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 thinking about seeing the sights at a slower pace, there are a variety of different rental agencies that can help. For more details about this specific topic, go to this article about options for renting a bike or scooter.
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 6 dive services and at least 12 different dive sites to choose from. For more in-depth coverage of diving in this area follow this link.
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 in your group, they'll be pleased to know there are 7 charter operators in this area. Click here to find our discussion of this topic.
Hoping to play golf during your vacation? You might be pleased to know there are three golf courses in the area. The area courses are Sandy Lane Country Club Golf Course, Rockley Golf Course, and Sandy Lane Green Monkey Golf Course. Simply click on the name of the course for more detail concerning the course, including contact information, number of holes, location, and more. Furthermore, you can read this page if you want to discover additional specifics regarding golfing throughout Barbados.
The following chart lists more information about firms that can help you enjoy some time on the water.
|Barbados Blue Snorkeling||(246) 434-5764||Downtown Bridgetown, 0.2 mi. Southeast of Central Bridgetown|
|Black Pearl Party Cruise||(246) 826-7245||Downtown Bridgetown, 0.2 mi. Southeast of Central Bridgetown|
|(246) 437-5640||Downtown Bridgetown, 0.2 mi. Southeast of Central Bridgetown|
|Boyceterous Catamaran Tours||(246) 256-7979||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|
|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 use this link.
If there are some avid shoppers in your group, they're not totally out of luck -- at least 87 retailers are located in this area. If you want detailed information on shopping in Bridgetown and nearby, you can do so here.
You might want to set aside a day for experiencing the sights and culture of Bridgetown. Among other sights, the area has historic sites and a distillery. Travelers who enjoy the natural environment are likely to have fun visiting the area's outdoor parks and botanical gardens. Visit this page concerning area sightseeing attractions if you want to discover more specifics.
The following table has some details regarding a firm that can help you have a great time enjoying the local sights.
|Adventureland 4x4 Tours||Excursions and Sightseeing Service||(246) 418-3687||3.7 mi. Northeast of Central Bridgetown|
|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|
|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|
|Segway of Barbados||Excursions and Sightseeing Service||(246) 253-6772||Bridgetown|
If you are intrigued by the idea of underwater sightseeing you're in luck -- you'll have the chance while vacationing in Bridgetown. To see our complete page about local snorkeling opportunities, click here.
Indulging in a trip to the spa just might be one of the highlights of your entire vacation. Finding a spa that you'll like shouldn't be hard, given the fact that there are 5 spas in this area. To find out more about the options, read this page.
If you like to play tennis you might want to make your reservations at a hotel with a tennis court. Fortunately, there are 3 properties in the area that offer tennis.
The following list can help with your decision making process. Included is the number of tennis courts on-site, whether lighting is available for evening play, and a few other details. Click on the names to read 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.
Information concerning lots of other activities are shown here:
|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|
|Hazell's Water World||Snorkeling Equipment Rental Service||(246) 426-4043||0.7 mi. Southeast of Downtown 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|
|Roger's Watersports Centre||Snorkeling Equipment Rental Service||(246) 436-3483||Downtown Bridgetown, 0.2 mi. Southeast of Central Bridgetown|
|Movie Theater||--||Downtown Bridgetown|
|Underwater Barbados||Snorkeling Equipment Rental Service||(246) 426-0655||1.0 mi. Southeast of Downtown Bridgetown|
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