7 Barbados Experiences
Nothing can quite match the sophisticated charm of the Caribbean island of Barbados and luxury holidays to its shores are guaranteed to inspire and relax. It has been established as a place to see and be seen with many travelers returning year after year.
Not only does Barbados offer vistors cosmopolitan chic, white sandy beaches and azure skies there are also an abundance of activities and historical and geographical places of interest and an array of thrilling activities, so here are 7 to tempt you...
You have not experienced Barbados fully until you have seen the famous Barbados Crop Over festival. The festival begins in June with the ceremonial delivery of the last canes to be blessed followed by a calendar of fetes, parties and shows. Another famous Barbados festival is the Holetown festival held in February which includes concerts and street parades.
Glass bottom boat trips
A must on a Barbados holiday, the boat trips provide an opportunity to view a wide, colourful array of fish, marine plants and coral formations through the boat’s glass base. Experienced and knowledgeable tour guides provide instructions about snorkelling and diving in the pristine waters so you can interact with exotic marine life and feed the amicable hawksbill turtles.
Aerial Trek Zipline
For those looking for an adrenaline thrill why not try the Aerial Trek Zipline. This is an experience that lets you fly like Peter Pan 100ft above the ground and with the beautiful scenery of Barbados below. There is also the opportunity to learn more about the geological formations and eco-systems of the island.
This is a unique natural attraction, one which is a must see when visiting Barbados. Tunnels have been excavated allowing access to an underground series of caves and aquifers by tram and visitors to the caves can enjoy stunning coral formations – stalactites, stalagmites, natural springs and crystal clear underground waterfalls. The largest cavern is 50 feet high! There is also a restaurant, souvenir shop, interactive display areas, walking trails along the valley floor, and a brief video depicting the history of the caves.
Oistins Fish Market
This is best explored on a Friday or Saturday night, when you’ll enjoy the excitement and buzz of Barbados’ most popular market place. Here you’ll enjoy rubbing shoulders and parting with locals to the sounds of Calypso music emanating from the dance hall located in the centre of the market. All that dancing builds an appetite, so head for the food and beverage stalls to enjoy some traditional Bajan fare.
Catamaran Cruises are five star lunch cruises with three stops to swim and snorkel including one with the fascinating turtles. A sumptuous lunch is also provided along with cool refreshments from an open bar, snorkel equipment and transfers. The Turtles at Sunset Cocktail Cruise offers guests the chance to swim with turtles just before the sun sets into a blaze of colour and canapés and cool tropical cocktails are served. They also specialize in private charters catered to your requirements.
A journey aboard the Atlantis submarines is one of the highest rated activities in Barbados and is the only submarine company that allows you to explore the best of marine life in a real submarine. It dives to a depth of between 130-150 feet which allows you to see different types of coral, hundreds of colourful fish and even a shipwreck! Trips are organised during the day and also at night when the high powered spot lamps show the marine life in all their breathtaking colours which is something not seen during a day dive.