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Barbados: Little Britain

Scotland on Sunday: "IT'S hard to be grumpy in Barbados, but I managed it. So am I a spoiled, pesky individual who would find fault in paradise? No, genuinely no. I just got rather hacked off hearing the Caribbean island constantly referred to as Little England.
Not only are there plenty of physical similarities on the east coast of Barbados to Scotland (hence it's actually called the Scotland District), but when you delve into its history there are countless strong links to north of the border. And, as we a
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ll know, nothing – well few things – irritate a Scot more than being called English."

Barbados on a budget: 5 ways to save

CNN.com: "CNN) -- Stretching out on a crescent of powdery sand in Barbados doesn't come cheap, but there are ways to trim costs and put the friendly Caribbean island within reach.
Bottom Bay, a sandy stretch on Barbados' south coast, is a picture-perfect spot for a picnic. Located about 100 miles southeast of St. Lucia in the southern Caribbean, Barbados boasts a dramatic coastline on the Atlantic side and tranquil aquamarine bays on the Caribbean Sea. Watersports, golf, hiking, lush gardens and historic sites tied to sugar cultivation, slavery and more than 300 years of British colonial rule are enough to keep visitors busy for a week or more.Read at CNN

SuperYacht Port feature: Port St. Charles, Barbados

Ports & Marina's - SuperyachtTimes.com: "Situated on a 10 acre lagoon on the Caribbean island Barbados, Port St. Charles is a luxury residential marina with waterfront properties. There is also a breakwater facility which includes 6 rental berths to accommodate yachts from 60-250’ LOA, with a maximum draft of 13.5ft. Outside the breakwater, Port St. Charles maintains three serious moorings suitable for boats in excess of 300 feet."

Wish you were here: Barbados

Democrat and Chronicle: "My husband Don and I spent a wonderful, relaxing week on the beautiful island of Barbados. Having gained its independence from England in 1966, the island still maintains its British aura. We spent most of our days relaxing by the pool or taking long walks on the beach. We explored St. Lawrence Gap, a shopping and entertainment area. We took a snorkeling trip on a 50-foot catamaran. Our trip that day included lunch on the boat, and plenty of rum punch! Another day, we took a guided tour of the island, which included the eastern side of the island, noted for its rocky coastline."