This little island republic in the Lesser Antilles is a Caribbean gem. The soft-sand beaches and blue ocean provide picture-perfect landscapes, but it is the welcoming Barbadians who truly distinguish this island.
Barbados, which been colonized by the British, is English-speaking and has a unique British flavor. The experience includes cricket, horse racing, polo, high tea, and driving on the left side of the road.
Apart from the beautiful beaches, Barbados' top attractions include caves, historic monuments, gardens, plantations, a wildlife preserve, and other things of interest in Bridgetown, the capital city.
The sea is, of course, one of the most popular activities. Snorkeling, scuba diving, swimming, fishing, and a variety of other activities are all available.
For ideas on how to spend your time, see our list of attractions and things to do in Barbados.