Barbados is a fantastic spot to lay the towel out and catch some rays, but if there is something else you want to do besides beach bumming, the island has you covered. Head over to any of these eight great activities to get something more out of your days here.
St. Nicholas Abbey
Stunning gardens and mahogany trees surround this beautiful Jacobean mansion. Located in the center of the island this unique preserved plantation is able to be toured. Besides the house, there is a an opportunity to see how some of the local rum is made and you can buy it at the shop.
Oistins Fish Fry
You will never look at Friday nights the same again. The parish of Christ Church turns into a fish eating frenzy around 7pm each Friday night. Locally caught fish is fried up with chips and reggae bands along the beach side, or even ballroom music could be that night’s choice of entertainment. You will have to leave your Sandy Lane Hotel and show up hungry to find out.
Cocktails at sunset might be a given activity on your list of things to do while relaxing and exploring this island, but make that experience that much better with a sunset cocktail cruise. Crystal clear water, a delicious drink in hand, perhaps your loved one right next to, and the Barbados sunset before you while on a cruise. It just doesn’t get better.
Zip Through It
To add a bit of spice to your visit to Barbados be sure to check out Aerial Trek Zipline Adventures. This is located in one of the most gorgeous forests on the island and getting a good view of the Jack-in- the-box Gully is must do while you’re here.
Segway Your Way
Segways are a fun and popular way to explore areas on the island. Wild animals trotting along, breathtaking views, foliage and flowers, sweeping landscapes, panoramic views, and a segway taking you around as the fresh air wisps around your hair.
So maybe you don’t want to cook on your holiday, but when you get a taste of the food on the island, you may want to bring those recipes back with you. The Bajan way of cooking involves tons of spices and flavors that will be fun to learn about, to cook, and of course to eat.
It’s not a museum, and it’s not a sunken one…A real submarine that you can plunge to the depths of the beautiful ocean floors with! It’s air-conditioned, comfortable and safe, and can even be enjoyed with a sip of champagne and scrumptious finger foods. Oh, and yes, the marine life will be a spectacular show outside the window. All this underwater fun and you won’t have a drop touch you.
Alright, so maybe you do want to get wet and really explore the ocean depths, that’s OK, a submarine is only one of the way down. Diving is the next best thing and there is plenty of opportunities for that too!