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Hunte's Gardens (Saint Joseph Parish)
Ranked #1 of 114 attractions in Barbados
Category: Gardens; Nature and Parks
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Stavronikita (Bridgetown)
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$60* and up
Ranked #2 of 114 attractions in Barbados
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: For the expert deep-sea diver, a 360-foot freighter ship sitting in 130 feet of water and populated by all kinds of tropical... more » Owner description: For the expert deep-sea diver, a 360-foot freighter ship sitting in 130 feet of water and populated by all kinds of tropical marine life. « less
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Carlisle Bay (Bridgetown)
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$60* and up
Ranked #3 of 114 attractions in Barbados
Category: Bodies of Water; Nature and Parks
This bay is best known for its calm, sheltered waters, perfect for swimming and scuba diving.
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Dover Beach (St Lawrence Gap)
Ranked #4 of 114 attractions in Barbados
Category: Beaches
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Bathsheba Beach (Bathsheba)
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$68* and up
Ranked #5 of 114 attractions in Barbados
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Beaches
Category: Beaches
Owner description: This beach offers spectacular views of the island, but watch out if you want to go swimming - strong undercurrents can make... more » Owner description: This beach offers spectacular views of the island, but watch out if you want to go swimming - strong undercurrents can make swimming here dangerous. « less
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Rockley Beach (Hastings)
Ranked #6 of 114 attractions in Barbados
Category: Beaches
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Ranked #7 of 114 attractions in Barbados
Category: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks; Landmarks
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Bottom Bay (Saint Philip Parish)
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$68* and up
Ranked #8 of 114 attractions in Barbados
Category: Beaches
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St. Nicholas Abbey (Bridgetown)
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$128* and up
Ranked #9 of 114 attractions in Barbados
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Architectural Buildings; Historic Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: PLAN YOUR VISITTICKETSBDS$ 35 AdultsBDS$ 20 ChildrenTicket prices include entrance to St. Nicholas Abbey, inclusive the great... more » Owner description: PLAN YOUR VISITTICKETSBDS$ 35 AdultsBDS$ 20 ChildrenTicket prices include entrance to St. Nicholas Abbey, inclusive the great house, gardens and gullies, rum distillery and nearby Cherry Tree Hill, a historic avenue of Mahogany Trees located just outside the main gate. Cherry Tree Hill offers a breathtaking view of the island's East Coast.Guests can also enjoy a charming home movie c.1935, museum and a complimentary drink (fruit punch or rum punch).Guided tours, subject to availability, are provided at no extra fee. Please enquire with the guides at the entrance to the great house.It is recommended that groups of ten or more persons book in advance. Please enquire about group tours or school programmes using our online reservation request form. Special meals or assistance for guests with special needs may also be made in advance.HOURS OF OPERATIONSt. Nicholas Abbey is open 6 days per week; the Plantation is closed on Saturdays.Sunday - Friday10.00am - 3.30pmPlease check our Calendar of Events for information on the steam mill's operation schedule.While we suggest a minimum of 1 hour for your visit, ideally guests will spend approximately 30 minutes in the great house and approximately 1-2 hours touring the grounds and gardens, Cherry Tree Hill, rum distillery, home movie and museum. We recommend starting your tour no later than 3pm.The Terrace Café serves lunch, tea and other light refreshments during opening hours. « less
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Ranked #10 of 114 attractions in Barbados
Category: Beaches
Enterprise Beach looks great in pictures, but it is also good for swimming.
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Crane Beach (Union Hall)
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$68* and up
Ranked #11 of 114 attractions in Barbados
Category: Beaches

Crane Beach remains a beautiful beach, but there is evidence of erosion due to hurricanes. The beach is now very narrow at high tide. There is no admission charge to the beach... more »

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Paynes Bay Beach (Saint James Parish)
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$87* and up
Ranked #12 of 114 attractions in Barbados
Category: Beaches
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Harrison's Cave (Saint Thomas Parish)
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$138* and up
Ranked #13 of 114 attractions in Barbados
Category: Caverns/ Caves; Nature and Parks
Owner description: Located in the central uplands of Barbados, is a magnificent attraction with a world class property and unmatched beauty... more » Owner description: Located in the central uplands of Barbados, is a magnificent attraction with a world class property and unmatched beauty anywhere else in the Caribbean. Harrison's Cave is a massive underground cave stream system, with awesome caverns and crystallized formations. Enjoy an unparalleled underground experience as you journey aboard a tram, past clear streams and cascading waterfalls. This phenomenal underground attraction, is one of Barbados’ premier visitor attractions, truly a must see when on vacation.Enjoy an unparalleled underground experience on one of our tours. On the Tram Tour you will journey aboard a tram, past clear streams and cascading waterfalls on a guided, driven tour of the caves awesome caverns. Looking for more adventure? The Eco-Adventure Tour is perfect for nature enthusiasts. Trek along our scenic gully trail before embarking on this amazing underground exploration; crawling and climbing as you traverse some of the caves natural passages.With other exciting tours also available, including our Scenic Gully tours, Walk- In Cave Tours, the amazing educational programs like the Harrison’s Cave Bat Program and Technical tour, Harrison’s Cave offers visitors to Barbados an entire new world to discover in one attraction.Unearth the Adventure! « less
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Earthworks Pottery (Saint Thomas Parish)
Ranked #14 of 114 attractions in Barbados
Category: Art Galleries; Specialty Shops
Beautiful, fully-functional tableware decorated with traditional designs.
