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April 21, 2015

Things to Do in Barbados

On this and associated pages are the recommendations from previous holidaymakers of places to go and things to do when you are in Barbados.


Oistins Friday Fish Festival:

Probably the biggest event on the island. Every friday night holidaymakers and Bajans flock to Oistins to enjoy a feast of freshly cooked fish, music and entertainment.  Consider a stay at Rosruapt vacation rental or  Peaceful Wotton holiday letting  10 and 20 minutes walk from Oistins.


Boat Trips

There are several boats that you can book onto to get a different perspective of Barbados.  One of the most popular is the Jolly Roger.  Check it out here:

You should also consider out types of craft like Cool Runnings



St Lawrence Gap:

A very popular area for restaurants, bars and nightclubs. Situated on the seafront of the south coast near to Dover and Maxwell. Check out Carib Blue which is in this area and has views of Dover Beach.


Swimming with Turtles in Barbados

Barbados is a breeding ground for green turtles.  Leatherback turtle also migrate to Barbados.  Pebble Beach and Freights Bay are popular areas to swim with turtles in Barbados. Here is a video showing this popular tourist activity swimming with turtles Barbados 



Another popular activity in Barbados mainly on the calmer waters of the south and west coast of Barbados. Carlisle Bay, close to Bridgetown is a great place to snorkel and check shipwrecks over grown with coral.  

Fauna and Flora

Barbados has some extraordinary and exotic plants and wildlife.  You will see this as you walk to the beach, the shops, fish market etc, but their are some bespoke locations to revel in the natural beauty of this tropical island. Here are some recommended by our guests.


Particular mention should be made of the Animal Flower Cave which is located at the most northerly point of Barbados in the parish of St.Lucy. The name “Animal Flower Cave” comes from the sea anemones found in the pools of the cave. The walls of the Cave are full of interesting formations which have been coloured green and brown by oxidation of copper and iron. The cliffs surrounding the Cave offer spectacular views of the northern coast of Barbados where huge Atlantic waves crash against the cliffs.

Further information here: Animal Flower Cave



If you fancy doing a some shopping then as well as the capital Bridgetown, you should also check out Sheraton’s Mall in Christchurch. On the east coast you should also check out Holetown and Speightstown.



For surfers, Freights Bay, Bathsheba and Silver Sands are the best places to catch a wave. Silver Sands has a beautiful sandy beach, a car park, changing rooms and toilets. There are cafes and shops within 5-10 minutes walk. Bathsheba has the same facilities as Silver Sands but as it is on the east coast of the island you get much bigger waves. Freights Bay is very popular with surfers but does not have any facilities close to the beach, however, it is only 2 minutes walk away from Sea Coast Villa.


Harrison Cave:

Harrison is located in the central uplands of the island, this breathtakingly beautiful, crystallized limestone cavern is a testament to nature’s mastery. Flowing streams, deep pools of crystal clear water and towering columns characterize this living cave. Gaze in wonder at the white flow stones and in awe at the beauty of the speleothems which adorn the cave.



If you want to relax in an air conditioned cinema and catch up on a film then check out the cinema at Sheraton’s Mall. A relatively new cinema located in a shopping mall where you can find a selection of places to eat before or after you see a blockbuster.


Atlantis Submarine:

A wonderful way to see the coral reef, tropical fish and sea creature, without getting your feet wet.