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You can hire a variety of vehicles for a short period or for up to a week if you’d like to travel around the island at your leisure.
Ride up through the mountains and along the beach as you take in all the sights on horseback!
Bridgetown, the capital of Barbados, with some fantastic sights as well as tax free shopping!
The Island boasts 3 of the best golf courses, with prices ranging from £40 to £150. Club hire and caddies extra!
Sandy Lane Resort
This is one of the most exclusive resorts in the world. They have an excellent golf course and spa facilities and well worth a day there.
Tour of the distillery, some rum tasting and opportunity to buy the cheapest rum on the island. There is also the Banks factory and Malibu if you prefer!
One of the major aspects of island life is the social scene, so there will be the chance to go out and sample the local rum and Banks beer. There are also some excellent evening venues for us to be entertained in including Harbour Lights but, be warned… it’s roughly £8 all you can drink!
Barbados is an ideal year-round diving destination; the visibility ranges from 40-70ft and the water temperature is a consistent 80°F. The fringes and reefs found off Barbados blossom with healthy sponges, coral and outstanding plant life. There are several types of reefs, each one unique in its own special way. The barrier reefs, located 1/2 miles from shore contain large coral heads, which form the habitat for thousands of beautiful fish. Larger organisms are also found on these reefs, feeding on the smaller fish. The Hawksbill turtle can also be found on these reefs. Fringes and patching reefs are found closer to shore and have smaller coral formations and more abundant plant life than the barrier reefs and are home to Sea Horses, Frog Fish, Giant Sand Eels and many other marine creatures. Wrecks form fascinating habitats for marine life and Barbados has several excellent sites for wreck diving. We recommend Diving Adventures Barbados, an English owned diving centre with a very good reputation. They offer 17 different dive sites at very competitive rates.
Harbour Master Cruises
Step on board the MV Harbour Master, 100ft long, 40ft wide and 4 decks high, and experience the sights and sounds of Barbados in a five-hour daytime cruise that captures the essence of Bajan Village Life like no other or a Starlight evening cruise with romance and excitement. The cruises includes a buffet meal offering local delicacies like Bajan Beef Stew, Fried Flying Fish, Macaroni & Cheese Pie and Peas & Rice along with an open bar.
Tiami Catamaran Cruise
Picture yourself relaxing on the deck of a luxurious catamaran, warm sunshine, sparkling on a crystal- clear Caribbean sea as you glide past beautiful palm-fringed beaches. Cruises last 5 hours and are popular with people of all ages, with three stops for swimming and snorkelling; one at a shallow shipwreck, one at a reef and another where you can swim with the turtles.
Step back 300 years with the world famous Jolly Roger, to a time when pirates roamed the Caribbean seas. From the moment you walk down the Pirate dock, you’ll know you’re about to experience the best four hours of your vacation. A combination of Bajan sunshine, tropical waters, Caribbean breezes, calypso music and world famous Jolly Roger Pirate Punch always guarantees a great time. Once on board this authentic wooden schooner, you’re ours to do with what we may; and that means having fun, Aye! The Jolly Roger stands resplendent: its huge scarlet sail billowing with the skull and crossbones flag. You can rope-swing, swim and snorkel, or suntan on the top deck, and even get married (pirate style of course)!
As soon as you enter through the gates of the Barbados Wildlife Reserve, you are in the animals’ world. Most animals (except creatures like parrots & pythons) are free to travel where they please. You may find them anywhere as they go about their daily lives, so, as you walk along, take your time… look up… look down… look carefully amongst the bushes and the trees in the mahogany woods. In this tropical haven, exotic animals, reptiles and birds, some threatened with extinction and some disabled, thrive. It’s a community devoted to man’s love and respect for nature as well as to research and conservation. No day is like any other when you visit the Reserve, walk through the shady paths and discover for yourself! It is important that you move quietly. These animals are not tame, and unexpected noises may frighten them away from you. See their world with wider eyes, hear their world with wider ears. Listen to their sounds. Sit on a bench and see what passes you by… you may be surprised.
The Boatyard offers great beach facilities including the use of beach chairs & umbrellas, kayaks, pedal boats, snorkeling, glass bottom boats, scuba diving at Roger’s Scuba Shack, ocean trampolines, iceberg climb & slide, beach volleyball, showers, changing rooms and much more. Plus, plenty to eat and drink!