Barbados is the eastern most island in the West Indies. This Caribbean island is probably one of the least touristy islands and so offers a good
opportunity for cruise ship passengers to see a bit of ‘real caribbean life’. Your ship will dock about a mile from Downtown – there is a well organised taxi rank where you can buy seats in one of the many mini buses that will drive you the 10 minute journey. Bridgetown is a thriving town with a busy high street where the familiar ‘Diamonds International’ type stores rub shoulders with the regular shops and a department store. Past the statue of Nelson (same as the one in Trafalgar Square but much nearer the ground so you can actually see him!!) and opposite Heroes Square is the Parliament Building – have a look in the museum that traces the history of Barbados and then tour the parliament with a guide – really interesting!