With more than 3,000 hours of sunshine a year, a docile Caribbean side and a more wild Atlantic one, the coral island of Barbados is a no-brainer when it comes to #PostcardPerfect travel. The photogenic isle is also home to Mount Gay Rum, the world’s oldest operating rum distillery, founded in 1703. Here, you can pour and taste the house’s most premium variety, aptly named 1703, among other of the label’s celebrated selections. Partaking in Cuban cigars is also encouraged. Held in November, the Barbados Food & Wine and Rum Festival, gives spirits connoisseurs and food fans a chance to taste upscale versions of local delicacies cooked by celebrated chefs, such as Marcus Samuelsson and Tyler Florence.
Where to Stay: Sandals Barbados, located in St. Lawrence Gap, is the popular couples-only resort brand’s latest outpost. The hip enclave features swim-up suites, cocktails at your leisure and Sandals’ first Indian restaurant (room rates start at $370 per person, per night and are all inclusive; sandals.com).