Barbados, the Caribbean paradise, is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, but the country has a lot more to it. This article would come handy while planning an exciting itinerary for Barbados. Read on!
Located in Southwest Barbados, the Carlisle Bay is known for its famous Marine Park. It is a great spot for scuba diving and it is perhaps the most popular reason why people from all over the world visit Barbados. You will be thrilled to witness several anchors and cannon balls on the ocean floor. Needham’s Point Lighthouse is another highlight of Carlisle Bay.
These mystic caves are an important tourist attraction in the area. Rediscovered in 1970s, they were restored and opened for public viewing in the year 1981. You will be travelling here by trams and there will be stops made at places where you can get off and admire the beauty of the place for yourself.
Animal Flower Cave
This is a famous ocean cave in Barbados that attracts tourists round the year. There are beautiful natural rock pools to be seen here as well as sea anemones and a coral floor. You can reach here in boats, make a day’s trip out of the same and have a great time with your friends and family.
Also known as the Platinum Coast, the Paynes Coast is known for offering ideal conditions for swimming. The neighbourhood is artistic and colourful and the aura of the place is easy going. You can visit the small bars and cafes lining up the beach. You can even choose to stay at the several luxury villas located here.
Another beautiful place to visit when in Barbados, the Andromeda Gardens is situated in a village called Bathsheba. It has several species of plants and flowers at display that are sure to impress you. It is the perfect place to relax on a sunny day with your favourite book. If you’re a birdwatcher, you will like this place. It is a botanical garden which attracts several visitors across the year.
Barbados Wildlife Reserve
This place is a conserved area for several tropical animals such as red-footed tortoises, Patangonian Maras, red brockets, Cuban rock iguanas as well as several species of birds. You will have a unique opportunity to stroll freely through Barbados Wildlife Reserve looking at animals in their natural environment.
Barbados Museum and Historical Society
Another splendid place to visit if you wish to know more about the history, art and culture of the region is Barbados Museum and Historical Society. Located in the Garrison Historic Area, this terrific attraction has rare West Indian documents, photographs and books. There’s a museum shop where you can buy Barbadian souvenirs such as 18th century maps and books.