Warm weather, glistening blue waters and pristine white sand beaches – it’s no wonder millions of travelers flock to Barbados each year. However, this gorgeous Caribbean island has even more to offer than its beautiful beaches. It is a place that is rich in wildlife, interesting architecture and fascinating history that makes it one of the best places to visit for a luxurious and relaxing vacation.
There are so many things to do that you will never get bored. The challenge is trying to decide on which things to take in to help you get a real feel for the place and experience some of the island’s special highlights. To help you with that, we have compiled a list of some of the most fun things to do in Barbados.
The west coast of the island has calm and shallow waters which are ideal for water sports, including kite surfing, windsurfing, sailing, jet skiing, scuba diving, snorkeling and more. Free water sports facilities are offered by many hotels. If you like to surf, the east coast and southern part of the island offer excellent surfing opportunities.
The windswept and wild coast of Bathsheba is located on the eastern side of the island. It offers a sharp contract to the calm, flat Platinum coast with its rocky and green landscape that juts out into the water. Watch the surfers and enjoy the spectacular views of white sand, impressive boulders and crashing waves.
Harrison’s Cave is one of the greatest wonders of Barbados. This amazing crystallized limestone cavern lies deep below the earth of the central uplands. It is dotted with tumbling waterfalls and deep pools of water. Tour options include a four hour long eco-tour, bat tour for kids and a tram ride.
Oistins Fish Fry
Every Friday night, the lively town of Oistins holds a spectacular fish fry. It is very popular with tourist and locals alike. Watch a spectacular sunset from the pier and then, feast on local fresh food, which includes an incredible array of seafood from flying fish to lobster. There is plenty of dancing to be had featuring Caribbean and calypso music in the style of old favorites like Bob Marley and Jimmy Cliff.
Jeep Safari Tour
If you want to see some of the off-the-beaten parts of Barbados, then taking a jeep safari tour is one of the best ways to experience them. There are half and full day tours organized by various touring companies. Take in remote beaches, river forests, chattel houses, rum shacks, sugar plantations and more.
As you can see, there so many fun things to do in Barbados. Use the list above as a starting point to plan your next vacation. You can enjoy time on the beach, watch breathtaking sunsets, swim with the turtles, shop for beautiful local arts and crafts and so much more.