Attractions in Speightstown

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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 will find a handful of beaches to enjoy in the area. Snorkeling is an option at several locations, for vacationers who are so inclined. You can click on the beach names for more information concerning that part of the coast.

If you are hoping to snorkel, a location providing that option is Mullins Beach. Mullins Beach offers the calm waters of Mullins Bay, perfect for swimming and watersports. Palm trees populate the area, providing excellent shade, while the soft, white sand allows for visitors to comfortable navigate the beach area.

Another good choice for snorkelers 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 features white, soft sand and calm waters similar to the larger Mullins Beach to the north, though it is far more private. Yachts and smaller boats are common sights off of the coast, while private homes and lush tropical vegetation lay behind the beach.

These examples are just a few of what's available. Those interested can learn more by visiting this page.

Landmark Attractions

Arlington House Interactive Museum

One popular destination is Arlington House Interactive Museum. It is located in Speightstown. Arlington House is open Mondays to Saturdays from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Many travelers also choose to visit 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: Long before cell phones and the Internet, the people of Barbados used signal towers to warn groups of people across the island of any dangers that lurked in the area. Grenada Hall is one such signal station, which now stands as a landmark where visitors can learn about the island's military history.

But that's not all -- you'll find a full range of other places to visit. For more in-depth coverage of landmarks this specific topic, read this guide to other interesting places to visit in and around Speightstown.

Natural Attractions

Barbados Wildlife Reserve

Barbados Wildlife Reserve is one of the better known natural attractions. 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 another place worth considering. 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.

Speightstown offers quite a few other choices. For a more thorough discussion of natural attractions near Speightstown, go to this page.


In the mood for some action? Guests interested in trying their luck in some gaming action can find a handful of alternatives nearby.

Las Vegas Barbados is found in Holetown, 4.5 mi. South of central Speightstown. Las Vegas Barbados is a place where you can either watch the game, or play one.

Lucky Horseshoe Saloon Bagatelle is located 6.4 mi. South-Southeast of central Speightstown. 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: 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.

The gaming choices close to Speightstown are displayed in the chart below.

Gambling Near Speightstown
Name Type Phone Location
D'Fast Lime Arcade Slot Machine Arcade (246) 435-9839 St. Matthias, 12.5 mi. South of Central Speightstown
Las Vegas Barbados Casino (246) 622-2053 4.5 mi. South of Central Speightstown
Lucky Horseshoe Saloon Bagatelle Slot Machine Arcade (246) 435-7353 6.4 mi. South-Southeast of Central Speightstown
Lucky Horseshoe Saloon Warrens Slot Machine Arcade (246) 425-5825 7.7 mi. South-Southeast of Central Speightstown

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