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Bridgetown Barbados; the capital of Barbados and commercial centre of Barbados, originally named “Indian Bridge”, then the ”town of St. Michael” in official documents, before finally being named Bridgetown.

Bridgetown has always been a hub of activity from early days when ships from Britain (and Europe) would bring in various supplies and load up the Barbados molasses, sugar and rum to take back with them. This area, known as the Careenage, was the hub for all inter-island trading vessels. Nowadays, the Careenage homes lovely yachts, catamarans and fishing boats. Eat at the relaxed Waterfront cafe Barbados which overlooks the water.

Broad Street Bridgetown is the central street in the town with banks, duty free shops and department stores in particular the vast Cave Shepherd store. Don’t forget to carry your passport and tickets for duty free prices!

Whilst Bridgetown Barbados is inviting for all its historic buildings and the Parliament buildings and for those looking to buy their diamonds and expensive duty free goods, I avoid when I can. It is a must for first-time visitors, even just to feel the hustle and bustle, but for basic shopping now, I avoid as it is so very busy. It really is impossible to park – don’t drive in Bridgetown! get a bus or cab or use the hotel shuttle.

I will update with more specifics on Bridgetown capital of Barbados in future blogs.

Barbados Travel Deals can give you plenty of information on places to go and things to see in Bridgetown Barbados and we are renowned for our first class, one to one advice to help ensure that your Barbados holidays are one of the most memorable holidays you will experience.  View our Barbados hotels and Barbados villas and enquire about your Barbados holidays now.

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