Barbados Activities

Laid-back, sun-kissed and with the emphasis squarely on chillin’ and relaxin’, Barbados tourist attractions include natural wonders, man-made marvels and extraordinary sights. We’ve done some serious research (fortified by plenty of rum punches, obviously), and put together our list of top attractions in Barbados by looking at millions of social media posts. Want to know more about the best Barbados activities? Get started planning that holiday to the Caribbean now. Ready for fun in the sun? Check out our Barbados holidays.

Over 15,212 social posts analysed to give you the best activities in Barbados

Kensington Oval

Kensington Oval

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We don't like cricket, oh no, we love it! This is where you'll hear the thwack of leather on willow and the roar of the crowd when a six is hit. If you really want to understand island life and the passion of the Barbadian people, get along to a cricket match at the Oval.

St. Nicholas Abbey

Barbados

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Founder of the travel blog, An Adventurous World

Discover St. Nicholas Abbey in Saint Peter Barbados - a sugarcane plantation house, museum and most importantly, a rum distillery (which has no church connection) and experience the most gorgeous views of the island. Find out why it is the best thing to do in Barbados for the travel blogger, An Adventurous World and for the thousands that visit this place every year.
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Animal Flower Cave

Conneltown, Barbados

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It's the islands only accessible sea cave and a magical spot. It takes its name from the sea anemones you'll find swaying gently in the pools. Look out for the rather nice restaurant nearby, and whatever you do, don't forget your camera, those views really are spectacular.

Harrison's Cave

Harrison's Cave., Allen View, Barbados

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Tear yourself away from the beach for the day and head inland to one of the best Barbados attractions on offer, the magnificent Harrison's Cave. Full of stalactites and stalagmites, shimmering pools and a genuinely magical atmosphere, its a must see and definitely in our top five Barbados attractions.

Barbados Wildlife Reserve

Barbados Wildlife Reserve

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Set in a magnificent mahogany tree forest and teeming with wildlife, the Barbados Wildlife Reserve is a must-see if you love monkeys, macaws, and adorable little maras. The green monkeys are the star of the show, but it's a stunning escape from the usual hustle and bustle of the resorts.

Garrison Savannah

Bridgetown, Barbados

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Giddy-up and place your bets at the Barbados Turf Club's Garrison Savannah. Once home to the British Army, its now the island's best-loved race track and a great day out if you love the gee-gees. Our top tip: Even if you're not into horse racing, the restaurants here are excellent.

Hunte's Gardens

Coffee Gully, Barbados

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This gorgeous gardens unique sunken layout makes you feel like the whole garden is wrapping you in colour and scents. If that wasn't enough, the owner likes to serenade visitors with classical music too, so it's a feast for all your senses. One of our favourite chill-out Barbados attractions.

George Washington House

Bridgetown, Barbados

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The link may be a bit tentative (he only stayed here briefly when he was 19), but George Washington House is well worth a visit. The weekly Dinner with George is a unique dinner/theatre production that's definitely worth booking if you're looking for something a little different to do on a Monday evening.

Parliament Buildings

Bridgetown, Barbados

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A visit to a government building? Well, Barbados does things a little differently, and their government house is a magnificent 19th century pile full of archways, turrets and towers. A great spot if you love your architecture, and the most famous building in Bridgetown.

Welchman Hall Gully

Welchman Hall, Barbados

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This lush tropical garden has a unique setting in a collapsed cave, making it an intimate, charming experience unlike any other on the island. Seriously. You wouldn't be surprised to see faeries pop out from under the giant lily pads. Keep a look out for the monkeys that wander freely around the gardens.

Barbados Concorde Experience

Charnocks, Barbados

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The pointy nose, the delta wings it could only be the legendary Concorde. One of the top attractions in Barbados and a chance to see this revolutionary aircraft up close and personal. Known affectionately as Alpha Echo, the plane is lovingly preserved, beautifully presented, and surprisingly small.

Island Safari Barbados

Froster Hall, Barbados

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Dubbed an adventure you just can't miss. The Tour Guide of the Year - Edwin Harper - takes us on a journey off the beaten track where most tourists haven't explored. Not only does he open up about his entertaining tour but emphasises how cultural and historical elements in Barbados are usually lost and forgotten about to sandy beaches.
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Sunbury Plantation House

Sunbury, Barbados

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A 17th century plantation house that gives you a glimpse into life on the island over 300 years ago. This top Barbados attraction has a superb restaurant attached, and you cannot leave without trying their rum punch. If you're looking for the ultimate romantic setting, you can even get married here.

Mount Gay Visitor Centre

Spring Garden Highway, Bridgetown, Barbados

Tasting Rum With  Darrio

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Rum, the true product of Barbados. Discover Mount Gay's historic origins of the brand with Anies Jordan as she tells all about what the roots of rum mean to the island and how the passed down knowledge from generations has created the perfect drink to enjoy in the lushest setting. As a resident to the island, we are also lucky enough to get a glance at the best secret and hidden places to explore in Barbados.
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Nidhe Israel Museum

Nidhe Israel Synagogue, Magazine Lane, Bridgetown, Barbados

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It may seem like an unusual Barbados attraction to include in our list, but the Nidhe Israel Museum is well worth a visit. This charming museum tells you about the story of the Jewish community in Barbados, and the vital role they played in the development of the island.