Sometimes known as Little England, Barbados is the ultimate in tropical get-aways. Lying just to the east of the Caribbean and surrounded by coral reefs this is a truly idyllic island. Relax and soak up the sun on the fine pinky-white sands or take a dip in the calm blue waters of the Caribbean Sea. Surfers should head to the South coast where the sea is full of gentle waves and you will also find some of the world's best windersurfing conditions. In total contrast is the rugged and wild seascape of the North and East coasts with huge waves crashing down upon the Atlantic shore.
Barbados naturally lends itself to watersports- try scuba diving and snorkelling in the crystal waters- but don't miss out on everything else the island has to offer. Take a trip to the capital Bridgetown and visit the historic Parliament buildings. Or a visit to an old plantation house will provide an important insight into the island's past. Natural wonders abound with the vast caves and underground lakes and the great Baobab tree. Golfers will be spoilt for choice with a selection of world-class courses, not to mention fantastic weather. And of course watch the Barbadians at what they do best, cricket! Head to the Kensington Oval and discover why this is the island's national sport, even friendly matches on the beach are a treat to watch!
So pack your bags and find out for yourself why so many visitors return to the island year after year!