Barbados is a sovereign island country in the Lesser Antilles. The island has some of the best beaches in the Caribbean, from lively, fun-packed resorts to unspoilt stretches of sand where you'll have no-one but the waves for company. But if you've had your fill of sea, surfing and swimming with turtles, you'll discover there's much more to this island than its sunny reputation. Half a million people can’t be wrong. That’s the number of visitors Barbados attracts annually.