While on your Barbados vacation, you can travel by island-hopping to many other Caribbean islands.
Direct flights are available from Grantley Adams International Airport, Barbados, to Antigua, Bahamas, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Tobago, or Trinidad.
You can also take a cruise from Barbados that would take in a few islands and then bring you back to Barbados.
Antigua is a top-rated tourist destination in the Caribbean, with 365 beaches – one for every day of the year! It is also prevalent for sailing with two big regattas from the end of April for two weeks until the first week of May. Antigua is also surrounded by a coral reef, providing excellent scuba diving conditions.
The Bahamas comprises 700 islands, only 14 of which are inhabited. When deciding on a trip to the Bahamas, you can visit Paradise Island, Grand Bahama Island, The Abacos, Crooked Island, Andros, Berry Islands, Bimini, Harbour Island, The Exumas, Long Island, Mayaguana, or San Salvador.
Dominica is one of the most tropically lush islands, with flora and fauna covering mountains from the base to the peak. It has waterfalls and rivers and is excellent for hiking. It is also home to a boiling lake, the second largest in the world. Dominica is far from what you expect of a Caribbean destination and a lovely place.
Grenada is known as the spice isle of the Caribbean and has made a speedy recovery from the devastation caused by Hurricane Ivan in 2004, when most of the island was flattened. Therefore you can expect the usual warmth of the Caribbean people and recently rebuilt hotels and accommodation.
Guyana, like Dominica, is known for its tropical beauty with dense rainforests, rivers, and waterfalls. Its capital is Georgetown, which is rich in history and culture and home to St. George’s Cathedral, which is reputed to be the world’s largest wooden building. Guyana is a great country to travel around by light aircraft, 4×4, or boat.
Jamaica is the home of reggae music and one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Caribbean, with over 1 million visitors annually. For the ultimate Caribbean holiday experience, people usually head to Montego Bay, but for the heart of Jamaica, you have to head to Kingston.
St. Lucia is another one of the Caribbean’s lush islands, with a mountain range running right through the middle of the island. Here you will also find two volcanic peaks, one of which you can drive through and dip in the Sulphur springs.
St. Vincent and the Grenadines are a popular destination as an island hop from Barbados. St. Vincent is rich in culture and history, with plenty to see and do with tropical gardens and historic churches. The islands of the Grenadines are Bequia, Mustique, Canouan, Mayreau, Tobago Cays, Palm Island, Petit St. Vincent, and Union Island. All of which provide excellent conditions for sailing.
Trinidad is one of the most diligent Caribbean islands and is one of the main hubs for international business. Trinidad is one of the largest Caribbean islands, with a population of 1,303,000. It is the twin republic with Tobago, the more famous island for a Caribbean holiday.
If you are visiting Barbados, there are many options for island-hopping throughout the other Caribbean islands, whether by airplane, cruise ship, or sailing boat. Experience the Caribbean islands from Barbados.
See photos of Dominica, Grenada, St. Lucia, Trinidad and Tobago within our Adobe Portfolio by clicking on the links above for each island.
Brett Callaghan is the founder and managing director of Totally Barbados. I specialize in writing content for the tourism industry for my island home of Barbados. I help companies build strategies to grow their businesses online with SMART marketing, advertising, and social media goals.