We decided to create this website to give travellers more information about Barbados. We hope you’ll find here useful information about transportation means, eating options, things worth seing, activities and other practical info, plus lots of pictures of what awaits you on beautiful Barbados.
The island itself is small, but offers a lot – water sports, great food, picturesque landscapes and the most important: very friendly people! We were surprised to find out that strangers say “hello” to us. After first day, it feels natural and very nice. The most common question you’ll hear is: “Where are you from?”.
We have stayed in All Seasons Europa Resort near Holetown. We quickly found out it’s localised close to beaches where you can snorkel from to see turtles and reefs (more info in activity section). They say it is also the most expensive part of the island as the most expensive hotel is nearby (Sandy Lane). Our resort was very comfortable, friendly and spacious. It’s close to great beaches and just round the corner from a bus stop that can take you to Speightstown, Bridgetown, Oistins and Airport. It also owns a bus that can take you everywhere within 3 miles radius – comes in very handy.
There’re things that in our opinion you should do / try during your stay, these are:
- have a ride on yellow bus, most of them play loud music, we enjoyed it every time
- buy your lunch from a food-van
- go to Oistins on Friday night – lots of food bars with freshly prepared sea food, some music and stalls with local craft. Just before sunset we were watching locals feeding turtles on their pier by the fish market (for a small change).
- try rum punch
- try legendary hot fish cakes made out of salted fish
- swim with turtles
- do some snorkelling
- try fresh coconut and coconut jelly. We had one in Bridgetown, a salesman scooped out the jelly for us. Tried it in different place and we just got coconut water, no jelly
- try pineapple sugar cake – is it Bounty’s ancestor?
- Coconut Cooler – different kind of fizziness
Please feel free to post comments or any questions you might have.
Rainy season: April to June
The best time to visit: December to March