Fact 1: Barbados is one of the more populous and prosperous Caribbean islands. It also plays host to about 500,000 visitors every year.
Fact 2: The National flower is the Pride of Barbados or Caesalpinia Pulcherrima which grows all over the island.
Fact 3: In Barbados, the taxis drive without a meter. You have to ask the cab driver the fare before you get in.
Fact 4: When Barbados was first settled in 1627, the island was almost completely covered in thick jungle with a large wild pig population.
Fact 5: Barbados has over 3000 hours of sunshine a year and the average daytime temperature is between 29-31 degrees Celsius.
Fact 6: The legal drinking age for alcohol in Barbados is 18, but those that are aged 10-17 are allowed to consume alcohol provided they are with a parent.
Fact 7: Barbados is only 21 miles long and 14 miles wide!
Fact 8: The population in Barbados is around 283,000 (2012).
Fact 9: Barbados was chosen by Tiger Woods as the location for his wedding in 2004.
Fact 10: Most of what is now the Southern part of Bridgetown (The Capital) was once a huge swamp.