Tailor made holidays: Barbados has a 'rich history'
Britons planning tailor made holidays in Barbados will discover that the island has a rich history, it has been claimed.
Jennifer Selway, writing for the Daily Express' travel website tripideas.co.uk, labelled the Caribbean island as a paradise and dismissed claims that it lacks culture.
This year is officially designated as the 'Barbados Year of History' and is designed to help inform visitors about the island's historic events, such as the volcanic eruption which created Harrison's Cave.
She said: "We day trippers 'oohed' and 'aahed' at the vast caverns, eerily lit, with ornate limestone growing on every surface, while underground rivers and towering waterfalls continue to shape this alien world."
Ms Selway added that holidaymakers should ensure that they learn how to scuba dive during their stay as the waters are are full of interesting sights such as exotic sealife and shipwrecks.
Barbados has a population of around 285,000, with the majority of inhabitants residing in the country's capital Bridgetown.