The island of Barbados offers an authentic Caribbean experience with exceptionally rich culture and history rooted within its remarkable landscapes. Rated one of the world’s sexiest beaches in 2008 by Concierge.com, Barbados’ Crane Beach in St. Philips stands as a premier destination for travelers alike. Barbados is also the first and only Zagat-rated Caribbean Island with numerous internationally renowned chefs who masterfully put signature spins on local delicacies and traditions. In collaboration with American Express publishing, Barbados will host its first annual Barbados Food & Wine Festival in November 2010. Barbados is an ideal stage for world-class events and has hosted numerous athletic championships, including the 2006 PGA World Golf Championships-Barbados World Cup, the ICC Cricket World Cup Finals in 2007, the Sentebale Charity Polo match with Prince Harry of Wales, and the ICC Twenty20 Cricket Finals for 2010.
Accommodations range from picturesque plantation houses and villas to quaint bed and breakfasts and award-winning, five-star resorts. Barbados was voted eighth in the world in Trip Advisor’s 2008 Travelers Choice Destination Awards’ Top 100 Destinations category, making it clear why travelers choose Barbados. For more information on traveling to Barbados, visit www.visitbarbados.org, or contact the Barbados Tourism Authority at 1-800-221-9831.