Barbados, the sovereign island country, is the part of Lesser Antilles situated in the western area of the North Atlantic and east of the Windward Islands and the Caribbean Sea. Still the ‘most British’ island in the Caribbean and often referred as the ‘Little Britain’ of the Caribbean due to long association with UK as the British colony and due to the culture followed by the people of region.
Apart from the cultures and traditions, the pristine beaches, breathtaking water activities, unique music makes the place a true paradise on earth. Romance and cricket are in the air of this tropical island in the Caribbean. The west bay is perfect for swimming and the east bay is for water activities. The perfectly peaceful and seductive island have rich history, fine soft sand beaches and delicious indigenous island food which makes this island a must visit place in the world.
So, Let’s Go Through Some Captivating Attractions Of This Incredible Island:
Bathsheba, the small fishing town on the rugged east coast of the island Barbados, is famous for its spectacular beaches and tasty indigenous cuisine. The incredibly beautiful wide white sandy beaches, far from hustle and bustle of the city, is the perfect place to enjoy your vacations with your family. Locals also enjoy their weekends on the pristine beaches and see whales and dolphins play.
The soup bowl at Bathsheba is the site of many local and international championships which held every year which attracts surfers from all over the world.
The main attractions of this beautiful small town is flower forest and cotton tower which is famous for its dramatic scenery and views of Scotland District. The verdant tropical forest located on the outskirts of the town with more than 85 acres of white woods, palm trees and mahogany trees.
Bridgetown, the capital and the largest city of the nation, lies on the south western coast of the island. Today, Bridgetown is one of the most visited destination in West Indies with its many beautiful sights and old colonial buildings. The historical city, Bridgetown is famous for its historical and cultural buildings and declared as the UNESCO world heritage site for its historical significance.
Lots of historic heritage and monuments combine to form one of the richest archaeological sites in country.
Bridgetown has a small water canal in the center of the city which gives a charming view to the city. For history enthusiasts’ people, there are many museums and art galleries in the city which display the history of the city in a better way. Tourism sector is also important for country to do socioeconomic development of the city, therefore government provide all the facilities to the tourists and also provide safety to the visitors.
3. Crane Beach
With its beautiful pink coral sand, Crane Beach is one of the finest beaches and outdoor recreation destinations on the East Coast. With its clean, warm water and mesmerizing views, Crane beach has been a favorite among tourists.
Tourists and locals come here to gambol in the rolling surf, sunbathe on the soft sands, and just to soak up the sun.
Whether you intend to take a refreshing plunge, play in the sand, or just soak up the sun, this beach gives you an unparalleled seaside experience, which surely fills your mood with joy and can also add some golden memories to your life.
4. Barbados Wildlife Reserve
The animal kingdom of Barbados, occupies four acres of mahogany forest, where you can roam freely among animals feeding and playing in their natural environment. Most animals are compatible and free to move.
The main attractions of this reserve is its collection of green monkeys, colorful parrots and peacocks.
Some other beautiful creatures include red brockets, red-footed tortoises, Patagonian maras, Cuban rock iguanas. Reptile lovers also appreciate the collection of snakes in the reserve. Roam through the shady paths in this tropical heaven and discover for yourself, is the best experience you can get when you visit Barbados.
5. Farley Hill National Park
Once the site of a beautiful mansion built for the entertainment of royality.Now, designated as a national park by the Barbadian Government. It is an ideal spot to picnic, a perfect way to escape from the busty-city life, hide in the shade of a comforting tree and to simply stare out to sea. The park contains large specimen trees, fruit trees, ferns and seraphic palm trees.
6. Folkestone Marine Park & Museum, Holetown
The artificial coral reef, purposefully formed by the sinking of the ship. This artificial reef is a home to a numerous beautiful fish and other marine creatures including sea anemones, sea lilies, corals, turtles and sponges.
It combines a museum and aquarium to illustrate the rich marine life of Barbados.
Folkestone has a good beach, many water-related activities, along with fresh water showers, number of beachfront restaurants and many shops to buy the end-time gifts.