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The beautiful island of Barbados, while justifiably famed for its fantastic beaches and bays, is far more than that. Brimming with friendly and fun loving locals and a country rich in culture, tradition and history, this island really seems to have it all. 

Since the island was a colony of the British Empire for over 300 years the English influence is very strong. The Island gained full independence in 1966, but maintained ties to the British monarch and remains a member of the Commonwealth today.

In 2011, Historic Bridgetown and its Garrison were inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. They are considered an outstanding example of British colonial architecture consisting of a well-preserved old town built in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, testifying to the spread of Great Britain’s Atlantic colonial empire.

Apart from the green monkey, other animals found in Barbados include the mongoose, red-footed tortoise, various species of lizards, whistling frogs and toads. Barbados is also a haven for many turtles, including the Leatherback and Hawksbill turtles. In certain areas turtles have become accustomed to humans and are relatively tame and you can swim with them as they feed amongst the coral.

Annual festivals are deeply important to Barbadians and each has its own historical and cultural significance. Crop Over reflects the history of the sugar industry, The Holetown Festival commemorates the arrival of the first British settlers, and The Oistins Fish Festival pays tribute to those who work in the fishing industry.

Snow Cones are a refreshing treat that are a must try on the island. Barbados Snow Cone vendors can be seen peddling a bicycle with an icebox full of shaved ice and flavourings attached, under a huge bright umbrella. They attend all popular outdoor events and can be found at popular beaches and in Bridgetown.

Barbados is also the birthplace of the oldest rum brand in the world, Mount Gay. In 1703 Mount Gay Rum began distilling the oldest brand of rum in existence on the island and the original distillery still exists. During your visit you can choose from a number of tours and taste various rums while learning about the history of its production.

LEARN MORE

For those who aspire for more than lounging around on flawless white beaches and beneath perfect blue skies, Barbados offers several exciting excursions to satisfy even the most adventurous soul.

CRUISES
Hop aboard an all-inclusive CATAMARAN CRUISE with stops for snorkeling, swimming with sea turtles and exploring shipwrecks. Or opt for the JOLLY ROGER Black Pearl Party Cruise, a pirate-themed day party with all the rum you can drink.

WATER SPORTS
KITESURF with one of the Caribbean’s premier kite surf schools, or if you’d rather be SURFING bring a board along and ride some waves at the famous Soup Bowl on the East coast. Try your hand at STAND UP PADDLE BOARDING, or give PARASAILING a go and soar up to 250 feet to admire the beautiful coastline of Barbados and the Caribbean Sea from above.

SCUBA DIVING & SNORKELING
SCUBA DIVE or SNORKEL on some of the healthiest reefs in the Caribbean with endless opportunities for wreck diving. Barbados is home to a healthy population of hawksbill and leatherback turtles who can be seen playing and feeding along the inshore reefs.

SUBMARINE TOURS & DEEP SEA FISHING
Dive deeper into the undersea world with a SUBMARINE TOUR or try your hand at deep sea fishing on one of the FISHING CHARTERS available.

ISLAND SAFARI & SEAFARI
Sign up for an ISLAND SAFARI tour and spend the day off-roading in some of the most strikingly scenic parts of Barbados. For a thrill closer to the ocean, try a SEAFARI and blast across the waves of the scenic South Coast in a Power Boat with speeds up to 50 mph.

HARRISON’S CAVE
Tour through HARRISON’S CAVE, a crystallized, limestone cave characterized by flowing streams, deep pools of crystal clear water and towering columns.

HISTORICAL TOURS
Go on a HISTORICAL TOUR of Barbados and learn about its culturally rich past and beautiful historical buildings.

RUM TOURS
Barbados is the birthplace of the oldest rum brand in the world, Mount Gay, and the original distillery still exists! Take the MOUNT GAY RUM TOUR and taste various rums while learning about the history of its production.

RACETRACK DRIVING EXPERIENCE
Head to the BUSHY PARK RACING CIRCUIT where you can have the chance to see, hear and feel what it’s like to push a racing car or kart to the limit.

