Things to Do in Barbados: Top Attractions and Activities

Posted on May 2, 2016
In category Things to do in Barbados

Barbados balances rich and vibrant culture, vivid history, and natural beauty. Here are the top things to do in Barbados no matter what your idea of the perfect vacation is!

The Beaches

Beaches in Barbados are world-class, with a stretch of white sand to suit everyone’s beach holiday needs. For example, West Coast Beaches are not only picture perfect but also, the calmest, safest and are ideal for swimming, snorkelling, sunbathing, and relaxing with the family.

However, if you are more of an adventure seeker or if you are passionate about water sports such as surfing, windsurfing or kite surfing an East Coast Beach is ideal for you, known for huge Atlantic waves making it the ultimate destination for surfers coming from all around the world.

You’re never too far from a beach bar, offering snacks, a variety of food and beverages, the island famous Banks Beer, and not forgetting The Rum Punch. Sun umbrellas and loungers are always readily available. Simply lay back, relax and enjoy.

Attractions and Sightseeing

Barbados, perfect for the sun fanatic but we’ve so much more to offer than just beaches and sunshine. Discover and enjoy the history of our cultured country on a sightseeing tour. Explore an extensive choice of museums, historical buildings and heritage houses. Barbados being renowned for making rum; visit one of our four production distilleries or have fun on a rum shop bus tour. For nature and eco enthusiasts, we have the botanic gardens, underground caves, eco farms and parks and wildlife reserves. For the adventure seekers, we have the exciting Safari trips. 4×4 jeep tours where you visit remote locations with breathtaking scenery.  There is even a heritage railway.


Barbados is celebrated for its duty-free shopping. Proudly promoting an impressive choice of shops, malls and world-class department stores. Shopping on the West Coast is truly a shopaholics dream. With chic designer boutiques, fine art, international designer brands in fashion and accessories and exclusive luxury jewelry outlets. For traditional arts and crafts, souvenirs and gifts; visit the local vendors, quaint chattel houses, and our various farmer’s markets.

Boat Trips & Excursions

Experience the wonders of the Caribbean Sea on a boat trip excursion. Enjoy Barbados’ crystal clear, warm and calm, turquoise waters and its captivating canvas of underworld beauty and enchanting sea life. There’s a variety of ways to tour our beautiful coastal lines; on a catamaran trip, day and sunset cruise tours and private sailing charters. There are glass bottom boats and even a submarine.  You can swim and snorkel one-to-one with sea turtles, tropical fish and visit ship wrecks. Tours include food and beverages too. Boat excursions are just perfect for the a romantic couple (sunset champagne cruise maybe?), for groups of friends and great for a family fun and even for corporate days out.


Love watersports? Then visit Barbados! There is so much fun to have on the water, above and below the surface. From boogie boarding to kayaking, standup paddleboarding, kitesurfing, scuba diving, water skiing, jet skis and so much more. There’s an activity to please everyone. With professional equipment rental, and experienced and trained operators, you’re always in safe hands.

Sports & Recreation

Whether you participate or simply enjoy watching, we boast a diverse choice of sport and recreational activities. With internationally renowned courses, Barbados is the number one golf destination of all the Caribbean islands. Or maybe you prefer a game of Tennis?

You can enjoy a day at the races at the Historic Garrison Savannah. If your dream is horse riding along a palm fringed beach then we have just thing, saddle up and away you go.

You can experience Barbados on foot with a hiking or walking excursion.

Don’t let’s forget cricket, the national sport of Barbados! Watch world-class matches at the famous Kensington Oval.  Locals are passionate about cricket and you’re likely to find a game in session everywhere you go.

If you would like a little more serenity, then why not try a yoga class.


Barbados has it all from 5* fine dining, continental cuisine to local eatery’s and street food.  Dining, choices are many, with all types to suit all tastes and budgets. If you love your food, you will love Barbados.

Nightlife and Entertainment

Barbados has a lively and vibrant nightlife and we recommend the West Coast – there are a multitude of restaurants, bars, and clubs. You can drink, eat and dance the night away with live music, karaoke, and shows. Holetown’s 1st and 2nd Street are a popular choice, bustling with a hive of activity well into the wee small hours.

Getting Married in Barbados

Golden sunshine, turquoise waters, and white sands make Barbados one of the World’s top beach wedding destinations. There’s nothing more idyllic then getting married on a tropical Caribbean island.  Consider a luxury villa rental, for the ceremony, reception or both.  We can help you plan your dream wedding.

So Why Barbados?

A tropical haven of nature and natural beauty, with an abundance of ‘must see’ and ‘must do’ attractions and activities. There’s something to suit every holidaymaker’s needs. Singles, couples, friends and families; everyone will love Barbados! Come and visit, and experience first hand our beautiful island of Paradise.

Contact us today. Let’s start planing your best holiday ever!

Take advantage of our concierge services and let us do the heavy lifting in terms of arrangements.  You just pack your suitcase and arrive!