Bridgetown (metropolitan pop 110,000 (2014)) is the capital and largest city of the nation of Barbados. Formerly, the Town of Saint Michael, the Greater Bridgetown area is located within the parish of Saint Michael. Bridgetown is sometimes locally referred to as "The City", but the most common reference is simply "Town".
The Bridgetown port, found along Carlisle Bay (at 13.106°N 59.632°W) lies on the southwestern coast of the island. Parts of the Greater Bridgetown area (as roughly defined by the Ring Road Bypass or more commonly known as the ABC Highway), sit close to the borders of the neighbouring parishes Christ Church and St. James. The Grantley Adams International Airport for Barbados, is located 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) southeast of Bridgetown city centre, and has daily flights to major cities in the United Kingdom, United States, Canada and the Caribbean. While there is no longer local municipal government, it is governed as a political constituency within the national Parliament. During the short lived 1950s-1960s Federation of the British West Indian Territories, Bridgetown was one of three capital cities within the region being considered to be the Federal capital of region.
The present day location of the city was established by English settlers in 1628 following a prior settlement under the authority of Sir William Courten at St. James Town. Bridgetown is a major West Indies tourist destination, and the city acts as an important financial, informatics, convention centre, and cruise ship port of call in the Caribbean region. On 25 June 2011, Historic Bridgetown and its Garrison were added as a World Heritage Site of UNESCO.
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Barbados is the easternmost island in the Lesser Antilles. It is situated in the Atlantic Ocean, east of the other West Indies Islands.
The most important places to visit in Barbados are: Harrison's Cave (even on the hottest day in Barbados it's cool down below in this popular show cave, which is also a nice rainy-day option), Hunte's Garden (horticulturist Anthony Hunte has transformed a sink-hole in the middle of a rainforest into a lush and beautiful series of gardens that are open for tours that may include an encounter with Hunte himself), George Washington's House (George Washington really did sleep here — he visited Barbados in his youth along with his brother, Lawrence, during his first foray outside what would later become (thanks to his leadership) the United States) and many more.
This video offers a lot of tips to help you plan the perfect vacation. If you want to save time and money, the most important Barbados travel tip is to compare prices before booking a hotel room or a flight. You can do this for free on http://bookinghunter.com, a site that searches through hundreds of other travel websites in real time for the best travel deals available.
travelguru Catherine Leech, a frequent visitor to the Caribbean, takes us on a personal tour of Barbados and highlights the things not to miss on the island. To see more videos like this visit www.travelguru.tv
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Each year the Guild of Students of the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill campus in Barbados, put on a carnival called "Kaduwival" just before Easter. This video highlights coverage of the road march from Fontabelle to Cave Hill which culminates the activities surrounding this carnival of events.
Please check out last year's Kaduwival road march here!
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Do you want to know the cheapest time to travel in the coming months?
We constantly monitor flight price trends here at Dohop. In analyzing how prices evolved in 2015 and the pattern thus far in 2016, we can estimate that its likely we’ll see a drop in flight prices in the next months.
Even though the prices on flights from Iceland right now are 17% lower than in previous years (more competition perhaps?), we expect them to drop even further.
The green line in the graph below shows how prices were in 2015 and the red line shows monthly average prices so far in 2016
You can see, for instance, how much cheaper flights are now than they were at the same time last year.
The gray line represents our prediction for the rest of 2016.
There is less of an increase in flight prices this summer because we have not seen as much of an increase in flight prices to the U.S. as we saw last year.
The good news, of course, is that as low as prices are right now, we expect an even further drop as the year progresses into autumn, which is a great time to travel.
In June, Dohop saw over 94,000 unique visitors within Iceland searching for flights, hotels and rental cars. Most of those visitors were looking for ways to get to France, more specifically the Euro2016 games. According to the latest census, the population of Iceland is 331, 778 people. Basically, one could conclude that nearly 1/3 of the residents of Iceland had Football Fever last month.
Adieu, France. Iceland moves on to Spain.
But as July shows us, there’s more to Europe (and the world) than the European Championships (a heart felt congratulations to Cristiano Ronaldo and team Portugal). Now that the Euro2016 games are behind us, residents of Iceland have quickly returned to normal travel patterns, with Spain– one of the most popular holiday destinations for Icelanders– predictably leading as the top getaway spot (but we still love you, France! Happy upcoming Bastille Day!).
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If you visit Dohop Go you’ll find there are over 75 destinations with flight fares from Keflavik for under 40.000 ISK between now and December 2016; and over 20 destinations for under 30.000 ISK this summer alone (including Paris!). So whether you are looking for the best priced destinations in the UK, Europe, the US or really anywhere, now is a good time to book your trip. Dohop Go can help you decide!
Not in Iceland?
No worries! Dohop Go can also show you the best priced destinations from your home airport.
Dohop Flights App 3.0 for Android and iOS
Want to compare and book flights on the move? Join the thousands of travelers relying on the Dohop Flights app to find and book flights for their business, holiday and vacation needs.
We just released version 3.0 of our popular Dohop Flights app for Android and iOS. In the new version, you’ll find a great new design, the ability to see your recent searches and a few bug fixes that make the app easy to navigate.