Things To Do In Barbados
Like virtually every country in the Caribbean, Barbados has more than its fair share of beautiful beaches. But for those who want to see more of this former British colony—the most developed island in the region and the third most developed country in the Western Hemisphere—Barbados offers a broad range of intriguing attractions. Whether you’re a nature lover, a history buff or simply someone who loves a good party, you’ll find that Barbados attractions offer numerous options well worth exploring.
This impressive museum, located inside a 193-year-old colonial building that once housed the British Military Prison, offers an immersive look back at the Caribbean country’s history and growth. Their expansive collection includes a natural history display on the island’s coral structure; artifacts from the area’s original Amerindian inhabitants; furnishings from an 18th-century plantation home; antique maps of the region; and a children’s gallery focused on historical education. As a bonus, you can also enter some of the old prison cells.
BARBADOS WILDLIFE RESERVE
Re-opened a few years ago after extensive renovation, Harrison’s Cave has emerged as one of Barbados’ most popular tourist attractions. The tour begins at the Visitor Reception Centre, and then you have the option of taking two scenic trails or glass-fronted elevators to descend from the cliff top to the valley floor. The Cave Interpretive Centre’s interactive exhibits and short video presentation provide a brief overview of the 2.3-km cave’s history, preparing you for a 45-minute tram tour through an underground wonderland filled with stalactites, stalagmites and waterfall-like flowstone formations.
MOUNT GAY RUM DISTILLERIES
SNORKELING WITH SEA TURTLES