Often called “The Jewel of the Caribbean”, Barbados is a popular tourist destination located in the Eastern Caribbean Sea that shares part of its border with the Atlantic Ocean. Even though it is small (barely 21 miles long and 14 miles wide), the island of Barbados is filled with scrumptious cuisine, fun things to do like snorkeling and breathtaking views of pristine white sandy beaches and crystal-clear blue water. Sounds wonderful, doesn’t it? The first thing you’ll want to do when planning your trip to Barbados is find just the right place to stay. Here are some top resorts to consider.

The Crane Resort

Established in 1887, “The Crane” is Barbados’ oldest resort. Its gorgeous vistas and stunning beaches make it the perfect destination for a memorable family getaway or beautiful wedding ceremony. Stays can be of a weekly rental basis, or you could make it more permanent with their timeshare-like ownership program. You can’t go wrong either way.

Sandy Lane

Easily one of the most famous luxury resorts in the world, the Sandy Lane Resort in Barbados has hosted many a famous visitor including Queen Elizabeth, Jacqueline Onassis and Bill Gates. Sandy Lane was originally a sugar plantation and it boasts amenities like three golf courses and a 47,000 square foot spa. Add in the pristine white beaches and sparkling blue ocean water as far as the eye can see and there’s no wondering why Sandy Lane Resort is a visitor favorite.

Sandals Barbados

Catering to vacationing adults only, Sandals Barbados is an all-inclusive resort that’s especially popular among honeymooners. There truly is something for everyone, be it the nature lover, the person who loves the night life or someone who craves adventure. Sandals Barbados offers its guests a variety of dining options at its 18 restaurants, a craft beer garden and an amazing rooftop pool.

Southern Palms Beach Club

Our last stop on our Barbados resort tour today is the Southern Palms Beach Club. Dubbed “The Pink Pearl of Barbados”, Southern Palms offers its guests several room and dining options along with activities like snorkeling and paddle boarding. Southern Palms welcomes both adults and families.