Barbados – Vacation Packages

By Miss Julie | December 24th, 2006

Barbados, a tiny island just 21 miles long and 14 miles wide, offers remarkable contrasts, from its boulder-strewn northern coast to its serene Caribbean coastline. Inland, hilly forests slope down to golden fields of sugarcane, corn, sweet potatoes, and yams. Stunning white sand beaches rim the island.

The eastern-most island of the Lesser Antilles, this little England combines Caribbean life and English living. It boasts a unique range of natural and historic attractions, from its exquisite plantation “great houses” to vast caves filled with prehistoric formations. Its quaint colonial capital, Bridgetown, surprises visitors with upscale shopping and gourmet dining.

Despite 30 years of independence from Great Britain, Barbados still exudes a British atmosphere. A statue of Admiral Nelson graces Bridgetown’s Trafalgar Square, and afternoon tea remains a custom for many hotels. Good diving and snorkeling exists off the southwestern shores. Gorgeous reefs flank the rocky east coast, but pounding seas and strong currents usually limit access to this area.

For more on Barbados, check out the Barbados Travel Guide on BootsnAll.

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