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 like the idea of enjoying the scenery at a leisurely pace, you will encounter multiple different rental agencies that can help make it happen. Make your way to this article regarding bike and scooter rentals if you're seeking additional information.

Diving

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.

You'll find 5 dive services and at least 12 good dive sites to choose from. To read more about scuba diving, see this page.

Fishing

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.

Plenty of fishermen frequent the area, as indicated by the presence of 7 charter fishing services located in this area. To find out about other deep sea fishing in this area, click here.

Golf

Barbados Golf

Enjoy playing golf? You'll be glad to know there are three 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. Simply click on the name of the course for a detailed guide to the course. To navigate to our complete guide to golf throughout Barbados, read this page.

Sailing and Boating

Black Pearl Party Cruise

More details concerning firms that can help you enjoy some time on the water can be found in the following table:

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
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 find out about charter operators and area marinas visit this page.

Shopping

Best of Barbados Quayside

If you have some folks who enjoy shopping traveling with you, they might want to know that more than 87 retail stores are located in this area. To see our guide to shopping in Bridgetown and nearby, navigate to this page.

Sightseeing

Independence Arch

Another great option is spending a day soaking in the sights and culture of Bridgetown. Interesting sights include historic sites and a distillery. Tourists who like the open air will typically enjoy the area's outdoor parks and botanical gardens. Navigate to this page which is all about area sightseeing attractions if you'd like to find out additional details.

The chart just below provides some key facts regarding a firm that can help you enjoy some great sightseeing.

Sightseeing Services In And Around Bridgetown
Name Type Phone Location
Aquatic Taxi Services 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

Snorkeling

Atlantis Barbados Submarines

If spending some time snorkeling sounds like fun you're in luck -- you'll have plenty of chances to do so while vacationing in Bridgetown. To read a more complete discussion of local snorkeling opportunities, click this link.

Spas

Chakra Spa

Relaxing for a few hours in a spa just might be the highlight of your entire vacation. Spa-goers will find plenty of options, since there are 5 spas in this area. To find out more about the options, click here.

Tennis

Turtle Beach Resort

If you'd like to play some tennis during your visit you might want to stay at a hotel with a tennis court. Fortunately, there are 3 properties in the area that offer tennis.

The information that follows can help clarify your options. Included is the number of courts available, whether lighting is available for evening play, and a few other details. Click on the names to read more about 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 example, Turtle Beach Resort offers all-inclusive pricing, to help simplify your vacation.

Other Activities

Information concerning a few other activities are shown in the following chart.

Other Activities In Bridgetown
Name Type Phone Location
Aquarius Watersports Jet Ski Rental Service (246) 426-0655 Downtown Bridgetown, 0.2 mi. Southeast of Central Bridgetown
Barbados Dance Theatre Co The Dance Companies (246) 429-4870 Downtown Bridgetown, 0.2 mi. Southeast of Central Bridgetown
Hastings Boardwalk Scenic Trail -- 2.4 mi. Southeast of Central 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
The Empire Theatre Movie Theater -- Downtown Bridgetown
 

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