Speightstown Attractions

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At once time the busiest port town on the island of Barbados, today Speightstown is best loved for its Colonial charm and cultural significance.  All within town limits you'll have access to sites of cultural significance, beaches, an important wild life reserve, and even several casinos. 


Speightstown's Mullins Beach

You'll discover a handful of beaches to consider visiting in the area. Snorkeling is an option at some of these beaches, for people who enjoy this relaxing pastime. Click on the name of each beach for a detailed guide to that beach.

If you like snorkeling, a beach with that option is Mullins Beach. Mullins Beach, located on the west coast on the island, features calm turquoise waters and white sand. The beach is popular with locals and vacationers alike, offering roped off swim areas and palm trees for shade.

Another good choice for visitors who enjoy snorkeling is Heywoods Beach. The beach is accessible to both pedestrians and vehicles. Drivers should follow the Highway 1B and take a side road in between Port St. Charles Marina and Almond Beach Village.

Gibbs Beach: Gibbs Beach is tucked away on the west coast of the island and is largely free of tourists. Situated among some of the most attractive homes on the island and surrounded by beautiful tropical foliage, the beach's smooth sand is perfect for private strolls.

These examples are only a few of what's available. To learn about more beaches available, see this page.

Landmark Attractions

Arlington House Interactive Museum

Many travelers choose to visit Arlington House Interactive Museum. It is situated in Speightstown. Three separate galleries present different themes at this museum, each on a different floor of this stately old home.

Another landmark worth visiting is St. Peter's Church. It is situated at St. Peter Parish Church and found in Speightstown. Originally built in 1629, St. Peter's Church was one of the original six parishes built on the island. Over the years, many renovations occurred, the latest being in 1837, and now visitors enjoy driving by to view the beautiful historic architecture.

Grenade Hall Forest Signal Station: Although signal stations are no longer necessary, their height makes them perfect for catching a panoramic view of the island. Grenada Hall has windows in every direction, giving off a panoramic view that is hard to come by.

These examples are merely a few of what you can find. Those interested can learn more concerning landmarks in and near the area here.

Natural Attractions

Barbados Wildlife Reserve

Vacationers who enjoy being outside will frequently enjoy visiting Barbados Wildlife Reserve. Come see the natural Barbados, the one void of hotels, restaurants, and malls. Here at the Barbados Wildlife Reserve, you will be able to catch glimpses at the native animals of the island, including monkeys, as they go about their day.

Farley Hill is a second option to consider. Farley Hill, because of its cooling tree cover, well maintained property, and eye-catching scenery, is well loved in Barbados for special events and even just a picnic with family and friends. Guests staying on the island will find this a nice place to relax and explore some historic ruins.

These are merely a few of what's on the island. To read our full guide to natural attractions near Speightstown, check out this page.


Looking for some action? Vacationers wanting to try their luck in some gaming action will find lots of alternatives nearby.

Lucky Horseshoe Saloon Bagatelle offers dining on-site, which provides added convenience before, during or after the gaming action. While you wait for you food, find out just how lucky you are. Lucky Horseshoe Saloon is not only a Western American style restaurant serving International fare, it is also a place to pull the slots.

Lucky Horseshoe Saloon Warrens is located within Eden Lodge, 7.7 mi. South-Southeast of central Speightstown. In Barbados, you could very well strike it rich while you eat. At the Lucky Horseshoe Saloons, a bank of slot machines offer a diversion between the time that you order and get your food, so it is plausible that you could wonder over, drop in a coin, and go home a winner.

JoJo's: JoJo's has a 36 seater state-of-the-art touch screen gaming lounge, a 228 seater electronic bingo hall, and a sports bar.

Needless to say, there are other options too. Read this article concerning gaming close to Speightstown if you want to get additional details.


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