Barbados is a beautiful island destination in the Caribbean, which is probably best known in the UK from its history as a British Colony. These days it's a prime tourist destination if you are into relaxed days on windswept beaches, drinking the local rum and watching the odd game of cricket.
There are plenty of ocean activities available, whether it's swimming, diving or cruising the waters in a yacht. Drinking is a lot different than the USA, with the local drinking age being only 16 with ID! For those looking for something a little more healthier, the drinking water is supposed to be the healthiest in the world - straight from the tap.
Hotels can range from inexpensive guesthouses, to luxury colonial hotels that are some of the best in the world. Whether it's relaxing on the beach with a local rum, or hanging out with the locals, you'll have a great time in Barbados. Find out more on wikitravel.