The little island, big Barbados can be called the celebrity island of the Caribbean. One can find many Hollywood celebrities frequently vacationing on the island. The paradise island is extremely popular for its exotic shores, vibrant culture and tropical cuisines all over the world. Surely, the things you can do during your stay in Barbados for your MD Abroad. However, unlike popular belief, studying MD is not burdensome for the students of Victoria American University.
Here are 7 things the students can do in Barbados during their study at Victoria American University.
1. Take a city tour on the Bajan bus
The Bajan Bus is a unique, and lovingly restored part of Barbadian history as one of the earliest means of transportation in the “old days”. This open bus is the perfect way to see the best of Barbados offering a wide range of sightseeing, tour and private charter options.
Bajan Bus which you will see dashing about Barbados in spectacular reggae colours and style. They are a throwback to a distant past when buses were open-air transport vehicles, crudely made by today standards but totally functional and fun to be in.
2. Surf At Soup Bowl of Bathsheba Bay
Bathsheba Bay is beautiful wide white sand beaches that stretch along the coastline of the Atlantic. The huge boulders make the water foamy. These ‘boulders’ are actually the rock formations broken away from the ancient coral reef!
Bathsheba’s Soup Bowl is one of the ultimate surfing locations in Barbados. A top choice for frequent local and even international surfing competitions, the Soup Bowl has its reputation as the most consistent wave in Barbados. The wave break occurs at about 7 feet in, on a rock ledge jutting out into the Atlantic Ocean.
3. Take a submarine ride
Experience the award-winning Atlantis submarine tour which is one of the most highly recommended attractions. Sit back and enjoy the brief ride to the Atlantis dive site along the scenic coastline. When fully submerged in the aquamarine Caribbean Sea with large viewports all around, get a closer look at the curious exotic fishes, gorgeous shipwrecks, colourful corals, reefs and more in their natural habitats.
4. Have a ride at the beaches of Carlisle Bay
Carlisle Bay is a crescent-shaped bay and natural harbour on the west coast of Barbados. You'll find catamarans and luxury yachts anchored here. At Carlisle Bay, traditional fishing boats languidly coexist with modern catamarans and the superyachts of the rich and famous.
The marine park located at Carlisle Bay is a favourite spot for scuba diving and snorkelling. There are 6 shipwrecks in the bay, which attract an abundance of marine life such as tropical fish, sea horses, rays, octopus, turtles and eels.
The calm waters and soft sandy beaches make it a perfect place for sunbathing and swimming. You can enjoy watersports including sea trampolines and jetskis here.
5. Shop at the Pelican Village
The Pelican Village is an attractive, spacious shopping village offering the very best of local handicrafts, and providing the opportunity to see Barbados' craftsmen at work. Located on the outskirts of the capital city of Bridgetown, Pelican Village is the first stop for cruise visitors as they disembark at the Harbour.
Just opposite the village is Trevor's Way - a small oasis on the busy street where you can sit on the benches after you finish your shopping, and watch the catamarans sailing by or the fishing boats bringing in their catch to the nearby market.
6. Have a glass at the Mount Gay Rum Distillery
Mount Gay Rum, the oldest, most storied rum in the world, has been produced in Barbados with passion and unparalleled craftsmanship since then, thus earning it the title “the rum that invented rum”. Expertly crafted from the rich sugar cane and pristine, coral-filtered water native to the island, Mount Gay Rum is a spirit with a rich history and true character.
7. Witness the colours of the Annual Crop-over festival
The Crop Over Festival is a 3 month-long festival of Barbadian music, arts, food, culture and so much more. Barbados ends the festivities with a grand carnival parade know as Kadooment Day. Kadooment is known as the biggest and sweetest carnival to end the Caribbean's carnival season in August each year.
Victoria University of Barbados, School of Medicine (VUB) is one of the well-recognized and fastest-growing medical universities in Barbados, North America. Among other recognitions, the University is listed in World Directory of Medical Schools (WDOMS), chartered by Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Government of Barbados, approved by Medical Council of India (MCI), and offers US-Based International-Standard MD Program (equivalent to MBBS).