If you are traveling to Barbados this year, you might not know exactly what you want to do. Even harder, you might not know how to choose which amazing attractions you want to visit! Here are the top 15 attractions that you have to see this year while staying at the best Barbados villa rentals.
1. Downtown Bridgetown
You can get an urban feel in downtown Bridgetown, which is full of museums and historical attractions. It also offers plenty of great Barbados villa rentals.
2. Bathsheba Bay
Bathsheba Bay lies on the Atlantic coast of Barbados. It’s full of amazing rock formations that showcase the power of nature.
3. Farley Hill National Park
The park was built in the early 1800s as a personal home but had fallen to ruins by the mid-20th century. In 1967, it was designated as a national park.
4. St. Lawrence Gap
If you love outdoor markets, shops, and restaurants, you need to visit St. Lawrence Gap. It’s especially active in the evenings. There are also great Barbados villa rentals nearby.
5. Animal Flower Cave
If you want to see some amazing ocean views (and the chance to see humpback whales passing at certain times of the year) Animal Flower Cave is a must-see.
6. Hunte’s Gardens
Hunte’s Gardens are the result of years of dedication and cultivation. They shelter some extremely rare plant and animal life that you won’t see anywhere else.
7. Andromeda Botanic Gardens
If you want to see some lush tropical foliage, take a trip to Andromeda Botanic Gardens. The plants here include the bearded fig trees that gave the island its name.
8. Sunbury Plantation
It was once a great plantation — now it’s a tourist destination full of historical artifacts. The plantation is easily reachable from many Barbados villa rentals.
9. Flower Forest
Flower Forest is exactly what it sounds like: a lush tropical forest full of amazing natural plant life. But it also has some pretty challenging hiking trails.
10. Barbados Wildlife Reserve
Barbados is home to some amazing animals that you might not get to see anywhere else. There, you can see everything from green monkeys to agoutis, parrots, and iguanas.
11. Folkestone Marine Park and Museum
Folkestone has a ton of different attractions, including the opportunity to snorkel with local marine life.
12. St. Nicholas Abbey
The abbey is one of the most interesting sites of historic rum distillery in Barbados.
13. Harrison’s Cave
Harrison’s Cave is an amazing site of natural beauty, full of stalactites, stalagmites, and several underground streams. There are daily tours there on foot and by tram.
14. Mount Gay Visitor Centre
Anyone visiting Barbados has to try some local rum. Mount Gay is one of two national producers still in business. It’s also within easy reach of many Barbados villa rentals.
15. Coastal Sightseeing Tour
Several companies offer boat tours of the coast, giving you the opportunity to see beautiful oceanside vistas. There is also a chance you’ll see amazing animal and marine life.