Known for its sophisticated resorts, British style, and warm inviting hospitality, Barbados is an island of broad vistas, sweeping seascapes, and acres of sugar cane. Mountainous St. Lucia is covered by rainforest that makes it one of the greenest islands in the Caribbean, and it also has vibrant coral reefs that draw scuba divers from all over the world. The two islands are linked by frequent air service, making the short hop in about 20 minutes. Competitive Advantage: With comprehensive coverage and dozens of color photos, this guide is the only choice for travelers who want an in-depth overview of what Barbados and St. Lucia have to offer in a single package. Compact Format: Fodor's In Focus Guides are packed with the same coverage of a full-size guidebook in a smaller, more convenient format that's easier to carry. Expanded Coverage: New restaurants, hotels, shops, nightlife options, and sports outfitters have been added throughout the guide. New Section:An 8-page front-of-guide color feature, Top Experiences in Barbados and St. Lucia, helps travelers plan the perfect vacation. Illustrated Features: The best that Barbados and St. Lucia have to offer is highlighted in vibrant color photos that capture the beauty of both islands. Indispensable Trip Planning Tools: "Planners" give useful, practical overviews of each island, and "Great Itineraries" make it easy to have the perfect day or night. A comprehensive overview of resorts and restaurants helps travelers find the perfect place to eat and stay. DISCERNING RECOMMENDATIONS: Fodor's In Focus Barbados and St. Lucia offers savvy advice and recommendations from local writers to help travelers make the most of their time. Fodor's Choice designates our best picks, from hotels to nightlife. ABOUT FODOR'S AUTHORS: Each Fodor's Travel Guide is researched and written by local experts.
Born in 1905 and raised in Czechoslovakia, Eugene Fodor joined the U.S. Army’s psychological-warfare branch during World War II. He emerged a decorated war hero, thanks to his leadership in the liberation of Prague and Pilsen.
Multilingual and with extensive travel intelligence, Fodor began working for the CIA during the Cold War. His publishing career began in 1936 when Fodor created the first modern guidebook and many of his guidebook writers were undercover CIA agents. Fodor revolutionized the travel publishing industry, inspiring new generations to explore the world around them. An American, a Hungarian, a world citizen, a CIA agent, a war hero, a New York Times best-selling author, and an entrepreneur—Eugene Fodor was the spy who loved travel.