Why to visit Barbados in 2016, by Jenny Basham, Carrier's Reservations Manager for the Caribbean, Mexico, USA & Canada.
Barbados celebrates 50 years of independence this year, and I could give just as many reasons as to why this remains one of my favourite destinations for a luxury Caribbean holiday. Yes, many involve the local cuisine – I love how there are endless ways to enjoy the best of Bajan food. Delicious lobster at the Friday fish fry at Oistins Bay Gardens, seared tuna with superb sunsets at fine-dining institution The Cliff, and now, a playful a la carte menu courtesy of new younger sister, The Cliff Beach Club. Every November, the Barbados Food & Wine and Rum Festival pays homage to local and international culinary delights with cooking demonstrations, world-class rum, polo, shopping, beach entertainment and parties. November is the month to visit the island this year. A month-long events programme will take place throughout the capital; buildings will be lit up in the country’s national colours and the grand street parade is not to be missed on the last day of the month. Celebrating Bajan music, dance, fine art and photography, the National Independence Festival of Creative Arts also aims to unearth and nurture the talent of local artisans and performers.
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