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Things to do in Barbados

Beautiful Barbados, with its pristine white sand beaches, turquoise waters and swaying palms, is a true Caribbean paradise.

This eastern Caribbean island has it all; beaches, botanical gardens, a warm climate, unrivalled hospitality and traditional Caribbean food and drink that will set your taste buds ablaze.  

If you are looking for things to do in Barbados, or you’re keen to explore the postcard-perfect destination but unsure of where to start, we’ve compiled some of the top places to visit on this idyllic tropical getaway.


If you are visiting Barbados, a trip to its capital, Bridgetown, is a must. Bustling Bridgetown boasts a superb selection of shops and street markets you can meander in search of hidden gems. The capital is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with countless historic sites to explore. Brimming with culture, take in the sites of National Heroes Square, which is home to Lord Nelson’s statue.

Soak up the stunning architecture of St Michael’s Cathedral, the town’s Parliament Buildings and Bridgetown’s Jewish Synagogue. Either take the day at your own pace or join a walking tour to discover all this exciting town has to offer.

Andromeda Botanic Gardens

Originally farmland, the beautiful Andromeda Botanic Gardens is a historical haven located at the east of Barbados in the parish of St Joseph.

Enjoy a variety of striking flowers, plants and trees in this enchanting garden. Simply relax by the pond and let the tranquillity wash over you, or book a guided tour in advance at no extra cost.

Take part in one of the many short workshops and marvel at the works of local artists and craftspeople at the Andromeda Gallery Lounge. You may even find a special piece you would like to purchase and take home as a special memento of your Barbados adventure.

Look out for hummingbirds during your visit or resident monkeys after dusk.

Harrison’s Cave

Keen explorer? A visit to Harrison’s Cave should be top of your list. Officially opened to the public in 1981, the cave is considered active, as it continues to carry water.

Witness its beauty by taking a tour of the 2.3km long cave, looking out for its largest cavern, the Great Hall, which measures 15 metres high.

Step back into history

Take a step back into colonial history and visit some of the few plantation houses which remain on the island. A trip to St Philip’s stunning countryside could include Sunbury Plantation House, where you can take a guided tour of its elegant interior and see its horse-drawn carriages.

You can even sample a unique candlelit dinner for a taste of the lavish lifestyle enjoyed by plantation owners.

St Nicholas Abbey, a plantation house, museum and rum distillery is also well worth a visit during your Barbados stay. Built in 1658, the house is located in Saint Peter. Enjoy the heritage railway or sample a tipple during a rum experience tour.

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