Top left:Bridgetown, the capital.
Bottom left: Sam Lord's Castle. Sam Lord was a pirate, and you may read about his house here: http://www.barbados.org/samlords.htm. When we stayed there, it was a Marriott, but it has now changed hands. The grounds were beautiful, with mountains of bougainvillea and 6-10' tall hedges of hibiscus, and the beach, though rocky, had wonderful tidal pools of crystal clear water and white, white sand. They have a small casino, with only slot machines. My daughter and I frequented it every evening, always trying to get the machine closest to the door. We had heard that casinos always rig the machines closest to the entrance to pay out more often, drawing people in. She is always lucky at slots, and I prefer not to discuss my prowess (or lack therof). It is located on the Southeastern coast of the island. The Eastern coast, fronting on the Caribbean, is flat, much calmer and not as rocky. Most of the luxury resorts are located in this area, which is close to Bridgetown.
Top right: a Burmese couple we met in the hot tub at our hotel. They did the caverns tour with us and they invited us to have dinner with them one evening. Can you imagine sitting in a pizza restaurant on Barbados with a couple from Burma? They were on their honeymoon, so we were flattered to have been invited to share one of their evenings. Both of them were medical students in Chicago. I always wondered what had happened to them and whether they had returned to Burma (now called Myanmar; see www.myanmar.com) after their residencies.
Second on right: a beautiful old stone church, mossy and dark with years of grime, and heavily attended that Sunday. We passed just as the parishioners were exiting; dressed in their finest frills (especially the children) and all the women wore large, beautiful, fancy hats. Their dresses were so brightly colored and lacy, I might have thought it was Easter, which is about the only time we here in the US dress up for church anymore.
The bottom photo was taken inside Harrison's Caves. http://barbados.org/hcave.htm
Tourists ride in small trams, much like the ones at Disney World, and go deep underground. The stalagmites and stalactites (**do you know how to tell the difference?) are plentiful and the water is so clear that depths of 30' appear to be no more than 3'.
**Stalagmites - the G stands for ground, so they are the ones building up on the ground.
Stalactites - the C stands for ceiling, so they are the ones hanging down from above; but I probably did not need to tell you that, did I?