With lush tropical surroundings, white sandy beaches and tantalising culinary delights, it is clear to see why Barbados is considered by many as the “Gem of the Caribbean.” Offering the warmest of welcomes, romantic and unforgettable experiences and a host of soft-adventure and sporting activities, Barbados is so much more than sun, sea and sand – although it also boasts pristine beaches and azure waters!

Its capital, Bridgetown, is a UNESCO World Heritage site known for colonial architecture and bustling markets. Barbados is renowned for vibrant festivals like Crop Over, celebrating its sugar cane history with music and colourful costumes. The island and its people invite you to soak up the culture, relax, and immerse yourself in the Bajan lifestyle. Barbados is truly a destination like no other.

Barbados Highlights

Harrison's Cave
Explore the stunning underground world of Harrison's Cave with its crystal-clear streams, waterfalls, mirror-like pools and impressive stalactites and stalagmites that can be seen on the tram tour through the cave. One of the island's natural wonders, it is set in the central uplands and can be reached either on a tour or by renting a car. Tours also often taken in Hunte's Botanical Gardens.
Check out the Bajan cuisine
The island's cuisine blends African, British and Caribbean influences, featuring dishes like flying fish (often eaten in a salt roll sandwich called a flying fish cutter served up at beach bars) and cou-cou, made from cron meal and okra. Make sure you include Oistins Fish Fry Friday on your visit to Barbados. Held on a beach on Barbados’ south-west coast, it is a lively event with music and dancing where you locals and international visitors mingle and you get to savour some of the best fish you will ever taste.
Take a rum distillery tour
Barbados is known for its rum. It was one of the by-products of the production of sugarcane, which was introduced by the Jewish community who fled South America and settled in Barbados in the 17th century. You can visit several distilleries to learn about the island's rum-making heritage that continues to this day, among them Foursquare and St Nicholas Abbey. Mount Gay is the world's oldest continually-running producer of rum, having started production back in 1703. Choose from tours that include tastings, distillery experiences or a masterclass and cocktail workshop.
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