Island Attractions

 

Please note that these attractions listed are but a selection of what Barbados has to offer.  Feel free to enquire about any that you may not see listed here.  E&OE.

What to do in Barbados

 

Andromeda Gardens: 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. The name Andromeda is derived from the mythical Greek goddess who was chained to a rock. Work on the Garden was started in 1954 by Mrs. Iris Bannochie, a local horticulturist. At her death, Mrs. Bannochie bequeathed Andromeda to the Barbados National Trust, which now runs the Garden. There is a gift shop and café just by the entrance. Open Daily: 9am - 4:30pm. Admission: BDS $20.00 / US $10.00 (Children 6 - 12 years: BDS $10.00 / US $5.00) 

Atlantis Submarines: The family friendly, Atlantis Submarine adventure is one of the most unique and highly recommended attractions in Barbados. Imagine yourself in a real submarine, with view ports all around, fully submerged in the aquamarine Caribbean Sea, as curious fish peek in and sea fans sway.  This fully narrated “must-do” undersea voyage, can take you to a shipwreck at 130 feet, during the day or night. Create safe, fun, unforgettable memories underwater, while preserving the environment. $208 USD/per couple for day and night dives.

Bajan Roots & Rhythms: Bajan Roots & Rhythms, held at The Plantation Theatre, is the only dinner and stage show in Barbados designed to offer visitors a genuine representation of West Indian culture. Bajan Roots & Rhythms, uniquely known for its interactive segments and party atmosphere, affords its guests plenty of opportunities to join in the fun. Highlighted several times on CNN’s Travel Guide, BET, the BBC and Granada Television in the UK, Bajan Roots & Rhythm explores the fascinating history and musical heritage of Barbados. From Authentic Bajan Buffet, excellent entertainment and dancing, it all adds up to one of the best nights-out in Barbados. Wednesdays and Fridays, 630pm-1030pm. Dinner & Show:US$97.50 Adults (Teens 13 - 18 years: US$75.00) (Children 3 - 12 years: US$45.00Show ONLY: US$57.50 Adults (Teens 13 - 18 years: US$40.00) (Children 3 - 12 years: US$30.00)

Barbados Wildlife Reserve: Is there a Barbados zoo? No, actually we have something even better - a wildlife reserve! The Barbados Wildlife Reserve is located in a natural mahogany wood across the road from the Farley Hill National Park in the northern parish of St. Peter. Here you have a unique opportunity to stroll freely through the Reserve watching the animals at close range and in their own natural environment. There are few cages and the animals can be observed as they eat, play and interact with the other animals.  What types of animals will you spot here? The Barbados Green Monkeys are common and are especially popular at the afternoon feeding time. Note that the monkeys are free to leave the reserve and often do so during the day. Birds vary from colourful parrots, flamingoes and peacocks to brown pelicans and sparrows. The walk-through aviary is a special treat! Reptile lovers will appreciate the collection of snakes (these are in cages!), iguanas, turtles and tortoises. Non-native animals include the Brocket Deer, agouti, caiman (looks like an alligator) and armadillo. Opening Hours: Daily from 10am - 5pm Barbados Wildlife Reserve Tours  From 10am, last tour at 4pm Feeding time: 2pm daily. Adults BDS $23.50 / US $11.75 Children (3-12 yrs old) BDS $11.75 / US $5.87 Children under 3 yrs old FREE.

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Coconut Tours: Coconut Tours is a local company specializing in many different types of tours & transportation services, here on our island Barbados. Whether it be going right around the entire island, playing with green monkeys or exploring caves. Coconut Tours will show you that from North to South, East to West you will soon find out why were the best. 360 Tour: This is a fantastic way for your guests to get to see from coast to coast of our entire island all wrapped up into one magnificent adventure.

Flower Forest: Welcome to the Flower Forest!53.6 acres reserved only for green botanical ventures, never to be developed for housing or industry, with 7 acres of wild garden in the Barbados ‘Scotland District’ 750 ft above sea level! Panoramic views looking over Chalky Mount and the East Coast!Flowers all year round! Relaxed, informal cafe for lunches and teas. Founded and successful since 1985, now run by David Spieler. We are open from 8-4 daily except Christmas Day and Good Friday. Last entries to the garden before 4 pm. Sorry no entries after 4 pm. Bds $20 (US $10) per adult, children under 13 half price. Group guided tours by prior arrangement (extra charge for a guide).Handicap accessible pavilion and bathroom. Pathways are smooth but there are areas where help may be required for wheelchairs to ascend and descend gradients. There are no steps on the 2 main paths.

