facts for people visiting Barbados

Information on how to get around the country



Insight Guides/Apa Publications are one of the UK's leading overseas road and travel map publisher.

Reef Smart Guides Barbados: Scuba Dive. Snorkel. Surf.

By Peter McDougall & Otto Wagner

Reef Smart Guides
Released: 2019-01-15
Paperback (188 pages)

Reef Smart Guides Barbados: Scuba Dive. Snorkel. Surf.
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#1 Amazon New Release ─ The definitive guide to SCUBA diving and snorkeling in Barbados

For fans of Lonely Planet guides comes an essential SCUBA, snorkel, and surf travel guide.

A great travel gift: The ultimate guide for beach and marine activities in Barbados.

A great Caribbean travel book: Reef Smart Guides Barbados’ detailed descriptions and illustrations of beaches, coral reefs, ship wrecks, and other dive spots are ideal for divers, snorkelers, and surfers. This guidebook will help anyone wanting to make the most of their time on the island and in the water.

Detailed descriptions and map art: Reef Smart Reef Guides Barbados catalogues the beaches, surf spots, and dive and snorkel sites in Barbados. With the help of Reef Smart’s unique 3D-mapping technology, learn all you need to know about the island’s top dive and snorkel sites. These maps provide useful information such as depths, currents, waves, suggested routes, potential hazards, unique structures and species information.

Don’t go diving without it: This indispensable resource will help you plan and execute dives without a hitch. Make sure to pack this guidebook with the rest of your SCUBA gear.

This guidebook provides:

  • The best locations for diving, snorkeling and surfing, and how to access them
  • Detailed 3D maps, graphics and information to help you plan your time in and out of the water
  • Species guide to help you identify and understand the marine creatures you’ll encounter in Barbados
  • And much more!

The comprehensive SCUBA diving book.

Barbados: Travel. Caribbean Sea Vacation. An Overview of the Best Places to Visit in Barbados (Bridgetown, Christ Church, St James, St Peter, Prospect, Speightstown, Holetown, Oistins & more).

By Veronica Brown

Released: 2019-01-10
Kindle Edition (48 pages)

Barbados: Travel. Caribbean Sea Vacation. An Overview of the Best Places to Visit in Barbados (Bridgetown, Christ Church, St James, St Peter, Prospect, Speightstown, Holetown, Oistins & more).
 
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Barbados is the most beautiful island in the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean! Traveler from all over the world love golden beaches, warm weather, luxury resorts and beautiful natural scenery of this island.
The best places to visit in Barbados: Bridgetown (capital of the island), Christ Church, St James, St Peter, Prospect, Speightstown, Holetown, Oistins and others. This is the choice of many tourists.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Caribbean

By DK Travel

EYEWITNESS
Released: 2016-09-20
Paperback (520 pages)

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Caribbean
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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Caribbean will lead you straight to the best attractions this island paradise has to offer.

Covering more than 130 Caribbean islands, this updated guide explores everything from Harrison's Cave in Barbados to Nelson's Dockyard in Antigua, as well as the most pristine beaches and the best islands for history, architecture, and hiking.

Whether you travel via cruise or independently, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Caribbean is the ideal companion, providing insider tips such as the best places to dive, snorkel, sail, and play golf. Customized tour routes will lead you to the must-see sights like the Blue Mountains, Jamaican rum distilleries, and rain forests of Martinique.

Discover DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Caribbean.

   • Detailed itineraries and "don't-miss" destination highlights at a glance.
   • Illustrated cutaway 3-D drawings of important sights.
   • Floor plans and guided visitor information for major museums.
   • Guided walking tours, local drink and dining specialties to try, things to do, and places to eat, drink, and shop by area.
   • Area maps marked with sights.
   • Detailed city maps include street finder indexes for easy navigation.
   • Insights into history and culture to help you understand the stories behind the sights.
   • Hotel and restaurant listings highlight DK Choice special recommendations.

With hundreds of full-color photographs, hand-drawn illustrations, and custom maps that illuminate every page, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Caribbean truly shows you this island region as no one else can.

Series Overview: For more than two decades, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides have helped travelers experience the world through the history, art, architecture, and culture of their destinations. Expert travel writers and researchers provide independent editorial advice, recommendations, and reviews. With guidebooks to hundreds of places around the globe available in print and digital formats, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides show travelers how they can discover more.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guides: the most maps, photographs, and illustrations of any guide.

Barbados Dive Map & Reef Creatures Guide Franko Maps Laminated Fish Card

By Franko Maps Ltd.

Franko Maps
Map (2 pages)

Barbados Dive Map & Reef Creatures Guide Franko Maps Laminated Fish Card
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Perfect for divers, snorkelers and nature lovers! Side One is a mini-map of Barbados with dive sites named and located. Side Two is a fish identification guide with nearly 100 species illustrated. This convenient, waterproof reference is made of hard, laminated plastic.

Absolutely Barbados: One Man's Mission to Discover the Heart and Soul of a Caribbean Paradise

By Julian Armfield

Miller Publishing Company Limited
Released: 2015-05-31
Kindle Edition (198 pages)

Absolutely Barbados: One Man s Mission to Discover the Heart and Soul of a Caribbean Paradise
 
Product Description:
Author and BBC broadcaster Julian Armfield came to Barbados for ten days, met and married a Bajan beauty, and stayed forever. He quickly discovered that life on a vibrant Caribbean island was going to be hugely different to that in a sleepy English village. Narrated in an infectious upbeat rhythm, Absolutely Barbados follows the fiercely curious author around the island as he explores and embraces every aspect of Barbados’ lifestyle, culture and heritage, meeting a host of beguiling characters along the way. Julian’s compelling story will enchant, amuse and enlighten anyone who lives in Barbados, Bajans abroad and all those who come to visit either on holiday or to work on this gem of the Caribbean Sea.

Armfield said: “I was fascinated by the challenge of an outsider becoming an insider and now feel that I am almost a Bajan myself. My hope is that Absolutely Barbados will serve as a reminder to readers of why we all love Barbados so much and bring a smile to people’s faces. The book is pitched at Bajans living here and abroad, visitors and newcomers who come here to work.”


 
 
 

 
 
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