Barbados is famous for its beaches, cuisine and the friendliness of its people, being the most easterly of the Caribbean islands and measuring 21 miles x 14 miles it has over 60 miles of powdery white sands. The sophisticated west coast has a great selection of luxury hotels and excellent restaurants, calm crystal waters ideal for swimming, diving and snorkelling. Or opt for watching a game of cricket be it Test match at the Kensington Oval in the capital city Bridgetown, or a local village game on a rough patch of grass.
The livelier popular south coast boasts some of the island's best beaches as well as the chic bars and glittering nightlife of St. Lawrence Gap. Travel to Barbados’ less developed east coast for some spectacular rugged scenery and some wicked Atlantic surf. Holidays to Barbados are not just sun and sand the island is proud of its British heritage step back in time at 17th-century plantation houses. You can still see a working sugar plantation on Arbib Nature and Heritage trail and the island is perfect for exploration on foot.
A visit to one of the famous rum factories, or join in one of the biggest annual events the Crop Over Festival, celebrating the harvest of sugar cane which was the island’s main industry. The five-week summer celebration is a fiesta of colourful floats, parades and dancing in the streets. The cuisine in Barbados is influenced by African and East Indian; try some flying fish or taste the local conkies (coconut, spices and vegetables in plantain leaves).