ABOUT BARBADOSBarbadosor (Bar-bay-dos) is an island nation of the Lesser Antilles, 34 kilometres (21 mi) in length and as much as 23 kilometres (14 mi) in width, amounting to 431 square kilometres (166 sq mi). It is situated in the western area of the North Atlantic Ocean and 100 kilometres (62 mi) east of the Windward Islands and the Caribbean Sea; therein, it is about 168 kilometres (104 mi) east of the islands of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and 400 kilometres (250 mi) north-east of Venezuela.
Andromeda Gardens is a 6-acre (2.4 ha) botanical garden and attractive tourist attraction in the village of Bathsheba, Saint Joseph in Barbados. It is a beautiful scenic park with strikingly attractive flowering plants and tropical trees and along with Flower Forest it is one of the most alluring parks on the island.
Carlisle Bay is a small natural harbor located in the southwest region of Barbados. The island nation's capital, Bridgetown, is situated on this bay, which has been turned into a marine park. Carlisle Bay's marine park is a popular spot on the island for scuba diving. Many relics, like anchors and cannon balls, from ships can be found on the ocean floor in Carlisle Bay. The bay takes its name from Barbados' second Lord Proprietor, James Hay, 1st Earl of Carlisle.
Mount Gay Rum is produced by Mount Gay Distilleries Ltd. of Barbados. The oldest surviving deed for the company is from 1703, making Mount Gay Rum one of, if not "The Oldest," rum companies in the world. The current parent company of Mount Gay Distilleries (since 1989) is Rémy Cointreau. Though Mount Gay Rum is sold in 66 countries across the world, its primary export market is to the United States.
Festivals and Events
Crop Over Festival
Crop Over is Barbados‘ biggest, loudest and best-loved festival, which sees the whole island taken over by the party spirit. Dating back to the 1780s when the island was one of the biggest sugar producers in the world, the end of the sugar cane harvest was always celebrated with a big party, and the tradition continues today with added extravagance and flamboyance."