Holidays to Barbados

There is no shortage of things to see and do for those taking their holidays in Barbados. Lovers of sporting activities who are on Barbados holidays will be spoilt for choice with everything from cricket, tennis, fishing, cycling, golf (with a brand new eighteen hole golf course having just recently opened up at the Apes Hill Club), mini golf, polo and horse riding available on the island. Those spending their holidays on Barbados whose sporting taste runs more to the water based variety need not feel left out either, with fishing, kayaking, scuba diving, snorkelling, sailing, surfing, jet skiing, swimming and wind surfing also on offer. One of the most unique attractions is the opportunity to go swimming with the sea turtles in St James, just off of the west coast of the island.

There are also plenty of natural attractions for those on Barbados holidays for whom sport is not really their forte. Harrison’s Cave is certainly worth a visit for curious tourists; this massive cave, which is located underground, comes complete with natural streams, pools and thundering waterfalls as well as enormous stalactites and stalagmites. Harrison’s Cave is almost two and a half kilometres in length. Another famous attraction is the Atlantis Submarine, which gives tourists on Barbados holidays the chance to get up close and personal with the underwater flora and fauna surrounding the island.

For those on Barbados holidays who have a keen interest in history, no trip to the island would be complete without paying a visit to the Barbados Museum. Located in the parish of St Michael, often described as being the home of Barbadian culture and heritage, the Barbados Museum offers a comprehensive look at the history of the island, featuring a range of historical artefacts, literature, paintings and various other objects. There are more than two hundred and fifty thousand historical artefacts, plus another two hundred and seventy thousand related items, contained within the museum. Also situated inside the museum is the Shilstone Memorial Library, which has over five thousand volumes and more than two thousand historical photographs, comprising of a wide variety of Caribbean literature and offering a look at how life used to be on the island. There are also several art galleries within the museum, including the Charles A Robertson African Gallery, a Natural History Gallery, as well as Social History and Military History galleries, and even a Children’s Gallery to keep the kids amused.

There are also plenty of other activities to keep tourists happy and entertained, from romantic cruises for couples, numerous opportunities to sample the island’s fine cuisine and a varied nightlife including historic dinner shows. One thing is for certain, no one will forget their holidays to Barbados, and everyone will want to return to this island paradise again and again.


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