What was once considered a destination only for the wealthy, Barbados has transformed into a vacation that’s affordable for any and every one. With many beaches to visit in the Caribbean Islands, Barbados stands out with its quality of activities away from the sand. From family fun to romantic evenings, you just can’t lose in Barbados when it comes to finding things to do. Here are a few examples:
Swim in a cave
Harrison’s Cave is a beautiful crystalized limestone cavern and a major draw for many people who have booked holidays to Barbados in 2014. Experience a quieter island cave with its only accessible sea cave, the Animal Sea Cave. Named after its sea anemones, beautiful scenery and marine life greet you, and there are rock pools to swim in and explore. Even when exiting the cave, you shouldn’t miss the views. Be sure to bring a sturdy pair of shoes though, as the rocks can be a bit tricky to navigate.
Learn to surf
Due to its relative isolation in the Atlantic, Barbados is the place to learn to surf with its waves that seem to ride forever. If you’d rather relax and spectate, then the Soup Bowl at Bathsheba Beach is the place that you want to be. It’s one of the island’s most famous surf spots, and surfers from all over the world come to test their wares there.
Hit the horse races
Horse racing in Barbados is a family filled affair, not just for the serious betters. There are around 25 horse races per year at the Garrison Savannah, during which vendors, parades, and all kinds of food complete the lively atmosphere. Entry prices aren’t particularly expensive, which makes an afternoon at the races as affordable a way to spend the afternoon as it is fun.
Eat at a fish fry
One of four towns in Barbados, Oistins is home to the largest fishing community on the island. It’s also home to some of the freshest and tastiest fish you could ever try. On Friday and Saturday nights, there’s a weekly fish fry, where locals and tourists alike partake in this delicious tradition. To make things even better, these fish fries are accompanied by live music, turning weekends into a joyous, delectable event.
Get acquainted with the wildlife
Barbados doesn’t have a zoo, instead opting to keep animals in their natural habitat. Spot local animals at the Barbados Wildlife Reserve, such as peacocks, green monkeys, pelicans, and armadillos wandering around.
Perhaps the best part about Barbados is, even without partaking in any activities, you’ll have a great time. At the end of the day, you have the temperate weather and crystal clear water to take total advantage of. Go for it!