Although independent today, Barbados is highly influenced by its British Empire roots. The famous English tradition of afternoon tea remains popular here, cricket is consider a traditional sport in the country, and many Bajans speak with a British accent. You can see the British impact in the architecture of houses built in the 18th and 19th centuries. Barbados is a favorite destination of Canadians due to its beautiful nature, astonishing landscape and wonderful beaches. Surrounded by coral reefs that teem with fish, this atoll has plenty to offer its visitors.
Things to Do
The low-lying west coast, washed by the Caribbean Sea, glimmers with white-sand beaches and turquois water. Barbados is a paradise for active tourists. There you can enjoy all possible water sports: surfing, SUP (Stand Up Paddleboard), windsurfing, kitesurfing, along with diving and snorkeling. The incredible beauty of the underwater depths offer tourists plenty of opportunities for such activities as diving, scuba diving, snorkeling and underwater photography. The windblown Atlantic east coast is just perfect for hikes, quiet beach picnics, and SUP surfing.
Try Atlantis Submarines adventure, a stunning ocean expedition to rest your mind and stimulate the senses, while observing the beautiful underwater world of Barbados.
Get on-track to explore the famous Barbados horse races at the historic Garrison Savannah.
Explore the nightlife with Red Door Lounge – Barbados’ premier nightlife hideaway in Holetown’s trendy Second Street. Best DJs, modern vibes, great atmosphere and evenings of life music will not leave you indifferent.
For an authentic Bajan experience, try Baxters Road in Bridgetown for a “cafe crawl.” The south coast will surprise you with the rich diversity of sports bars and clubs. In the late evening, join the party for lime, a Bajan street party.
Barbados is extremely popular for its seafood. A lot of foodies have already appraised the unforgettable tastes of local snapper, shellfish, and the popular national dish, flying fish, which is served in every restaurant from five-star to small beachside cafes. It’s usually served with spicy cou-cou (cornmeal and okra).
To explore the natural beauty of the island, visit a unique phenomenon of nature, Harrison’s Cave with incredible streams of crystal-clear running water dropping from waterfalls to create deep emerald pools. Try an exotic swim with turtles and feel unity with nature. Visit astonishing tropical gardens of Barbados with wonderful and amazing Caribbean flora: Hunte’s Gardens, Welshman Hall Gully and unforgettable Orchid World.