Best Tourist Places to Visit in Saint Michael, Barbados, America

Best Tourist Places to Visit in Saint Michael, Barbados, America

Saint Michael is one of the parishes of Barbados located towards the southwest side of the country covering an area of 39 kms². It is home to the capital of Barbados, Bridgetown which is political as well as commercial and transportation hub of the country and also houses Deep Water Harbour, an international seaport of Barbados.

The major identities of Saint Michael include St. Michael’s Cathedral, Gary Sobers Sports complex, Queen Elizabeth Hospital and the National stadium.


Geography of Saint Michael:

Saint Michael is bordered by the parish of Christ Church in the south, Saint George in the east, Saint James towards northwest and Saint Thomas in the northeast. It is geographically located between 13°07′ N latitude and 59°36′ W longitude.


How to reach Saint Michael?

The only airport of Barbados, Grantley Adams International Airport in Christ Church is located around 16 kms away from the centre of Bridgetown. It receives dozens of flights during peak season from UK (London by British Airways), USA (New York, Dallas and Miami by American Airlines) and Canada (Toronto by Air Canada).

Also there are regular buses accessible at the bus stand adjoining the airport and it costs B$2 per person from airport to Bridgetown. To move within the parish, tourists can choose taxi or public buses. Saint Michael has good connectivity with nearby islands through seaway by scheduled ferries.


Culture, Food and Shopping in Saint Michael:

Saint Michael is rich in culture housing most of the religious and cultural centres of the country including Roman Catholic St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Barbados Museum and St. Michaels Cathedral.

Pelican Craft Centre in Saint Michael offers unique Barbadian handicraft products and also tourist can find shops at Fairchild Street and Bay Street and Swan Street.

List of prominent food corners in Saint Michael are:

  • Sahara Arabic Grill and Falafel
  • Cuz’s Fish Shack
  • Chilly Moo’s
  • 39 Steps Wine Bar and Bistro


Things to do in Saint Michael:

  • Mount Gay Rum Distillery Tour
  • Boat riding
  • Shopping
  • Frank Collymore Hall
  • Underwater dive park


Places of interest in Saint Michael:


Barbados Museum:

Barbados Museum reveals the history of Barbados from the first settlers to present Barbados. It also displays lot on the heritage and culture of Barbados. Barbados Museum is situated on the western side of the race course of Bridgetown. Entrance fee is B$15 for adults and B$7.50 for children.


George Washington House:

George Washington House is a well constructed residence where the first U.S. president George Washington resided for two months while his brother suffering from health problem. It was recently renovated with upgraded facilities.


Barbados National Stadium:

Barbados National Stadium is a multipurpose stadium which was inaugurated on October 23, 1970. It is located in Waterford, just 4 kms northeast of Bridgetown city. BNS is highly used for football matches and has sitting capacity of 15,000 persons.


Other places of interest in Saint Michael include:

  • Kensington Oval
  • Gary Sobers Sports complex
  • Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Conference And Cultural Centre
  • Government House
  • Barbados Turf Club
  • Ann’s Fort
  • Roman Catholic St. Patrick’s Cathedral
  • Carlisle Bay
  • The Boatyard
  • Michaels Cathedral
  • Jewish Synagogue


Best time to visit Saint Michael:

From July to November will be the ideal time to reach Saint Michael, while the weather remains constant and also there are many regional festivals held in that time.


Accommodation options in Saint Michael:

Saint Michael is the major parish of Barbados housing most of the administrative offices and tourist attractions as well as plenty of top end hotels that are specially designed for utmost comfort of both corporates and tourists and most of Saint Michael’s hotels are sited in Bridgetown. List of prominent hotels in Saint Michael is as follows:

  • Island Inn Hotel
  • Hilton Barbados Resort
  • Radisson Aquatica Resort Barbados
  • Courtyard by Marriott Bridgetown
  • Grand Barbados Beach Resort
  • Kings Beach Hotel
  • Sweetfield Manor Historic Bed & Breakfast
  • Barbados Beach Cottages
  • Nautilus Beach Apartments
  • Walmer Lodge Apartments
  • Mignon Sunshine Apartments
  • Regent Apartments

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