We made our second visit to Barbados last week. Like many islands of the Caribbean and West Indies, it serves up sun, smiles and days filled with opportunities for active adventure. We jumped into the warm waters of Barbados for a day of swimming and snorkeling (you'll see that's what we're usually up to when we visit this region). "I could come back here forever and never get bored doing this," CMac says of snorkeling and lazing about down here.
We pulled up in Bridgetown, the capital and largest city in Barbados, which is the easternmost island of the West Indies. It was settled by the British in the early 1600s and gained full independence in 1966.
Here are some reasons you might like to come to Barbados.