Barbados Adventure Activities Travel Guide
Will this Caribbean destination suit the adventurer in you?
This Barbados Adventure Activities Travel Guide is essential reading for anyone planning to visit the country. We hope it will help you decide if this destination suits the adventurer in you.
Barbados in a nutshell
Barbados is renowned for its luxury hotels, fine-dining restaurants and gorgeous beaches. It is a bustling, sophisticated Caribbean island favoured by celebrities as well as golfers and families.
Located in the Lesser Antilles, measuring 21 miles long by 14 miles wide, the sophisticated island of Barbados is a coral island, consequently blessed with white sand beaches. Densely-populated the island is one of the most developed and most popular islands in the Caribbean.
Barbados is located 104 miles to the east of St Vincent, 250 miles northeast of Trinidad and Tobago. The island is surrounded by the Atlantic and sits just outside the hurricane belt. The threat of hurricanes during the season is far less than other islands.
The sea is generally calm on the West coast but, with Atlantic waves constantly rolling in, much wilder on the rugged East coast. December to May is the dry season and best time to visit, but from June to November you’ll find bargain holiday offers.
The island is made up of lowlands and rolling hills, the inland highest point of the island being just 1,115ft. In the hilly northeast you’ll find various caves and gullies. And, being in the tropics, expect humidity of 70%-77% year-round.
Why visit Barbados
Barbados is a sophisticated and bustling Caribbean island which offers a wide range of activities, you’ll find plenty to do.
There is also a huge choice of fantastic restaurants in Barbados which range from very casual fish fry evenings at Oistins village, to chic restaurants in stunning settings overlooking the sea on the West Coast of Barbados. Foodwise you’ll be spoilt for choice in Barbados, you can’t really go wrong. Furthermore, some of the settings are stunning and romantic.
While you’re in Barbados
A tour to the wild East side of the island is a must – it is so different to the West coast with wild Atlantic waves constantly rolling in. Beaches are great for long walks accompanied by constant tropical breezes, views are stunning.
Visit Barbados historic houses – it’s a pleasurable activity on a rainy day – and make sure to schedule in a visit to St Nicholas Abbey, a beautiful Jacobean plantation house at Cherry Tree Hill in St Peter.
The botanical gardens are peaceful and a delight to wander through, especially small but perfectly formed Hunte’s Gardens in St Joseph’s Parish.
Barbados Adventure Activities Travel Guide – other pages
On other pages attached to this Barbados Adventure Activities Travel Guide section you can check out all the things to do in Barbados.
Find out about hotels and accommodation, and discover Barbados wildlife either by following the links here or via the image links above.
There’s a page on Barbados Carnivals, Festivals & Events too as well as a dedicated Barbados Articles & Features page.
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