Today, 30 November, is that day the Barbados celebrates its independence. 49 years ago, the newly independent state celebrated with a parade at Garrison Savannah - a horse racing course with a history dating back to 1845 - and today its still held in the same location! Other highlights include the Barbados Parliament Buildings and other iconic locations being lit up in gold and blue to match the Bajan flag and the general bustle in the streets as locals enjoy their national holiday!
At the Inspiring Travel Company, Barbados will always have a place in our hearts, as it was on this island in 1974 - just eight years after independence - that it all began for us, too. We started out sending discerning clients to this exclusive isle and, over 40 years and many more destinations on, it's still a firm favourite!
Of course, luxury resorts and hotels across the island will be celebrating in classic Caribbean style, and visitors to the island are surely in for a treat! Whether enjoying fine-dining at Sandy Lane's L'Acajou, or taking in the relaxed vibe at Harold's Bar at The Sandpiper - there are sure to be high spirits and plenty of treats.
At trendy Ocean Two, for example, guests can enjoy a sumptuous Bajan Buffet Dinner this evening, featuring regional classics with ingredients like okra, yellow split peas and lots of freshly caught seafood. Yum! This will all be accompanied by Mount Gay Rum cocktails, what else?
Our love for Barbados luxury holidays is more than a once-a-year thing! Check out our Essential Guide to Barbados for hints, tips and insider information.
Or maybe you're already booked and wondering where to have a special holiday meal? Our 'Top 10 restaurants in Barbados post will give you the low down on the island's culinary highlights.
And for a more general summary of what to do on a luxury Barbados holiday, read a 'Discover Barbados' post from one of our Travel Specialists.
If you'd like to book your own Barbados escape, talk to one of our experienced Travel Specialists on 01244 355 600 or fill in a quick enquiry form. There are some great savings to be had right now, so don't miss out!