ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Barbados Tourism - What to Do and See

Updated on March 14, 2018

Are you looking for some sun, sand and surf, come to Barbados; this island is ranked among the best destinations in the Caribbean. When visiting here, you will notice it is a flat coral island with beautiful beaches, rolling hills and an interesting assortment of flora and fauna. Barbados is located in the Lesser Antilles, one-hundred miles east of St Vincent and the Grenadines. It is 21 miles in length, 14 miles wide and has an area of 166 sq miles. As of 2009, Barbados had an estimated population of 284,000 people, with roughly 80,000 living in or near the capital of Bridgetown.

Barbados was under British rule from the early 1600's until its Independence on November 30, 1966. Consequently, this island is known as the “England in the Tropics.” Barbados is without question the most British in the Caribbean; here you will find afternoon tea and dressing for dinner a common practice. From the white sand beaches, to the lush tropical foliage, Barbados is an exciting place to visit.

Attractions

Life is great in Barbados; a visit here will immerse you into the culture and environment in a variety of ways:

  • Barbados is home to many beautiful beaches; The beaches are diverse as the island itself and they are divided into four areas: north, south, east and west. The northern beaches are known for their breathtaking views; Although this area is not recommended for swimming, in some areas its possible during low tide. The southern beaches have swimming, snorkeling, surfing and at the southernmost tip windsurfing. The east coast beaches have huge waves; these beaches are for walking and sun-tanning. In addition, surfers come from all over the world to ride the waves here. Lastly, the west coast is known for its clear calm waters and it is ideal for swimming or family vacations.
  • If you are an Eco-tourist, Barbados' attractions vary from tropical flora to caves. Some of the more popular attractions include: Welchman Hall Gully, Harrison's Cave, Folkestone Marine Park & Museum, Chancery Lane Swamp and the Barbados Wildlife Reserve.
  • For the museum enthusiast, Barbados has a variety of interesting cultural exhibits; Some of the popular museums include: St. Nicholas Abbey, Arlington House, Sir Frank Hutson Sugar museum, Sunbury Plantation House and the Barbados Museum. Also, if you are visiting the Bridgetown area, many of the structures and buildings have historical importance too.
  • If you are seeking a good nightlife, the area to visit is St.Lawrence Gap. This is the main strip where you will find the best nightclubs, bars,and restaurants. Also, the clubs play a variety of musical genres.
  • No trip to Barbados is complete without shopping; with the high-quality duty-free merchandise found here your shopping will be a pleasant experience. The heart of the shopping in Bridgetown is Broad street.
  • For the adventurous person wishing to surf, sail or go on a submarine tour, Barbados has them all. Imagine yourself riding a wave off the east coast of Barbados or picture yourself sailing on a catamaran late one evening with nothing ahead of you but open water. How about the thrill of viewing reefs, shipwrecks and various species of marine life 22 fathoms down. All this and more awaits you here.

Conclusion

Barbados is one of the most popular destinations in the Caribbean. It is here you will learn the art of living & relaxation as you experience a vibrant unique culture. Come to Barbados and you will see why half a million visitors can’t be wrong.

A
bridgetown, barbados:
Bridgetown, Barbados

get directions

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • Coolmon2009 profile imageAUTHOR

      Coolmon2009 

      5 years ago from Texas, USA

      @Travelholidays - Thank you I am glad you like this hub :)

    • travelholidays profile image

      travelholidays 

      5 years ago from India

      Nice hub !!! with useful videos . Thanks for sharing this :)

    • Coolmon2009 profile imageAUTHOR

      Coolmon2009 

      6 years ago from Texas, USA

      @Peggy W - I know what you mean its hot in my part of Texas too. I am already dreading the string of 110 degree days that are coming in July and August; thanks for your feedback :)

    • Peggy W profile image

      Peggy Woods 

      6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Looking at that water and the beaches is especially appealing as the temperatures in Houston, Texas right now are in the mid-90's with "feel like" temperatures of over 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Thanks for this appealing look at Barbados with the many videos. Voted up and beautiful.

    • Coolmon2009 profile imageAUTHOR

      Coolmon2009 

      6 years ago from Texas, USA

      @johnwindbell - Sounds like you are well connected in Jamaica. Thanks for your comments :)

    • johnwindbell profile image

      johnwindbell 

      6 years ago from - the land of beards and buggies

      Hey coolmon, mon, thanks for the visit. I have never been, and wont want to come back home if I do; like Jamaica! I have a friend that lives there, Jeorge Raizeman, mother has a drapery kind of shop in Bridgetown. Went to the Art Institute with him. Plays a 'killer' guitar! Tell him Bob said hi.

    • Coolmon2009 profile imageAUTHOR

      Coolmon2009 

      6 years ago from Texas, USA

      @suziecat7 - Hi nice to hear from you again. Thanks for your comments and I hope all is well in your world :)

    • suziecat7 profile image

      suziecat7 

      6 years ago from Asheville, NC

      Great Hub. Made me want to pack my bags now. Voted up!

    • Coolmon2009 profile imageAUTHOR

      Coolmon2009 

      6 years ago from Texas, USA

      @dinkan53 - I'm glad you enjoyed the article, thank you :)

    • dinkan53 profile image

      dinkan53 

      6 years ago from India

      Barbados- one of my dream place. Wonderful video combination. Enjoyed it, especially Barbados Beaches and they are awesome. Rated as beautiful.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)