'Just give us a few days and you won't remember the old you. Let us teach you how to truly live,' invites the island country believed to be the birthplace of rum. Sandy Lane Beach, which takes its name from the luxurious Sandy Lane Hotelon the island's Platinum Coast, offers visitors gorgeous white sand and limpid blue waters. Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc.
Hidden within the limestone cliffs that adorn the northern tip of the island, Animal Flower Cave is named for the sea anemones that can be found in the cave's many pools, some of which are deep enough to swim in. Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc.
First introduced to Barbados by British cavalry officers in the 19th century, Polo has since been played throughout the island. Currently there are four polo grounds in Barbados at Holders, Lion Castle, Water Hall and Clifton. These fields regularly showcase matches between some of the finest teams in the world. Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc.
Stretching from the rugged Atlantic shoreline to the verdant hillside of the island’s east coast, Barclay’s Park is a 50-acre tropical sanctuary created to commemorate Barbados’ independence. Opened by HM Queen Elizabeth II in 1966, the park has since served as a favorite destination for picnics and family gatherings, especially on weekends and public holidays. Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc.
Located along the windswept east coast of the island, Bathsheba Beach -- and its large iconic rocks dotting the shoreline -- is a favorite destination for those who seek adventure in the rugged waters of the Atlantic surf. Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc.
Set along the Platinum Coast of Barbados, many of the beaches on the western side of the island (like this one in St. Peter) offer lush greenery, sugary white sands and clear blue waters. Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc.
Named for the foamy surf that you'll find here, the Soup Bowl is a popular spot on the Atlantic side of the island where surfers and boogie boarders from around the world come to catch a big roller. Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc.
The capital of Barbados, Bridgetown is the island's most populous city and offers its residents and guests some of the best shopping and dining venues found in the Caribbean. Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc.
Settled between the popular beaches of Carlisle Bay and Needham Point, Charles Fort, on the grounds of the Hilton Barbados, offers a unique taste of the island's British Colonial past. First built in 1650 to fight off pirates, Spaniards and other nefarious enemies, today the area has been restored and gives visitors an up-close look at 24 authentic British cannons that were retrieved from the sea. Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc.
A distinct sample of Barbadian architecture, the Chattel House was originally the residence of a plantation worker. These simple wooden-frame houses were built on blocks and could easily be taken down, moved and set back up in a new location with minimal effort. Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc.
Offering a spectacular view of the island’s scenic 'Scotland District' and the Atlantic coast beyond, Cherry Tree Hill is a must-see for any visitor to the island. Named for the cherry trees that once dominated the hillside, today visitors will find an impressive grove of mahogany trees that were introduced to the island in 1763. Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc.
Regarded as one of the 10 best beaches in the world, Crane Beach, together with its captivating pink sand and inviting turquoise waters, is a favorite destination for both locals and visitors. Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc.
The premier cricket pitch in the Caribbean, Kensington Oval, just west of Bridgetown, is one of the island's major sporting venues. Locally regarded as The Mecca of cricket, the Oval has played host to a number of local, regional and international teams throughout its more than 120-year history. Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc.
Yet another one of St. Philip's hidden treasures, Cummins Bay follows the same pattern as some of its more notable sisters, such as the Crane, Harri Smith and Bottom Bay. With its one way in and out and the enclosing cliff walls, it definitely carries the same appeal, save for one thing: it’s tiny. Cummins Bay is seldom seen but forever enjoyed by the few who do manage to discover its beauty, privacy and view of the eastern blue swells that come rolling in day by day. Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc.
When the surf is right, Freights Bay can be prime for catching some of the best waves in Barbados. But when the surf is down, this beach moonlights as a romantic picnic destination. Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc.
While currently closed to the public, Graeme Hall Nature Sanctuary in Christ Church parish, is a beautiful example of the coastal swamps that once dotted Barbados. The Sanctuary is also home to a number of rare flora and fauna not found anywhere else on the island. Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc.
Brought to the island nearly 350 years ago from the West African countries of Senegal and Gambia, the green monkeys of Barbados have thrived throughout the island. Whether seen in lush tropical gullies or in backyard gardens, these mischievous little primates are always fun to watch. Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc.
Providing a magnificent view of the entire island, Gun Hill Signal Station in St. George parish is the finest of a series of signal stations that were built on island in 1818. Nearby the island's iconic lion, which was carved out of a single piece of rock by a British officer at the Station in 1868, still stands watch on the coast. Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc.
