Barbados Attractions

Barbados brings in thousands of tourists each year with its exciting attractions

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Tourists from all over the world are drawn to the island of Barbados. This Caribbean paradise is especially popular for its 70-plus square miles of pristine sugar-sand beaches.


Paynes Bay Beach

...each beach varies in atmosphere...


Each of Barbados' coasts features unique and picturesque beach scenery, and each beach varies in atmosphere, from happening hot spots dotted with sunbathing tourists, to more secluded beach front property, perfect for a private romantic rendezvous. Travelers have a number of choices when it comes to deciding which beaches to visit on Barbados. You may want to keep in mind the different coastal features of the island's ocean fronts. The east and north coasts are on the Atlantic Ocean side of the island, and the waters tend to be a little rougher than the sea on the south and west sides.

There are a large number of beaches to choose from on the island. Regardless of whether you enjoy people watching, or you prefer a quieter spot, you can find a beach that appeals to you. Just click on the beach names for a detailed guide to that section of the coast.

Mahogany Bay: The beach is accessible to both pedestrians and vehicles. Parking is available on the opposite side of the fish market off of Highway 1.

Another place worth considering is Paynes Bay Beach. Paynes Bay Beach, located on the west coast of the island, offers calm waters perfect for snorkeling, swimming, and a variety of water sports. The beach is a popular spot for catamarans, as well as beachgoers, due to its ideal swimming and local restaurants.

Welches Beach: For the most part, the waters at Welches Beach are very calm, though when the weather is bath the waves can be rough. There are no lifeguards on duty, and visitors should swim with caution even when all seems well.

Barbados has a nice selection of beach choices. To find out about other beaches available, click here.

Landmark Attractions

Sunbury Plantation House & Museum

The amount of important sites laid out across the terrain of Barbados make it difficult for visitors get through them all in one go, but many make a solid effort. Military history can be explored by visiting a collection of signal stations that used smoke signals to transmit messages across long distances, or National Heroes Square, which is a memorial honoring war heroes. Plantations, rum and sugar mills, historic buildings, and lighthouses all provide a glimpse into the history of the island.

Many travelers choose to visit Sunbury Plantation House & Museum. It is situated in St. Philip Parish, Barbados. There are tours offered of the house daily from 9:00 a.m. until the last tour begins at 4:30 p.m.

Another landmark worth visiting is Cricket Legends Museum. It is Bridgetown, in southwestern Barbados. The museum space at Cricket Legends Museum is filled with memorabilia that dates back to the early 1990s. Autographed bats, uniforms worn in championship games, and, the museum's prized possession, the ball bowled by Wes Hall in the first hat-trick by a West Indian, are all on display here.

Barbados Concorde Experience: The museum is open 9:00am to 5:00pm on Tuesday through Saturday.

But that's not all -- there are other sites to visit. You can go to this extended discussion concerning other sites worth visiting on Barbados if you'd like more information.

Natural Attractions

Harrison's Cave

One of the frequently visited natural attractions is Folkstone Marine Park. A popular site for watersports enthusiasts, Folkstone Marine Park features calm waters on the surface, and an artificial reef created by a sunken ship below.

Another place you might want to visit is Harrison's Cave. Naturally made caves have a certain air of mystery, and are certainly fascinating. Harrison's Cave is one such attraction.

Barbados is home to a full range choices. If you need to find out more concerning natural attractions on the island, can do so on this page.


Barbados Casinos

In the mood for some action? Visitors who'd like to try their luck in some gaming action will have lots of alternatives on the island.

Lucky Horseshoe Saloon Worthing has a restaurant, which provides added convenience before or after you hit the gaming floor. Luck Horseshoe Saloon is an American style restaurant that has the added bonus of an entertainment lounge featuring slot machines. Give them a chance between ordering and receiving your food.

Lucky Horseshoe Saloon Bagatelle is located within the vicinity of Holetown, Barbados. A small collection of slot machines are available at Lucky Horseshoe Saloon, making your time in the restaurant all the more enjoyable.

Lucky Horseshoe Saloon Warrens: Lucky Horseshoe Saloon offers American style dining and Atlantic City style gaming. Slots galore!

Of course, you can find a full range options too. Go to this page dedicated to gaming on Barbados if you want to get additional facts.

Barbados is full of amazing attractions that are sure to make your Caribbean getaway a truly unforgettable experience.


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