The things to do in Barbados are varied, and each section of the island offers its own unique attractions.
The capital of Bridgetown on Carlisle Bay is home to many historic buildings, such as the Unesco heritage Garrison area as well as an excellent museum. Take time to experience the city’s restaurants and colourful boutiques.
The west coast – also known as the Platinum coast – is famous for its beautiful golden sands and azure waters, framed by upmarket and luxurious hotels. Holetown is the oldest town on the island, and is a lively spot in the evening, while Speightstown mixes colonial charm with authentic local flavor.
Meanwhile, the south coast features gorgeous wide beaches with coral reefs, excellent snorkeling and a buzzing nightlife.
Lastly, in stark contrast to the west, a drive along the rugged, wilder and windy north and east coasts, takes you above the crashing waves of the Atlantic; past deserted and unspoilt beaches. These offer great opportunities for walks and to escape the crowds.