Thinking of a Barbados trip and need help choosing activities? Here are 10 must do’s while on your Barbados vacation.
Barbados is known for its beautiful white sand beaches and azure waters. You simply cannot visit the island and not enjoy at least one of its beautiful beaches. On the west coast of the island, you’ll find calmer waters, perfect for frolicking, beach activities and snorkelling; while on the east coast there will be rougher waters, better for surfing.
While on your Barbados vacation, a catamaran cruise is a definite must! Take in the beauty of the island while sailing down the island’s west coast. Choose a day time cruise to swim with the turtles and snorkel to view the coral reefs and the marine life, or, choose a sunset cruise to take in the unrivalled Barbados sunset. These cruises typically offer authentic Bajan cuisine, unlimited rum punches and groovy local and regional music for those who want to shake a leg.
Atlantis Submarine Tour
Discover Barbados from underwater by booking a tour on Atlantis Submarines. Choose between a day, evening or night dive and prepare to be amazed at the beauty of the reefs, shipwrecks and marine life of the Barbados west coast.
Oistins Fish Fry
Oistins is a historic fishing village and market which is still in operation today. During the weekend, but particularly on Friday nights, Oistins is the place to be. The main attraction is the food which consists of mainly seafood and other authentic Bajan offerings. The combination of the food, music and atmosphere makes this an experience not to be missed.
Harrison’s Cave is one of Barbados’ best known attractions and with good reason. This limestone cavern which is still active is home to amazing stalactites and stalagmites, flowing streams and deep pools of crystal clear water. You can tour the cave by electric tram or an exciting eco-adventure hiking tour.
St. Nicholas Abbey was built in 1658 and is the oldest functioning sugar plantation on the island. It is a plantation house, museum and a rum distillery. Take a step back in time while on a tour of the plantation house and museum; view the process of making rum and even sample a few! This one-of-a-kind experience will teach you a lot about the rich Barbadian history.
Animal Flower Cave
Located at the most northerly point of the island, Animal Flower Cave is the only accessible sea cave in Barbados. Inside the cave, sea anemones can be found, which are locally called “animal flowers” and this is how the cave got its name. On calm days, there is a swimming pool and blow hole within the cave and persons can even swim to the opening of the cave for a majestic view of the Atlantic Ocean.
Island Safari Tour
Island Safari Tours are a fun way to see and learn about Barbados. You can opt for a land tour, a boat tour or combine the two! The most popular tour which is the Adventure Safari is a land tour in a 4×4 jeep. You will be taken to the most scenic spots on the island and you will also be taken on a guided off road tour, to areas you wouldn’t typically see. It is an experience you will definitely not forget!
Mount Gay Distillery
Find out more about the world’s oldest rum, by taking a tour of Mount Gay Rum Distillery. On the tour you will learn about distillation, aging and blending techniques. Choose from tours where you learn about the history and taste the rums, learn how to make cocktails, a tour inclusive of Bajan lunch or a storied rum and food pairing.
Bathsheba is located on the rugged east coast of Barbados. Visitors to the island flock to this picturesque location to breathe in the fresh country air and take in the beautiful sights and sounds. Persons also take dips in the Bathsheba Pools which are in shore coral which were carved by the water close to the shoreline. The natural beauty of Bathsheba is better experienced than explained.