Last updated: 24 December 2017
With three thousand hours of sunshine yearly, Barbados is a beach lovers’ paradise. It is also one of the most developed islands in the Caribbean. Governed by Britain for three hundred and forty years, it still carries the moniker “Little Britain”. This is a nation that plays cricket, drinks afternoon tea and dresses for dinner.

Most of the residents of Barbados live in busy Bridgetown or in little villages scattered around the islands. The coast has broad pink beaches, many sheltered by cliffs.  The lush interior is covered in forests, botanical gardens and fields and fields of sugar cane.

Visit Saint Nicholas Abbey. Built in 1650, it is one of the few remaining Jacobean houses still in existence, and it has been beautifully restored and furnished.


Swim with turtles. Take a tram ride through Harrison’s Cave where lovely columns rise and fall into the pools below. Visit a rum distillery, or simply enjoy the view to the sound of reggae and the taste of rum.

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