List of Tourist Attractions in Barbados
When you hear Barbados, history might not be uppermost in your mind. But the island has museums and remains to rival any. Bridgetown and its Garrison, for instance, are a UNESCO world heritage site and the home of the Barbados Museum and Historical Society, housed in a former military prison!
Closer to Barbados’ reputation is its status as a party island. There are beach bars, wine bars and jazz bars, jazz and reggae clubs and there’s live theatre and opera too. For something a little off the beaten track, try Baxter’s Road, in Bridgetown, offering a mix of music, food and atmosphere well into the small hours. Things don’t usually get going until around 11PM, though, so it’s not for early birds!
Barbados’ beaches put us squarely back in the island’s claims to fame. The beaches of Barbados are legendary, and with good reason. Barbados has over 70 miles of white sand beaches fading into an azure sea, backed by cliffs or resorts, or by forests and homes. Barbados boasts Crane Beach, consistently voted one of the world’s top ten. All of Barbados’ beaches are open to the public.
If Barbados can’t tempt you with her beaches or her museums, maybe her shopping will appeal to you. Barbados is one of the Caribbean’s most sought-after shopping spots, a tax free haven with duty free offers galore.