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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.

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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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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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Harrison's Cave
Harrison's Cave(Saint Thomas Parish)
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... 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
Attraction type: Caverns & Caves
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South Coast Boardwalk
South Coast Boardwalk(Hastings)
Attraction type: Piers & Boardwalks
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Nearby recommended restaurants:

Champers
Champers
Cuisines: American, Caribbean, Seafood, Mediterranean, European
Good for: Local cuisine, Scenic view, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, 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 40 Restaurants in Holetown
Price: $45 - $60
Cuisines: Japanese, Caribbean, Sushi, Asian, Thai, Fusion
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Bliss Cafe
Bliss Cafe
Ranked #1 of 13 Restaurants in Dover
Price: $6 - $13
Cuisines: American, Caribbean, Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
The Tides
The Tides
Ranked #2 of 40 Restaurants in Holetown
Price: $1 - $100
Cuisines: Caribbean, Seafood, European, Gluten Free Options
Good for: Local cuisine, Scenic view, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Cuz's Fish Shack
Cuz's Fish Shack
Ranked #1 of 101 Restaurants in Bridgetown
Cuisines: Caribbean, Seafood, Fast Food
Good for: Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Beach View
3.5 of 5
Beach View
$191 - $461
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Sugar Cane Club Hotel & Spa
3.5 of 5
Sugar Cane Club Hotel & Spa
$129 - $267
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Fairmont Royal Pavilion
4.5 of 5
Fairmont Royal Pavilion
$297 - $1,547
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Porters
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Nearby recommended accommodations:

The House by Elegant Hotels
4.5 of 5
The House by Elegant Hotels
$467 - $1,221
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Ocean Two Resort & Residences
4.0 of 5
Ocean Two Resort & Residences
$186 - $522
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The SoCo Hotel
4.0 of 5
The SoCo Hotel
$344 - $775
Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Hastings
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Sandy Lane Hotel
5.0 of 5
Sandy Lane Hotel
$1,140 - $2,877
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Crystal Cove
4.0 of 5
Crystal Cove
$401 - $1,080
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Tamarind by Elegant Hotels
4.0 of 5
Tamarind by Elegant Hotels
$252 - $900
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Paynes Bay
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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.