Barbados is a beautiful island with white sands and azure blue seas blessed with a variation of quiet and calm Caribbean beaches in the west coast and wild waves of the Atlantic in the East, which make it a perfect place for surfer enthusiasts and travelers who love lounging at calm beaches. The plantation houses, botanical gardens, caves, and the fields of sugar canes in the rolling interior of Barbados are becoming the centre of attractions for tourists who are on the expedition of exploring nature and its diversities. The Garrison area in the capital of the island recently placed on the Enesco’s World Heritage list, worth a visit. The bittersweet Mount Gay Rum, breathtaking architecture, a passionate sports culture, and welcoming populace with party-loving attitude are some distinctive features of Barbados, which transformed the country into a wanderlust’s heaven. Ride of classic, yet unique open bus tour for sightseeing, the restaurants at the Animal Flower Cave, National Hero’s Gallery and museum of the parliament, off-road Jeep tour adventure, island safari, and hunt’s garden are some remarkable soft adventure activities which offer Barbados to its tourists apart from marine life adventure.
Barbados has its share of eco-diversity, picturesque beaches, beautifully grown palm trees, and luxury resorts with the art of the state facilities, but the versatility reflects from island’s lifestyle is what makes it shine. Travelers from all walks of life rush to the island to explore various attractions on the island. Here, we are listing some genuinely popular attractions of Barbados, which attract the visitors from each corner of the world.
Located at the edge of Bridgetown, beaches and long stretches of crystal-clear turquoise waters make this bay one of the most inviting areas to admire the beauty of nature at tranquillity. Pebble Beach is one of most-visited due to its shiny-sand and long stretched area. The Brownes Beach and the Bayshore Beach are also enticing spots in Carlisle Bay.
Rum holds a social, cultural, and historical significance in the island. Being the birthplace of Rum, Mount Bay rum tasting tour is a rare and exclusive part of Barbados tour.
The nation’s capital is home to the neo-Gothic style architecture Parliament Buildings, Nidhe Israel Synagogue, St. Michael's Cathedral, and the 1,000year-old baobab tree in Queen's Park.
Located along the rugged Atlantic coast, Bathsheba Bay offers a dramatic glimpse into the erosive power of the ocean. Despite being popular among surfers, the beach is not an ideal place for swimming as the water here is dotted with huge rock formations.
Barbados is a beautiful Caribbean island of welcoming populace and multi-cultural lifestyle. The mélange of Caribbean instinctive traditions with British colonial background infused the island with plenty of events and celebrations.
Barbados celebrates this festival on 30th November to observe its independence day. The people celebrate this historic occasion throughout November. Events such as sports competitions, street fares, cultural events and religious services are the highlights of this festival.
One of the largest religious musical festivals, hosted by Barbados in the region, celebrated in May and throughout the region. The music enthusiast and patrons are marks their presence and enjoy the festival passionately.
This annual art festival of Barbados is celebrated on the picturesque gardens of Holder’s House has taken the form of an outdoor theatre showcasing top-notch artists; not only from Barbados but from many other countries such as Canada, USA, and Europe. Held towards the end of March, live jazz, opera and stand-up comedy are some of the major events and centre of attraction of the festival.
Typically celebrated in March or April, the Oistins Fish Festival is observed to commemorate the signing of the Charter of Barbados and celebrates the importance of fisheries and fisherfolk to the island. The participants in the festival have the opportunity to taste and explore their experiences of fish dishes and enjoy events such as crab and boat racing.
Apart from these events mentioned above and festivals, Barbados stored lots more colorful events and occasions, which rendered down the tourists on the island such as Barbados Celtic Festival, Barbados Darts Festival and Holetown Festival.
U.S citizens don’t require to visit Barbados, but they must have a valid U.S. passport to enter the country. There are more than 20 non-stop flights that fly from the various cities of the US such as New York, Miami, Boston, Charlotte and Lauderdale to the Bridgetown and Grantley Adams International Airports of Barbados. The country has 1,600 kilometres of public transport roads, and two active marine ports. Since Barbados is a small island country, it is convenient to get around through rental cars, cabs and, jeeps.