The beautiful island of Barbados, while justifiably famed for its fantastic beaches and bays, is far more than that. Brimming with friendly and fun loving locals and a country rich in culture, tradition and history, this island really seems to have it all.

 

 

Since the island was a colony of the British Empire for over 300 years the English influence is very strong. The Island gained full independence in 1966, but maintained ties to the British monarch and remains a member of the Commonwealth today.

 

In 2011, Historic Bridgetown and its Garrison were inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. They are considered an outstanding example of British colonial architecture consisting of a well-preserved old town built in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, testifying to the spread of Great Britain’s Atlantic colonial empire.

 

Apart from the green monkey, other animals found in Barbados include the mongoose, red-footed tortoise, various species of lizards, whistling frogs and toads. Barbados is also a haven for many turtles, including the Leatherback and Hawksbill turtles. In certain areas turtles have become accustomed to humans and are relatively tame and you can swim with them as they feed amongst the coral.

 

Annual festivals are deeply important to Barbadians and each has its own historical and cultural significance. Crop Over reflects the history of the sugar industry, The Holetown Festival commemorates the arrival of the first British settlers, and The Oistins Fish Festival pays tribute to those who work in the fishing industry.

 

Snow Cones are a refreshing treat that are a must try on the island. Barbados Snow Cone vendors can be seen peddling a bicycle with an icebox full of shaved ice and flavourings attached, under a huge bright umbrella. They attend all popular outdoor events and can be found at popular beaches and in Bridgetown.

 

Barbados is also the birthplace of the oldest rum brand in the world, Mount Gay. In 1703 Mount Gay Rum began distilling the oldest brand of rum in existence on the island and the original distillery still exists. During your visit you can choose from a number of tours and taste various rums while learning about the history of its production.

 

LEARN MORE

 

For those who aspire for more than lounging around on flawless white beaches and beneath perfect blue skies, Barbados offers several exciting excursions to satisfy even the most adventurous soul.

CRUISES

Hop aboard an all-inclusive CATAMARAN CRUISE with stops for snorkeling, swimming with sea turtles and exploring shipwrecks. Or opt for the JOLLY ROGER Black Pearl Party Cruise, a pirate-themed day party with all the rum you can drink.

WATER SPORTS

KITESURF with one of the Caribbean’s premier kite surf schools, or if you’d rather be SURFING bring a board along and ride some waves at the famous Soup Bowl on the East coast. Try your hand at STAND UP PADDLE BOARDING, or give PARASAILING a go and soar up to 250 feet to admire the beautiful coastline of Barbados and the Caribbean Sea from above.

SCUBA DIVING & SNORKELING

SCUBA DIVE or SNORKEL on some of the healthiest reefs in the Caribbean with endless opportunities for wreck diving. Barbados is home to a healthy population of hawksbill and leatherback turtles who can be seen playing and feeding along the inshore reefs.

SUBMARINE TOURS & DEEP SEA FISHING

Dive deeper into the undersea world with a SUBMARINE TOUR or try your hand at deep sea fishing on one of the FISHING CHARTERS available.

ISLAND SAFARI & SEAFARI

Sign up for an ISLAND SAFARI tour and spend the day off-roading in some of the most strikingly scenic parts of Barbados. For a thrill closer to the ocean, try a SEAFARI and blast across the waves of the scenic South Coast in a Power Boat with speeds up to 50 mph.

HARRISON’S CAVE

Tour through HARRISON’S CAVE, a crystallized, limestone cave characterized by flowing streams, deep pools of crystal clear water and towering columns.

HISTORICAL TOURS

Go on a HISTORICAL TOUR of Barbados and learn about its culturally rich past and beautiful historical buildings.

RUM TOURS

Barbados is the birthplace of the oldest rum brand in the world, Mount Gay, and the original distillery still exists! Take the MOUNT GAY RUM TOUR and taste various rums while learning about the history of its production.

RACETRACK DRIVING EXPERIENCE

Head to the BUSHY PARK RACING CIRCUIT where you can have the chance to see, hear and feel what it’s like to push a racing car or kart to the limit.