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Top things to do in Barbados

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Things To Do In Barbados

Constantly in search of a brand new adventure and unique ways to get your kicks, you're eager to explore new territory like a pro. You're keen to set course in a new direction. It's not challenging to fill an itinerary, because Expedia can hook you up with tons of things to do. Book your activities now, and the only thing left to do is count the days until your getaway and start daydreaming. Coming up: Barbados!

  • The activities in Barbados are not only among the best, but they won't break the bank. We have 40 things to do here, and you can reserve them starting at just £16. Book your favourite tours and excursions on Expedia at an ideal value, and you will still have money for a dream hotel or upscale dinner while you are in town.
  • Barbados is popular among travellers like you. In fact, a good percentage of travellers can't wait for the next trip to the region to dive into local culture and find the top activities. The most popular things to do can earn the interest of even well-versed travellers, and it's not hard to see why. Our list includes a wide variety of culturally themed tours and excitement. With thrilling ways to take a walk on the water side like a Best of Barbados Land & Sea Tour, there are tons of opportunities at your disposal when you consider all the things you can do here at Expedia.

Our activities are the best way to organise your holiday. You'll need a game plan to make the most of a trip to Barbados, particularly when you long to include a lot of exciting activities. And it's evident that you're someone who likes to get out and about遥ou're excited to get out and see what life is like for locals. You're thrilled to sign up for the top activities around, and a quiet day exploring local neighbourhoods is always time well spent. Book professional city tours on Expedia, and you don't need a map.

Things to Do in Barbados

It’s not all rum, fun and sun on Barbados, although there is plenty of that to go around. This island in the easternmost Caribbean, just northeast of Venezuela, has a long association with the UK, as its love of cricket attests. Its name, however, comes from Portuguese: ‘los Barbados’ means the bearded ones and refers to the island’s fig trees with their hanging roots.

Luxury spas, duty free shopping, surfboarding, boat cruises, Bajan cuisine, watersports, botanic gardens, all-night parties and historic plantation houses are all here waiting to be enjoyed. First, though, you are going to have to leave that pink sand beach, gentle breeze and idyllic tropical views to go out and find them!

Areas & Neighbourhoods in Barbados

Bridgetown – The capital of Barbados is where most cruise ships dock and, as a result, is filled with wonderful duty free shopping stores and designer boutiques. It’s also a fascinating place to explore the islands history and culture: the UNESCO World Heritage site at its centre contains craft shops, galleries and museums.

Central Eastern Barbados – This is where the rugged Atlantic coast sends breakers crashing to the shore that offer an irresistible temptation to surfboarders. The quieter beaches on the east also appeal to those incurable romantics who want to get away from it all and find themselves or discover more about each other.

Western Barbados – Over on the west it’s a different story. Here the calm, Caribbean Sea has encouraged resorts to develop and life in the lap of luxury to be served up by the spoonful. Spas, fine dining, watersports and simply relaxing on the beach are the order of the day.

Southern Barbados – The party starts here, and it rarely stops! St. Lawrence Gap is a very lively area that is full of bars, restaurants and nightclubs. It’s also packed to the rafters with those who want to dance the night away.

Things to See in Barbados

Pink sand beaches fringed with palms, a cooling breeze and azure waters harbouring plenty of marine life, including sea turtles that you can swim with, may be the main sights of Barbados, but, if you explore a little further there is plenty more to see. Cricket at Kensington Oval, museums, galleries and even a day with the Bajan elite at the racecourse in Bridgetown are all easily accessible. On trips into the interior of the island you can admire the Botanical Garden or enjoy the views you zip line through the canopies. Tours of Mount Gay Rum Distillery will show you how that fiery rum is made, and trips to Harrison's Cave will bring stalactites, stalagmites, waterfalls and the mysteries of the underground into the path of your torch.

Things to Do in Barbados

Get wet as you enjoy scuba diving, kitesurfing, windsurfing, surf boarding or just splash about playing racket sports or volleyball in the shallow waters. Wildlife reserves can be found in the interior and civilised shopping trips and dining can be enjoyed in Bridgetown. Depending on your mood there are relaxed sunset cruises or all-night part spots to experience, and every evening is a gastronomic surprise. Make sure you visit the Friday night fish fry at Oistins to sample Bajan cuisine such as breaded flying fish in a spicy sauce, pepperpot stew or cutters (sandwiches made with salt bread).

You can also book top Barbados hotels and great Barbados holidays right here on Expedia.co.uk.