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There are many popular destinations with plenty to do in Barbados, but Barbados’s capital and primary port, Bridgetown, stands above them all. Barbados offers glorious beaches, top-notch botanical gardens, a lot of old British Colonial architecture, and unique but accessible shops that some celebrities frequent. Take a trip to the various ports around Barbados, the more significant Caribbean, or combine your trip with a trip to Portugal - or even Spain

Bridgetown is in the Southwest of Barbados and an excellent destination frequented by many tourists year-round due to the city’s balance of sophistication, fun, and accessibility. You’ll get plentiful opportunities to just relax on the beach, shop alongside the many celebrities that frequently vacation here, swim in crystal clear waters, and do various activities like snorkeling or kayaking along with one of the most memorable and beautiful coasts in the world. Carlisle Bay is a gorgeous beach with shipwrecks and turtles off the coast, which offers excellent snorkeling, scuba, or clear-bottom boat experiences. Additionally, Bridgetown has a ton of nightlife, including clubs, festivals, and many bars that are usually filled with travelers from all over the place. Or, go to the Barbados Boardwalk, where it’s extremely populous, beautiful, clean, and there’s a lot to do!

Holetown is a beautiful town just a bit north of Bridgetown. Off of Coney Club beach in Holetown, there’s a colorful coral reef with a ton of fish in Folkstone Marine Park. You’ll experience both a picturesque view when looking around you, but looking down at the reef is where the real beauty lies. Although it’s a bit of a trek out of Holetown, Harrison’s Cave is a must-see destination; it’s an underground cave system that you journey through by tram while waterfalls and streams crash all around you.

Speightstown offers beach-galore with clean, relaxing, and beautiful beaches. Heywoods Beach is a magnificent beach with calm waters that’s not excessively crowded. On this beach, you’ll have plentiful opportunities to snorkel, kayak, and spot colorful fish and a ton of turtles. Mullins Beach is another popular destination in Speightstown and is similar to Heywoods, with calm waters, fewer crowds, beach-side huts that sell drinks, and an overall relaxing vibe. Speightstown also has the Apes Hill Golf Club, which offers scenic views of the ocean, coastline, and landscape as you golf your way through this course. At the Apes Hill Golf Club, they also have lessons for kids, so as you go golfing, you can let your kid learn to golf with experienced professionals.

Oistins is a popular destination mainly due to Dover Beach. Dover Beach’s waves are kind of intense, so things like paddle boarding and kayaking are not widespread, but surfing, body surfing, jet skiing, and wind sailing are frequented here, and there are fewer crowds on the coast when compared to Bridgetown’s beaches.

If any of these destinations or activities seemed interesting to you, feel free to contact Adventure Life’s Caribbean travel experts with any comments, questions, or to begin planning your trip now!

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