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Without question, Barbados is the "most British" island in the Caribbean. Afternoon tea is a ritual, cricket is the national pastime (a passion, most admit), dressing for dinner is a firmly entrenched tradition, and bar patrons are as likely to order a Pimm's Cup as a rum and Coke. And yet, Barbados is hardly stuffy—this is still the Caribbean, after all. Instead, it's a sophisticated tropical island with a rich history, lodgings to suit every taste and pocketbook, and plenty to pique your interest by day and night, from broad, sandy beaches to fine restaurants enveloped by lush gardens and tropical foliage.