Activities in Bridgetown

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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.   

Bike and Scooter Rental

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 thinking about sightseeing at your own pace, there are 4 places that can help you. Those needing to find more details concerning this topic can do so by clicking on this link.


Bridgetown Diving

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.

There are 6 dive services and at least 12 good dive sites to choose from. You can go to this extended discussion dedicated to diving opportunities in this area if you'd like to find additional information.


IOU Fishing Charters

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.

Fishing is popular in this area, as indicated by the presence of 9 charter fishing services that operate from this area. Read this article about fishing in the area if you're looking for more specifics.


Barbados Golf

If there are some golfers in your group, you will be happy to know there are several golf courses in this area. The area courses are Rockley Golf Course, Sandy Lane Green Monkey Golf Course, and Sandy Lane Old Nine Golf Course. To get additional information concerning the course simply click on the course name. To get more information about this specific topic, read this article concerning golf throughout Barbados.

Sailing and Boating

Black Pearl Party Cruise

The table below offers some key facts regarding area firms that can enable you to get out on the open water.

Boating Opportunities In Bridgetown
Name Phone Location
Black Pearl Party Cruise (246) 826-7245 Downtown Bridgetown, 0.2 mi. Southeast of Central Bridgetown
Boatyard Taxi (246) 437-5640 Downtown Bridgetown
Cool Runnings (246) 436-0911 Downtown Bridgetown
El Tigre Cruises (246) 417-7245 Downtown Bridgetown
Jammin' Catamaran Cruise (246) 422-1152 Downtown Bridgetown
Sail Calabaza (246) 826-4048 0.9 mi. Northwest of 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 marinas navigate to this page.


Best of Barbados Quayside

If you have some people who enjoy exploring new shops vacationing with you, they're not totally out of luck -- there are at least 72 retailers in this area. To read about opportunities for shopping in and around Bridgetown, click here.


Independence Arch

You should plan on spending at least a day enjoying the culture, sights and sounds of Bridgetown. Area sights include historic sites and a distillery. Nature enthusiasts frequently enjoy the area's outdoor parks and botanical gardens. Anyone needing to find out more about area sightseeing opportunities can do so here.

Take a look at the table below for details on a firm that will help you enjoy some great sightseeing.

Sightseeing Services In And Around Bridgetown
Name Type Phone Location
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 2.5 mi. Southeast of Central 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


Atlantis Barbados Submarines

If you are intrigued by the idea of underwater sightseeing there's good news -- you can easily find places to do so during your vacation in Bridgetown. Navigate to this article dedicated to snorkeling if you want to find better information.


Chakra Spa

Relaxing in a spa might be the highlight of your entire vacation. It shouldn't be hard to find a spa you like, given the fact that there are 5 spas located in this area. You can go to this extended discussion which is all about spas in the area if you're looking for more details.


Turtle Beach Resort

If you're a tennis player your best bet is to make your reservations at a hotel that has a tennis court. Fortunately, you can choose from 3 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 a few other details. Click on each name to read about other aspects of the property.

Accommodations with Tennis Near Bridgetown
Property Location Tennis Courts Lit Courts Tennis Pro
Turtle Beach Resort St. Lawrence Gap, 4.5 mi. Southeast of Central Bridgetown 2 check
Crystal Cove Hotel 3.9 mi. North of Central Bridgetown 2 check
Southern Palms Beach Club Dover, 4.1 mi. Southeast of Central Bridgetown 2 check check

For instance, Turtle Beach Resort offers all-inclusive pricing, to help simplify your vacation.

Other Activities

The table just below has some key facts concerning other activities.

Other Activities In Bridgetown
Name Type Phone Location
Aquarius Watersports Jet Ski Rental Service (246) 426-0655 Downtown Bridgetown
Barbados Dance Theatre Dance Companies (246) 429-4870 Downtown Bridgetown
Jetblade Barbados Watersports Operator (246) 236-7680 Downtown Bridgetown
Kensington Oval Management Inc Sporting Event Venue (246) 274-1200 0.6 mi. Northwest of Downtown Bridgetown
National Stadium Sporting Event Venue -- 1.8 mi. North-Northeast of Downtown Bridgetown
Paddle Barbados Watersports Operator (246) 249-2787 1.2 mi. South-Southeast of Downtown Bridgetown
The Empire Theatre Movie Theater -- Downtown Bridgetown

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