There are so many things to do and see in Barbados, but here are just a few of our favourites...
FISH/SWIM/SNORKEL WITH THE TURTLES - Get up close to these beautiful creatures. Best done through an organised cruise or with someone local who really knows the best place to find them! We highly recommend: https://www.facebook.com/BarbadoScuba/ www.barbadosscubadivers.com Scott can tailor make a boat trip to remember for you and your group and can cater for groups of up to 10 (ideally 6-8 !). If you want to snorkel with turtles, over shipwrecks, in shallow reefs and also do a bit of fishing along the way, he can help you build your ideal boat trip to cater for everyone on board at a really reasonable price!
SCUBA DIVING - Scott at https://www.facebook.com/BarbadoScuba/ can help you realise your dreams of being under the beautiful caribbean sea, floating amongst the wonderful underwater life you can find there! Contact him to arrange a bespoke experience that truly caters to your own individual or group needs!
VISIT THE EAST COAST – See the contrast between the calm west coast Caribbean sea water and the rough and rugged coastline on the east of the island – beautiful scenery and lots of rock pools to explore. Bathsheba/Cattlewash is a long stretch of beach, ideal for a relaxing walk or even a picnic, which can be had at the nearby Barclays Park. The towering hills also provide a beautiful backdrop. Swimming not advised at east coast beaches.
SUNDAY MORNING BRUNCH AT THE CRANE BEACH HOTEL – Book in advance and have a hearty brunch at the beautiful Crane Beach hotel whilst being entertained by a fabulous Gospel Choir – this is a wonderful way to spend Sunday morning, then why not spend the rest of the day relaxing on the stunning beach below.
BARBADOS WILDLIFE RESERVE - If you have young children, (and even if you haven’t!) a visit to the Barbados Wildlife Reserve is a must. Situated in a mahogany wood it is primarily a green monkey sanctuary but you will find lots of other animals there - most wandering freely including ducks, turtles, tortoises, birds, peacocks, otters, racoons, agouti and deer. Entry to the reserve also entitles you to visit the nearby Grenade Hall. Take the short walk up to the tower and see wonderful views over the east coast!
HARRISON'S CAVE – Great for adults and children alike – embark on a tram for a one hour tour of underground caverns filled with gurgling streams, cascading waterfalls and amazing snow white, pear-shaped stalactites…www.harrisonscave.com
OISTINS FISH FRY – A bit of a drive (or bus ride) from the house but worth it! Every Friday night the fresh catch of the day is cooked ready for a lively night. The fish served here is divine – completely fresh and honestly cooked and costs next to nothing. There is a great atmosphere where families, locals and tourists can mingle together over a bottle of Banks or a rum punch! Saturday nights are a bit quieter but still with the same delicious fresh catch of the day!
WELCHMAN HALL GULLY – Welchman Hall Gully is a cool, lush, tropical mile-long ravine filled with hundreds of exotic trees and plants, including rare clove and nutmeg species. This is a lovely gentle walk for anyone!
SPEND THE DAY AT THE BOATYARD BEACH CLUB - A brilliant day out for families and couples alike. Pay an entrance fee of $50 each and get back $40 in bar credit for drinks and lunch. Two happy hours a day ! The most beautiful stretch of beach you can imagine! There are water trampolines, a climbing iceburg with slide, rope swing and jumping board to keep the children occupied! Beach chairs and umbrellas included in the entrance fee as well as a brilliant and FREE boat trip to swim with turtles and snorkel over a great shipwreck - one of our favourite ever days out!
There is so much more to see and do during your stay in beautiful Barbados! Find more information here: