Barbados offers a slice of Caribbean magic. The coral island, known as the birthplace of rum, is fringed with white beaches lapped by mirror-like, turquoise water. Stay in one of the top hotels in Barbados to enjoy rooms with sea views, lagoon pools, watersports and restaurants serving fine Bajan seafood.
Check into Bayfield House for a touch of Barbados history. This 1930s former plantation home is run by British couple Trevor and Pam Ramsey, who greet you with a rum punch on arrival. The hotel is less than five minutes from Mullins Beach, in a garden filled with fruit trees and a pool. There’s a large wraparound veranda with rocking chairs, where a full English breakfast is served in the morning. Book the Porters Suite for an antique, four-poster bed and whirlpool.