Barbados

Barbados

Things to do - general

Barbados is the easternmost island in the Lesser Antilles. It is flat in comparison to its island neighbours to the west, the Windward Islands. The island rises gently to the central highland region, with the highpoint of the nation being Mount Hillaby, in the geological Scotland District, 340 metres (1,120 ft) above sea level. The island is situated in the Atlantic Ocean, east of the other West Indies Islands.

In the parish of Saint Michael lies Barbados’ capital and main city, Bridgetown. Other major towns scattered across the island include Holetown, in the parish of Saint James; Oistins, in the parish of Christ Church; and Speightstown, in the parish of Saint Peter.

 

 

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Country Barbados
Population277,821
Visa requirements

No Visa Required

Languages spokenEnglish
Currency usedBarbadian Dollars (BBD) $1 USD - $2 BBD
Area (km2)439 km² 166 sq mi
Vistamar Villas

Vistamar Villas

Lot 13 Prospect Road, Prospect, St.James, Barbados
Vistamar Villas are family-run short-term holiday apartments located along the Platinum Coast of Bar More info

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Things To Do

Animal Flower Cave

40300894_3a1fc29a6e_oPhoto by Sharon Terry /Creative Commons

Located to the North of the Island in the parish of St.Lucy is The Animal Flower Cave.
Named "Animal Flower Cave" because of the sea anemones that can be found in the pools around the cave. Some of these pools are deep enough for you to swim in.
The Cave opens up in Several locations, allowing spectacular views of the ocean.The Cave walls are filled with formations that are colored different shades of green and brown.
Animal Flower cave is an amazing Activity in Barbados.

Harrison's Cave

Harrisons CavePhoto by Loozrboy / Creative Commons

At the heart of Barbados lies one of its greatest wonders, Harrison’s Cave. Located in the central uplands of the island, this breathtakingly beautiful, crystallized limestone cavern is a testament to nature’s mastery. Flowing streams, deep pools of crystal clear water and towering columns characterize this living cave. Gaze in wonder at the white flow stones and in awe at the beauty of the speleothems which adorn the cave. Be sure to make Harrison’s Cave your first stop while in Barbados and Unearth the Adventure!
www.harrisonscave.com

Bottom Bay

Bottom BayPhoto by Brook Ward / Creative Commons

The beach is semi enclosed by high coral cliffs, providing a panoramic view of the south shore. The scene is completed by the presence of tall palm trees that add to the peaceful and relaxing atmosphere of the bay.
Always a popular picnic spot, it is also becoming a popular place to live and a number of homes are being built on the tops of the cliffs overlooking the beach and ocean. People who live there report spotting turtles and whales in the waters below the rocks.
Bathing here is not recommended, as the waves are very strong, and great care should be shown by those who choose to do so.

Andromeda Botanical Gardens

Andromeda botanical gardensPhoto by Jack Says Relax / CC License

The Andromeda Botanical Gardens, found in the parish of St.Joseph, is a six-acre garden containing several varieties of orchids, palms, ferns, heliconia, hibiscus, bougainvillea, begonias and cacti.
The beautiful and exotic flowers and trees are complemented by a lovely stream which bisects the land and forms enchanting pools and waterfalls.

Miami Beach

Miami Beach BarbadosPhoto by Jow Ross / CC License

Miami Beach, Barbados, near the town of Oistins, is a popular sandy beach . It is located on the south coast of the island, with usually calm waters and brilliant sunset views. On its north side is Enterprise Beach, a much more sheltered bay popular with families. Miami Beach is popular with both locals and tourists.