So, you’re planning a deluxe break to Barbados this year? Who can blame you! With the glorious sunshine beating down on the sweeping sands, and turquoise waters lapping up on the shore, it’s an idyllic spot for a holiday to remember.
Luxury Barbados holidays are both plentiful and some of the more affordable in the Caribbean, largely because of its popularity and accessibility as an island. Don’t let this put you off though – it’s popular for very good reason and you certainly won’t be battling it out against hordes of sunbathers to try and secure your spot on the beach, that’s for sure!
While you’re there, try and incorporate a few excursions into your visit. It may be tempting to laze on the pristine beaches for hours on end, but the island has so much more to offer if you know where to look. Here are three attractions well worth checking out.
This magnificent cavern deep underground is well worth stopping by. Having opened as a tourist attraction in 1981, it has enthralled and amazed visitors ever since, and is now considered to be the Barbadian number one attraction. From the stalactites and stalagmites desperately trying to meet eachother in the middle, to the crystalline pools that glimmer beneath you, a tour around the cave is a really special experience.
Andromeda Botanical Gardens
Fancy a walk which oozes tranquillity and serenity? These Botanical Gardens are the place to be. Be at peace with nature in these beautiful surroundings, located in Bathsheba on the western coast of the island.
Do you love to surf? Ride the crest of the waves in Bathsheba and the Scotland District, where the ‘soup bowl’ continues to prove challenging for even the highly skilled. Alternatively, dine al fresco at one of the restaurants in the area and sit back as others do the hard work on the rip current.
Combine these attractions with the colonial plantations such as St. Nicholas Abbey and you’ll be sure to fill up your days with things to do, if you can peel yourself away from your sunlounger, that is! 🙂