Booked your Barbados holiday? Great! Now it’s time to start planning all activities and experiences in order to make the most of your stay.
We’ve created a list of our top 10 favorite activities and experiences, but before you dive in and start creating that perfect itinerary, we’re going to start you off with a bonus tip!
Ask your hotel to book a Fast Track Arrival Service at the Barbados airport! When booking this service, you will be treated like a true VIP and you’ll breeze through all lines and crowds at the airport.
Now that you know how to arrive in style, it’s time to plan your on-island activities!
1. Experience An Original Bajan Walking Food Tour
There’s no better way to try the variety of Barbados’ local cuisine. During the walking food tour, you will not just taste-test local cuisine, but you will also learn about the Bajan culture and history. This tour offers the opportunity to feel like a local while being guided by locals.
2. Explore the underwater world with an Atlantis Submarine Dive Tour
Curious to see what Barbados’ underwater life looks like, but not very keen on getting soaked? Take a submarine tour on the Atlantis! This submarine can dive up to 150 feet into the depths of the ocean, allowing you to experience lively reefs, colorful fish and also old shipwrecks.
3. Try Barbados’ Signature Rum During A Tour At Mount Gay
Did anyone say day drinking? Barbados is known to be the birthplace of rum and is therefore also the perfect place to try the different samples of locally produced rum. For over 300 years, Mount Gay has distilled rum and is one of the oldest distilleries in the world which is continuously producing.
4. Interact With Local Wildlife At The Barbados Wildlife Reserve
Head on over to the wild side of Barbados with a visit to the Barbados Wildlife Reserve in the parish of St. Peter. Here you will not only encounter the famous green monkeys, but you’ll also come in close contact with macaws, turtles, parrots, pink flamingos, snapping caiman, and many more animal species. If you’re an animal lover, a visit here is a must.
5. Take A Break And Experience Ultimate Relaxation At The Spa At Coral Reef Club
In between all the activities, it is also important to give yourself the time to really relax and unwind, and there is no better place to do so than at The Spa at Coral Reef Club. Housed within a beautiful colonial-inspired building, The Spa at Coral Reef Club is bound to exceed all of your expectations when it comes to ultimate relaxation. Experience luxurious massages, chic manicures, and pedicures, or allow yourself to be pampered from head to toe with a body wrap.
6. Experience Nightlife In Barbados With A Visit To St. Lawrence Gap
If you’re looking for a true and authentic Caribbean experience, you should spend an evening at St. Lawrence Gap in Holetown Barbados. Mingle with the locals and experience great music and drinks from the many clubs and bars in “The Gap”, as it is usually called.
7. Try Your Hand At Golf…
Barbados is one of the most popular Caribbean islands for golfers. Barbados boasts of 5 PGA standard golf courses, meaning options galore! There are many shops that offer rental equipment, so if you didn’t pack your golf equipment, there’s no need to worry. We’ve got you covered.
8. Or Attempt One Of The Many Water Sports Available
With so many beautiful beaches in Barbados, you can be sure that there’s also a wide array of water activities to go along with it. Up for a challenge? Surf some waves and try not to wipe out! Looking for something a bit more relaxed but still fun? Try windsurfing, paddle-boarding, kayaking or even a jet ski tour if you want a bit more of an adrenaline rush.
9. Saddle Up For A Horse Racing Experience At The Garrison Savannah
If you’re visiting Barbados between January to April, it’s the perfect time to experience one of the most popular Barbados attractions: horse racing. The Garrison Savannah has been used as a horse racing venue since the 19th century. However, in its earlier days, It has also been used as a cricket ground.
10. Visit Hunte’s Gardens For A Truly Unique Experience
If you’re a nature enthusiast and looking for a truly unique experience, we recommend spending an afternoon at Hunte’s Gardens. You’ll learn all about the flora and fauna of Barbados and see all the beauty right before your eyes. While walking through the gardens, you will see lush, magnificent greenery, idyllic palms, blooming orchids and so much more.