Harbour Lights Beach Extravaganza: Whether you like partying to the hypnotic beat of the best live local band, liming under the stars while sipping tropical cocktails or just simply relaxing by the water’s edge, Harbour Lights is the place to be. Our Beach Extravaganza is the perfect place for Barbados dining, fusing a fantastic local BBQ with amazing cultural entertainment including the Fire Eater, Stilt Walker and Limbo Dancer. What better way to eat out in Barbados than to have the sand between your toes, the star lit skies above and a great show! Harbour Lights Nightclub is a renowned open air beach front nightclub located just 5mins from the heart of Bridgetown and perfectly positioned on the stunning Carlisle Bay Beach. Mondays and Wednesdays, COST: US $82.50 / BDS $165.00Go in your shorts and sandals and be prepared for a night to remember. All ages welcome 7:00 pm to 10:30 pm on Mondays and Wednesdays only. Age limit enforced after 10:30 pm. The night club continues, with Free Drinks until 2 a.m. and DJ music, dinner show guests are welcome to stay on at no extra cost.

Harrison's Cave: 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! SIGNATURE TRAM TOUR Duration: 1 hour Tour Schedule: Daily 8:45 am to 3:45 pm Visitor Tour Rate: Adults US$30.30 / BDS$60.00 | Children US$15.15 / BDS$30.00

Island Safari: "The Islands most popular tour!" Our Adventure Safari is a non-stop-fun expedition taking you to the Eastern and Northeastern side of the island. Relax as our entertaining drivers skillfully navigate you on and off-road to some of the least-seen but most magnificent locations in Barbados. On this safari 4x4 tour we visit Edge Cliff, Bathsheba, Joe's River Forest and much more - including two stops by the beach and an opportunity to experience some of the best photo opportunities of Barbados' magical coastline. Lunch is a traditional island style meal served with a drink and of course, our famous Jungle Juice (Rum Punch), juice, diet drinks and snacks are served along the way. Includes: round trip transportation from your hotel, sumptuous buffet lunch and dessert and drinks and snacks along the way. Duration: approximately 5 1/2 hours, pick up times: 8:30am - 9:30am and returns: 2:30pm - 3:30pm. Adventure Safari  $92.50 USD/adult and $60 USD/child . Discovery Safari (half day tour) $50 USD/adult, $37.50 USD/child.  Land & Sea Safari $137.50 USD/adult,  $75 USD/child.

Mount Gay Rum Tour & Visitor's Centre: How to come to the Visitor Center? It is a journey into the unknown. An excursion like no other! Anticipation fills the air as eager visitors arrive with great expectations. The unique Mount Gay Rum Tour exceeds your wildest expectations as visitors walk through time and discover the secret behind Barbados’ finest and most celebrated golden spirit – the 300-year-old Mount Gay Rum. It’s about time! A beaming tour guide greets guests in a lush tropical garden. Then it’s about that time…the tour guide leads the way and the journey unfolds. Tour Prices: Traditional Tour USD $7.00 (children free), Approximatively 45 minutes. Lunch Tour USD $50.00 (children half price), Reservations required, Approximatively 2 hours. Cocktail Tour USD $35.00 (no children allowed), Reservations required, Approximatively 2 hours. Cocktail tour at 2:00pm. Business Hours Open Monday to Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm. First tour at 9:30am Last tour at 3:30pm Tours run every hour.  Open Saturdays 10:00 am – 4:00pm First tour at 10:30am Last tour at 2:30pm Tours run every hour.

St. Nicholas Abbey: There are only three remaining Jacobean mansions in the Western hemisphere. This is one of them. Lovingly restored and set in park-like gardens surrounded by cane fields, the heritage gem brings the romance and rue, the toil and grandeur of the plantation era to life. In fact, it is a working plantation. Upgraded in 2007, and staffed with superb guides, St. Nicholas Abbey is a totally crafted experience. There is so much to appreciate, from gardening to early technology, from antiques to rum production, from plantation agriculture and the role of enslaved Africans, to architecture and hurricane lore. The impact is heightened by a rare 1930s documentary on sugar production, and a steam-driven sugar cane mill which operates on specific days during cane season (February – July.) A carefully-blended rum is bottled here. Bottles can be purchased, and can be personalized by instant etching onto special decanters. Price $35 BBD Adults, BBD$ 20 Children.

Sunbury Plantation House: Sunbury Planatation House is over 300 years old, steeped in history, featuring mahogany antiques, old prints and a unique collection of horse-drawn carriages. This is the only great house, with all rooms available for viewing.  The Courtyard Restaurant and bar offer refreshments to visitors daily.  Open 7 days a week 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.  (last tour at 4:30 p.m.) Historic Tour Admission: BDS$15.00 / US$7.50 -Kids (12 years & Under): 1/2 price.

Zipline (Aerial Trek): Aerial Trek Zipline Adventures commenced operations on September 8th 2007. Aerial Trek is located at Walkes Spring Plantation, Jack-in-the-Box Gully St. Thomas, on the beautiful Island of Barbados. The Zipline tour is constructed as a course of eight platforms that are built around the canopy of the trees within the gully, and therefore is categorized as a moderate level activity tour. The course is over 1000 feet in length and the highest platform is over 100 feet with the longest Zipline cable running close to 300 feet. $92 USD/per person.

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