10 Reasons Why You Should Move to Barbados - Part. 1

Ever been horseback riding on a beach? Or, dined by candlelight while overlooking the ocean from a cliff-top perch? Those who live in Barbados have. Year-round sunshine, friendly people and a laid-back lifestyle certainly make Barbados an attractive destination to move to. But, these aren't the only reasons. Here are 10 more reasons why you should move to Barbados:

1. Solid Infrastructure

Barbados boasts a solid infrastructure offering excellent telecommunications; modern and efficient air and sea ports with a strong network of international and regional connections; an exceptional road network and public transportation; a strong banking system with minimal foreign exchange controls; and a stable currency pegged to the US Dollar.

2. Political, Social and Economic Stability

The Parliament Buildings of Barbados in Bridgetown.


The Parliament Buildings of Barbados in Bridgetown.

Barbados continues to garner international recognition for its outstanding record of social, economic and political stability. With the 3rd oldest parliament in the British Commonwealth, Barbados' political and social stability has inspired the Caribbean since independence in 1966. The island is also among the most prosperous in the Caribbean with typically steady economic growth and low inflation.

3. Delicious Cuisine

A Local Favourite: Delicious 'Bajan' Fish Cakes


A Local Favourite: Delicious 'Bajan' Fish Cakes

Known as the "Culinary Capital of the Caribbean", Barbados offers a rich choice of cuisine. From an ever increasing number of upscale restaurants offering exquisite local and international cuisine, to roadside food trucks and stalls, there will always be something for you to taste and enjoy. Local favourites include Fish Cakes, Pudding and Souse, Cou Cou and Flying Fish and Macaroni Pie and Baked Chicken.

4. Exceptional Shopping

Everything from luxury brands like Louis Vuitton and Burberry, to the furniture you'll likely need for your new Barbados home, can be easily found here. Bridgetown, the island's capital city, is the main shopping hub,offering several large department stores and duty free shops. Barbados also has a number of large shopping malls including the luxurious Limegrove Lifestyle Centre in historic Holetown. Various open air markets, including the extremely popular Brighton Farmers Market, are held weekly throughout the island. These are the perfect places to buy homegrown and homemade goods, as well as meet new friends.

5. Endless Things to Do

Polo matches in Barbados are wonderful afternoon entertainment.


Polo matches in Barbados are wonderful afternoon entertainment.

While you'll never quite tire of the island's amazing beaches (and Barbados boasts one of the best in the world), there are an endless number of other things to do in Barbados. The island is the picturesque backdrop to a flurry of exciting sporting events, music festivals, concerts, theatrical productions and carnivals. There is also a long-list of attractions to visit and enjoy including Harrison's Cave, Hunte's Gardens and St. Nicholas Abbey among many others.

Stay tuned for 10 Reasons Why You Should Move to Barbados - Part. 2.

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