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50 Things to do in Barbados

50 things to do in Barbados

50 Things to do in Barbados

Planning a trip to Barbados? There is so much to do, see, eat and experience on our tiny island. Here are 50 of our favourite things to do in Barbados. Challenge yourself to do as many as you can to make the most out of your trip.

1. Go on an island tour

2. Have a mini photo shoot in the Animal Flower CaveAnimal Flower Cave Barbados

3. Learn to surf at Freights Bay

4. Swim with Sea Turtles

5. Snorkel at the shipwrecks

6. Watch baby turtles hatching with the Barbados Sea Turtle project

7. Build a sandcastle at Carlise Bay

Sandcastle BarbadosPhoto credit: Instagram user @ana_fraser

8. Discover the natural beauty at Hunte’s Gardens

9. Explore the underground world at Harrison’s Cave

10. Dive under the sea on the Atlantis Submarine

11. Take in the view of the east coast at Cherry Tree Hill

12. Swim in the rock pools at Bathsheba

13. Make friends with the Monkeys at the Wildlife Reserve

Wildlife Barbados

Photo credit: Instagram user @katenotkatieholmes

14 . Bet on the horses at the Garrison Race Track on Saturdays

15. Watch the horses swim at Pebbles Beach in the early morning

16. Try the world-famous Cuz Fish Cutter also at Pebbles beach.

17. Eat some of the freshest sushi at Umi

Sushi in Barbados

18. Try the national dish – Cou Cou and Flying Fish

19. Taste Bajan Street Food from the back of a food van

20. Drink coconut water straight from the coconut

21. Eat at Chefette our local fast food joint

22. Go to Oistins Fish Fry on a Friday night

Oistins Barbados

23. Try the local beer – Banks Beer

24. Taste Bajan Rum Punch (if you are of age of course)

25. Experience the Mount Gay Rum Tour to learn about the world’s oldest rum

26. Learn to wukkup (dance like a Bajan)

27. Be mesmerized at the Harbour Lights Dinner Show

harbour lights barbados

28. Bar hop in St. Lawrence Gap

29. Order rum from a rum shop (warning you will get a whole bottle instead of one shot)

30. Play dominoes with a local at a rum shop

31. Step back in time at the Barbados Museum

32. Visit a plantation house like Sunbury or St. Nicholas Abbey


33. Check out the stunning St. John’s Parish Church

34. Explore the heart of Bridgetown with Lickrish Food Tours

35. Unwind with a massage at the Karma Spa at Bougainvillea Barbados or Sugar Bay Resort

36. Relax on a Catamaran Cruise

37. Party like a pirate on the Jolly Roger

38. Play a round of golf at one of the famous courses

Green Monkey Golf Course

39. Take a guided hike to discover the untouched beauty of the island

40. Go on a deep-sea fishing trip

41. Try stand up paddle boarding or paddleboard yoga if you’re good!

42. Browse local art at Off the Wall Art gallery

43. Watch the potters work at Earthworks and take home a souvenir

Earthworks potter barbados

44. Ride on the Reggae bus or ‘ZR’ as called by locals

45. Rent a mini moke to get around

46. Duty-Free Shop at Limegrove Lifestyle Centre

47. Watch a cricket match at Kensington Oval

48. See the sunset from a west coast beach bar

Barbados Sunset

Photo credit: Charles Joynt

49. Relax on one of the many white sandy beaches

50. Fall in love with Barbados!

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