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Best of Barbados Guide

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Barbados
Romance and adventure are in the air on this lush West Indian island in the Caribbean, depending on your coast. To the west, you'll find calm waters and good swimming. To the east, there are massive, competition-caliber waves. Wherever you stay, expect turquoise waters, fine soft sand beaches, catamaran cruises and delicious island fare.

All things to do » Things to do

Nearby recommended attractions:

Hunte's Gardens
Hunte's Gardens(Saint Joseph Parish)
Attraction type: Gardens
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Carlisle Bay
Carlisle Bay(Bridgetown)
This bay is best known for its calm, sheltered waters, perfect for swimming and scuba diving.
Attraction type: Bodies of Water
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South Coast Boardwalk
South Coast Boardwalk(Hastings)
Attraction type: Piers & Boardwalks
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Bathsheba Beach
Bathsheba Beach(Bathsheba)
This beach offers spectacular views of the island, but watch out if you want to go swimming - strong undercurrents can make swimming here dangerous.
Attraction type: Beaches
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St. Nicholas Abbey
St. Nicholas Abbey(Saint Peter Parish)
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... 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
Attraction type: Distilleries; Architectural Buildings; Historic Sites
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Nearby recommended restaurants:

Island Plates
Island Plates
Ranked #1 of 24 Restaurants in Speightstown
Price: $12 - $28
Cuisines: Caribbean, Healthy
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Champers
Champers
Cuisines: American, Caribbean, Seafood, Mediterranean, European
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Nishi Restaurant
Nishi Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 41 Restaurants in Holetown
Price: $45 - $60
Cuisines: British, Seafood, Sushi, Asian
Good for: Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Bliss Cafe
Bliss Cafe
Ranked #1 of 14 Restaurants in Dover
Price: $6 - $13
Cuisines: American, Caribbean, Cafe, British
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids, Local cuisine
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Naru Restaurant and Lounge
Naru Restaurant and Lounge
Price: $10 - $35
Cuisines: Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Fusion
Good for: Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Little Arches Boutique Hotel
4.0 of 5
Little Arches Boutique Hotel
$246 - $448
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Inchcape Seaside Villas
Inchcape Seaside Villas
$129 - $281
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Yellow Bird Hotel
3.5 of 5
Yellow Bird Hotel
$152 - $293
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Beach View
3.5 of 5
Beach View
$171 - $444
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The House by Elegant Hotels
4.5 of 5
The House by Elegant Hotels
$409 - $1,295
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Sugar Cane Club Hotel & Spa
3.5 of 5
Sugar Cane Club Hotel & Spa
$145 - $329
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Sandy Lane Hotel
5.0 of 5
Sandy Lane Hotel
$1,134 - $1,908
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Fairmont Royal Pavilion
4.5 of 5
Fairmont Royal Pavilion
$349 - $1,034
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Porters
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Waves Hotel & Spa by Elegant Hotels
4.0 of 5
Waves Hotel & Spa by Elegant Hotels
$387 - $772
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Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.