Top 7 Attractions in Barbados 2020 By Kenroy White Posted on February 20, 2020 8 min read 1 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin If you are visiting Barbados and wondering where to go and what to do, Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Here are our top 7 selections for you. These have been chosen based on affordability, popularity among locals, and will provide you with an authentic Bajan experience. Here are our top picks: #1 Brownes Beach One of the premier features of Barbados is its many beautiful white-sand beaches. Brownes Beach (Carlisle Bay) is no exception. It is a few minutes walk from the main shopping areas of Bridgetown. Access to this beach, like all others in Barbados, is free. There are also many restaurants, sports bars and food vendors along the beach. It’s the perfect location for a family picnic, romantic stroll or a tan session. Dip your feet in warm crystal clear water and enjoy paradise as the sand massages your sole. For the adventure-seeker, you can go jet-skiing, kayaking or view the vibrant underwater life aboard one of the many glass-bottom boats. You can also immerse yourself in the experience, snorkel with sea turtles or gear up and go deeper to explore the shipwreck just beyond the shore. End your day with a breathtaking tropical sunset. #2 Harrison Cave and Surrounding Attractions The area is a condense blooming mixture of nature and history. Harrison cave is located in the countryside of St.Thomas and is perfect for nature enthusiasts. You can enjoy a tram tour through this crystallized limestone cave with stalactite and stalagmite formations, cascading falls, flowing streams and deep pools or get your hands and knees dirty in the three and a half-hour eco-adventure tour as you explore the cave’s natural passages just as the early explorers did. The cave is adjacent to the historic Welchman Hall Gully and 3 minutes drive from Flower Forest; a lush botanical garden surrounded by dense tropical vegetation. #3 Historic Bridgetown Historic Bridgetown is a magnificently preserved jewel. There is no shortage of monuments oozing with history. Its parliament building is one of the oldest and most well preserved in the western world. The Screw Dock is another remnant of the island’s colonial past. Learn about the Nelson statue and the man that was Errol Barrow, tour the Jewish synagogue and shop from high-end stores on Broad Street to the bustling walkway of Swan Street. Then enjoy the waterfront from the Independence Square before you checkout the Baobab tree in Queen’s Park. #4 Oistins Enjoy the best of island cuisine, art, and entertainment. Oistins is the idealistic epitome of a tropical island town. The town features a tranquil mixture of shopping and leisure activities. If you love seafood in general, Oistins has it! whether you are looking for flying fish at the fish market or just want to unwind and enjoy a deliciously prepared red snapper with an ice-cold beer, Oistins is the place to be. The town is especially lively on weekends when most street food vendors come out to serenade the palate supported by a feast of entertainment. #5 St Lawrence Gap Fine dining and wholesome entertainment are two things that describe St Lawrence Gap, the heartbeat of the south coast. It is the location of many hotels with rooms and suites for every budget so guests can be right in the middle of the action. The gap offers a diverse selection of restaurants offering local and international cuisines. It is minutes from Bridgetown, Oistins, and Hastings. #6 East Coast and Bathsheba Barbados is the most easterly of the Caribbean islands. This means that its east coast is the first to glean the radiance of each morning’s sunrise. I wouldn’t suggest swimming at the beach on East Coast Road due to dangerous underwater currents and big waves but it is definitely well-known for picnic spots and makes a great place for beachcombing. Bathsheba’s “Soup Bowl” is a very popular surfing location for visitors and locals alike. It has spectacular rock formations, some of which form natural swimming pools for sea bathers. You can enjoy a relaxing day by the sea, comb the beach for shells, sea glass or driftwood and even purchase local craft. #7 Richard Haynes BoardWalk The boardwalk runs along the south coast from Hastings to Rockley stretching over 1 km. The area is a popular turtle nesting site where you may see an occasional passing turtle. It provides access to several restaurants and shopping centers. Cuisines are highly diversified from fast food to multi-cultural fine dining. It is ideal for a family outing or a romantic stroll. You can sit an enjoy a picturesque sunset along with the calming sound of the waves.