If you think of the perfect Caribbean holiday, Barbados is everything you'd imagine – pristine white beaches, crystal clear waters, palm trees, coconut cocktails and sunshine pouring over it all. The capital Bridgetown has plenty of museums, restaurants and activities to keep you busy and there’s plenty more outside the city to attract your attention.
You should head to St. Lawrence Gap for your sophisticated party vibes, with elegant bars and clubs to accompany you while you admire the sunrise and sunset in one sitting. The resorts of St. Peter and St. Pauls have collectively earned the nickname of the Platinum Coast due to the quality of their sand. Elsewhere, go hiking, mountain-biking and sailing around the jungles, coves and bays.