Ever wondered what England would be like with perpetual summers—Barbados is the answer.
Of all the Caribbean islands, Barbados has most retained the trappings of its colonial past. So entrenched is the English flair of the island that it is often called "Little England." Cavers will find a number of caves spread across the island to satisfy their appetite, with Harrison’s Cave being the best known. It is truly one of the world's natural wonders. The majestic stalagmites that adorn the cave’s floor are still growing. Barbadians take pride in their two baobab trees, which were apparently imported from Guinea, Africa, in 1738. One of the trees is in Queens Park, Bridgetown, and the other is on Warren’s Road, St. Michael; visitors are often seen trying to span its width -- it takes 15 adults joining with outstretched arms to cover its circumference. Nature tours allow visitors to get up close and personal to the island’s fauna and flora. A visit to Ocean Park promises to be an unforgettable experience, where the beauty of sea is displayed in all its glory.