There's always something to do in Barbados, and that's the appeal to most visitors. White-sand beaches await your arrival whether you choose to stay among the classy row of resorts on the west coast or on the more affordable south coast.
Exceptional golf courses lure a lot of players to the island, but the private courses—notably Royal Westmoreland and Sandy Lane—aren't for anyone with a light wallet.
The island's restaurant scene is impressive; you can choose from street-party barbecue to international cuisine that rivals the finest dining on the planet.
Getting out on the water is the favored activity, whether that's on a snorkeling day sail, in a minisub, on a deep-sea fishing boat, or surfing at Bathsheba Soup Bowl.