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Travel Ethical Destinations Barbados

1. Barbados

Most tourists return from Barbados sated on rum and flying fish, tanned to a crisp, and with reggae still thumping in their ears. Don’t be fooled by the “slow and easy” Barbadian way, for the Caribbean island is bursting with things to see and do. Enjoy the heritage attractions and museums of Historic Bridgetown (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) or pack off on island safaris or revitalising forest hikes, or follow a nature trail to view the famed Barbados Green Monkeys and the fiery red-and-yellow national flower, the Dwarf Poinciana. If all of that sounds like too much legging about, there’s always the beach. Plenty of it.

In India, Barbados has a consulate in Mumbai. (Address: Barbadian Consulate in Mumbai, India, 21, Suvas, Main Avenue, Santa Cruz (West), Mumbai 400 054; Phone: 91-22-2646-1878)

Official tourism website

The world’s most ethical destinations

Every year, Ethical Traveler reviews the policies and practices of hundreds of nations in the developing world. It then selects ten that are doing the most impressive job of promoting human rights, preserving environment, and upholding civil society while creating a sustainable, community-based tourism industry. By visiting these countries, Ethical Traveler asserts, we can use our economic power to support best practices.

Each country selected as a Best Ethical Destination offers the opportunity to experience unspoiled natural beauty, and to interact with local people and cultures in a meaningful, mutually enriching way. The countries on this list are actively improving the state of their people, government and environment. They are the destinations most worth your money and your leisure time.

Ethical Traveler is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization, and a project of the Earth Island Institute. No money or donations of any kind are solicited or accepted from any nations, governments, travel bureaus or individuals in the creation of its annual list.

And which countries made the 2013 list? Take a guess – and prepare to be pleasantly surprised!