Beautiful Tourist Places to Visit in Barbados, America

Beautiful Tourist Places to Visit in Barbados, America

Barbados is an independent island country located in the Lesser Antilles in the Caribbean Sea at 14°14′ N 61°21′ W. It is placed around 100 kms from the Windward Islands, 165 kms from Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Islands and 400 kms from Trinidad and Tobago.

Bridgetown is the capital and the largest city and Barbadian dollar is the currency, English is the official language and Bajan is the regional language of Barbados.


Geography of Barbados:

Barbados is spread over an area of 431 sq. kms measuring length of 34 kms and width of 23 kms.


History of Barbados:

Ichirouganaim was the earlier name of Barbados and the present name may be derived from Spanish language and its literal meaning is ‘bearded ones’. Spanish were the first Europeans to visit Barbados during the end of 15th century, followed by French in 1511, Portuguese in 1536 and finally English in 1624. Barbados became independent on 30th November 1966 from the British.


How to reach Barbados?

Sir Grantley Adams International Airport is the major international airport of the country located in Seawell in Christ Church. It operates flights from and to the major American and European cities such as Toronto, Miami, New York, London, and Frankfurt, operated by Caribbean Airlines, Air Canada, American Airlines, British Airways and many other renowned airlines.

Bridgetown deep water harbour is main harbor of Barbados and bus system is relatively cheaper in Barbados compared to other Caribbean countries and minivans, taxis and rental cars are other options for local travel.


Culture, Food and Shopping in Barbados:

The population of Barbados covers different ethnic group people such as Afro-Bajan (higher in majority), followed by Asian / multiracial and European. Cricket is the national sport of Barbados.

Most of the bigger shopping malls and international restaurants of Barbados are located in the country capital Bridgetown and Cou-Cou & Flying Fish is the national dish of Barbados.


Things to do in Barbados:

  • Segway Tours
  • Atlantis Submarine Tours
  • Scuba diving
  • Catamaran Cruises
  • Swimming with sea turtles
  • Nightclubbing


Places of interest in Barbados:

Harrison’s Cave:

Harrison’s Cave is one of the popular tourist attractions of Barbados located in St. Thomas. Tourists can explore striking mall waterfalls, pools and stalagmites here. It is open from 8:45 am-3:45 pm and entrance fee is $30.


Barbados Museum:

Barbados Museum is an ideal place to learn on the history and culture of Barbados. It is situated in the capital city Bridgetown and is open from 9AM-5PM (Monday-Saturday) and 2PM-6PM (Sunday). Admission fee is B$15 for adults and B$7.50 for children.


St. Mary’s Church:

St. Mary’s Church was initially constructed in 1630 and the present structure was renovated in 1827. It is one of the main worship places of Barbados, placed in Bridgetown.


Other places of interest in Barbados include:

  • Andromeda Gardens
  • St Nicholas Abbey
  • Animal Flower Cave
  • Flower Forest
  • Parliament Building in Bridgetown
  • Malibu Rum Factory
  • Savanna Green
  • Botanical Gardens
  • Mount Gay Rum Distillery Ltd
  • Bridgetown Cricket Stadium


Best time to visit Barbados:

From July to November will be the best time to explore top beaches of Barbados.


Accommodation options in Barbados:

Barbados is an island country packed with full of natural attractions as well as world class accommodation centres. Most of the luxury hotels and resorts of the country are placed in capital city Bridgetown and Christ Church. Tourists can find all the kinds of accommodation centres ranging from budget options to top end hotels. List of main hotels and resorts in Barbados are:

  • Little Arches Boutique Hotel
  • Beach View
  • Ocean Two Resort & Residences
  • Sugar Cane Club Hotel & Spa
  • The Sandpiper
  • The House
  • Treasure Beach
  • Sandy Lane Hotel
  • Southern Surf Beach Apartments
  • Inchcape Seaside Villas
  • The Atlantis Hotel
  • Colony Club
  • Cobblers Cove
  • Crystal Cove
  • Legend Garden Condos
  • Bougainvillea Beach Resort
  • Fairmont Royal Pavilion

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