Barbados

Beautiful beaches, fantastic snorkeling, and dramatic hillsides await you on the "most British" island in the Caribbean. Even though Barbados gained their independence from Britain in 1966, they still practice some traditions, such as cricket, afternoon tea, and horse races. December - early April is considered peak season, so the best time to travel is late April - May, before tropical storm season starts.

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Bridgetown

If you're cruising to Barbados, Bridgetown is where you'll stop. The cruise port offers shopping, bars with $5 rum punch, and locals selling handmade crafts. If you plan on doing an island tour or excursion, you'll depart from and return here. Popular tour destinations include: Barbados Wildlife Reserve, Harrison's Cave, Carlisle Bay

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Rum Distilleries

There are a few distilleries to tour in Barbados, with the Mount Gay Rum distillery being the most popular. St. Nicholas Abbey, West Indies Rum Distillery, and Foursquare Rum Distillery are all open for tours as well.

Orchid World

We recommend getting a private driver to take you and your family to see all of the hidden gems among the tropical mountains of Barbados. Orchid World is a fabulous must-see, showcasing more than 1,000 orchids and other Caribbean plants over a span of 6 acres. The Morgan Lewis Windmill is another fantastic stop as well.