Barbados is known for its beautiful beaches, but that doesn't mean sand and surf are the only ways to enjoy the island. Plenty of outdoor activities allow travelers to take in a little sun and a lot more of Barbados.
If you are considering exploring a new environment with the wind in your face, you will encounter 10 places that can help you. To find out about other bike and scooter rentals, navigate to this page.
Those who want to dive right in to the action, though, can do so when it comes to seeing the underwater beauty of Barbados. Several dive sites, including a good number with sunken ships, are popular with travelers. These shipwrecks often create a perfect habitat for incredible coral and underwater creatures. Snorkelers, too, can spend a bit of time viewing the undersea life.
There are 8 dive services and at least 36 different dive sites in the area. Navigate to this article which is all about scuba diving in this area if you'd like to discover more information.
If you want to know what is important to the people of Barbados, pay attention to the things they celebrate. Island events and festivals are not only fun and lively ways to pass time, but they have meaning to locals. There are constantly music festivals and other events celebrating the arts going on, so that shows you that the arts have great importance to the people of Barbados. Also of significance is heritage and culture. If there is a festival going on during your stay on the island, make a point to get out there and mingle. Not only will you see a lot of friendly faces, but you will also get to sample local fare, and find plenty of booths at which artisans are selling their wares. Click here to learn more
If you'd like to leave dry land but also keep yourself dry, chartering a fishing boat may be the perfect option. Fish in the Caribbean come in all shapes and sizes. In Barbados the fish come in plenty of large sizes for anglers seeking record-earning catches.
If you have some fishing fanatics in your group, they're in luck -- they can go fishing with one of the 9 charter operators in this area. Click this link to see our page dedicated to this topic.
Golf is a popular activity here, as indicated by the presence of 7 different golf courses. The area courses include Barbados Golf Club, Royal Westmoreland, and Sandy Lane Country Club Golf Course. For more information concerning the course, including location, number of holes, and more all you have to do is click on the name of the course. Use this link to view our discussion of golf courses throughout Caribbean.
Additional details for firms that will enable you to spend some time out on the open water can be seen below.
|Barbados Sailing||(246) 262-3792||Barbados|
|Black Pearl Party Cruise||(246) 826-7245||Downtown Bridgetown|
|(246) 437-5640||Downtown Bridgetown|
|Cool Runnings||(246) 436-0911||Downtown Bridgetown|
|El Tigre Cruises||(246) 417-7245||Downtown Bridgetown|
|Elegance Catamaran Cruises||(246) 830-4218||Bridgetown|
|Good Times Catamaran Cruises||(246) 422-1900||0.1 mi. North of Central Holetown|
|Jammin' Catamaran Cruise||(246) 422-1152||Downtown Bridgetown|
|Sail Calabaza||(246) 826-4048||Downtown Bridgetown|
|Silver Moon||(246) 435-5285||0.9 mi. Northwest of Downtown Bridgetown|
|Small Cats Catamaran Sailing Cruises||(246) 421-6419||Downtown Bridgetown|
|Tiami Catamaran Cruises||--||Bridgetown|
If you want to read about nearby marinas and charter operators click here.
...purchase luxury goods at up to a 40 percent discount...
Duty free shopping in Barbados means that vacationers can purchase luxury goods at up to a 40 percent discount. This is an especially good deal when it comes to British imports such as cashmere, tweed, china, and perfume because they are typically very expensive back home. Holetown and Bridgetown provide the most extensive shopping locales, but if you are looking for locally made handicrafts, however, head to Oistins.
If you have some folks who enjoy window shopping traveling with you, they might be interested to know that more than 90 retail stores are located in this area. If you want to find out about shopping on Barbados, you can do so by going to this page.
Sightseeing is another good way to use some of your time in Barbados. Interesting sights include historic sites and a distillery. Vacationers who enjoy the natural environment will frequently enjoy visiting the area's outdoor parks and botanical gardens. You can go to this article regarding area sightseeing attractions if you're seeking additional information.
