Activities in Speightstown

Photo credit: © Cobblers Hotel
 

Despite being the second largest town on Barbados, Speightstown is rather small, and can appear run down at first glance.  Give it a chance, and you'll find a charming seaside community filled with historical buildings and lively residents.  Simply wandering around town is a great activity, allowing you to take in important structures, stop when you find a shop worth picking up a souvenir in, or explore one of the area's cultural centers that touch on area history and art.  You'll also find it easy to plan water-based activities from here, whether you prefer a relaxed sailing trip or an adventurous day of deep sea fishing. 

Diving

Speightstown Diving

There are a couple of dive services and at least 6 good dive sites to choose from. You can read this article concerning diving opportunities in this area if you'd like to discover additional specifics.

Fishing

IOU Fishing Charters

Speightstown offers an eclectic mix of simple shore fishing and bone fishing, as well as some more intense deepsea fishing, meeting the needs of any fisherman that makes their way to this small town.

If you and your traveling companions like to fish you'll be pleased to discover there are several charter fishing services that operate from this area. To get more information on the closest fishing options, click here.

Golf

Apes Hill Club

Want to play some golf on vacation? There are two golf courses in this area. The area courses are Royal Westmoreland and Apes Hill Club. Just click on the name of the course for detailed information about the course. To get more information about this specific topic, go to this article concerning golf courses throughout Barbados.

Shopping

Best Of Barbados Chattel Village

If you have some shopping fanatics vacationing with you, they're not totally out of luck -- at least 38 retailers are located in this area. To get information on opportunities for shopping in and around Speightstown, go to this page.

Sightseeing

Arlington House Interactive Museum

You might want to set aside some time for experiencing the culture, sights and sounds of Speightstown. Interesting sights include 7 historic sites and various other attractions of interest to visitors Assuming you like the open air will probably have a good time at the outdoor park and botanical gardens. To navigate to our detailed page about attractions, go to this page.

Take a look at the following chart to see a firm that can help you enjoy some great sightseeing.

Sightseeing Services Near Speightstown
Name Type Phone Location
Butcher Travel & Tours Travel and Tour Operators (246) 422-1390 4.5 mi. South of Central Speightstown
Island Safari Barbados Excursions and Sightseeing Service (246) 429-5337 9.1 mi. South-Southeast of Central Speightstown

Snorkeling

Speightstown Snorkeling

If you enjoy snorkeling you'll be pleased to know you'll have the chance while vacationing in Speightstown. Click this link to check out our extended discussion of local snorkeling opportunities.

Spas

Barbados Spas

Indulging in a trip to the spa could be one of the highlights of your vacation. If you enjoy going to spas, you will be happy to know there are several in this area. For a better look at places to relax in this area see this page.

Tennis

Almond Beach Village

If you want to play some tennis you might want to make your reservations at a hotel with a tennis court. Fortunately, you can choose from 6 properties in the area that offer tennis.

The following table can help clarify your options. Included is the number of courts available, whether lighting is offered, and some other details. Click on each name to read more about the property.

Accommodations with Tennis In And Around Speightstown
Property Location Tennis Courts Lit Courts Tennis Pro
Almond Beach Village 0.5 mi. North of Central Speightstown 5 check
Fairmont Royal Pavilion Porters, 3.4 mi. South of Central Speightstown 2 check
Royal Westmoreland 3.1 mi. South-Southeast of Central Speightstown 3 check
Sugar Hill Estates Mt Standfast, 3.1 mi. South of Central Speightstown 4 check
Port St. Charles Villas 0.7 mi. North of Central Speightstown 2 check
Battaleys Mews Mullins, 0.9 mi. South of Central Speightstown -- check check

For example, Almond Beach Village offers all-inclusive pricing, to help simplify your vacation.

 

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