24 Things to Do in Barbados

24 Things to Do in Barbados

Barbados is a perfect beach vacation that anyone can enjoy. The island is located in the Lesser Antilles in the Caribbean region. Below are 24 things to do in Barbados!

24 Things to Do in Barbados
Infinite Pool Overlooking the Beach at Crane Beach Resort in Barbados

My Experience:

I went to Barbados back in 2019 with my beloved family. We swam at beautiful beaches like Bathsheba beach and Crane beach. We also had the best time as we got to go on a distillery tour and try rum at the Mount Gay Visitor Center. The infamous rum in Barbados is also known as Mount Gay Rum. My father got rather tipsy or sweet, as they call it in Barbados, as he took all of my shots in addition to his own because I hate taking shots. However, a pina colada will make me the happiest person in the world.

10 Things to Know Before Visiting:

  1. Two Barbados dollars are equal to one US dollar
  2. Camo is a no go when thinking of what to pack, as it is against the law in Barbados
  3. Barbados has two seasons the rainy and dry season. The rainy season falls between July and December and the dry season is between January to June
  4. The North Coast is mostly of cliffs and geological features like the Animal Flower Cave
  5. The South Coast has the whitest sand and crystal-clear waters
  6. Barbados does not experience daylight savings. It is in the La Paz time zone.
  7. You can drink the tap water
  8. Driving is on the left-hand side
  9. Pack light, flowy clothes for the hot climate of Barbados (Sunglasses, Sunscreen, Hat, Casual Wear, Bathing Suits, Flip Flops)
  10. You’ll find mischievous, playful little green monkeys all over the island of Barbados

5 Fun Facts:

  1. Barbados is 21 miles long and 14 miles wide
  2. It is the third most developed country after the US and Canada
  3. Barbados has become independent from Britain on November 30th, 1966
  4. The capital of Barbados is Bridgetown
  5. Barbados exports more than $57 million of rum each year

24 Things to Do in Barbados:

Caves:

1- Animal Flower Cave-

24 Things to Do in Barbados
Animal Flower Cave

This lovely spot is a natural sea cave with great views. There is a restaurant located right next to the Animal Flower Cave. The cave itself is super rocky and slippery.

2- Harrison’s Cave

Harrison’s Cave

This cave was discovered 200 years ago and is now the most popular tourist attraction in Barbados. This limestone cave is a beautiful place to explore and is known as one of the seven wonders of Barbados. This tour enables you to see Harrison’s cave and Mount Gay Rum. Mount Gay Rum is a famous rum distillery in Barbados.

Adventurous Activities:

3- Snorkeling-

This catamaran cruise is a fun adventure to experience that picks you up along the west coast of Barbados! You will go snorkeling and see a shipwreck, sea turtles, and tropical fish.

4- Mount Gay Rum Distillery-

Mount Gay Rum Distillery

Visit the world’s oldest distillery, where rum is produced, at Mount Gay Rum Distillery. The guided tour will teach you how rum is created and give you a few different types of rum to try. In Barbados, they use getting tipsy interchangeably with getting sweet.

5- Horseback Riding

Horseback riding in Barbados is an unforgettable experience, as you will pass sugar and banana plantations and views of the beach. Book your experience here!

6- West Side Scuba-

Barbados can provide you with 365 days of Scuba Diving per year. The crystal-clear waters of Barbados are home to six shipwrecks, sea turtles, and tropical fish. Book your experience here.

7- Jet Skiing-

The best place to rent a jet ski in Barbados is at Edmo Water Sports. Book in advance by emailing pamela_edmo@hotmail.com.

8- Fishing

You’ll find some of the best fishing spots in the world around the spectacular coastline of Barbados.

Beaches:

I highly recommend clearing out a day or two to relax on the beautiful beaches of Barbados. Listed below are the top 7 beaches in Barbados.

9- Carlisle Bay-

Carlisle Bay

Carlisle Bay is a calm turquoise beach. The clear water beach is near Bridgetown, the capital of Barbados. Carlisle Bay is a great place to go scuba diving, and you can find a few shipwrecks. You can also rent kayaks or jet skis.

10– Crane Beach-

We stayed at the Crane Beach Resort. The resort is on top of cliffs and offers a few pools. One of them is an infinite pool that overlooks the ocean. The views of the ocean from the resort are stunning.

11- Bathsheba Beach-

Bathsheba Beach

Bathsheba beach has a few rock formations and huge waves. The gorgeous beach is on the eastern coast of Barbados. The strong currents make swimming dangerous.

12- Accra Beach

Accra Beach is the longest beach in Barbados. The beach is on the south coast of the island. The condition for swimming is safe. There are a lot of beach bars and shops right near the beach.

13- Dover Beach

This beach is the perfect spot for those who want to go surfing, windsurfing, or snorkeling.

24 Things to Do in Barbados
Worthing Beach

14– Worthing Beach-

Worthing Beach is a beautiful white sand beach. You can rent a beach chair and umbrella at this beach and relax amongst the beautiful sound of the ocean and breeze on your face.

15- Rockley Beach-

The south coast boardwalk ends at Rockley beach. Rockley beach has small waves and is perfect for windsurfing or boogie boarding.

16- Foul Bay, Barbados

Foul Bay is a white sandy beach overlooked by rugged cliffs.

Museums/ Landmarks/ Churches:

17- Barbados Museum & Historical Society

The Barbados Museum and Historical Society focuses on the history and development of Barbados.

18- George Washington House-

Travel back in time and enjoy a five-course dinner at the house George Washington once slept and dined at. Book your experience here!

19- St. Michael’s Cathedral-

This cathedral was built in 1628 and is one you do not want to miss!

20- St. Nicholas Abbey-

St. Nicholas Abbey, built in 1658, is a plantation house, museum, and rum distillery.

Gardens/ Wildlife:

21- Andromeda Botanic Garden-

The Andromeda Botanic Garden is a relaxing place to stroll. The destination is near Bathsheba Beach.

22- Barbados Wildlife Reserve-

At Barbados Wildlife Reserve, you’ll find green monkeys who roam freely and other animals within their four acres in the Mahogany Forest.

23- Hunte’s Gardens-

24 Things to Do in Barbados
Hunte’s Gardens

Wander through Hunte’s Gardens to feel relaxed while you are in nature.

24- Morgan Lewis Sugar Mill-

This is the last sugar windmill to operate in Barbados.

Have you ever been to Barbados? We listed 24 things to do in Barbados. Please comment down below about your experience!

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