As a result of centuries of British rule, Barbados is known as the 'Little England' of the Caribbean. You�ll find cricket matches, anglican churches and portraits of Queen Elizabeth hanging on the walls, but the native Bajan still retain a great deal of their West Indian culture, and you will find a fascinating mix of English, African and North American cultures in the capital city of Bridgetown.
The island of Barbados is located about 100 miles (10 kilometres) to the east of the Caribbean chain and is blessed with some of the world�s most beautiful white sandy beaches and calm turquoise waters.
Most of the island is surrounded by coral reefs which makes Barbados perfect for swimming, snorkelling and diving.
One of the most famous beaches on the island is Crane Beach, located on the south-east coast. The broad sandy beach is set off by a dramatic backdrop of cliffs, and fronted by calm azure waters and it is not difficult to see why Barbados is so popular with honeymooners.
Many who have been there regard it as a magical place, protesting that pictures do not do it justice. Barbados enjoys 3000 hours of sunshine every year, and Crane Beach is possibly the best place to make the most of it.