The island of Barbados offers the most authentic Caribbean experience, with its exceptionally rich culture and history rooted in remarkable landscapes. Home to some of the world’s best beaches, the island stands as a premier destination for travelers. Barbados is also the first Zagat-rated Caribbean island with numerous internationally renowned chefs putting spins on local delicacies. An ideal stage for world-class events, Barbados hosted its third annual Barbados Food & Wine and Rum Festival in collaboration with American Express Publishing Corp. in November 2012.
The country has hosted numerous sports championships, including past PGA World Golf Championships-Barbados World Cup, the ICC Cricket World Cup Finals, the Sentebale Charity Polo match with Prince Harry in 2010, and the ICC Twenty20 Cricket Finals. Accommodations range from picturesque plantation houses and villas to quaint bed and breakfasts and award-winning five-star resorts. Grantley Adams International Airport offers nonstop and direct service from a number of U.S. cities via JetBlue, American Airlines and US Airways, making Barbados the true gateway to the Eastern Caribbean. For information on travel to Barbados, visit www.visitbarbados.org, follow on Facebook at www.facebook.com/VisitBarbados, follow @Barbados on Twitter, or contact the Barbados Tourism Authority at 800.221.9831.