Information about a firm that will help you have a great time enjoying the local sights can be found in the chart below.
|Excursions and Sightseeing Service||(246) 420-4067||Christ Church Parish|
|Excursions and Sightseeing Service||(246) 436-9432||Downtown Bridgetown|
|Atlantis Barbados Submarines||Excursions and Sightseeing Service||(246) 436-8968||0.9 mi. Northwest of Downtown Bridgetown|
|Travel and Tour Operators||(246) 422-1390||Holetown, Western part of Barbados|
|Excursions and Sightseeing Service||--||3.8 mi. Southeast of Central Bridgetown|
|Coconut Tours||Excursions and Sightseeing Service||(246) 437-0297||0.7 mi. Southeast of Downtown Bridgetown|
|Glory Tours||Travel and Tour Operators||(246) 231-2932||3.2 mi. East of Central Bridgetown|
|Island Safari||Excursions and Sightseeing Service||(246) 429-5337||3.8 mi. East-Northeast of Central Bridgetown|
|Island Safari Barbados||Excursions and Sightseeing Service||(246) 429-5337||3.7 mi. Northeast of Central Bridgetown|
|Segway of Barbados||Excursions and Sightseeing Service||(246) 253-6772||Bridgetown|
If you are thinking about snorkeling there's good news -- you'll have the chance along the coast of Barbados. You can go to this article concerning snorkeling if you'd like to find better specifics.
Going to a spa might be one of the highlights of your vacation. Finding a spa that you'll like shouldn't be hard, since there are 12 spas that operate in this area. To find out more about the options, read this article.
The local golf courses are popular hot spots for those who prefer to stay on land. Initially, the golf courses in Barbados were built during the tourism boom of the 1960s, then fell into disrepair for several decades. Recently, however, renovations to the island's courses has revitalized golf in Barbados, and even brought pro tours through the area. Tennis is also going through a revitalization in Barbados, and vacationers will find that many resorts have tennis courts. If that is not an option there are a few public and private courts you can book time at.
If you want to play some tennis you might want to stay at a hotel with a tennis court. Fortunately, you can choose from 16 properties in the area that offer tennis.
The table below may help with your planning. At a glance, you can see the number of courts available, whether lighting is offered, and some other helpful details. Click on the names to learn more details concerning the property.
|Property||Location||Tennis Courts||Lit Courts||Tennis Pro|
|The Crane Residential Resort||0.2 mi. East of Central Diamond Valley||2|
|Almond Beach Village||0.5 mi. North of Central Speightstown||5|
|Sandy Lane||0.9 mi. South of Central Holetown||9|
|Turtle Beach Resort||1.1 mi. South of Central Vauxhall||2|
|Fairmont Royal Pavilion||1.1 mi. North of Central Holetown||2|
|Colony Club Hotel||0.6 mi. North of Central Holetown||2|
|Crystal Cove Hotel||3.9 mi. North of Central Bridgetown||2|
|The House||1.5 mi. South of Central Holetown||4|
|Southern Palms Beach Club||1.0 mi. South of Central Vauxhall||2|
|Coral Reef Club||0.5 mi. North-Northwest of Central Holetown||2|
For instance, The Crane Residential Resort is located directly on the beach, where you can go and relax between games.
The table directly below provides you with information about other activities.
|Jet Ski Rental Service||(246) 426-0655||Downtown Bridgetown|
|Swimming Pools||(246) 429-7946||Christ Church Parish|
|Dance Companies||(246) 429-4870||Downtown Bridgetown|
|Fitness Centers and Instructors||(246) 435-5858||3.8 mi. East of Central Bridgetown|
|Auto Racetracks||--||1.4 mi. East of Central Church Village|
|Casa Grande Arcade||Amusement Arcade||(246) 416-3351||2.0 mi. West-Southwest of Central Diamond Valley|
|Scenic Trail||--||2.4 mi. Southeast of Central Bridgetown|
|High Tide Watersports||Watersports Operator||(246) 432-0931||0.6 mi. North-Northwest of Central Holetown|
|Sporting Event Venue||(246) 274-1200||0.6 mi. Northwest of Downtown Bridgetown|
|Limegrove Cinema||Movie Theater||(246) 420-2000||0.2 mi. Northeast of Central Holetown|
|Sporting Event Venue||--||1.8 mi. North-Northeast of Downtown Bridgetown|
|Olympus Theater||Movie Theater||(246) 437-1000||3.8 mi. East of Central Bridgetown|
|Sporting Event Venue||(246) 437-6010||3.1 mi. East of Central Bridgetown|
|Movie Theater||--||Downtown Bridgetown|
|Zed's Surfing Adventures||Watersports Operator||(246) 428-7873||1.0 mi. East of Central Atlantic Shores|
|deAction World||Watersports Operator||(246) 428-2027||1.9 mi. East of Central Atlantic Shores|
Golf, fishing, and diving aren't the only activities for those on visit to Barbados, but they are popular among island vacationers. And with these three options in mind, you're sure to find something exciting to do during your stay.
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