If you’re thinking of taking a break to enjoy the luxury and serenity that Barbados has to offer, don’t be fooled into thinking there is nothing more than beautiful beaches and tropical gardens to relax in. Barbados has a wonderfully wide variety of activities for everyone to enjoy.
Choosing to sail with a group of friends or family is a great way for you to enjoy the clean blue ocean whilst enjoying an ice cold drink and listening to what your guide has to tell you about the unbeatable surroundings. Allowing all of your senses to be enlightened by the tropical paradise that engulfs you.
Barbados is one of the few Caribbean islands that can provide 365 days of scuba diving each year. The beautiful coral reefs offer a pristine watery home to seahorses, sponges and giant sand eels. Hidden caves and shipwrecks provide plenty of underwater nooks and crannies along a shoreline nested by Hawksbill Turtles.
Shopping is extremely popular in Barbados as many of the shops offer sought after goods such as perfume, cosmetics, and liquor that can be purchased tax-free. There are also many duty free shops in downtown Bridgetown as well as in St. Peter and Christ Church. For unique ceramics, glass items, and handicrafts, head to the port area of Careenage in Bridgetown or the ‘Best of Barbados’ store on the south coast.
Being the birthplace of rum, understandably it is the island’s favorite beverage. A thousand rum bars offer plenty of choice while Mount Gay Rum, the oldest rum producer on the island’s west coast offers tours and tastings of their traditional tipple. Here you will be offered the opportunity to:
- · Discover the colorful history of Mount Gay Rum
- · Learn how the world’s finest rum is made
- · Enjoy Bajan cuisine in a verandah restaurant overlooking the sea
- · Take home a taste of the Good Times from their fully stocked souvenir boutique
Cricket is the national sporting obsession of Barbados and the West Indies. Choose from more relaxed barefoot village friendlies to international and local club cups – where many of the great names of West Indian cricket are honored, most notably Sir Garfield Sobers.
A Night on the town
Whether you are a party animal or someone that enjoys the peaceful life, there’s something to suit everyone in Barbados come sundown. For relaxed evenings, the west coast is best, from St Peter down to Paynes Bay, there is the perfect ambience for a relaxed supper as the sun sets.
If it’s dancing and late night drinking that you are after the 1 mile long St Lawrence strip on the Christ Church south coast is best for you.
Connect With Nature
There are also nature hikes provided by the Barbados National Trust, which last around three hours and cover distances of 8 to 22km (5 to 14 miles) for the more active traveler.
Located in the parish of St. Peter, Mullins beach is one of the most popular beaches on the west coast. This is the place to be when in search of idyllic views and the overwhelming feeling of paradise. It is the perfect place to relax in a lounge chair under the shade of the palm trees, take a dip in the safely roped off areas, or venture out further on a jet ski! The beach bar is a great spot to grab a drink, snack or lunch during the day, or to spend a romantic evening meal and watch the sun set. Why not enjoy the stunning views of Mullins beach from our Barbados villa rental.
Why not experience the sea fishing and coastal tours Barbados has to offer. Here you are likely to catch Barracuda, Tuna, Wahoo, Dolphin (Dorado), and Blue and White Marlin!
Between the months of January and April fishing is particularly good as all of the game fish are in season.