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Are you visiting Barbados and want a full overview of the island’s happenings? You’ve come to the right place – the Totally Barbados Visitors Guide.

On this page, you will find links to the best beaches, restaurants, accommodation, and activities.

Totally Barbados offers everything you would need to know when visiting the island. For a detailed overview of all pages on our website, view our sitemap. The sitemap is created and available for viewing by website visitors to help them navigate through our website.

It shows the hierarchy of the website from top-level pages to lower level ones. Providing visitors with an outline of the content, which makes navigation to their desired piece of content that much easier. Press CTRL-F, to open the search dialogue box and find what you are looking for.

Having won multiple World Travel Awards, you can be sure that whether you’re looking for accommodation options, hotels, apartments or spas, events, things to do, restaurants, maps or other useful tips and tricks about the island, we have all the information right here.

Keep up to date with all island’s latest events by viewing our jam-packed Barbados events calendar. Get Discounts and Special offers when you book specific accommodation, activities, and restaurants through our website, you’ll receive all kinds of special offers and discounts. Just click Book Now from any featured listing.

Barbados Events Calendar

Our Barbados events calendar guide helps you find out everything that’s hip and happening in Barbados. You can get view our events calendar

  1. Agenda view showing you the daily activities on in Barbados
  2. Posterboard view with flyers and images of all scheduled events.
  3. Stream view is used most often by mobile users to assist with download speeds
  4. The calendar view allows you to see our events like a wall calendar.
  5. Select the date to choose months and times in the past, present, and future to plan the events you wish to see in the future.

What’s more, you can get a discount on some of the events listed if you book through the Totally Barbados website.

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Did you know?

According to The Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index 2017 Report by “The World Economic Forum,” Barbados was named the highest-ranking destination in the Caribbean and the world’s 58th most innovative nation.

Barbados Accommodation

Whether you’re looking for a luxury hotel resort like The Crane hotel overlooking one of the ten best beaches in the world or a self-catering apartment like Plum Tree Club on the south coast, Barbados has many different types of accommodation to suit every tourist’s needs.

For the perfect place to stay in Barbados visit:

Restaurants, Dining and Places to Eat

One thing Bajans can boast about is the high standard of restaurants and places to eat on the island. There are so many beautiful places to eat – some well-known, some more ‘off the beaten track.’

There’s something for everyone; from stunning beachfront dining to lively bistros. The best part is some restaurants offer exclusive discounts if you book through Totally Barbados.

Want to know more? Find all varieties of restaurants and place to eat in our Restaurant Guide:

You’ll never be short of options for all tastes and budgets in Barbados.

Things to do in Barbados

Barbados has many beautiful things to see and do for both locals and visitors. However, no matter how long you’ve lived on the island, there are undoubtedly places you may not have seen or fully explored yet.

It’s an excellent reason for you to act like a tourist for the day and revisit, or even go for the first time, to some of the fantastic locations and attractions Barbados has to offer.

For instance, why not check out the natural beauty of the stalagmites and stalactites of Harrisons Cave?

Whatever you’re looking to do, from art classes to yoga, road trips to catamaran sailing, you’re sure to be amazed as you re-explore the island of Barbados.

Top 10 Lists – Things to do in Barbados

Tour Barbados

Tourist Attractions

Barbados Nightlife Guide

As a local, you probably know a lot of the island’s nightspots, but it can’t hurt to refresh your memory!

As you will know, Barbados is brimming with a wide range of nightlife, from spectacular dinner and dance shows featuring fire-eaters and stilt walkers to pumping music nights showcasing live reggae, soca and house DJs. So if you like a good party, check out our Barbados Nightlife Guide and have a read through the links below:

Barbados Beaches

Barbados is blessed with miles of pristine beaches, just ready for you to discover, or rediscover, as the case may be. As locals, we sometimes don’t get to the beach as much as we’d like but can all agree that there’s nothing better than sinking your toes into the soft, white sand or floating in the clear, blue sea.

Barbados beaches cater to everyone, from the surfer’s favourites along the east coast to the picturesque, calmer waters of the west coast.

To reacquaint yourself with the best beaches, see our Barbados beaches guide. Not only will you get directions to the best beaches, but our guide also tells you the available amenities, swimming conditions, and where you can find beach access points to ensure you arrive in the know.

Barbados Beaches Guide


Bajans are renowned sports lovers, and Barbados is teeming with all manner of sporting activities. Blessed with international standard golf courses and polo pitches, not to mention world-famous surfing spots, rally racing events, and of course cricket matches!

If you love sports 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.

Barbados Sports Guide

Getting around Barbados

It goes without saying that during your stay in Barbados, you’ll no doubt want to explore this little island paradise.
Getting around Barbados is easy. There are so many options – from hiring a car, taking the bus, and even riding a bicycle.

We’ve made your holiday route planning that little bit easier for you by providing information about the main places of interest, as well as details about all of the island’s parishes. We even have maps to help you find your way around.

Guide to Getting Around Barbados

Places of interest

» 1st and 2nd Street Holetown
» Bridgetown
» Holetown
» Oistins
» Speightstown
» St Lawrence Gap

Barbados Parishes

To give you a better insight into how Barbados is laid out, check out our page on the 11 parishes of Barbados.

— On the south of the island, you will find the parishes of Christ Church and St Michael.

— On the west coast, there’s St James and St Peter.

— Up north is St Lucy, and on the east coast, you’ll find St Andrew, St Joseph, St John and St Philip.

— Last, but not least, are the two central parishes of St Thomas and St George; the only two parishes in Barbados that are not surrounded by water.

Parish Guide of Barbados

Moving to Barbados

Once you’ve decided to move to the island, let Totally Barbados be your one-stop-shop to learn all about your beautiful new island home.

You might find these links useful:

Barbados Rocks!!!

We don’t need to tell you twice that Barbados is a beautiful country with so much to offer both locals and visitors alike. We encourage all visitors to Barbados to discover our island and help us spread the word to the world about the beauty of the island.

Hopefully, our pages motivate you to discover more about Barbados and find out just why it is it that Barbados ‘rocks’.

Tip: Don’t just take our word for it – check out a video from one of our website visitors – ‘Barbados Rocks!’ – and fall in love with this island paradise. – ‘Barbados Rocks!’.


About Totally Barbados (Edit profile)

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.