The Caribbean island and old British colony of Barbados offers a paradise for holidaymakers looking for all-year sunshine.
Arrive at the buzzing Bridgetown and hop on a submarine to explore its dazzling offshore reefs. Alternatively take a jeep tour and see the insider's Barbados. Plantation homes, like St Nicholas Abbey or Sunbury Plantation House sit on rolling green dales - it's an ideal place to come if you’re seeking out a monastic retreat.
For a day trip, try the stunning Andromeda Botanical Gardens or the Barbados Wildlife Reserve are both good excursions that can fill up an afternoon and, afterwards, make your way to the white sands of Enterprise Beach.
Take in a bit of island culture at the Tyrol Cot Heritage Village and have lunch in the friendly rum shop. Walk off your meal at Welchman Hall Gully, a lush ravine with tropical plants and challenging hiking trails.