A local favorite, the Sea Side Bar in Bathsheba offers a perfect place to relax with a rum punch or Banks beer, make new friends and enjoy some traditional Bajan cuisine. Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc.
Indicative of its name, Surfer's Point on the south-east coast of Barbados is the ideal spot for those who have an appetite for board-surfing, windsurfing, kitesurfing and boogie-boarding. Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc.
Tucked away in the northeastern corner of Barbados, Little Bay is truly a rare find. Nestled among the rugged cliffs and an untamed landscape, it is a place where the trade winds and high seas have combined to carve out what can only be considered a natural swimming pool. When you throw a few feisty blowholes into the mix, it becomes a place of wonder. Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc.
Located on lower Broad Street in Bridgetown, the Mutual Life Building built in 1894 is one of the older and more distinguishable buildings in the capital city. Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc.
Located just south of Carlisle Bay and near the Hilton Barbados, Pebbles Beach is another of the idyllic white-sand beaches that the country is known for. Aside from visitors, the beach often hosts a variety of marine animals. And it's not uncommon to see a sea turtle or two playing in the waters. Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc.
Part of the Grand Barbados Beach Resort at Carlisle Bay, Pier 1 Restaurant offers gourmet dining with an impressive view. Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc.
Set atop the cliffs along the most easterly point of the island, the Ragged Point Lighthouse offers picturesque views of nearly the entire East Coast of Barbados. And, in fact, on a clear day, visitors can see as far as Cove Bay and Pico Tenerife on the northern end of the island. Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc.
With its generous southeasterly trade winds and inviting seas, Barbados offers numerous places in which to enjoy a day riding the surf. Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc.
Just north of Speightstown, along the northeast coast of Barbados, lies the fishing village of Six Men's Bay. Here, just 60 feet from shore, the wreck of a 165-foot sunken freighter rests, providing an excellent spot for scuba diving. Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc.
With its calm, clear waters, exceptional coral reefs and numerous sunken ships, Barbados is a snorkeling and diving destination. Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc.
Now in its 21st year, the Sol Rally Barbados has grown to become the Caribbean's largest motor-sporting event. This year will feature more than 90 crews from throughout the region and the world. Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc.
Like most beaches in Barbados, Speightstown Beach has more than its fair share of pristine white sands and translucent blue waters. Better still, this area is also one of the last nesting grounds in the world for hawksbill sea turtles, in addition to being a haven for the largest of the species, the leatherback turtle. Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc.
Throughout July and up to early August, Barbados celebrates the end of the sugar-cane harvest, or Crop Over. This annual celebration brings with it a pageantry of music, dance and colorful displays, including these stilt walkers who are performing for the crowd at Kingston Oval. Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc.
With more than 3,000 hours of annual tropical sunshine, chances are you'll be witness to a breathtaking sunset nearly every evening of your time spent in Barbados. Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc.
Along the breathtaking windswept eastern shore of Barbados, in Bathsheba, St. Joseph, lies a stretch of beach revered by surfers throughout the world. And although it may not have the same stature as other celebrated surfing meccas around the globe, it certainly holds its own among the surfing nomads who seek its bounty of enticing waves. Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc.
The most popular beach on the east coast of Barbados, Bath Beach is the perfect spot for a refreshing sea bath and a relaxing picnic. Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc.
Believed to be the most intact and authentic 18th- and 19th-century British Colonial garrison in the world, Garrison Savannah contains more than 90 well-preserved sites of historical and architectural significance, as well as the oldest functioning horse-race track in the Americas. Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc.
The Watering Hole is one of the hundreds of rum shops you'll find in Barbados. These bright and colorful outposts are the perfect place to enjoy a drink and great conversation with the locals. Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc.
Sailing has long been a favorite pastime in Barbados. The island’s gentle southeasterly trade winds and dazzling turquoise waters offer exceptional conditions for those who desire to navigate its seas. Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc.
The home of the first premier of Barbados, Sir Grantley Adams, the house is now under the care of the Barbados National Trust and is presented as a museum filled with antique furniture and memorabilia. In addition to the house, the area features a number of great examples of Chattel Houses that each display the works of talented local craftsmen and artists. Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc.
Offering calm, inviting waters and brilliant sunset views, Miami Beach near Oistins is a popular spot for locals and visitors alike. Voted as one of the Top 10 beaches in Barbados, this area is a favorite docking area for cruises on board catamarans as well as local seniors who swim in the waters and exercise on the beach in the mornings. Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc.
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