This comprehensive and enthusiastic guide was put together by an author resident on the islands. The lavish photography and background reading are thus complimented by crucial local knowledge. A guide book with a difference.
A pleasing companion for a pre-planned trip, this lightweight volume covers the top 10 sights and activities before moving into colour-coded sections on local history, eating, drinking and so on. Some practical listings also included.
A weighty volume full of well-composed introductory chapters and beautiful colour photographs. Ample sightseeing and touring tips are provided, though practical travel details for the independent traveller are perhaps lacking.
An excellent pocket-sized volume that covers all aspects and regions of the island, ensuring that your explorations take you to the very best Barbados has to offer. There are insightful notes on local culture, too.
The only general guide currently available, thankfully this is excellent. Plenty of interesting reading material sits comfortably alongside a comprehensive array of practical information. Maps are notoriously hard to come by until to you reach the islands; those included here are basic but serviceable.
A colourful and well-written introduction to the island, its history, customs and sights. Excellent photography throughout, with pages at the back dedictated to listings and other practical information.
Arranged into must-see highlights, with each chapter concluding with 'At-a-glance' practical details. There are colour photographs throughout. The guide itself is serviceable if unspectacular, but is boosted considerably by the excellent pull-out map.
Avowedly outspoken, Frommer's bring together information from dozens of experienced travels to create a reliable and unbiased practical guide that does not mince its words when criticism is required. This volume has plenty of maps and is particularly good on dive sites.