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 considering feeling the wind on your face as you move along, you will find a few rental agencies that can help make it happen. Click on this link to read our page dedicated to bike and scooter rentals.


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. To get more information about diving opportunities in this area navigate to this page.


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.

If there are some avid anglers vacationing with you, they'll be pleased to know there are 9 charter operators in this area. For a more thorough discussion of this specific topic, go to this page, about fishing in this area.


Barbados Golf

Hoping to play golf during your vacation? You might be happy to know there are several golf courses in the area. The 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 you can click on the course name. To read our guide to golf throughout Barbados, check out this page.

Sailing and Boating

Black Pearl Party Cruise

The chart below summarizes a few details concerning local providers that will 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're interested in learning about marinas and charter operators go to this page.


Best of Barbados Quayside

If you're going to be traveling with some folks who enjoy window shopping they can explore a few of the 77 retail stores in the area. To visit our complete guide to shopping in Bridgetown and nearby, click this link.


Independence Arch

Another great option is spending a day soaking in the culture, sights and sounds of Bridgetown. The area features historic sites and a distillery. Nature enthusiasts typically enjoy the area's outdoor parks and botanical gardens. Those needing to learn more concerning area sightseeing opportunities can do so here.

Take some time to look through the table below for information concerning a firm that will help you get the most out of your sightseeing time.

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 enjoy sightseeing underwater you're in luck -- you'll have the chance during your vacation in Bridgetown. To visit our detailed page about local snorkeling opportunities, go to this article.


Chakra Spa

Going to a spa just might be one of the highlights of your vacation. Spa-goers will find plenty of options, given the fact that there are 5 different spas in this area. Go to this extended discussion regarding spas in the area if you'd like to find out additional information.


Turtle Beach Resort

If you like playing tennis you might want to make your reservations at a hotel with a tennis court. Fortunately, you can choose from 3 properties in the area that offer tennis.

The following table can help clarify your options. At a glance, you'll see the number of tennis courts on-site, whether lights are available for evening play, and some other helpful details. Click on each name to learn 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 example, Turtle Beach Resort offers all-inclusive pricing, to help simplify your vacation.

Other Activities

Glance through the following chart for more options. to learn more. for more options.

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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