Barbados is a magic island, where you are only limited by your dreams and fancies. With every precious pearl of experience, your stay will be one to remember. The promise of the tourist board is sky-high but the island certainly delivers. There is so much to discover, so many treasures to uncover as you soak up the warmth and enjoy the comforts of this beautiful island.
Did you know that Barbados is also considered the birthplace of rum? The history of rum strongly suggests it was on the little island of Barbados, when locals discovered that a byproduct of the sugar industry – molasses – could be fermented into alcohol, distilled and served to powerful effect. From the Barbados plantation rum of the 1700s to the Barbados rum punch of today, this paradise island is now famous for producing the best rum in the Caribbean.
Barbados has also a busy calendar of world-class sporting events across our island. Cricket is the local´s passion and you'll find it played by amateurs on the pastures and beaches of Barbados and by international celebrities on the manicured grounds of the Barbados Cricket Association's Kensington Oval.
And then there is golf, some of the finest in the world to be precise. The West Indian island is home to five top-notch golf courses including the challenging ultra-exclusive Sandy Lane course Green Monkey. The Tom Fazio design was carved from an old limestone quarry and the exposed rock faces form dramatic contrasts to the lush, rolling greens of the fairways. Playing this course, which opened in 2004, is a once-in-a lifetime experience not to be missed.
After golf, relax on one of the 80+ pristine white-sand beaches of this coral island, many are recognized as the most beautiful ones in the world. The more active ones among you can skipper a Hobie Cat or kayak, try your hand at spearfishing, take a deep-sea fishing charter, or spend a day aboard a luxury catamaran and cruise the crystal-clear seas like a celebrity.
Join world traveler Robert Sexton on this unique tour to the Caribbean Paradise
Escorted Tour: Golf at its finest, life at its best in Barbados