Culture & Festivals
Steeped in rich history with a strong culture, the heritage of Barbados is one that is celebrated in every corner of the island. Long celebrated as the jewel in the Caribbean’s crown, the people of Barbados always put on a united celebration for events around the calendar. At Virgo VIllas, we embrace the culture and festivals to give you an authentic stay.
From music to food and sport all the way through to the country’s spirit of choice; rum, there is an annual festival for every holidaymaker across the calendar. This eclectic mix of festivals has made Barbados the dreamy destination for celebration, and here are a few of our most favourite cultural activities;
As an island nation, fishing plays an invaluable role in Barbados, both in terms of community and the economy.
Thousands of Barbadians work in the industry, from boat builders, fishermen to vendors, catching fresh food every day of the year. Within every parish on the island there is a fishing village, stressing the importance of fishing for the island.Read more
Built in 1654 by Sephardic Jewish settlers, the Nidhe Israel Synagogue is one of the oldest synagogues in the Western hemisphere and is a site of immense historical interest. It is the only synagogue in Barbados’ capital Bridgetown and is both a National Trust Property and a UNESECO protected property.Read more
For a small Caribbean island, Barbados has a rich history, lots of character and a colourful culture with Bajans waiting to welcome you into their community and make you feel right at home. To find out more and book your stay alongside one of the many festivals, get in touch with one of our friendly team today.