Barbados was visited by Spanish navigators in the late 15th century and claimed for the Spanish Crown. It first appears on a Spanish map from 1511.The Portuguese visited the island in 1536, but they left it unclaimed, with their only remnants being an introduction of wild hogs for a good supply of meat whenever the island was visited. The first English ship, the Olive Blossom, arrived in Barbados in 1624. They took possession of it in the name of King James I. In 1627 the first permanent settlers arrived from England, and it became an English and later British colony.
Journey over the East Coast of Barbados. Visit the Cherry Tree Hill, Morgan Lewis Windmill, Cattle Wash, Bathsheba and St John's Church. Travel through the Garrisons Historic area, see Copacabana on Carlisle Bay, and bask in the heat of the sun under a beach chair and umbrella while you are provided with a drink to freshen up.
Visit Earthworks Pottery and the batik studio and discover many of the island's most beautiful crafts. Wander off to the Flower Forest and see its flora's richness in colors and tropical blooms. Get to the Scenic East Coast and have a look at its breathtaking beauty and sensational surf. Explore Barbados Wildlife Reserve to catch the Green Monkey at play. Get a glimpse of the North Point and the Morgan Lewis windmill.
Have a quick tour to one of Barbados' most famous attractions, the Harrison's Cave. Enjoy a 3-hour ride in a tram that will take you into the center of the Island and that will let you explore the entire magnificent cave.