Barbados – Pride and Industry
Barbados is the most eastern island in the Caribbean, and is a tiny dot on the map with an area of 430 square kilometres. Barbados has a population of about 260,000 – which is high considering its small size. With 97 kilometres of beautiful coastline, Barbados has so much to offer its visitors when it comes to a vacation including top resorts, hotels, outdoor activities, water sports and beach activities.
Explore Barbados, where you can stay, eat, shop, rent a car, tour, cruise and find just about everything you need to enjoy a perfect vacation. This picturesque Caribbean island is rich in scenic island beauty. Barbados sightseeing is a photographer’s dream come true with an abundance of natural wonders, breathtaking scenic views, gorgeous gardens and miles of white, sandy beaches. Also full of historical appeal, you’ll love the impressive collection of beautiful great houses, landmarks, churches, and traditional chattel houses some of which date back to the 16th century.
Historic Bridgetown, the over 375 year old capital of Barbados, is located by the picturesque coast with its colorful fishing boats and impressive yachts. Visit the Barbados National Trust Open House Program and see some of the island’s most beautiful homes. Nature lovers will find the lush landscapes of the tropical plants and flowers a welcome addition to their trip, nature trails, magnificent caves and indigenous wildlife will make these tours both relaxing and unforgettable.
A guided Island Tour is excellent value for money as well as informative, and varies from scenic, fun-filled, historic tours to exciting safari tours. If seeing the island from a different angle is more your thing, then try a sea tour, air tour or underwater tour. If you rent a car, here are a few things to remember. The roads meander, are sometimes illogical and often unmarked. If you make a wrong turn, consider it part of the adventure of touring Barbados! You might want to pick up any of the several visitors’ guides which include maps. Bajans are generally very helpful in directing you to your destination. They will do their best to try to steer you the right way, even if the directions seem a bit skewed. But no worries, you will get there eventually!
|Beautiful Barbados Scenery, a view of the Caribbean||Remains of a windmill on an old sugar cane plantation.|
|Things to do in Barbados
Atlantis Submarine Expedition Tour
Experience an adventure of a lifetime on board the Atlantis Submarine! Explore beautiful coral reefs and marine life at 55 feet, then descend down to depths of 115 to 150 feet to discover a sunken shipwreck from the viewport of this real submarine!
Explore the diverse land of Barbados. Tour from the Island’s capital, Bridgetown, through the breathtaking green hills, over to the east coast. Swim with the friendly sea turtles and snorkel at a shipwreck.
Barbados Shipwreck and Turtle Adventure
Everybody loves turtles! Enjoy a cruise in a brand new state of the art 32 foot glass bottom boat which boasts two large viewing panels. And you don’t get to just watch these beautiful sea creatures from the boat – you get to swim right alongside them! This is a great trip for the young and young at heart!
A Touch of Barbados Splendor
Enjoy a touch of splendor while visiting Barbados’s colorful Orchid World and Wildlife Reserve. Discover the truly breathtaking landscapes and scenic views of the island’s East Coast. Wake up to the rhythm of the tropics and paradise to explore – the world will never look the same again!
Power Snorkel Adventure, Barbados
Plunge into the beautiful blue water James Bond style, with your state of the art hand-held power “scooter,” where you’ll enjoy a fun and exciting snorkel adventure like you have never experienced before. A fun and unique 2 hour adventure in Barbados!
Sunbury Great House – Historic Plantation House Tours
Set in heart of the tranquil St. Philip countryside, Sunbury is over 300 years old and is a superb example of a Barbadian Sugar Estate Great House. Sunbury was first opened for charity in 1983, and officially as a Heritage House in 1984. This historically listed building has magnificent Victorian Style rooms, furnished with one of the country’s finest collection of Barbadian mahogany, antiques and showcases china, silver and old prints.
Barbados beaches are truly some of the most beautiful in the Caribbean, in fact the beach at The Crane was rated “one of the ten best beaches in the world” by Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous.
It’s always an all day beach bash at The Boatyard! Relax on a beach chair under the umbrellas or indulge in some of the many watersports available including snorkeling, scuba diving, beach volleyball, kayaks, pedal boats and ocean trampolines!