The capital and commercial center of Barbados, Bridgetown is a busy city and major tourist destination on the island. There is so much to do here, that you may find yourself overwhelmed trying to decide how to split your time. Begin with a historic walking tour of the town, which you can do either self-guided or with a knowledgeable local, then get in some shopping.
Shopping may be what this town is best known for, especially on Broad Street which is back-to-back shops offering duty free luxury goods, while Swan and Tudor Street have a nice mix of small shops and local street vendors offering up their wares. You'll also find a number of unique activities to keep you busy, like exploring Harrison's Cave, exploring underwater on a submarine tour, or even just enjoying a picnic in Queen's Park.
If you feel comfortable winding down busy roads, renitng a scooter or bike while in Bridgetown is for you. Exploring the city this way lets you spread out faster and see even more landmarks and attractions.
If you are intrigued by the idea of exploring a new environment with the wind in your face, there are multiple different rental agencies that can help. Click to check out our article about bike and scooter rentals.
Even though Bridgetown is a bustling city, one of the most popular activities for tourists is diving. Just of the coast of the city, divers will be able to find wrecks and other sites that are perfect place to explore.
You'll find 5 dive services and at least 12 different dive sites in the area. Click to find our extended discussion of scuba diving in this area.
With larger sportsfish populating the area just offshore Bridgetown, anglers visiting the city will have no problem finding a charter to take them to a fishing spot.
If there are some avid fishermen vacationing with you, they'll be pleased to know there are 7 charter operators in this area. To visit our full guide to deep sea fishing, navigate to this page.
If you or someone traveling with you likes to play golf you'll be pleased to learn there are a few golf courses in the area. The area courses are Rockley Golf Course, Sandy Lane Green Monkey Golf Course, and Sandy Lane Old Nine Golf Course. Just click on the name of the course to get additional information concerning the course. Those interested can find out more concerning golfing throughout Barbados can do so here.
The following chart offers a few details regarding firms that will help you get out on the water.
|Black Pearl Party Cruise||(246) 826-7245||Downtown Bridgetown, 0.2 mi. Southeast of Central 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|
|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'd like to learn about charter operators and local marinas go to this article.
If there are some people who enjoy exploring new shops in your group, they might enjoy browsing a few of the 87 retail stores in the area. Use this link to see our page about shopping in Bridgetown and nearby.
You should plan on spending at least a day soaking in the sights, sounds and culture of Bridgetown. The area has historic sites and a distillery. Nature enthusiasts are likely to enjoy visiting the area's outdoor parks and botanical gardens. To see our detailed guide to attractions, read this page.
The table below shows some details regarding a firm that will help you have a great time sightseeing.
|Excursions and Sightseeing Service||(246) 436-9432||Downtown Bridgetown, 0.2 mi. Southeast of Central Bridgetown|
|Atlantis Barbados Submarines||Excursions and Sightseeing Service||(246) 436-8968||0.9 mi. Northwest of Downtown 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 exploring a watery world sounds fun you're in luck -- you'll have the chance during your vacation in Bridgetown. You can get more information about opportunities to go snorkeling by following this link.
Going to a spa could be one of the most enjoyable parts of your vacation. Spa-goers will find plenty of options, since there are 5 spas that operate in this area. You can go to this page which is all about spas in the area if you want to find out additional details.
If you enjoy playing tennis your best bet is to stay at a hotel that has a tennis court. Fortunately, you can choose from 3 properties in the area that offer tennis.
The table below highlights some key facts. At a glance, you can see the number of courts available, whether lights are available for evening play, and some other details. Click on each name to learn about other aspects of the property.
|Property||Location||Tennis Courts||Lit Courts||Tennis Pro|
|Turtle Beach Resort||St. Lawrence Gap, 4.5 mi. Southeast of Central Bridgetown||2|
|Crystal Cove Hotel||3.9 mi. North of Central Bridgetown||2|
|Southern Palms Beach Club||Dover, 4.1 mi. Southeast of Central Bridgetown||2|
For instance, Turtle Beach Resort offers all-inclusive pricing, to help simplify your vacation.
The chart just below lists some key facts regarding other activities.
|Jet Ski Rental Service||(246) 426-0655||Downtown Bridgetown, 0.2 mi. Southeast of Central Bridgetown|
|Dance Companies||(246) 429-4870||Downtown Bridgetown, 0.2 mi. Southeast of Central Bridgetown|
|Scenic Trail||--||2.4 mi. Southeast of Central Bridgetown|
|Sporting Event Venue||(246) 274-1200||0.6 mi. Northwest of Downtown Bridgetown|
|Sporting Event Venue||--||1.8 mi. North-Northeast of Downtown Bridgetown|
|Movie Theater||--||Downtown Bridgetown|
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