From the origin of it’s name to the origin of one of your favourite fruits - here are 10 things you may not know about Barbados - Part 2.
6. The island’s highest point is Mount Hillaby.
Mount Hillaby, located in the parish of St. Andrew is 1,115 feet above sea level. It is one of the most scenic points on the island.
7. Barbados is the most easterly island in the Caribbean.
Barbados is the most easterly country in the island chain known as the Lesser Antilles. The unique location puts the island outside of the main hurricane belt, so it is often spared the wrath of hurricanes.
8. Barbados has the third oldest Parliament in the Commonwealth.
The Parliament Buildings of Barbados are located on Broad Street in Bridgetown, which is the island’s capital. The Barbados Parliament was established in 1639 and as such is the third oldest Parliament in the Commonwealth.
9. The grapefruit originated in Barbados.
According to Barbadian legend, the grapefruit was first found in Welchman Hall Gully in the 18th century. It is said to be the result of natural cross-pollination between Shaddock and Sweet Orange and was known as the “Forbidden Fruit”.
10. The Crane Resort is the oldest resort in the Caribbean.
The Crane Resort in Barbados was founded in 1887 and has been in operation since, making it the oldest operating resort in the entire Caribbean.
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