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View of the Parliament Buildings in Bridgetown, Barbados.

City at a Glance

Bridgetown, Barbados
Location Southwestern coast of Barbados
City type Small town
Population 2,800
Official language(s) English
Climate Mild marine
Average temperatures January: 71° F, July: 50° F
Landscape Woodlands
Factoid The city is named after a bridge built by the indigenous Arawak before English settlers arrived.

About Bridgetown

On the coast next to the turquoise sea, Bridgetown offers the only urban experience on the small, Caribbean island. Most Barbadians live in the capital city and are known for their welcoming, courteous, and religious nature. You'll pick up Barbadian English and Bajan, a dialect reflecting the fusion of English and African cultures in Barbados. They take a mellow approach to life, opting for lax schedules and plenty of time for liming (hanging out)—including snorkeling, road tennis, or cricket. Living within the sunny island's natural beauty can rid almost anyone of stress.

Where is Bridgetown

13.1059816, -59.6131741

What to do in Bridgetown

  • Shipwreck diving: Dive with diverse sea life to the SS Stavronikita, the best shipwreck in Barbados.
  • Baby turtle release: Observe a hatchling release of sea turtles along with the conservation-minded islanders.
  • Road tennis: Learn to play this rapid version of a racquet sport—a cross between lawn tennis and table tennis—invented in the 1930s.
  • The Careenage inlet: Spend endless afternoons exploring the canal, called the River Road, and the hotspots along the waterway—Independence Square, the Boardwalk, and the Waterfront.
  • Carlisle Bay Beach: Swim in the bay's calm waters lapping into a white sand beach worthy of its own cover photo shoot. 



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