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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.