Castries City, Saint Lucia
The eastern Caribbean island of Barbados might be small, but what it lacks in size, it certainly makes up for in beauty and things to do. Measuring only 21 miles long and 14 miles wide, it’s mainly known for its gorgeous white-sand beaches and crystal-clear turquoise waters. But, you don’t need to be a beach bum to enjoy this tropical paradise. In addition to the more than 70 miles of sand and surf, this popular cruise ship destination is also home to lush botanical gardens, centuries-old plantation houses, rum distilleries, and beautiful colonial architecture, all topped off with a friendly, laid-back vibe and proud local culture.