Barbados If you’ve never been to the Caribbean before, start here – there’s plenty to enjoy, from stately homes and top-class restaurants to more than 1,000 rum bars and the wild waves of the east coast. In Barbados you need never stop having fun, whether it’s catching some horse racing at the Garrison Savannah track or dancing to “oldie goldies” at Oistins Friday Night Fish Fry. Couples can have a ball and families will find it easy to slot in – stay at the famous Sandy Lane, which has a superb kids club, or the well-located and friendly Colony Club in Holetown. Expect: Sporty families and high-energy nightlife in the south. Best for: Golfers, surfers and Rihanna fans. Not for: Those who like to go to bed early (they love karaoke!).