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 thinking about seeing the sights at a slower pace, you will encounter multiple different rental agencies that can help. To read more about bike and scooter rentals, follow this link.
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.
You'll find 10 dive services and at least 36 different dive sites in the area. To read a more complete discussion of scuba diving in this area click here.
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.
Plenty of fishermen frequent the area, as suggested by the existence of 9 charter operators in this area. Use this link to visit our page dedicated to this topic.
If you have some golfing fans in your group, they'll be pleased to know the potential exists for playing at several of the 7 golf courses in this area. The area courses include Barbados Golf Club, Royal Westmoreland, and Sandy Lane Country Club Golf Course. All you have to do is click on the course name for a detailed guide to the course, including contact information, number of holes, location, and more. For a more comprehensive look at this topic, read this page, about golf courses throughout Caribbean.
The chart right below shows a few details regarding local providers that will enable you to get out on the open water.
|Barbados Blue Snorkeling||(246) 434-5764||Downtown Bridgetown|
|Barbados Sailing||(246) 262-3792||Barbados|
|Black Pearl Party Cruise||(246) 826-7245||Downtown Bridgetown|
|(246) 437-5640||Downtown Bridgetown|
|Boyceterous Catamaran Tours||(246) 256-7979||Bridgetown|
|Cool Runnings||(246) 436-0911||Downtown Bridgetown|
|El Tigre Cruises||(246) 417-7245||Downtown Bridgetown|
|Elegance Catamaran Cruises||(246) 830-4218||Bridgetown|
|Jammin' Catamaran Cruise||(246) 422-1152||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'd like to find out about charter operators and marinas read this article.
...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're vacationing with some folks who enjoy window shopping they might enjoy exploring some of the 90 retail shops in the area. To reach our page about shopping on Barbados, click here.
Sightseeing is also a good way to use some of your time in Barbados. The area features historic sites and a distillery. Travelers who enjoy spending time outdoors will typically have fun visiting the area's outdoor parks and botanical gardens. To visit our complete page about attractions, click here.
Details concerning a firm that will help you have a great time enjoying the local sights can be seen down below.
|Excursions and Sightseeing Service||(246) 420-4067||Christ Church Parish|
|Adventureland 4x4 Tours||Excursions and Sightseeing Service||(246) 418-3687||3.7 mi. Northeast of Central Bridgetown|
|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|
|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|
|Segway of Barbados||Excursions and Sightseeing Service||(246) 253-6772||Bridgetown|
If you like to go snokeling you'll be pleased to know you'll have plenty of chances to do so in the waters surrounding Barbados. Click to check out our article concerning local snorkeling opportunities.
Enjoying a spa might be one of the highlights of your entire vacation. Spa-goers will find plenty of options, since there are 11 spas that operate in this area. To learn more about the options, check out this page.
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 like playing 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 following list can help with your decision making process. You can view the number of courts available, whether lighting is offered, and some other helpful details. Click on each name to read 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 Hotel||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.
You can look through the chart below for information about other activities. for information concerning one other option. for more options.
|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) 416-2272||2.0 mi. West-Southwest of Central Diamond Valley|
|Scenic Trail||--||2.4 mi. Southeast of Central Bridgetown|
|Hazell's Water World||Snorkeling Equipment Rental Service||(246) 426-4043||0.7 mi. Southeast of Downtown 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|
|Roger's Watersports Centre||Snorkeling Equipment Rental Service||(246) 436-3483||Downtown Bridgetown|
|Sporting Event Venue||(246) 437-6010||3.1 mi. East of Central Bridgetown|
|Movie Theater||--||Downtown Bridgetown|
|Underwater Barbados||Snorkeling Equipment Rental Service||(246) 426-0655||1.0 mi. Southeast of Downtown Bridgetown|
|Westwater Adventures||Snorkeling Tour Operator||(246) 421-6008||0.5 mi. North-Northwest of Central Holetown|
|Zed's Snorkeling Trips||Snorkeling Tour Operator||(246) 428-7873||1.0 mi. East of Central Atlantic Shores|
|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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