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About Barbados

Barbados has some of the best beaches in the Caribbean, and well-marked, well-paved roads to get you to most of them.
There are soft-as-satin beaches that stretch virtually uninterrupted along the tranquil West Coast; there are secluded, palm-shaped pocket beaches dotting the rugged East Coast; and there is Bathsheba, a beach-walker’s dream: a largely deserted crescent of beach, bounded by the hills of the Little Scotland district on one side and tumbling surf on the other, that runs up the north eastern shoulder of the island where there are standing waves that draw out world-class surfers from around the world.

Some visitors to Barbados are content to spend their entire holiday sitting on one of our beaches, watching waves break over the distant reefs. But if you do choose to turn your gaze inland, there is a world amusement and adventure awaiting you; experience it’s extraordinary variety on an unhurried drive around the island – a pleasant half-day of shunpiking that will take you across verdant cane fields, under canopies of dense vegetation, past our faithfully restored plantation houses.

  Tour one of those houses, sample one of the local rum drinks, and talk to a vendor or fisherman… mingle!

For golfers, there are a number of courses on the island – including two that are ranked amongst the best in the world. For racing enthusiasts, there are three highly competitive seasons at the Garrison Savannah every year, and you don’t have to know the first thing about horse racing to get swept into the action. As every cricket fan knows, the Cricket World Cup final is being held on Barbados in April 2007 and dozens of pick-up games spring up across the island on a daily basis. There’s also polo, and windsurfing, and tennis.

You’ll find our country and us fascinating… and we are just as interested in you.




 

Barbados Articles

8th September 2017
Not everyone travelling to our tropical paradise is coming for vacation. This doesn’t mean that there won’t be a couple dips taken in the sea or some drives around the coasts of the island. However,  when your primary purpose is going to be business, we do find that your needs change. The popular Moke or Samurai open-top SUV are...
3rd August 2017
Nothing says I’m on vacation in the tropics like driving a Moke. Whether you’re driving an original Mini Moke or the more modern derivatives, like the Kia Picanto based chopped top, your island getaway will be defined by your choice of fun car. Soaking up the sunshine is made as fun as can be with the ability to remove the roof of...
6th May 2017
We at Stoute’s Car Rentals have been very fortunate to be involved in this keystone sporting event on the local calendar for just about all its years. Rally Barbados signals the high-point on the local motorsport calendar and falls neatly into the middle of the calendar year. The first weekend of June sees crews from all of the world...
31st March 2017
Barbados,is a location often favoured by the intrepid explorer and the action sport enthusiast alike for its endless possibilities and awesome infrastructure to allow you to enjoy it. For those who like to make every day an adventure into the unknown and an opportunity to enjoy your vacation by getting lost in the island, then hiring an SUV may...
2nd February 2017
So you’ve booked your Barbados vacation, but what about a hired car? Rental cars are integral to making sure that you’re about to maximise your time on the island and make the most of getting to see and do as much as possible while here. Whether you’re coming for a well-deserved winter break or you’re here on business,...
2nd December 2016
Sometimes the best adventure in a foreign land is to just let yourself be taken by the allure of your surroundings. Nowhere is this more apt than in Barbados. Now while this may sound like strange advice in the confines of your GPS equipped hired car, it can lead to some of the best days in the tropics. One thing you will learn during your stay...
2nd November 2016
‘Bim, I love you. Bim I am proud of you.’ Words and a sentiment immortalized by soca star Red Plastic Bag in his 1984 song entitled, simply, Bim. A feeling shared not only be Barbadians across the diaspora, but also by many of the millions who have visited our shores. By now you’re asking yourself, who is this Bim? Bim is...
4th October 2016
October is synonymous worldwide with everyone in #thinkpink mode celebrating their part in the fight against breast cancer. Barbados is no different, with awareness campaigns at a fever pitch and the definite Caribbean twist is evident in the various events and initiatives planned for the month. However, this year things are a little different....
2nd September 2016
So you’ve been wondering where the tropical holiday of your dreams awaits and up pops Barbados at the top of your list. Now what? Well thanks to the efforts of the Barbados Tourism Management Inc. (BTMI) airlift into the island from the United States and Europe is on a high and continues to grow, making it easier for you to get on island...
3rd August 2016
You’ve made your choice and Barbados is the winner. You’ve carefully planned your itinerary and all you need to make it all work is the freedom to drive around the island on your own schedule. Choosing the right hired car for your travels makes all the difference and that’s where we come in. We can offer more cost-effective...
4th July 2016
So you’ve decided to come to Barbados for a visit and now you’re planning your daily movements. For the true freedom to enjoy your vacation a hired car is the only way to go. Getting around Barbados by taxi is not going to be as cost effective as renting a car. Many visitors prefer to rent an SUV for the duration of their stay. The...
7th June 2016
So we’re safely and happily through another very successful FLOW King of the Hill and SOL Rally Barbados.  As a sponsor of the event we want to congratulate Jeffrey Panton and Michael Fennel Jr. on back-to-back wins on the Rally in their Rubis Ford Focus WRC08. Jeff made a clean sweep of the week, as he tied for first overall in the...
9th May 2016
DJ Bravo’s hit Champion Song has summed up the prevailing mood in the Caribbean and Barbados right now. Our Under 19, Women’s and Men’s cricket teams took on all comers in India and came out champions in all of the ICC Twenty20 Cricket World Cup divisions. An unprecedented feat! Sufficed to say, it is a great time to be in...
5th April 2016
The one thing you will notice as you drive around Barbados is the proliferation of churches of all denominations spread across the island. From the humble one room worship hall to the grandest of cathedrals and parish churches. This would give you a heads up to the fact that Easter is just as important to Bajans as Christmas. As such, our...
1st March 2016
Can you believe we’re two months into 2016 and motoring on into March? Neither can we.  This means that the Sandy Lane Gold Cup is just around the corner. The Southern Caribbean’s biggest race day and most prestigious race is a staple on the first Saturday in March. This year is no different. The pomp and pageantry is not to be...
3rd February 2016
As winter continues to rage on and the storms get worse, your resolve wears thin and the need to escape to a warmer climate grows within. Barbados is the tonic you’re searching for. Snowzilla has so far been the worst of the North American winter storms for snow and its impact on the larger metropolitan areas of the eastern US, but luckily...
31st December 2015
As the throes of winter grip the southern Caribbean we in Barbados are trying to make the best of the average 26°C (79°F) temperatures sweeping the island! Life’s rough in the tropics! Don’t you wish you could ‘complain’ about the same in your beloved homeland...
4th November 2015
November is a special month in Barbados. It is the month in which we celebrate our independence from England; gained on November 30, 1966. Typically buildings and roundabouts are decorated and lit from the beginning of the month right up until the big day, making it a beautiful month long festival of our heritage. The celebrations make for the...