Barbados is an eastern Caribbean island and an independent British Commonwealth nation. Barbados is a coral island, pushed out of sea by volcanic activity in a far away time. On the West coat of Barbados, coral shore beaches of fine white sand stretch along a blue-green sea.

While it’s justifiably famed for its fantastic beaches, Barbados is an island that has it all. In addition to fine powdery sand and brilliant turquoise bays, you’ll find smashing nightlife, a Unesco World Heritage–listed capital, a beautiful interior dotted with gardens, and wild surf on the lonely east coast, all inhabited by a proud and welcoming community.

Interesting facts about Barbados:

  • Barbados was chosen by Tiger Wood to be the location of his wedding in 2004
  • Barbados exports $57 million of rum per year across the world.
  • Barbados was initially referred to as Los Barbados or “the bearded ones” by the Portuguese who sighted the island en route to Brazil. The name referred to the island’s abundant fig trees which have a beard-like appearance from their long aerial roots.