The days are getting colder, and honestly speaking, many of us would probably rather be somewhere else right now. And so we try to conjure images of a tropical island, complete with white sandy beaches, palm trees, and of course rum punch! But there is a specific place that has all these and so much more—Barbados.
This 432-square-mile paradise is your tropical getaway dream coming to life. Barbados group tours are not just about the beaches. They are also packed with so many activities that make your trip worthwhile.
Where do you go and what do you do while in Barbados? We made a short list of our favorite Barbados travel destinations and activities below.
Barbados Highlights and Features
1. Make a rum for it!
What better way to open a trip than with a celebratory drink? Rum is the classic Caribbean drink and the oldest distillery in the world is found in Barbados. Mount Gay has been making rum since 1703—and it is easily one of the best rums you will ever try. Head over just north of Bridgetown to the Mount Gay Visitors Centre and learn about the history and process of rum-making. Your tour ought to end in the tasting room (because you deserve it).
2. Go underground.
By far one of the most unique experiences while on the island, the subterranean world of Harrison’s Cave is an extensive 2.3-kilometer-long limestone cavern full of stalactites, stalagmites, deep pools, and a flowing stream. An electric tram will take you through 3 miles of tunnels and open areas, such as the Great Hall which is 15 feet high. Prepare your camera because this will for sure become one of the most memorable stops in your Barbados photography adventure. At one point in your journey, the guide will turn off the lights for an instant to show how dark the cave really is.
3. Just keep swimming… with turtles.
Wildlife enthusiasts will love this activity. Turtles are known as one of the gentlest sea creatures, and they are a joy to be with in the water. You may swim with them on a private charter or on a catamaran tour where you will be taken out into the ocean where the hawksbill and leatherback turtles live. The best areas to find these turtles are along the island’s west coast, in the Carlisle Bay Marine Park shipwrecks. It is highly advisable to read a little about these creatures for you to fully appreciate the experience. Remember also to be respectful of their space and do not try to touch them.
The list above contains just some of the things you can do and places you must visit while on the island. It never fails to amaze us how this small island offers so much. There is never a dull moment in Barbados group tours.
So what are you waiting for?