Image via Wikipedia The Globe and Mail: "What could be a better gift under the Christmas tree than an envelope containing reservations for a five-night February escape to the sun, sand and warm waters of Barbados?
Leave Toronto on Thursday morning on a non-stop Air Canada flight to Bridgetown and by mid-afternoon you and your partner can be checked into a romantic suite at the Crane Resort on the south-east coast, perched on the cliffs above the pink sands of one of the finest beaches in the Caribbean.
After watching the sun set while sipping a Mount Gay rum cocktail, you can dine on Thai and Japanese cuisine at the resort's Zen Restaurant before retiring to your four-poster bed and a lullaby of breaking waves. On Friday, after an afternoon of basking in the sun, head to the nearby village of Oistins to enjoy the best beach party in the Caribbean. Reggae music competes with disc jockeys spinning oldie goldies as Bajan seniors in suits and floral-print dresses waltz in dignified circles around the floor of a rum shack.