For picture-perfect beaches, chilled rum punches and a totally laidback vibe, book a flight to Barbados.
A British colony for 350 years, Barbados still has a distinctly English vibe. Think colonial Victorian architecture, cricket matches on the green and English-speaking locals. But head to the coast and things couldn’t be more Caribbean. Book a flight to Barbados and you’ve got alabaster sands that roll out for miles, glossy coconut palms that rustle in the breeze, and water so clear you can see fish flitting beneath the surface. You’ll find the best sandy sweeps on the south and west coasts, at places like Mullins Bay and Dover Beach. But flights to Barbados give you much more than a first-rate shoreline. Head inland and you’ll find places like Barbados Wildlife Reserve in the parish of St Peter, and Sunbury Plantation House in St Philip.
Currency Barbadian dollar
Country code +1+246
Time Zone GMT-4
Did You Know?
If you’re driving in Barbados, you may well spot a mongoose scurrying across the road in front of you. According to the locals, this weasel-like creature won’t cross the road unless someone’s watching.