Traveling to Barbados and eager to plan your itinerary? We’ve put together a list of 7 exciting things which should definitely be on your Barbados 2019 bucket list.
Swim with Turtles on a Catamaran Cruise
Admire the beauty of Barbados’ west coast on a fun-filled catamaran cruise. You can choose between a day or sunset excursion. During these cruises, you’ll make stops to swim with the turtles and fish and snorkel over reefs. On a sunset cruise, you’ll have a front-row seat to a beautiful Barbados sunset. Cruises typically include mouth-watering Bajan cuisine, unlimited rum punches and some of the best Caribbean music for enjoyment of those who love to dance!
Visit Scenic Spots on an Island Safari Tour
Explore Barbados during a guided tour with Island Safari. These tours are an amazing way to see and learn more about the island. Several variations of the tours are available, including a land tour, a boat tour and even a combination of the two. The guided off-road tour on 4×4 jeeps (Adventure Safari) is the most popular option. During these tours, you’re taken to some of the island’s most picturesque and history-filled spots. Since it’s on a 4×4 jeep, you’re taken to some areas that wouldn’t be typically shown. With fun, informative guides, scenic spots and rum punch, this is an experience you’ll remember for a long time!
Explore Barbados from Underwater with Atlantis Submarines
Enjoy the sites of Barbados’ underwater during a tour on Atlantis Submarines. On this tour you’ll enjoy viewing beautiful reefs, shipwrecks and colourful marine life in their natural habitats. You can choose between a day, evening or night dive and prepare to be amazed by what you’ll see.
Take a Train Ride at St. Nicholas Abbey
St. Nicholas Abbey, the oldest operating sugar plantation in Barbados, was built in 1658 and is one of the only three remaining Jacobean mansions in the Western Hemisphere. You can visit to take a tour of the museum and rum distillery. This year, they have added an exciting new tour – the St. Nicholas Abbey Heritage Railway Tour, where a locomotive train takes you on a tour through the plantation fields and mahogany woods to the Cherry Tree Hill. There, you can take in some of the most breathtaking views of the island’s east coast.
Explore Harrison’s Cave
One of the most popular attractions in Barbados is Harrison’s Cave. Here, you can tour this limestone cavern and view the astounding work of nature. You will see remarkable stalactites and stalagmites and flowing streams leading to crystal clear pools. This tour can be done via tram or an exhilarating eco-adventure hiking tour.
Experience Oistins Fish Fry
Oistins is one of Barbados’ historic fishing towns which is still operational and is filled with activity during the weekend, notably on Friday nights. The highlight of Friday nights is the food offerings which consist mainly of seafood and sides of Barbadian dishes. You will also find lots of music, karaoke, dancing and arts and crafts. It’s a fun Barbadian experience that everyone should have.
Participate in Crop Over Festivities
The Crop Over Festival began back in the 1700s as a celebration marking the end of successful sugar cane harvesting. Today, the festival runs from July and culminates with Kadooment on the first Monday of August. During this period, people can enjoy calypso and rum-filled parties, galas and parades in preparation for Kadooment Day, when revelers parade on the streets in colourful feathered and beaded costumes. This parade is a great part of Barbados’ history and traditions and continues to be enjoyed by all. It is a one-of-a-kind experience you will be sure to never forget.