Barbados is a tropical-island fantasy boasting pristine beaches, lively resorts, sweeping coral landscapes and charming fishing villages. There is breathtaking Caribbean scenery and crystalline turquoise water with an impressive assortment of magical marine life and coral reefs. Whether you want to trace the island's past at a historic plantation, watch monkeys at the Barbados Wildlife Reserve or go swimming with sea turtles, you'll find plenty of things to see and do. Alternatively, lie back on the powdery soft beach, cocktail in hand, and let the good times roll. There is only one airport on the island, the Grantley Adams International Airport near Bridgetown. Major airlines operating flights to Barbados include Virgin Atlantic, American Airlines and British Airways.
Steeped in history, the capital, Bridgetown is a vibrant city and commercial centre. Recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the Caribbean's oldest cities, it is well known for its colonial architecture, local culture and history. There is also excellent shopping and a lively street life. The island's second largest city, Speightstown, also has a significant story to tell, which can be seen through the historical buildings that date back to the early settlement of the island with its colourful bustle, buzzing restaurants and shops where you can pick up souvenirs. Whether you choose to rest and rejuvenate on the beach, discover underground caves and cascading waterfalls or explore the island's colonial past, Barbados ensures there is something to suit everyone's holiday taste.