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Barbados

Barbados is a haven for those looking for profound relaxation, a change of pace – and some fantastic landscape. Given the vibrant holiday culture for while this island is famed, you can enjoy some exceptional quality hospitality in this crown jewel of the Caribbean. The first indigenous people were Amerindians who arrived here from Venezuela. Following landings by both the Portuguese and the Spanish, the country then came under control of UK which thrived on the production of sugar cane in the area. Britishness still pervades the culture here – which makes it easy for Western tourists to visit here.

The lush terrain makes it the ideal place to enjoy some of the most impressive landscape in the whole of the Caribbean – and what better way to unwind from a winding tour of this dreamlike place than some fresh fish and rum punch at one of the many beaches that circulate the island? It is the beaches for which Barbados is most famed, and has proved the biggest draw for tourists for generations. Indeed, its beach at The Crane has regularly been rated ‘one of the best beaches in the world’.

Generally the seas on the West coast are the calmest, but good, safe, quiet swimming is available in the many tranquil bays along the South West and the South that touch the Caribbean Sea. The east coast faces the Atlantic, and because of the crystal waves cresting here, it is a sure delight for surfing and water sports enthusiasts alike. On the South and West you can also find some fine examples of exotic coral; the formations are fascinating, and prove another point of interest for snorkelers. The coral continues up into the North, where it is also accompanied by spectacular sandstone cliffs. You can also take the opportunity to indulge in some of the other water sports on offer, including scuba diving, beach volleyball, kayaks, pedal boats and ocean trampolines!

Barbados is also regarded as one of the sporting meccas of the Caribbean. Of the sports on offer here, you can regularly enjoy cricket, cycling, hiking, golf and polo as some of the regularly offered beach-front activities. Aside from this flurry of activity, visitors should also bear in mind that Barbados is still widely considered one of the most beautiful places for honeymooning in the world. As such, you will find a wide variety of cruises and activities specifically designed for those who have recently gotten hitched.