After a twenty-six-year civil war, Sri Lanka has slowly begun opening its temples, plantations, and UNESCO World Heritage Sites to tourists. Plan on going from May to August, when the weather is beautiful and prices drop. Make sure to check out Kalpitiya peninsula (in between the Indian ocean and the Puttalam Lagoon) before billions of dollars of development diminish the untouched beaches and wildlife.
Barbados is full of heavenly beaches, gorgeous golf courses, and local cuisine that ranges from street barbecue to world-class restaurants. Sandals recently opened its new, completely renovated property on the southern coast. The all-inclusive resort has eleven dining options, fire pits, personalized butlers, swim-up bars and suites, and customizable spa treatments. Mid-August begins the off-season, and prices can be as much as 20–50 percent less during mid-May through June.