Barbados is a coral island, pushed out of the sea by volcanic activity in a far away time. On the West Coast of Barbados, coral shore beaches of fine white sand stretch along a blue-green sea. Coral reefs fringe the Barbados shoreline to provide excellent snorkeling and Scuba Diving. Along the East Coast a lively surf is blown briskly by the strong and constant trade winds and the waves pound against a rocky shore. The constant breeze of the trade winds give Barbados a mild and pleasant tropical climate. As well as 'limin' (chilling out), you will have to find the time to fit in some 'wining' (no, not the drink - its 'Bajan dancing'), plus there's lots to see on this pretty coral island. To really understand Barbados, you must take to the waters - a catamaran tour gives you a totally different perspective, while snorkelling fans will enjoy spectacular underwater scenery. There's also plenty of happening nightlife on the south coast for those keen to party, although families and couples seeking a more sedate holiday will find the peace and tranquillity they're after in the west!