Barbados, from Coast to Coast in Photos

Barbados, from Coast to Coast in Photos

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Its high-society heyday may be over, but the Caribbean island once dubbed “Little England” still attracts thousands of visitors a year for its rich history, Bajan cuisine, and world-class surf spots.

Barbados, from Coast to Coast in Photos
Barbados, from Coast to Coast in Photos

Early morning at Bathsheba Beach, a popular surf spot on the east coast of the island.

Barbados, from Coast to Coast in Photos
Barbados, from Coast to Coast in Photos

The formation known as Bathsheba Rock.

Barbados, from Coast to Coast in Photos
Barbados, from Coast to Coast in Photos

An early morning surf session at Bathsheba.

Barbados, from Coast to Coast in Photos
Barbados, from Coast to Coast in Photos

Poolside cocktails at the chic and discreet Cobbler’s Cove Hotel.

Barbados, from Coast to Coast in Photos
Barbados, from Coast to Coast in Photos

The gardens outside the Great House at St. Nicholas Abbey, a historic estate and rum distillery open to visitors.

Barbados, from Coast to Coast in Photos
Barbados, from Coast to Coast in Photos

The outdoor café at St. Nicholas Abbey, the perfect spot for lunch, tea, and coffee.

Barbados, from Coast to Coast in Photos
Barbados, from Coast to Coast in Photos

It’s all about the details at St. Nicholas Abbey.

Barbados, from Coast to Coast in Photos
Barbados, from Coast to Coast in Photos

Sunrise at Cherry Tree Hill, in the parish of St. Andrew. The nature reserve is part of the St. Nicholas Abbey Estate.

Barbados, from Coast to Coast in Photos
Barbados, from Coast to Coast in Photos

Cleaning fish at Oistins Fish Fry, a village institution that attracts locals and tourists alike.

Barbados, from Coast to Coast in Photos
Barbados, from Coast to Coast in Photos

Friday night at Oistin’s Fish Fry.

Barbados, from Coast to Coast in Photos
Barbados, from Coast to Coast in Photos

A fried chicken platter at Fred’s Bar and Restaurant, on the south coast.

Barbados, from Coast to Coast in Photos
Barbados, from Coast to Coast in Photos

The shell-pink Great House at the 40-room Cobblers Cove Hotel, where the best place to stay is the Camelot suite.

Barbados, from Coast to Coast in Photos
Barbados, from Coast to Coast in Photos

St. Joseph Parish Church, built in 1839, on Horse Hill.