You’ll find yourself blinking twice as you enter this aptly named private villa on Barbados’ chic west coast. The Dream is just that… a tropical beauty nestled in The Garden, one of the island’s most exclusive neighbourhoods. An incredible five-bedroom house, it features panoramic windows that open right up to take in the amazing view. To cool off, simply head to the stunning 45-foot infinity pool, or just wander down to the calm waters of the pristine beach where fantastic snorkeling is available just offshore.
Refered to as “the most colourful festival in the Caribbean,” Crop Over is an annual summer celebration of all that is Bajan, with dusk ‘til dawn parties, arts and crafts markets and lots and lots of local flavor treats to indulge!
Billed as one of the “7 wonders of Barbados,” explore crystal clear waters while experiencing a stunning gallery of stalactites and stalagmites. Take a tram tour deep inside the cave to the waterfall and experience the amazing surrounding grounds.
Barbados is said to be the birthplace of rum, which means no trip here is complete without a stop at the Mount Gay Distillery. Established in 1703, the distillery welcomes guests from around the world to discover the island’s most celebrated spirit.
This quaint village is located on the island’s wild east coast. The Andromeda Tropical Botanic Gardens and Flower Forest are nearby, and at Bathsheba Beach – also known as the Soup Bowl – you’ll find great surfing conditions.
This legendary spot for fresh fish meals attracts locals and visitors alike. A weekly event held year-round, Friday nights are joyous and electric, as music and delicious scents fill the air.
Experience exactly why Barbados is known as the culinary capital of the Caribbean. During this festival, celebrity chefs and wine and spirits experts gather to showcase their talents and to celebrate the diversity of the local culinary landscape.
For the pirates in you, a trip aboard the Jolly Roger – complete with pirate sails, rope swings, planks to walk and a BBQ buffet – is a lovely way to spend an afternoon. On the lunchtime cruise, you can even swim with turtles!
The kids love seeing the Caribbean’s underwater world, especially on a submarine! Explore a coral-encrusted shipwreck and see brightly-colored tropical fish up close. There are even special night dives available.
This place earns its name from the many sea anemones found inside its tidal pool. Kids can gently touch one with a finger and watch as it immediately closes up. Stone steps lead to caves with narrow, natural pools and a centuries-old coral floor.