Barbados Tourist Attractions vary offering you as a visitor plenty of places to go and some wonderful sights to see while visiting Barbados.
For a detailed listing on each tourist attraction please see our Tourist Attractions Guide at the bottom of this page as well as our attraction directory.
See the top 10 places to see in Barbados to experience many beautiful locations with some exciting sightseeing opportunities to enjoy while in Barbados on holiday.
For a natural tourist attraction you might like to visit one of the limestone caves, either at Harrison's Cave or you could go to the Animal Flower Cave, where animal flowers grow. These caves have rivers, waterfalls and some interesting rock formations.
If you are interested in nature then you will enjoy visiting gone of the many botanical gardens in Barbados. There is Andromeda Botanical Gardens, the Flower Forest or Orchid World to name but a few. Each of these gardens are awash with tropical flowers, rare trees and surrounded by stunning views of the crashing ocean and lush countryside. Don't forget to take your camera!
If you are interested in history, then you will find no better place than Barbados for a step back in time. A good place to start would be the Barbados Museum, which takes you through the ages of Barbados' rich history dating back hundreds of years of habitation.
There are many churches in each parish and due to Barbados' strong ties to the UK, many of these churches are Anglican and date back to the 1600's, when English settlers first arrived in Barbados.
Barbados also has one of the oldest parliaments in the common wealth so the government buildings are also worth a look around.
You could also visit a plantation house to give you an insight into the slave trade and the sugar trade, which is still a large part of Barbadian life today.
At the end of 2nd Street in Holetown is Lexy Piano Bar where there is a live party going on most nights of the week, but their liveliest nights are on the weekend Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Another tourist attraction is to visit a rum distillery for the complete history of this popular Caribbean drink and see how it is refined from sugar cane.
You may also like to visit George Washington House, which has been renovated to its former glory and is the only residence outside of the USA where George Washington resided.
Perhaps you never had the chance to fly on the Concorde before it retired, well you can now step aboard the famous aircraft and enjoy a simulated flight at the Barbados Concorde Experience located at Grantley Adams International Airport.
One of the greatest tourist attractions Barbados has to offer is the beach; on the west coast you will find miles of golden sandy beaches and calm warm waters for swimming in the Caribbean Sea.
On the southeast, east and north coasts you will find white sandy beaches and the rougher water of the Atlantic Ocean, which is ideal if you are a water sports enthusiast. Conditions on the south east coast are ideal for wind surfing, surfing and kite boarding.
Barbados is also excellent for diving, with many brilliant dive sites over sunken boats and natural coral reefs. Maybe you prefer to above the water and would therefore enjoy a day out sailing on a catamaran and swimming with the turtles or perhaps you are an avid fisherman who would enjoy a day out deep sea diving.
There really is plenty to see and do in Barbados and the best way to see it is to take an island tour, this can either be self driven if you hire a car, or you could take an off road tour with one of the island safari operators who take you 'off road' in their 4x4 vehicles to see parts of Barbados only accessible with such a vehicle.
Another wonderful way to see the rustic side of Barbados is on horse back, there are lots of good riding schools who orgainze sunset rides along the beach or perhaps you would enjoy an afternoon hacking through sugar cane fields.
For the adventurous there is also a facility for quad biking and an Arial slide side whizzing you across gullies.
Barbados is a very relaxing place if you want it to be or your holiday can be action packed; whatever you fancy doing with many tourist attractions throughout Barbados that can be enjoyed by all.
By: Brett Callaghan