30 Reasons to Visit Barbados

30 Reasons to Visit Barbados

There is so much to love about Barbados. Here are 30 reasons to add Barbados to your travel bucket list. 

1. Amazing Restaurants – Barbados is known as the culinary capital of the Caribbean offering everything from tasty street foods to five-star fine dining in breathtaking oceanfront settings. 


2. Beautiful Beaches – Over 70 miles of beautiful beaches and bays await. The south and west coast are known for their white sandy shores and calm Caribbean waters while the north and east coast are more rough and rugged. We encourage you to ‘beach hop’ and explore each coast of Barbados.

3. Caribbean Culture –Experience food, art, music and festivals influenced by African and European traditions. Barbados celebrates a diverse melting pot of cultures focused on enjoying life!


4. Sign up to Surf – Barbados has some of the BEST waves for learning to surf. Pair that with the warm, clear waters and friendly Bajan surf teachers and you have the perfect combo for a fun, action packed surf holiday!


5. World Class Golf – Barbados is home to five tropical golf courses. The prestigious Sandy Lane Golf Course, world-class Royal Westmoreland and soon to be re-launched Apes Hill Golf Course. The Barbados Golf Club and Rockley Golf Club are two more affordable golf options on the south coast. 


6. Rich History – Barbados was discovered (and named) in 1492 by the Spanish. The island later become a British Colony in 1625 until its independence in 1966. Learn more about the rich history of Barbados at the museum or on a tour of a historic great house. 


7. Stunning Villas – Unwind in Luxury! Today Barbados boasts some of the most luxurious villas in the world, most along the Platinum West Coast of the island. The Royal Westmoreland and Sandy Lane Estates are two of the islands most desirable locations for villa rentals and breathtaking investment properties. 


8. Interesting Architecture – Influenced by its rich history, many Barbadian properties feature a fusion of elements from the British Georgian architecture, such as arches and arcades and traditional Caribbean features such as the demera window. Visit an open house or historic home while visiting the island to learn more. 


9. Exotic Wildlife – Keep an eye out for the cheeky green monkeys and mongoose on land or sea turtles and rays under the sea. 


10. Hilly Hiking Trails – Sign up for a guided hiking tour on the rugged east coast. Expansive views and interesting rock formations await! 


11. Duty Free Shopping – Spend a day at Limegrove Lifestyle Centre or shopping in Bridgetown for local and international brands and boutiques offering duty free prices. Be sure to shop with your passport to take advantage of the savings.


12. Perfect Sailing Weather – A trip to Barbados is not complete without a day at sea on a catamaran cruise. Swim with sea turtles, snorkel shipwrecks and enjoy a Bajan Buffet while surrounded by the calm, turquoise Caribbean waters. 


13. Breathtaking Views – There is something so relaxing about staring out to the distance. Soak up the stunning sunset views along the west coast or the lush countryside views of the east coast. Cherry Tree Hill is one of our favourite look our points on the island and a number one stop on all island tours


14. Explore Underground Caves – Both Harrison’s Cave and the Animal Flower Cave are must visits on your trip to Barbados. Learn more on how the island was formed at the Harrison’s Cave Tour or relax is the calm cave pool at the Animal Flower Cave. 

15. Laidback Lifestyle – Slowdown in Barbados, everyone runs on ‘island time.’ While this may be a bit frustrating for those visiting from busy cities, you will learn to inhale, exhale and embrace the laidback culture.


16. Creative Cocktails – Sip on a tropical rum punch, refreshing coconut mojito or a spicy mango cocktail. Barbados’ is home to many talented mixologists who draw inspiration from local plants. Visit Cocktail Kitchen for some of the island’s best drinks. 


17. Rum Tours – Barbados is home to Mount Gay Rum, the world’s first rum brand dating back to 1703. We are also home to the multiple award-winning Foursquare Rum Distillery and other craft blends like the St. Nicholas Abbey rum. We encourage you to visit the many rum tours in Barbados and choose your favourite rum to carry home with you. 

18. Safety First - Barbados is considered the safest Caribbean island. Statistics show that crime rarely touches visitors to the island. Barbados has many calm beaches, practically no dangerous wildlife and is accepting of all, making it a safe destination to visit. 


19. Friendly People – What makes Barbados truly unique is our people. Bajan’s are known to be the friendliest people in the world! The locals will welcome you like one of their own. 


20. Historic Bridgetown – The capital city Bridgetown is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a must visit while on island. Explore the historic architecture while you take advantage of the on-island duty free shopping. 


21. Horse Around! – If you love horses then you have to visit Pebbles Beach in the morning to see the ‘Bajan Sea Horses.’ Attend an exciting polo match or spend a fun filled day at the races!

22. Majestic Sea Turtles – Barbados is home to Green Turtles, Leatherback Turtles and the endangered Hawksbill Turtles. Keep an eye out for nesting or hatching sea turtles, depending on the time of the year you visit the island. Volunteer with the Barbados Sea Turtle Project to learn more about these majestic animals. 


23. Destination Wedding Location – Choose from a beach venue, tropical garden setting or a historic church. Barbados is a dreamy destination wedding location and has a thriving wedding industry to make your planning easy. 


24. Oistins Fish Fry – Embrace the local culture at the Oistins Fish Fry. Taste fresh local fish meals while listening to the rhythmic soca beats. Oistins is a must visit on your Friday night in Barbados. 

25. Entertaining Night Life – Bar hop in St. Lawrence Gap or Second Street, two of the islands most buzzing night life areas. Looking to be entertained? Head to the mesmerizing Harbour Lights Dinner Show where the drinks are free flowing all night long!


26. Farmer’s Markets – Source local produce or shop for local art, food and products at Brighton Farmers Market on Saturdays, Holders Market on Sundays or the Hastings Market on Wednesdays. 


27. Talented Artists – From fine arts to music and everything in between, Barbados is home to many talented artists. Visit the On the Wall Art Gallery to see bright vibrant paintings that would make a fabulous statement piece in your home.


28. The Crop Over Festival – This three-month festival celebrates music, arts, food and culture. The festival ends on the first Monday of August – Kadooment Day – when locals, visitors and celebrities alike dance in the costumed street parade. 

29. Many Direct Flights - Barbados is very accessible with direct flights from London, Manchester, Toronto, Montreal, Miami, New York, Charlotte, Boston, Frankfurt and more. 


30. Perfect Place to Call Home - Barbados truly has it all! The lifestyle, the food, the culture, the beaches and of course the fabulous properties waiting for you to call home. Interested in buying a property in Barbados? Reach out to our team at info@realtorslimited.com to get started. 








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