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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 come to realise that this small nation has absolutely everything you could ever want for your Caribbean vacation.

Start With That Well Deserved Tan!

Get A Tan in BarbadosIf your idea of the perfect holiday is to ensure that you get an even and healthy looking tan, Barbados is the definite place for you. 

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!

With this island's azure blue seas and golden Caribbean sands there is also always a chance to relax and read a book on the beach or just watch the water lap against the shore.  In fact, with so many breathtakingly gorgeous beaches for you to sample, you’re going to be spoilt for choice.

You may well be thinking that you’ve heard all of this before and that the above description is synonymous with every single holiday brochure that was ever printed, but this description is 100% apt to depict the standard of beaches that you should expect to find will on vacation in Barbados.

Learn more about the Barbados beaches

Snorkeling And Diving Coral Reefs And Shipwrecks With Sea Turtles

Go Diving in BarbadosIf you love to snorkel or dive, Barbados is quite simply going to overwhelm you. 

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!

Learn more about scuba diving in Barbados or snorkeling in Barbados

Meet The Island's Green Monkeys

See The Barbados MonkeyLet's not forget the infamous 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!

Learn more about The Barbados Wildlife Reserve 

Go Fishing For Blue Marlin, Mahi Mahi and Much More

Enjoy Fishing in BarbadosWith the waters around Barbados so crammed-full of colourful arrays of fish and other marine life, fishing is a pastime that is continually popular with tourists. 

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 more about fishing in Barbados

Learn To Surf, Windsurf Or Kite Surf

Go Surf in BarbadosOf all the things to do in Barbados surfing is my favourite!

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

A 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. 

Learn more about Barbados surfing

Enjoy The Partying and Nightlife Of Barbados

Party in BarbadosIf a destination’s nightlife is really important to you, Barbados has a mix of venues available that will definitely appeal to everyone. 

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.

Learn more about the Barbados nightlife

A Round of Barbados Golf Anyone?

A Round of Barbados GolfBarbados has such an array of great golf courses and facilities, it is no wonder why pro golfers would choose this island for their getaway. 

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.

Learn more about Barbados golf

Watch A Bajan Cricket Match

Watch A Barbados Cricket MatchYou simply cannot come to the Caribbean without embracing our passionate mentality toward the sport of cricket

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

Watch Horse Racing in BarbadosThe list of things to do in Barbados just seems to go on and on doesn't it! 

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

Shop While In BarbadosNow there’s two words that are always guaranteed to grab everyone’s attention - ‘duty free’! 

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.

Learn more about shopping in Barbados

Tie The Knot Or Enjoy Your Honeymoon 

Get Married in BarbadosIslands do not come much more naturally beautiful and romantic than Barbados. 

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.

Plan your wedding in Barbados or Barbados honeymoon


Enjoy The Island's Natural Beauty With A Barbados Hike

Take A Barbados HikeA 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.

Learn more about enjoying Barbados hiking


From Caves To Rum Factories

Explore A Barbados CaveAs if the above list was not enough for you already, Barbados has far from finished! 

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 bright light.

Learn more about Barbados tourist attractions and other things to do in Barbados

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!

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