Barbados maintains its British flair despite 50+ years of independence -- with traditional afternoon teas found alongside tastings of Mount Gay Rum -- and Travelzoo has deals throughout the country. The less-developed east coast offers huge waves for surfers and jaw dropping Atlantic Ocean views from the cliffs above Crane Beach. Choosing a hotel on the posh west coast, nicknamed the “Platinum Coast,” is the best bet for those hoping to spot a celebrity (like Rihanna) or a sea turtle in the calm Caribbean waters. We also have discounted rates in the bustling south coast, home to St. Lawrence Gap nightlife and Oistins famed fish fry. No trip would be complete without a stop at the capital of Bridgetown for duty-free shopping -- and the U.S. dollar is accepted at a fixed 2:1 exchange rate.