Life in Barbados is good. Thanks to a year-round climate that provides near perfect weather conditions, combined with a salubrious natural environment, our island is tailor-made for outdoor pursuits and a healthy lifestyle. Family values are still important and children are well protected within a caring society. Education and health care standards are good. Our senior citizens regularly live to a hundred. Barbados is a safe, tolerant and harmonious country where people from many diverse backgrounds and religious creeds are able to live peacefully together, despite the fact that all 285,000 of us are living within the confines of just 166 square miles. Perhaps due to the compact physical nature of the island, along with the generally friendly disposition of Bajans, Barbados has developed a culture that embraces residents from overseas. Rather than remaining isolated in enclaves, expatriates in our country mix with locals in a wide variety of circumstances.
Being one of the world’s leading vacation destinations, Barbados can provide magnificent accommodation and recreational facilities: including a diverse range of luxurious homes, some of which are associated with world-class golf courses, polo fields, residential marinas and a tennis centre; as well as numerous beachfront properties and countryside plantation houses. From an opulent waterfront home overlooking the marina at Port Ferdinand, to a superb villa amongst the rolling fairways of Apes Hill Club or the understated magnificence of the Oliver Messel inspired Fustic House, Barbados can offer something to satisfy even the most demanding and whimsical of tastes.
Over the decades, Barbados has become the preferred vacation destination for royal families, leading statesmen, film stars, sports icons and acclaimed business personalities. While they undoubtedly appreciate the glorious natural beauty of Barbados and the multitude of first-class facilities, these celebrities also greatly value the privacy they can enjoy on this island. Barbadians are renowned for protecting the private lives of our VIP visitors. Generally speaking, you only hear publicly in Barbados that a celebrity has visited the island after they have already left. Most times you just don’t hear about it at all, since high profile residents can quietly enter and leave Barbados via the island’s private jet terminal or on board a luxury yacht.
Throughout its fascinating history Barbados has consistently achieved an eminent degree of success that is quite disproportionate to the limited physical dimensions of the island. Yet it is apparent that our country and its people are still capable of much greater advancement. There exists a gold mine of real potential that is yet to be tapped. As we embark on this exciting new phase of our national journey, when we are seeking to attract the world’s leading entities to our shores, dare I say that the best of Barbados is yet to come.
Now is an opportune moment to align your future with Barbados: for the benefit of your business, your family and your personal wellbeing.