Despite the lack of signature red phone booths, Buckingham Palace, and eternally rainy weather, Barbados is sometimes referred to as ‘Little England’, and indeed, the Commonwealth island enjoys the best of both worlds. Visitors marvel at how seamlessly refined English customs blend with traditional tropical life, creating an enticing mix of the familiar and the exotic on this sandy isle in the Caribbean Sea.
Barbados has it all. Luxurious world-class resorts and thatched-roof huts on the beach. Casual barbeques on sandy floors and sophisticated nightlife in the cities. A plethora of activities in the turquoise sea and plenty to see and do on land.
Explore the capital of Bridgetown, a UNESCO World Heritage site and home to colourful colonial architecture. Stroll the boardwalk for miles at Accra Beach. Drink rum punch and eat fish sandwiches from Mr. Delicious, a street vendor who makes good on the promise of his name. Peek inside some of the most beautiful private homes on the island through the ‘Open House’ program run by the National Trust.
To experience the true beauty of the island however, look no further than the locals themselves. Just like the Caribbean sunshine, Bajans radiate warmth and light. Let them charm you with stories of island life, and introduce you to the best spots to relax, eat, and see. Let their home become your slice of paradise as you lose yourself and discover Barbados through their eyes.
Whether you want to swim or sunbathe, play hard or simply relax, Barbados is the place to be. Enquire with your Lightfoot Travel Designer to learn more about expertly crafted holidays to this tropical paradise.