Barbados is an island where lush tropical wildlife mingles with refined luxury and golden sands. Whether you are looking for stunning beaches and azure waters, West Indian street feasts, cities teaming with history or golfing and surfing facilities, Barbados has it all.
It is the easternmost of the Lesser Antilles island, therefore has two oceans, the Atlantic on one side which provides some fantastic surfing spots, and the calmer Caribbean Sea on the other, home to some of the island’s popular resorts such as Paynes Bay and Mullins Beach.
The island’s plantation history can be seen all around Barbados, especially in the number of well-preserved plantations homes, some of the most notable include Sunbury Plantation House, St. Nicholas Abbey and the Francia Plantation. The island offers so much to see and do there is surely something for everyone. Take a tram through the ancient Harrisons Cave, explore Andromeda Gardens, play a round of golf, take a stroll around the charming capital city of Bridgetown or simply spend your days laying on one of the many beaches, the options are endless.
St James is located on the beautiful west coast of Barbados, and is one of the islands most popular visitor destinations. It is fun and dynamic, but still offers plenty of options for relaxation and simply soaking up the Caribbean sun on one of the many sandy beaches. The main town is Holetown, in which you will find plenty of modern and lively restaurants, a fun-filled nightlife scene, streets filled with luxury shopping options and plenty of pavement cafés. The beach at Holetown is sandwiched between the glistening sea and lines of palm trees, or a short drive away is the equally idyllic beach of Sandy Lane. Just 15 minutes away is Bridgetown, the island’s capital, which makes for a perfect day trip.
St Peter is a nature lovers dream, packed with national parks and nature reserves inland, and stunning beaches along the coast. Much of Barbados’ Platinum Coast runs through this part of the island, so you certainly won’t struggle to find golden beaches and azure waters, where colourful fish dart in and out of the shallows. Located to the north of Barbados, St Peter is full of interesting sights and towns including Speightstown, rum plantations, St. Nicholas Abbey and Grenade Hall Signal Station.