Things to Do In Barbados

[highlight background=”#FFCAD4″ style=”underline”]Things to Do In Barbados – The Ultimate Guide[/highlight]

When you think of a tropical paradise, Barbados might not be the first destination that comes to mind. But trust us when we say that this small British colony is hiding one of the most vibrant and exciting travel destinations in the Caribbean. With endless activities and sights to see, Barbados has something for everyone. From world-class golf courses to breathtaking sandy beaches and hip urban hotspots, there’s so much more than just sunshine here. Read on for our complete guide to what to do in Barbados.

[highlight background=”#FFCAD4″ style=”underline”]Where Is Barbados?[/highlight]

Barbados is a small island nation that is situated in the eastern Caribbean Sea, close to the North American coast. The country has a total area of just over 130 square kilometres and is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the west and the Caribbean Sea to the east. Barbados is composed of a group of small islands – the largest of which are Barbados, and the smaller Antigua. The capital city of Barbados is Bridgetown, which is located on the main island, the second largest is the capital city of Antigua, St. John’s. Barbados’ climate is tropical, with warm to hot summers and mild winters. Rainfall is high throughout the year and the islands have no significant dry season.

 

Get to Know the Culture Before You Go

The majority of the people who live on Barbados are of African descent. This means that you will notice many aspects of the local culture that are derived from the people’s African heritage. One of the most prominent features of the culture in Barbados is its music and dance. Each region of the country has a distinct style of music, and many of these styles are derived from African music. Many of these musical styles are being passed down from one generation to another, and they are hugely popular amongst the locals. There are also many interesting aspects of the local culture that you will be able to get to know better if you spend some time getting to know the local people. One of the most prominent features of the local culture is that people of African descent here are often quite open about their faith. Another interesting aspect of the local culture is that the people of the island are quite laid back and relaxed about many things that are more common in other parts of the world. This is often because many of the people who live here have been in the country for several generations and they have incorporated these aspects of the culture into the way that they live.

 

Stay for the Food

Barbados is known as the “Garden of the Caribbean” thanks to the incredible amount of fresh fruit that is grown here. If you are visiting the island during the summer months, make sure that you try some of the fresh tropical fruit like mangoes and papayas that are grown here. During the winter months, Barbados is a great place to experience the abundant harvests of fresh tropical vegetables. Barbados also has a rich tradition of making unique rum-flavoured ice cream, and it is something that you will want to experience during your stay here. There are also many other cultural traditions that are unique to Barbados that reflect the local ingredients that are grown here. For example, a popular local dish is “Bajan Style ‘Roti’. This is a roti that is made with cassava flour, and it is often served with a local fish curry or a ‘salad’ made from local fruit. Other popular foods that you will want to try while you are in Barbados include ‘Cracked Wheat with Butter and Salt’, ‘Peas and Potatoes’, ‘Swine’, and ‘Guava’.

 

Take a Tour of the Beaches

If you are in the area during the summer months, make sure that you visit the beaches of Barbados. The beaches on the island are some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, and they have an incredibly diverse range of beaches. You can visit the beaches of Barbados in nearly every part of the country, and they will all have something to offer you. The beaches on the northern end of the island, for example, are famous for their warm, crystal clear waters. The southern beaches of the island, meanwhile, are often lined with lush tropical rainforest, and they are also home to some of the most incredible beaches in the world. If you are visiting Barbados during the winter months, make sure that you visit the nearby winter sporting venues. There are many winter sporting events and competitions that are hosted in Barbados, and they are great ways to experience the local culture while you are here. These events are often hosted in the nearby winter sporting venues, including the Barbados National Stadium and the Barbados National Cricket Association Ground.

 

Go Golfing

Golf is a sport that many people associate with the colder parts of the world, but in Barbados it is a sport that is played all year round. There are five 18-hole golf courses on the island, and they are all quite different from one another. Many of the golf courses on the island are located in the more urban areas of the cities, and you will have to travel outside of the cities if you want to experience some of the more natural courses. If you are staying in Barbados during the summer months, you can play on one of the island’s many sandy beaches, and if you are visiting during the winter months you can head to the nearby winter sporting venues and play on their golf courses. All of the Barbados golf courses are maintained quite well, and they are all very fun to play. Some of the best courses in the world are played in Barbados, and the courses on the island are no exception. If you are traveling to the island, make sure that you play one of the many golf courses while you are here.

 

Go Shopping in Bridgetown and Oistins

Barbados has two main cities – Bridgetown is located on the main island, and the smaller city of Oistins is located on the south coast of the island. Together, these two cities are where you will want to spend most of your time when you are in Barbados, and they are also where you will want to head to when you want to experience the best shopping options on the island. Bridgetown is the capital city of Barbados, and it is a vibrant city with many cultural traditions that are unique to the island. The city is also home to many interesting and unique shopping options, so you will want to make sure that you spend some time exploring the city when you are on the island. The city’s shopping district is the buzzing Central Business District that includes the historic St. George Street, the Central Arcade, and the Barbados Museum. Oistins is a small town that is located on the south coast of Barbados, and it is a great place to visit if you are interested in experiencing some of the best natural beauty on the island. The town is home to many scenic beaches and beautiful tropical rainforest, and there are many natural attractions that are worth visiting while you are here.

 

Go Hiking in Mount St. Catherine’s National Park

If you are interested in experiencing some of the most stunning natural beauty on the island, then you should consider hiking in the rainforest in the Macarthur Stephenson National Park on the Mount St. Catherine’s range. The park is home to a large number of rainforest ecosystems, and it is located in the most biologically diverse part of the island. The park is also one of the most culturally and historically significant parts of Barbados, and it is a great place to experience the local culture while you are on the island. The park is home to dozens of waterfalls and other impressive natural features that are worth visiting while you are here, and they are located in the most ecologically diverse part of the park. If you are interested in experiencing some of the most beautiful natural sights on the island, you should consider hiking in Mount St. Catherine’s National Park.

 

Go Scuba Diving in The Dry Harbour Aquarium Park

If you are interested in diving, you should consider staying in Bridgetown and diving in the Dry Harbour Aquarium Park. This is one of the most popular scuba diving sites in the Caribbean, and it is also one of the most diverse. The Dry Harbour Aqupark is home to a large number of marine species,

 

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