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Barbados, with its Caribbean flair, tropical beaches and vibrant culture, offers the perfect vacation opportunity for just about everyone. Whether you’re looking for leisure time on a white-sand beach, exploring cultural attractions or just having fun at nightlife, Barbados has it all. This travel guide offers some advice and tips on the top places to see and things to do in beautiful Barbados, in addition to things mentioned in this Barbados vacation guide. No matter who you are, you’re sure to fall in love with this scenic tropical paradise.


The historic and lively capital city of Barbados, Bridgetown is rich with culture and history as well as some of the island’s top shops, restaurants and nightlife spots. The city hosts the Barbados Museum, an outstanding cultural institution that showcases the nation’s history and culture, as well as the historic St. Mary’s Church, a historic landmark that dates back to 1827. Also of interest in Bridgetown is the Creenage, a historic port that now hosts colorful shops, lively restaurants and a plethora of bars, boutique stores and galleries. Another great attraction is the Parliament building, known for its stunning Gothic Revival architecture. Other things to see and do include exploring Cheapside Market and taking a tour of the Mount Gay Rum Distillery.

Harrison’s Cave

A stunning natural treasure, Harrison’s Cave offers tram rides to view its breathtaking geological features, waterfalls and pools. A must for adventurous tourists, a visit to Harrison’s Cave is something that won’t be forgotten too soon.

Southern Coast

The southern coast of Barbados is renowned for its spectacular beaches, quaint villages and unspoiled scenery all around. The scenic Butterfly Beach offers the perfect place to relax or partake in surfing, boating or fishing while the lively seaside town of Oistins offers some of the best seafood and nightlife opportunities on the island.


This historic waterfront city features attractions like the charming St. James Parish Church and the Holetown Monument, the site of the first English landing centuries ago. It also hosts a rich variety of upscale shops and restaurants as well as colorful events like the annual Holetown Festival.

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