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Welchman Hall Gully (Saint Thomas Parish)
Ranked #15 of 114 attractions in Barbados
Category: Gardens; Nature and Parks
Owner description: A lush Tropical Forest located in a collapsed cave and the only forest open to the public. There are several troops of... more » Owner description: A lush Tropical Forest located in a collapsed cave and the only forest open to the public. There are several troops of monkeys are that fed between 1030am and 12pm daily. Also offering guided tours at 1030am Monday to Fridays during the months of December to April. « less
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Maxwell Beach (Maxwell)
Ranked #16 of 114 attractions in Barbados
Category: Beaches
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Ranked #17 of 114 attractions in Barbados
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
Alongside Barbados Museum, site of former British soldier barracks, now used for horse racing.
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Ranked #18 of 114 attractions in Barbados
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
Owner description: Tiyi By Design is an exclusive Caribbean brand producing exquiste, hand crafted art jewelry. Each piece is individually... more » Owner description: Tiyi By Design is an exclusive Caribbean brand producing exquiste, hand crafted art jewelry. Each piece is individually designed by professional metalsmith/art jeweller, Ichia Tiyi.The artist will work in the studio for the visitor to view the process live, and they can also learn to create a small piece of jewelry for themselves. « less
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Animal Flower Cave (Saint Joseph Parish)
Ranked #19 of 114 attractions in Barbados
Category: Caverns/ Caves; Nature and Parks
Owner description: A series of caves at sea level that have been eroded by the sea and are now populated by (and named after) sea anemones,... more » Owner description: A series of caves at sea level that have been eroded by the sea and are now populated by (and named after) sea anemones, flower-shaped animals. « less
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Accra Beach (Christ Church Parish)
Ranked #20 of 114 attractions in Barbados
Category: Beaches
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Worthing Beach (Christ Church Parish)
Ranked #21 of 114 attractions in Barbados
Category: Beaches
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Ranked #22 of 114 attractions in Barbados
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: A nineteen year-old George Washington spent two months at this house, making Barbados the only foreign nation Washington ever... more » Owner description: A nineteen year-old George Washington spent two months at this house, making Barbados the only foreign nation Washington ever visited. « less
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Ranked #23 of 114 attractions in Barbados
Category: Water Parks; Amusement Parks
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Flower Forest (Saint Thomas Parish)
Ranked #24 of 114 attractions in Barbados
Category: Forests; Gardens; Nature and Parks
Former sugar plantation now a botanical paradise: the flowers and plants in this garden will take your breath away.
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Barbados Concorde Experience (Christ Church Parish)
Ranked #25 of 114 attractions in Barbados
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
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Kensington Oval (Bridgetown)
Ranked #26 of 114 attractions in Barbados
Category: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields; Sports Complexes; Landmarks
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Ranked #27 of 114 attractions in Barbados
Category: Historic Sites; Factory Tours
Owner description: The Mount Gay Visitor Centre welcomes guests from around the world, inviting them to discover the historic origins, mysteries... more » Owner description: The Mount Gay Visitor Centre welcomes guests from around the world, inviting them to discover the historic origins, mysteries and secrets behind Barbados’ finest and most celebrated spirit: Mount Gay Rum.Come learn of the distillation, ageing and blending techniques that have been perfected over the 300 years of crafting the world's oldest rum!And of course there is the opportunity to taste and savour! Whether neat, on the rocks, with your favorite mixer or in one of our signature cocktails feel free to belly up to the bar for a wonderful experience for your palate.Mount Gay Rum: There is a Time and a Place. « less
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Barbados Garrison (Bridgetown)
Ranked #28 of 114 attractions in Barbados
Category: Historic Sites; Military Museums
Former 17th century British military base, now open to the public.
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St. James Parish Church (Saint James Parish)
Ranked #29 of 114 attractions in Barbados
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks
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Hastings Beach (Hastings)
Ranked #30 of 114 attractions in Barbados
Category: Beaches
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