Barbados – A top destination for Gen Z & Millennials

Barbados – A top destination for Gen Z & Millennials

After losing two years of travelling the world due to the pandemic, now is the time to get out there and follow your wanderlust desires. In fact, a recent travel report found that 64% of 13-39-year-olds say travel is even more important to them now than it was before COVID. 

In an American Express’ travel report, it was found that 62% of respondents want to take 2-4 trips this year, with Millennials leading the wave. They found that Millennials want to go somewhere where they can immerse themselves in local culture—and want to take international trips to places where they can experience new foods, sites and ways of life. Barbados checks all of these boxes with a truly unique and beautiful island experience, ideal for young travelers. 

The Food and Rum

To truly experience a culture, you must taste it! Barbados promises to tantalize your tastebuds with fresh local seafood, some of the Caribbean’s best street food and fine dining experiences. Feeling adventurous? Try some of the unique cultural dishes like cou cou and flying fish (the National Dish) or Pudding and Souse (a local favourite). The “Pudding” is a steamed sweet potato, sometimes served in a sausage tubing. The “Souse” is essentially pickled pork with cucumber and delicious local herbs. One of our favourite places to try souse is the Village Bar at Lemon Arbour. Here you will get the full local Bajan Rum Shop Experience. Another cultural must visit is Oistins Fish Fry on a Friday night.

Fun Fact: The oldest rum brand in the world is Barbados very own ‘Mount Gay Rum’ - an absolute must try when on the island. We highly recommend booking the Mount Gay Rum Tour when you can learn about the history of the brand, making the rum and sampling various blends of course! 

Travel Tip: The Rum Tour is a few streets down from Rihanna Drive. Head there after to see Rihanna’s childhood home. 

Action Packed Fun 

Challenge your travel group to a karting race around the Bushy Park Race Track where legendary Lewis Hamilton has raced before. Hike the rugged east coast of the island with Monkey Trails Barbados or do a highly rated e-bike tour with EBike Island Adventures.

Rather hit the water? Learn to surf with a fun filled lesson with Barry’s Surf School or our team can help you book a jet ski rental or waterskiing session with Sublime Barbados and their fabulous team of instructors. Looking for something to do at night? The Harbor Lights Dinner Show is a fun way to experience the culture, while enjoying a local buffet, unlimited alcoholic drinks and an after party on Wednesdays. 

Super Instagramable 

Barbados is a true beauty! From the natural tropical environment and beaches to the colourful and unique architecture. Here are our top 10 most Instagrammable spots in Barbados, because what is a vacation if you can’t get a few great shots for the IG reel. 

  1. Animal Flower Cave 
  2. Cherry Tree Hill 
  3. West Coast Beaches at Sunset
  4. Bathsheba
  5. Farley Hill National Park 
  6. Harrison’s Cave 
  7. Colourful Queen’s Street in Speightstown
  8. Bottom Bay Beach 
  9. On a Catamaran 
  10. Historic Bridgetown 

Culture you will fall in love with 

What makes Barbados a truly unique travel experience is our people and our culture. Bajans are very warm and friendly people. Visitors to the island are encouraged to ‘live like a local’ and visit local rum shops where they can play dominoes with the welcoming Barbadians or enjoy local food and drink. We recommend visiting The Bay Lounge on the East Coast or John Moore’s Rum Shop on the West Coast. Both have specular views and are a truly local experience. 

Rent a car and get lost exploring the island like a local. Barbados is a safe destination, though we do encourage all exploring be done in the daytime. If you need help with directions a passerby will gladly help by going into detail, in their Bajan accent with a smile on their face. There is so much to love about Barbados and many people have fallen in love with the island and chosen to extend their stay with the one-year Barbados Welcome Stamp. Add Barbados to your travel Bucket List – you won’t regret it!

Top 10 Group Getaway Villas Perfect for Young Travelers 

Book your Barbados escape with your travel buddies and stay at one of the islands most breathtaking villas, here are some of our favourites (click the names for more photos and details)

  1. Sundown Villa – Beachfront – Sleeps 8 – From $750 USD / night
  2. The One – Beachfront – Sleeps 10 – From $1,250 USD / night
  3. Fosters House – Beachfront – Sleeps 8 – From $1,600 USD / night
  4. Godings Beach House – Beachfront – Sleeps 10 – From $5,000 USD / night
  5. Sandalwood House – Sandy Lane – Sleeps 12 – From $1,200 USD / night
  6. Point of View – Sandy Lane – Sleeps 10 – From $3,000 USD / night
  7. Happy Trees – Sandy Lane – Sleeps 8 – From $1,380 USD / night
  8. Prudence – West Coast Villa – Sleeps 16 – From $2,000 USD / night
  9. Hummingbird – Mullins Bay – Sleeps 8 – From $675 USD / night
  10. Ixora – Royal Westmoreland Golf – Sleeps 8 – From $1,175 USD / night

Email to book your accommodation, tours, dinner reservations, car rentals and more. Our team is happy to help with anything you may need.



What Guest Are Saying

We have thoroughly enjoyed a 2 week stay at this splendid villa. Our holiday has been further enhanced by the wonderful service of Ernesta and Geoffrey has the best smile to greet you every morning.

Anchorage, Sandy Lane, St. James, Barbados

Jean, Roy & Friends

We enjoyed our stay at Little Good Harbour House. Kaye was wonderful cooking our favourite food and being so good with all our wishes. Megan was so kind, thoughtful and leaving no stone unturned.

Little Good Harbour House, Shermans, St. Lucy, Barbados

Fazeela & Friends

This has been one of the best trips of our lives. Thanks everyone very much, and we can't wait to come back! Thanks again!

Innisfree, Sandy Lane Estate, St. James, Barbados

Charles Thomas & Party

After many holidays in Barbados, we finally stayed at Seascape. We can remember many occasions walking on Gibbs Beach and admiring the villa, wishing we could stay.

Seascape, Gibbs, St. Peter, Barbados - Beachfront

Craig, Sandy, Family & Friends

The Carrigans had a fantastic return to beautiful Barbados and Innisfree was such a wonderful place to stay. Thank you for sharing this beautiful home with us.

Innisfree, Sandy Lane Estate, St. James, Barbados

The Carrigans

I had a fabulous time staying at the guest house. The view over the treetops is beautiful and we were greeted with different wildlife in the morning, delicious food in the evening.

Innisfree, Sandy Lane Estate, St. James, Barbados

Katie & Hannah Carrigan

Thank you all for taking such great care of us. We really appreciate all you do, especially the delicious meals and the many, many loads of laundry. We had a wonderful time in Barbados!

Evergreen, Sandy Lane, St. James, Barbados

Max & Lorraine

Dear Janelle & Chanel, thank you so much for taking such wonderful care of us on this vacation! I felt entirely at home and comfortable because of all your hard work behind the scenes.

Evergreen, Sandy Lane, St. James, Barbados

Gabe. R

Fabulous fortnight here. Kay is a fantastic cook! She even worked out how to fillet the Lion Fish we caught whilst scuba diving! Megan is a fantastic housekeeper and the laundry service is brilliant.

Little Good Harbour House, Shermans, St. Lucy, Barbados

Colin & Kathy Little/ Rob & Denise

This is my 2nd stay at Grendon House and I’ve had an absolute blast spending time with family. Swimming at Sandy Lane and enjoying Pina Coladas at the beach became a daily ritual.

Grendon House, Sandy Lane, St. James, Barbados

Andi & Roy

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