Barbados is one of the few Caribbean islands solely colonized by one nation. It's no wonder Bajans describe their country as being "more English than England sheself," surnames like Worthing and Hastings abound. But look around and you know you're not in England: rich and fertile tropical fields meet a glistening, azure sea. The soft pastels of old chattel houses blend with the vibrant reds, oranges, and greens of roadside fruit stands. In short, Barbados exudes a charm all its own. Perhaps it is due to Bajan culture, that celebrated blend of English tradition and the African heritage brought to the island by slaves imported to work the sugar plantations. The potent brew which results flavors every aspect of island life, from music, dance and art, to religion, language and food.
Excursion : - Harrison's Cave : Named for Thomas Harrison, an early settler who owned much of the land in the area in the 1700s, Harrison's Cave is a breathtakingly beautiful, crystallized limestone cavern that stretches over two miles. After you arrive, you'll step into an electric tram and descend down into the cave. Gaze in wonder as you pass flowing streams, deep pools of crystal clear water and towering columns, stalactites, stalagmites and delicate formations.
See the majestic 50-foot-high "Cathedral," the cave's largest chamber, as well as a thunderous 40-foot-high waterfall that cascades into a blue-green lake.
The historic Sharon Moravian Church. Dating back to 1799, this exquisite church remains one of the area's few 18th century structures unspoiled by modifications or alterations.