Turquoise white-sand beaches, picturesque sunsets, a vibrant nightlife and historic architecture make Barbados the 7th most popular Caribbean tourist destination. It’s capital, Bridgetown, was given UNESCO World Heritage status in 2011; a major accomplishment for this small island. There are so many things to do in Barbados and we want you to have the best that Barbados has to offer. Here’re some of our top picks for Barbados experiences.
Barbados is a tiny island that can be traversed in less than a day. Adventureland will take you on a series of expeditions that take you along Barbados’ countryside and rugged coastlines. It’s the best way to experience the island from one end to the next. It’s also one of the things to do in Barbados that tourists love.
This botanic garden is perfect for nature lovers looking for things to do in Barbados. It was given to the Barbados National trust in 1988 by then owner Iris Bannochie. The garden boasts one of the most diverse mixtures of plants in one place. If you’re lucky, you may see a humming bird fly by or see one of the islands indigenous monkeys swinging in the trees.
This museum allows you to experience Barbados’ rich 18th century architecture firsthand. There is an interactive tour that guides visitors through Barbados’ rich history. It’s an engaging experience for those who want to learn more about Barbados’ culture and want to see its architecture closeup.
Barbados is renowned for its vibrant corals and exotic marine life. Experience these amazing sights by booking an
Atlantis Submarine tour. The voyage leads to a shipwreck and depths of 150 feet. Don’t leave Barbados without trying it out.
Animal lovers will enjoy the Barbados Wildlife Reserve. It’s best to visit the reserve between 1pm and 4pm so that you can feed the monkeys and enjoy experiences with all the animals. The animals featured in the reserve are: Barbados green monkeys, guinea Birds, pigeons, ducks, peacocks, snakes, iguanas and exotic birds. Children will love getting to feed and pet the animals.
Crop Over Festival
Crop Over is a celebration that global sensation Rhianna doesn’t miss. A true Bajan, Rhianna wows her adoring fans each year with stunning outfits and sultry moves. It’s often called the Bajan version of Trinidad’s carnival and is held over two weeks (the last week of July and first week of August). It’s filled with much fanfare and excitement; the best way to have a good time. Who knows? You may see Rhianna “buss a move”!
The Holetown festival commemorates the first English settlers landing in Barbados is 1627. It’s a week of activities that occur in February and includes exciting live performances, fashion shows, sporting events, and steel pan bands. There is also a vintage car parade and other street parades during the festival.
Harrison’s Cave is one of Barbados’ most popular attractions. It’s touted as one of the greatest wonders of the world and boasts crystallized limestone, deep pools of pristine water and large columns. Book in advance so that you can get the best experience.
Barbados has a lot to offer. It’s more than beaches and luxurious hotels. When you make your booking, ask your booking agent to schedule some of these engaging experiences for you and your travel companions. You won’t regret it.