Friday 30 October, 2020

Barbados listed amongst 50 Best Places to Travel in 2020

Barbados is the one of the few Caribbean countries to make it on the list of 50 Best Places to travel to in 2020.

According to Travel + Leisure which consulted the best vacation spots of the moment, hit the books, scoured tourism statistics, scoped out major events, charted new flight routes, logged hotel debuts, took stock of the most compelling new restaurant openings, scrolled through the Instagram posts of most well-traveled pals, and they also surveyed their vast network of travel experts — T+L’s A-List travel advisors, first, plus trusted writers, hospitality insiders, and other industry pros — Barbados is a must-see place in 2020.

The list of must-visit vacation destinations with something to suit every interest — food, shopping, culture, history, and nature — has Barbados at number six.

However, Travel + Leisure’s 50 best places to travel in 2020, are listed in alphabetical order. 

Barbados' Vision 2020: We Gatherin' is clearly gathering momentum online as it was one of the main reasons flagged by Travel + Leisure to visit the Gem of the Caribbean in this new decade.

The post for Barbados stated:

This 166-square-mile island on the eastern edge of the Caribbean is largely famous for its powder-white beaches, British-colonial roots, manifold rum shops, and native daughter Rihanna.

Recently, the country’s first female prime minister, Mia Mottley, sent out a rallying cry for anyone with Bajan roots to return to the island in 2020 to partake in a year-long calendar of events celebrating Bajan heritage and culture. The 52-week festival, dubbed “We Gatherin’,” will launch in January and travel to all 11 parishes before culminating in a country-wide blowout in December. Visitors can expect lively street parades, traditional eats like flying fish and cou-cou, live soca music, and must-see jamborees such as the carnivalesque Crop Over Festival, Food & Rum Festival, and Oistins Fish Festival.

Away from the action, the 40-suite hideaway Cobblers Cove just emerged from a five-year renovation and now sparkles with coral stone floors, local artwork, and original rattan furniture. In addition to surfing and diving, active travelers can take advantage of the hotel’s new coast-to-coast hiking experience or participate in the Walkers Reserve’s new lineup of outdoor pursuits. —Nora Walsh

In addition to Barbados, Dominica made the list at umber 17, Guyana at number 21, St Bart's at 46 and Turks & Caicos rounded out the list at position number 50.

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