Known for its golden rum and 70-miles of palm-fringed beaches Barbados is a truly captivating destination with vibrancy and zest for the perfect getaway. The people of this fabulous destination have mastered the art of the good life and the essence of fine living and are more than happy to offer daily lessons to those seeking to do the same. When it comes to beauty, some destinations are simply blessed, and this is true for Barbados.
As the capital of Barbados and the islands main cruise port, Bridgetown is bustling with sights and colonial buildings where you will discover an abundance of pleasurable attractions set amongst distinctive signs of its British colonial history. Thrill seekers will love the opportunity to get the heart racing with water sport activities such as jet skiing, windsurfing, paragliding and so much more. Perhaps you’ll feel like a casual bike ride through the tropical scenery or a stroll along the sun drenched beach, it’s all here, ready and waiting. Diving expeditions are incredible or as are the fishing excursions that will set the heart alight. No matter your preference, you are invited to feed your adventurous soul.
Elsewhere, sporting enthusiasts may wish to pay a visit to awe inspiring Kensington Oval, the world famous Barbados cricket ground and home to many West Indies fixtures. Steeped in history this fantastic venue boasts a great tour opportunity and the chance to really indulge yourself in the heritage of this cricket loving nation.
The uniquely spectacular Harrisons Cave presents the opportunity to experience an underground, intricate world of caverns and exquisite waterfalls not to mention stunning stalactites and stalagmites.
With a blend of old and new, Bajan cuisine brings together influences from African, Caribbean, West Indians and European for a unique and authentic experience. Aside from seafood including tuna, salmon, cod, kingfish and more, a variety of other meats including chicken, beef, pork and turkey fill mouth-watering recipes.
Experience the Atlantis Submarine at depths of 50 to 150 feet and see a fascinating underwater world, where an abundance of colour, exotic fish and fascinating coral formations can all be seen through the portholes. Over at Turtle Snorkel you can swim with turtles in the warm inviting waters for an unforgettable experience. There’s even the chance to enjoy a private sunset champagne cruise, a truly unforgettable evening and unrivalled in beauty.
Those who want to enjoy the slower pace will love the chance to indulge in a simple yet stunning day at the beach. Soak up the sun, cool off in the shimmering turquoise waters and make the most of a leisurely afternoon.
Rum was first made from the sugar canes that populated the island 370 years ago, but it wasn’t until 1703 that Barbados became known as the birthplace of rum. Passengers wishing to enjoy a tipple of the finest product around will revel in the experience of a visit to the Foursquare Rum Distillery and Sunbury Plantation House where you will be provided with complimentary tasting sessions.
Combine the golden beaches with glistening waters, mix in the friendly spirit of the locals and combine with a backdrop of tropical greenery, and you’ve got yourself the perfect cruise destination.
The port of Bridgetown is now so popular in stature and demeanour that many cruise lines use the fantastic venue as a home port for their Caribbean itineraries. Fly direct to Barbados from the UK from regional airports to enjoy the captivating sights and sounds of a true Caribbean great.