When it comes to discussing the
multitude of things
to do in Barbados, where on Earth do you even begin to start? This
Caribbean island has so much to keep you entertained during
your holiday it’s going to make your head spin!
In fact, when you
start to compare Barbados with the other Caribbean islands, you soon
to realise that this small nation has absolutely everything you could
ever want for your Caribbean vacation.
Start With That Well Deserved Tan!
This island enjoys beautifully warm and sunny days pretty much throughout the year and it is an especially great choice of Caribbean destination to escape to for that much-needed Winter sun.
So there is no surprise that this is one of the first and best things to do in Barbados!
Snorkeling And Diving Coral Reefs And Shipwrecks With Sea Turtles
The west and south coasts of the island especially are home to safe waters in which you can view shipwrecks, coral reef eco systems and some of the most diverse ranges of species of Caribbean flora and fauna.
You can even swim
with the Barbados sea turtles in certain prime locations one of the best things to do in Barbados!
Meet The Island's Green Monkeys
Visitors to the island are always looking forward to seeing monkeys here.
This has led to the "monkey feeding" at the island's Wildlife Reserve becoming one of the most popular things to do in Barbados!
This is a must for all!
Go Fishing For Blue Marlin, Mahi Mahi and Much More
What’s more, this activity is taken very seriously on the island and you will always be able to find a wealth of helpful information available to you.
There are many charter boats for rent and plenty of outlets where you will be able to kit yourself up for your Barbados fishing trip.
Learn To Surf, Windsurf Or Kite Surf
If you head to the east coast of the island and you will be in a surfer’s paradise.
Barbados is absolutely ideal really, as it has calmer seas on the west side of the island and excellent surf on the Atlantic facing east side.
trip to Silver Sands at the southern tip of the island will lead you to
Barbados windsurfing and kite surfing paradise ideal for those who
prefer these watersports over traditional surfing.
Again, these are other pursuits that are also taken very seriously here and you can find instruction and facilities to appeal to all levels of expertise in these Barbados water sports.
If you’re an absolute beginner no worries! There are plenty of companies offering lessons from professional instructors and you will always be able to surf in total safety.
Enjoy The Partying and Nightlife Of Barbados
From full-on partying until the wee hours of the morning, to a more decadent and convivial night’s entertainment, you’re not going to struggle to find what you’re looking for.
The more tourist orientated parts of the island along the south and west coasts are especially geared up for nightlife and will promise never to disappoint.
A Round of Barbados Golf Anyone?
What’s more, often the courses are very luxurious and even the most cynical person would be hard pressed to find any fault.
There are a total of 7 golf courses in Barbados from advanced championship 18 hole, par 72 courses to less challenging 9 hole, par 70.
Watch A Bajan Cricket Match
Barbados is no exception and it really is such an excellent idea to take in a game if you have the opportunity to do so.
I guarantee this is one of the most exciting things to do in Barbados and you will definitely be in awe at the energy in the air.
Be warned though, Bajans get totally
engrossed in this sport and
they take it very seriously indeed!
Spend A Saturday Evening At The Horse Race Track
Well you can even watch a live thoroughbred horse race on select Saturday evenings.
This makes for a
totally different day out and it gives you an excuse to really get
involved with the races and take your chances with a bet or two.
Save With Barbados Duty Free Shopping
This Caribbean island is able to offer an enormous range of duty free shopping opportunities making goods even more affordable to you.
Everything from designer fashions to opulent jewelery, including diamonds, is available widely across the island.
Barbados has plenty of shopping malls for you to shop-till-you-drop with the capital, Bridgetown, having the largest collection of duty free stores.
Tie The Knot Or Enjoy Your Honeymoon
With this in mind, if you are looking to get married on the island or looking to spend your first holiday with the one you love, there is no other place that is quite so organised and well-geared up for such packages.
Marriage and honeymoon packages vary considerably and there will always be something to appeal to any size of budget.
Enjoy The Island's Natural Beauty With A Barbados Hike
A Barbados hike is one of the best way to take in the island's natural beauty, whether it be our lush forests and pasture lands or our cliff tops and rural villages.
This is also a great way to spend some time exercising during your Barbados vacation!
Some of the best Barbados hikes are offered by Hike Barbados.
From Caves To Rum Factories
The island is absolutely strewn with other major tourist attractions that appeal to many visitors throughout the year.
There are a number of attractions and Barbados landmarks where you can really lose yourself in the contemplation of how life must have been like in the harder distant days of this tiny nation.
Maybe visit one of our Barbados sugar plantations that portray an important side of Bajan history or even a rum factory as Barbados is world famous for this favourite tipple or maybe .
You can even go down some
eerie and awe-inspiring cave systems at Harrisons
Cave in Barbados where you will find it hard to
believe that you are actually in the Caribbean. When you come back up
to the sunny surface, it is always a shock as you readjust to the
So there you have it my friends, one busy little island that is completely dedicated to ensuring you have absolutely everything laid out for the perfect stay.
To make the most of Barbados,
it is always an excellent idea to hire
a car and go off and explore for
yourself. Having discussed so many things to do
in Barbados, you’ll
have a much better chance of squeezing more in to your holiday that way!