3. Barbados

Romantic Escape

Tropicality mixes with civilized formality (courtesy of 340 years of British rule), giving this Caribbean island a delightful sense of occasion. One dresses for dinner here. One pauses for afternoon tea. And Bajans (rhymes with Cajuns), though quite friendly, wouldn't dream of intruding on visitors' privacy. Beaches suit every taste -- wild Atlantic waves on the east coast, placid Caribbean ripples on the west, and everything in between on the southern shore; 800/221-9831 or www.visitbarbados.org


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