Barbados is an eastern Caribbean island and has become synonymous with picture-postcard beaches, glorious food and welcoming locals.
Colonized by the British, Barbados is English speaking and has a distinctly British vibe. Cricket, horse racing, polo, afternoon tea, and driving on the left side of the road are all part of the experience.
Barbados is surrounded by over 70 miles of glorious palm-fringed, white sand beaches; warm, clear waters and a year-round climate that is close to perfection.
For those seeking a spot of action and adventure, Barbados has plenty on offer. Offshore, the ocean beckons with the call of a chartered deep sea fishing excursion or a diving expedition to explore the shipwreck capital of the Caribbean. Closer in, the “white horses” provide ample surfing opportunities, including kite surfing and wind surfing along the southern coast, plus world-class board surfing at Soup Bowl in Bathsheba and all along the eastern shore. And inland, the diverse terrain of the island offers a number of activities to enjoy, including biking through a dense tropical forest, discovering the water-carved caverns of Harrison’s Cave or hiking among the flora and fauna of Welchman Hall Gully, Flower Forest or the Barbados Wildlife Reserve.
Bridgetown, the capital, is a cruise-ship port with colonial buildings and Nidhe Israel, a synagogue founded in 1654.