Regardless of what you may have heard about Barbados, this stunning Caribbean island’s got more attractions per square mile than any other, making it an ideal vacation destination for daring explorers and serene sunbathers alike. Here are some of the best things to do on the island in 2017:
Surfing at Bathsheba Beach
Enthusiastic surfers flock to Bathsheba Beach from all over the world. The beach’s famous “Soup Bowl,” (named for the area’s frothy water) is where you go for those epic waves. If you’re wondering how epic, Bathsheba is the site of regularly-held international surfing competitions. The combo of rough waters and striking rock formations make this spot a no-go for swimming, but it’s a photographer’s dream.
Swimming at Dover Beach
Located a couple miles from the Barbados Boardwalk, on the island’s south shore, Dover Beach is an ideal place for swimmers due to its calm waters. This is the right choice if you’re looking to relax among fewer crowds. Many of the beach bars offer happy hour deals to help you do just that.
Scuba diving, snorkeling & watersports at Carlisle Bay
Carlisle Bay near Bridgetown (the capital city) is also popular, especially with scuba divers and snorkelers. This has everything to do with the abundant marine life there (including rock lobsters, turtles, and fish), as well as six different shipwrecks to explore. Travellers with kids love the bay’s calm waters and pristine surroundings, while adventurers rent kayaks, jet skis, or schedule a beachside horseback ride!
Exploring Harrison’s Cave
Adventurers should not pass up the chance to visit Harrison’s Cave, one of Barbados’ most popular attractions. This famous Bajan cave system is over a mile long. The limestone tunnel has several streams and fascinating calcite deposits. Choose from a variety of hour-long tram tours daily, as well as walk-in tours on Saturdays.
Sipping top quality rum
Your trip to Barbados wouldn’t be complete without trying some of the country’s world-renowned rum, made at the Mount Gay distillery. Take a tour to learn about the distilling, ageing, and blending techniques that they’ve been perfecting for hundreds of years. Mount Gay’s roots can be traced back to the processing of Bajan sugar cane three centuries ago, making it the oldest rum in the world. No small feat.
This is just the tip of the iceberg! Don’t forget to go out and party too. The island has no lack of exciting nightlife options for all. Enjoy your stay at one of our luxury villa rentals in Barbados!