Sightseeing Tours of Barbados
The best way to see this Caribbean island is to book sightseeing tours of Barbados for breathtaking views above and below the Caribbean Sea. The geography of Barbados is entirely different on each coast, and it is well worth leaving the beauty of the beach to explore this gem in the Caribbean Sea.
Sightseeing – West and South Coasts of Barbados
A visit to the beach alone can be quite breathtaking, on the west coast, you will find golden sand, calm turquoise Caribbean Sea, and stunning blue skies.
While on the south coast you will find white sandy beaches flecked with pink coral and the rougher waters of the Atlantic Ocean with cooling breezes and the tranquility of the swaying palm trees to provide shade. It is a view that you won’t forget in a hurry!
One of the great sights to see while on holiday in Barbados is the tropical marine life that can into under the water, there is excellent diving over shipwrecks and coral reefs, which attract all sorts of marine life.
If you don’t fancy diving, then snorkeling along the shores will give you an excellent idea about the underwater life around Barbados.
Another great experience is to swim with the turtles, and even then you will be surrounded by at least one shoal of beautiful colored fish.
Sightseeing by Island Tour
The best way to see Barbados is to take an island tour; you can hire a car, get a map and discover the real Barbados for yourself or you can go on an organized tour with one of the islands many tour operators. A planned trip can either be on a coach, in a taxi or 4×4 off-road vehicle – any of these options will ensure that you see another side to Barbados.
Most people decide that if they are driving themselves the easiest way to tour the island is drive all the way around the coast and this will show you the geographical differences around the shores, however, if you travel inland you will find the parishes of St. George and St. Thomas.
NOTE: St. George and St. Thomas are the only two parishes without the ocean being on at least one side.
These include rolling hills and lush countryside; it is in these parishes that you will find the majority of the islands sugar cane fields and limestone plantations houses, some of which are open for you to walk around.
These old farmhouses also give you an insight into the slave trade in Barbados and how this has influenced Barbadian culture today. From these hills, you can look down at the west coast, the south coast and the rugged east coast.
The English first settled in Barbados in the 1600’s and therefore you will find some fabulous architecture all over Barbados from old Anglican churches built from limestone through to the historic buildings in Bridgetown, especially the parliament buildings.
Sightseeing – North of Barbados
Travel to the north of the island you will find a couple of limestone caves, with rivers and waterfalls. You could go to either Harrison Cave in the or The Animal Flower Cave.
There are also some magnificent tropical gardens that are open to the public where you will find thousands of different types of flora and fauna. There are tropical flowers, rare trees, and stunning views around the gardens of either Andromeda Botanic Gardens, the Flower Forest or Orchid World for a very relaxing afternoon.
For more information on sights to see around Barbados then please follow the links below for detailed guides on touring the island. You can also track the link to our article on Tourist Attractions
By: Brett Callaghan