Barbados, otherwise known as “Little Britain” because of its long association as a British colony, is an island in the Caribbean just northeast of Venezuela. The name Barbados is derived from Los Barbados (The Bearded Ones) after the appearance of the island’s fig trees, whose long hanging aerial roots look like beards. The coastline of Barbados host many luxurious resorts, making Barbados a popular vacation destination– as well as a beautiful study abroad location. The interior highlands are brimming with historical sites and picturesque views!