The Fun Barbados Guide will show you how to get the most fun out of your time on the island and ensure you don’t miss out on any of the action.
Fun Barbados Guide
There’s no doubt about it, Barbados is a fun place. There’s always something going on; you have to know where to look.
Whether you’re a nature lover, night owl or a culture vulture, we guarantee there’ll be something for you to enjoy in Barbados.
Click through the links below for a full explanation of each activity as well as our Totally Barbados recommendations and local insider tips for fun things to do.
The best option for the latest island happenings is our Totally Barbados Events Calendar, which is jam-packed full of all the upcoming events and nights out in Barbados.
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At A Glance
— Things to do in Barbados
— Top 10 Free Things to do
— Top 10 Totally Barbados places to see
— Things Bajan Enjoy Doing on the Weekend
— Top 10 Places to Eat for under 10 Dollars
— Shopping in Barbados
Although Barbados is a small island, there’s still plenty of sights to see. Each parish has its different character, charm, and attractions, so be sure to read through our Sightseeing Guide, so you don’t miss a thing!
— Top 10 Things to Experience
— Top 10 Places to See in Barbados
— Top 10 Odd Things to Do
— Tour Barbados Central
— Tour Barbados East
— Tour Barbados North
— Tour Barbados South
— Tour Barbados South East
— Tour Operators
With picture-perfect beaches, sugar cane plantations and magical caves, touring the island with its varied and beautiful landscape are not to be missed.
Touring Barbados is simple, and there are many ways you can explore.
Hire a 4×4 off-road vehicle, book a seat on a coach tour, or see the island from the water on a catamaran.
Click on the links below for our hot tips, recommended companies and attractions, as well as interactive maps, to help you get the most fun out of your time in Barbados.
— Tourist Attractions
— Tourist Attractions Map
— East Coast
— North Coast
— South Coast
— West Coast
— Barbados Google Maps
— Car Rentals
— Bus Tours
— Taxi Rentals
— Transport Bus
— ZR Vans
— Two Wheels – Scooter sand Bicycles
— Airport Transportation
— Cruise Terminal Transportation
Our Totally Barbados Events Calendar is your one-stop shop to finding out what’s happening on the island.
From festivals, sporting events, museums and art exhibitions, to the hippest places to head after dark, we’ve got it all right here at the click of your fingers.
Nightlife – live music, comedy nights, shows, bars and clubs
If you like a good party, check out our Barbados Entertainment and Nightlife Guide.
You’ll find all you need to know about the latest parties and events taking place in Barbados, and if you’re wondering what to do on a specific night of the week, we’ve also got a weekly Nightlife Guide.
Choose from spectacular dinner and dance shows with fire-eaters and stilt walkers, pumping club nights showcasing live reggae, soca and house DJs, and so much more. Check out the links below to get your island party started!
— Bars and Lounges
— Live Music
— Places of Interest
— St Lawrence Gap Nightlife
— 1st and 2nd Street Holetown Nightlife
— Barbados South Coast Nightlife
— Barbados West Coast Nightlife
— Crane Village
One of the things locals can boast about is Barbados’ high standard of restaurants. There are so many beautiful places to eat island-wide, some well-known, some more grassroots and ‘off the beaten track. Barbados Restaurants offer something to suit every taste and budget. Take, for example, the stunning beachfront and fine dining restaurant – Champers Restaurant and Wine Bar. To find out about all the beautiful places you can eat in Barbados, you can refer to our Barbados Restaurant guide. And the best part is that some of the restaurants featured on Totally Barbados even offer special discounts if you book through our website. View Restaurant and dining options in Barbados
— by type
— by location
— by parish
— by cuisine
Hint: Our top tip is Oistins Friday Fish Fry on Fridays – it’s cheap, cheerful and an authentic Bajan Totally Barbados experience!. The best fresh fish you’ll ever eat!
Barbados is blessed with miles of pristine beaches, just ready for you to head out and discover. There is nothing better than sinking your toes into the soft, white sand or floating on the clear, blue sea.
Barbados’ beaches cater for everyone, from the surfer’s favourite East Coast to the picturesque, calmer waters of the Barbados West Coast.
To find out where the best of Barbados’s beaches are, visit our Barbados beaches guide.
Here, you’ll get information about the surrounding amenities, swimming conditions, and beach access points, so you arrive prepared and ready for a great day out without a worry in the world.
Our comprehensive beach guide not only directs you to the best beaches in Barbados, but it also tells you what amenities are available at the beach, provides you with information about the swimming conditions, and tells you where you can find the beach access points.
This gives you the chance to arrive in the know, with any worries you might have had thoroughly washed away.
— South Coast Beaches
— West Coast Beaches
— East Coast Beaches
— North Coast Beaches
You’ll only see half the picture if you see this blessed little island from the land. Sailing on a catamaran is a ‘must-do’ fun activity for the whole family. Tours usually sail along the west coast of the island, leaving from the capital city of Bridgetown.
Most catamaran packages include a lunch stop as well as an open bar, and you can take insights such as beach turtles and activities such as snorkelling and diving among shipwrecks.
Barbados is teeming with sporting activities and is blessed with world-class golf courses and horse polo pitches. Not to mention, the world-famous surfing Mecca ‘Soup Bowl’, and of course the rally racing and thoroughbred horse racing!
Bajans love their sports. If you love games, check out our Totally Barbados sports guide – you’ll get all you need to know about World Cup Golf, World Cup Cricket, car racing, fishing, horse racing, polo, scuba diving, water skiing, water sports, wind and kite surfing, and so much more.
The shopping of Barbados is as varied as the beautiful, vast-ranging countryside.
Barbados is a place where you can shop ’til you drop! From high-end designer brands to duty-free, to local arts and crafts, there is something to suit all.
Our Barbados Shopping Guide groups shops not only by product type but also by the kind of shop, to make it that little bit easier for you.
So whether you’re most at home visiting chic boutiques or exploring big department stores, buying art or confectionery, there’s a place for you.
Watch the latest movies on the big screen in Barbados. There are a few cinemas on the island showing all the most recent films and documentaries. There’s also a drive-in for those wanting something a little more adventurous. For more information, including ticket prices and session times, check out our Cinema Guide.
Author: Brett Callaghan
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