Things To Do In Barbados

Barbados is a beautiful island in the Caribbean that is full of things to do any time of year. There are many Barbados attractions that will interest each person in your family or tour group, regardless of what their interests are. While in Barbados things to do include attending lively festivals, golfing at top notch courses, diving, snorkeling and swimming at the beach, and visiting thousands of species of plants and wildlife. All of the great Barbados sights make it the perfect place to hold a wedding or have a relaxing family holiday!

Barbados Jazz Festival

The Barbados Jazz Festival takes place during the last two weeks of January in the town of St. George. The festival is packed with legendary jazz performers as well as new and upcoming artists.

Oistins Fish Fry

While enjoying a trip to Barbados things to do usually include a trip to the Oistins Fish Fry. This outdoor street festival takes place in a tiny working fishing village outside of Bridgetown. Huge servings of flying fish and generous portions of rum are served for around $5.00. Dancing and competitions also take place.


If you search for "Barbados things to do," one of the most common things that come up is Barbados golf courses. There is no better way to take in Barbados sights and sounds than at a legendary golf course. One of the best golf courses is the Barbados Golf Club in Christ Church. The course features 18 holes at 6,805 yards and a par of 72. The beautiful greens and tight fairways make it a favorite of all Barbados attractions for golfers.

Brighton Beach

Beaches top the list of must-see Barbados sights. The island of Barbados is known for its white sand beaches that are perfect for swimming, snorkeling, and diving. Brighton Beach is one of the best beaches in Barbados for a fun family outing because of its white sand, gentle tide, and convenient access to other Barbados attractions.

Sandy Beach

If you have children, take them to Sandy Beach. The waters are calm and shallow and there are several picnic tables as well as places to grab a bite to eat.


Scuba divers love Barbados because of the variety of sunken ships full of tropical fish, sea turtles, and baraccuda. Check out the calm waters of Carlisle Bay near Bridgetown for some of the best surfing in the Caribbean.

Barbados Wildlife Reserve

Visiting this unique reserve in St. Peter is one of the best things to do in Barbados if you like nature. This cage and fence free animal habitat is home to birds, deer, monkeys, and lizards. The best time to visit the attraction is in the afternoon when the animals are most active. The reserve is one of the Barbados attractions most visited by tour groups.

Orchid World

If you love colorful flowers and gardening and are looking for things to do in Barbados, then Orchid World is for you. The enormous orchid garden is situated on a six acre plot of land that was once a pig farm. You'll see thousands of species of orchids in varieties of colors and life stages. The garden is situated on a hill that provides a beautiful view of the rolling hills of Barbados. Orchid World is also a common site for weddings.


Shopping is popular in Barbados because many of the shops offer sought after goods such as perfume, cosmetics, and liquor that can be purchased tax free. The International Airport in Bridgetown is one of the most popular places to buy duty free goods. There are also many duty free shops in downtown Bridgetown as well as in St. Peter and Christ Church. For great ceramics, glass items, and handicrafts, head to the port area of Careenage in Bridgetown or the 'Best of Barbados' store on the south coast.

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