While on your Barbados vacation, you can travel by island hopping to so many of the 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 very popular tourist destination in the Caribbean as it has 365 beaches – one for every day of the year! It is also very popular 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, which provides excellent conditions for scuba diving.
The Bahamas is made up of 700 islands in total, only 14 of which are actually inhabited. When deciding on a trip to the Bahamas you can choose to either 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, 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 truly beautiful place.
Grenada is known as the spice isle of the Caribbean, and has made a very fast 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 it’s tropical beauty with dense rain forests, rivers and waterfalls. It’s 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 either by light aircraft, 4×4 or by boat.
Jamaica is the home of reggae music and one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Caribbean with over 1 million visitors per year. 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 take a dip in the Sulphur springs.
St. Vincent and the Grenadines are a popular destination as an island hop from Barbados. St. Vincent itself is rich in culture and history with plenty to see and do with tropical gardens and historical churches. The islands of the Grenadines are Bequi, 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 industrious of the Caribbean islands and is one of the main hubs for international business. Trinidad is one of the largest Caribbean islands with a large population of 1,303,000. It is twin republic with Tobago, which is the more popular island for a Caribbean holiday.
If you are visiting Barbados there are many options of island hopping throughout the other Caribbean islands whether it be by airplane, cruise ships or sailing boats. Experience the Caribbean islands from Barbados.