What to See in Barbados

By | July 18, 2022

South Coast

South Coast of Barbados – the meeting point of the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. This part of the coast of the country is known as the center of the island’s nightlife and the center of windsurfing.

The main “party” place on the south coast is the resort town of St. Lawrence Gap. Here along the coast there are numerous restaurants, bars and discos. Every day, entertainment venues host performances, themed parties and Caribbean music concerts, accompanied by vibrant dance performances. In the heart of St. Lawrence Gap lies the sandy Dover Beach. From the city you can go to the nearby Graham Hall nature reserve.. The reserve covers an area of 445 hectares, on which there are lakes and wetlands. Very interesting ornithological tours are offered at Graham Hall.

According to Top-mba-universities, Barbados.East of St. Lawrence Gap, on the coast of the vast Oistins Bay, is the main fishing town of the island – Oistins. This status of the city is annually confirmed by the fishing festival held here. In Oistins, it is worth visiting Miyami Beach and the modern Ocean Park, which consists of 26 zones where you can get acquainted with the underwater world of the Caribbean. In the eastern part of Oistins Bay, South Point¬†protrudes deep into the sea. This is the southernmost point of Barbados. and the most popular place on the island for windsurfing. From the cape there is a breathtaking view of the sea. A lighthouse was erected here in 1852, however, today it is closed to the public. Further along the coast to the east stretch the beach areas of Silver Sands, Crane Bay and Long Bay. On the shores of Long Bay, the 1820 Sam Lord’s Castle mansion and the Chancery Lane wetlands are interesting, where you can see many migratory birds that stop on their way from North America to South America. The most frequent guests of these places are herons, egrets, pelicans and frigates. Also north of Long Bay is the only fully preserved sugar plantation to this day. Sunbury Plantation House. The plantation was founded in 1660. There is a planter’s house, a collection of mahogany furniture and a collection of wagons.

East coast

The east coast of Barbados is dominated by rocky shores, against which powerful waves beat, so these places are not suitable for swimming and beach recreation. But the eastern coast of the island is known for its picturesque views and excellent conditions for surfing. The local place called “Soap Bowl” is one of the world’s most famous centers for surfing. Various competitions in this sport are held here every year. “Soap Bowl” is located in the vicinity of the resort town of Batssheba.

Along the rocky shores of the east coast Barbados is traversed by a highway, through which hundreds of sightseeing buses pass daily. Tourists are dropped off at numerous viewing platforms from where you can admire the picturesque landscapes and the Atlantic Ocean. An interesting trip to the easternmost point of the island – Rudged Point, where a lighthouse is installed. A 300-meter rocky cliff Hackleton Cliff stretches along the central part of the east coast. On its eastern slope, the Andromeda Botanical Gardens were laid out in 1954.. Here, on an area of 2.5 hectares, tropical trees, ferns, several types of orchids, hibiscus, bougainvillea and cacti grow. The park is crossed by a river that forms backwaters and waterfalls. A little further north in the district of St. Andrew, it is worth visiting the craft center, where pottery has been made since ancient times, and the 20-hectare Barclays Park , which was laid out in 1966 on the slopes of the coastal hills.

North Coast

The north coast of the island is the least populated part of Barbados and, as a result, is less affected by human activity. The coast here, as well as on the east side of Barbados, is rocky, therefore not suitable for a beach holiday. Off the north coast in the parish of St. Andrew is located Barbados Wildlife Sanctuary. Redwood forests are protected in the reserve, which are inhabited by deer, green monkeys, raccoons, otters, turtles, iguanas, caimans, pelicans, peacocks, turkeys, toucans, parrots and flamingos. Adjacent to the reserve is a section of the Grenade Hall Conservation Forest, where, in addition to rich vegetation, a restored 1819 signal station can be seen. The view from the station is amazing. Similar stations were built throughout the island in the early 19th century to warn of approaching ships or a slave uprising. Farley Hill Park is interesting nearby – a great place for picnics and wedding ceremonies. The Barbados Jazz Festival is held here every year. Also in the area worth a visit the 1660 St. Nicholas Abbey, the relict forest Cherry Tree Hill, and the Morgan Lewis Sugar Mill. In the very north of Barbados, in the parish of Saint Lucie, are the Animal Flower Caves. The lakes in these caves are so deep that you can even swim in them.

Central part of the island

Very interesting trips to the central part of the country, where there are many natural attractions. Firstly, this, of course, is the network of Harrisons caves. in St. Thomas County. Its total length is 2.3 km, and its age reaches 20 thousand years. The largest of the local caves has a height of 15 m. A river flows along the bottom of the Harrisons caves, on which waterfalls and lakes form in some places. The vaults of the caves are covered with stalactites, stalagmites and larger formations – whole ice towers, formed over millennia as a result of the fusion of stalactites and stalagmites. The journey through the Harrisons caves takes place on electric trailers. In the administrative center of the caves, you can see collections of artifacts belonging to the culture of the Indians who once inhabited the island, as well as several shops selling handicrafts and places to relax. Secondly, in the center of the island next to the Harrisons Caves is the Welchman Hall ravine.. Here you can see almost all the plants of the island, only about 150 species. The ravine was formed by the failure of the ceilings of the local caves. Hiking trails are laid along the ravine, hiking along which takes an average of 30 to 45 minutes. Thirdly, in the central part of the island, the Flower Forest forest is interesting, where you can see a wide variety of plants and animals on 20 hectares. Other attractions in the central part of Barbados include the 1818 Gunns Hill signal tower with a small military museum and the Pottery House, which displays ceramics from local craftsmen.

What to See in Barbados