Barbados is an island country in the Lesser Antilles of the West Indies, in the Caribbean region of the Americas, and the most easterly of the Caribbean Islands. It occupies an area of 432 km2 (167 sq mi) and has a population of about 287,000 (2019 estimate). Its capital and largest city is Bridgetown. It’s no secret that Barbados is known for having some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. The serene Caribbean coast on the west is famed for its aquamarine waters and soft sands, while the wilder beaches in Barbados on the east coast are exhilarating to visit, with big rollers and dramatic scenery. A teardrop in the ocean. Shaped like a teardrop, Barbados is the easternmost of the Caribbean islands. Barbados is in the Lesser Antilles of the Caribbean. The Caribbean is a region in the Americas encompassing the Caribbean Sea, its islands, and the surrounding coasts. It is situated in North America, South America, and Central America. Fantastic beaches, stunning sights and buzzing nightlife are just a few of the things that make Barbados so popular with vacationers. Aside from the sun, the sea and the sand, Barbados has more attractions per square mile than any other Caribbean island. It’s not just its attractions that make it so popular though. With its tropical climate and idyllic unspolit beaches there are fewer destinations to beat Barbados. The swimming on the west coast is in turquoise, generally calm, waters where the sea temperature is warm. On the east coast there are wild beaches and high surf. There is something in Barbados for everyone.