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Things to Do, Sights and Activity Guide for Barbados Vacations

The island of Barbados is known for its well-manicured golf courses, immaculate tennis courts, polo and cricket grounds, and its lush landscape. One can also visit the Mount Gay Rum factory, hike with monkeys in the rain forest and explore the ruins of former sugar cane plantations. Your WIMCO Villa Specialist can recommend things to do in Barbados, then make the reservations for you.

Andromeda Gardens - (St. Joseph)

Administered by the Barbados National Trust, the Andromeda Gardens are a collection of exotic plant specimens from around the world. The gardens overlook the Bathsheba coastline. $ Open Daily +1 (246) 433-9261

Atlantis Submarine

Experience a unique underwater adventure in a real submarine. Explore Barbados' oldest natural artifact, the coral reef, estimated to have started formation 20 million years ago.

Barbados Museum - (St. Michael)

Located in the former British Military Prison, this museum contains artifacts from Arawak days (around 400 BC) and galleries that depict 19th-century military history and everyday life. $ Open Daily +1 (246) 427-0201

Barbados Wildlife Reserve

Stroll freely through this wildlife reserve, where you'll watch animals at close range and in their own natural environment.

Bottom Bay - (St. Philip)

This beautiful cove is accessible from steps from the cliffs above, and also has a cave to explore. Bottom Bay is a great place to bring a picnic to, but know that there are no facilities.

Folkestone Marine Park & Visitor Centre - (Holetown)

This underwater snorkeling trail also is a popular dive site, with a sunken barge home to a riot of colorful fish. Weekdays 9-5 +1 (246) 422-2314

Gun Hill Signal Station - (St. George)

The Gun Hill Signal Station was a strategically important garrison for the 18th-century British army. Come for a short history lesson but mainly for the gorgeous view. Weekdays 9-5 +1 (246) 429-1358

Golf on Barbados

Barbados offers several options for the golfer. We recommend the courses at Sandy Lane and Royal Westmoreland. Click here to read more about golfing on Barbados.

Harrison's Cave - (St. Thomas)

One of Barbados's most popular attractions, Harrison's Cave is a limestone cavern, complete with stalactites, subterranean streams, and a forty foot waterfall. $$ Open Daily. +1 (246) 417-3700

Hunte's Gardens - (St. Joseph)

Centrally located in lush hills of St. Joseph's, these gardens are accessible from all around Barbados. A picturesque, easy-to-walk path through the center of Barbados' rain forest is an adventure for the whole family. $$ Daily 9-4. +1 (246) 433-3333

Island Safari

Step into safari equipped Land Rovers and prepare yourself for the island tour of your life. Island safari shows you the island like no one else can. They'll take you to some of the most beautiful places on the island which are inaccessible except by their 4x4 Safari Land Rovers.

Mount Gay Rum Visitors Centre - (St. Micheal)

Experience the history of Mount Gay rum with a tour. Calling ahead suggested. +1 (246) 227-8800

Shopping

Bridgetown

Shopping in the the village of Bridgetown consists of many duty free shops, shopping malls such as The Colonnade Mall, and department stores such as Cave Shepard and Harrisons. If you visit Swan Street, you will find man vendors and street stalls selling jewelery, crafts, fruits & vegetables. The Oistins Fishing Village is the centre of the Bajan Fishing industry and is famous for its fish market.

Holetown

If you are looking for supermarkets and gift shops, find your way to Holetown. The West Coast Mall, Lime Grove, and Sunset Mall in Sunset Crest is where you can do your grocery shopping as well as large department stores. The Chattel House Village is a shopping village comprised of several shops selling souvenirs, gift items and more! These shops are all replicas of the traditional Bajan chattel house and are painted in beautiful pastel colors.

Speightstown

Shopping in the village of Speightstown is not as extensive as the other Barbados cities but has a few street stalls selling fruits and vegetables. Speightstown is located in the parish of St.Peter in the north western region of the island. Queen Street runs through the centre of the village and has a variety of stores. This is where you will find Jordans Supermarket, a local grocery store.


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