Barbados Attractions

The island of Barbados is a mere 166 square miles but it has an amazing amount of attractions that will certainly capture your attention. Every square mile has a wealth of history associated with it.


Highly Recommended Barbados Attractions


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St. Nicholas Abbey

This historic monument and rum distillery is currently one of the only three genuine Jacobean mansions in the Western Hemisphere. Here you can view the steam mill in action, have a taste of fresh sugar cane, attend a rum tasting or just explore. They have also recently added a new attraction, the Heritage Railway. 

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Carlisle Bay Beach

This natural crescent shaped harbour encompassing Bridgetown, can be found on the South West Coast of Barbados. A tranquil bay, with one of the largest beaches on the island and sparkling calm, shallow waters, it is especially well known in Barbados for its scuba diving opportunities, with no less than six shipwrecks in close proximity.

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Harrison's Cave

This geological wonder is a must see on everyone’s list! Board the electric trams and tour the spectacular underground caves with their thousand year old stalactites and stalagmites, natural pools and crystal clear waterfalls. Be sure to bring your cameras to capture this natural phenomenon.

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Wildlife Reserve

Take a casual stroll through the four acres of this serene mahogany forest, get up close with the green monkeys and peacocks, pet the snakes and so much more! The Wildlife Reserve is a fun stop for the whole family.

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The Oistins Bay Garden is the place to get the true essence of Bajan cuisine. This popular outdoor spot, located on the south coast of Barbados, hosts a nightly fish fry where you can try a variety of local foods like our famous flying fish and the popular macaroni pie. Fridays nights are packed with people where you can groove to DJ’ed music or visit on a Saturday night and sing your favourite song at karaoke. Whether you want to party or eat, we can take you there.


A big part of the reason you chose to visit or return to Barbados is primarily because of its beaches and bays. Whether you want to go for a short swim on the west coast, go surfing on the east coast or have a picnic on the north coast, our numerous choices will surely give you great options to choose from.

If you are of a religious persuasion, then Barbados is certainly the place to visit. Our churches are filled with architectural history and intrigue.

The island's architectural existence is very strongly linked to that of England and the history of slavery. The Georgian, Victorian and Jacobean designs scattered across the island speak volumes to this type pf architecture.

The existence of slavery is seen in the very chattel houses that were once built by slaves for easy mobility. Quite a few of these older styled homes have now become historic homes that are used in the Barbados National Trust's Open House Programme in an effort to educate the public and raise funds for the upkeep of these homes.

We've mentioned a few of the many attractions that exist on the island of Barbados. A search throughout our Attractions section of this Pocket Guide will certainly guide you accordingly. We look forward to seeing you out and about!


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