It may only measure 21 miles by 14 miles, but Barbados is the small Caribbean island that packs a punch. We’ve chosen the best things to do in Barbados on your next getaway. Steeped in history and beauty, Barbados might be a small island, but it’s got that extra-special something that lures visitors in and …
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When you think of the ideal beach holiday, with diamond clear, shimmering seas and soft sand, Barbados definitely comes to mind.
Here are some of the best places you can visit on your Bajan holiday.
Best Places to Travel in Barbados
Bathsheba Beach is a surfer’s delight, with the dramatic crashing waves that just don’t quit. The surrounding scenery is just what you would expect; towering palm trees, yellow gold sands and of course, that rather temperamental sea.
It’s a great place for a long beach stroll, or just pull up a chair and watch the waves rise, fall and foam. If you’re not a confident swimmer, I wouldn’t suggest going for a swim, the waves may be a struggle to keep up with.
This UNESCO World Heritage capital is a must see location on your trip to Barbados. The essence of the Caribbean dances through Bridgetowns streets, driven by the rhythm and atmosphere of its vibrant culture.
Expect to see colonial architecture and plantation houses; remnants of Barbados’s colonial past.
Check out the culture of the city at the Barbados Museum or St Michael’s Cathedral. There is plenty of shopping to be done in Bridgetown, you can find yourself in a little boutique or checking out goods at a street stall.
After exploring all day, you’ll want to sit down for a bite, and trust me when I say the food in Barbados is incredible. Expect hearty meals with breadfruit, plantain, fried fish and so much more.
Crane Beach has got you covered for relaxing on an idyllic beach. Within this area, you’ll find a few small villages and some great resorts and hotels.
One of these hotels, The Crane, was definitely a luxury experience, so good in fact I didn’t want to leave!
For all you adventurers, a trip to Harrison’s Cave is definitely worth adding to the itinerary.
Take a dive into this near magical living cave, where you find crystal pools, flowing streams and magnificent limestone creations, moulded by nature and time.
You can arrange a guided tour of the cave, be sure to wear some comfy footwear though, there is plenty of walking involved.
If you love tom explore marine life, then I would highly recommend a trip to Carlisle Bay.
This natural harbour now lives as a marine park and is the ideal place to explore the ocean and go scuba diving, snorkelling or any other water sport of choice.
Looking for your next island escape? The Crane Barbados stands on the island’s wild Atlantic coast. With a pink sand beach and full-service hotel apartments, it’s the perfect location for your beach holiday in Barbados. The Crane has been welcoming guests to Barbados’ east coast since 1870. We think it’s safe to say that they …
Barbados is one of the ultimate luxury travel destinations, with its powdery sand beaches, upscale restaurants, bars, golf courses and of course, hotels. Here’s my pick of the top five luxury hotels in Barbados. I’ve just come back from Barbados and what a trip. Watching the cricket in the Kensington Oval, lively nights at Oistins …