A paradise island where the Caribbean Sea meets the Atlantic Ocean, Barbados is synonymous with sun, heat and a crystal-clear sea. The sun is also and above all in the hearts of the inhabitants, the Bajans, who will bowl you over with their hospitality, their charm and their unequalled generosity. They will always find the time to show you around the island they are so proud of. And with good reason! Between the blue sky and transparent sea, Barbados is rich in a history which left a legacy of beauty, from the Arawaks of the British colonies to independence in 1966: the 'Sam Fort' castle, a monument to the sugar trade, is not to be missed, and if you prefer French-style gardens, the cliffside 'Andromeda Gardens' are magnificent. If you are a night owl, don't worry, the island offers a multitude of possibilities for having a good time until the early hours. From colonial history to sun and parties, Barbados is an unusual and marvellous place for learning the language of Shakespeare while taking the time to live under the Tropic of Cancer.