Windsurfing – along with surfing, Barbados is also a popular place for windsurfing as well as kiteboarding). The chances of wind are high and the waves are perfect for jumping and waveriding in sideshore winds. The best time to spend your windsurfing (or kiteboarding) vacation in Barbados is the period of time when the cooling […]
Surfing – Barbados’ location in the eastern Caribbean, makes is attractive for surfers. Its eastern coast (in particular) catches the waves arriving from the heart of the Atlantic Ocean. Whether a swell approaches the island from a northerly or westerly direction or whether it’s moving in from the East or the South, Barbados is guaranteed […]
Silver Sands-Silver Rock Beach (off Hwy. 7, Christ Church) – located between South Point (the southernmost tip of Barbados) and Inch Marlow Point, this is another attractive stretch of white sand. Because of the strong winds here, it attracts wind surfers and kite boarders. Silver Point Hotel is within this beach’s vicinity.
Royal Westmoreland Golf Course (Ronald Mapp Hwy. Km 1.1 East, St. James Parish) – designed by renowned golf architect Robert Trent Jones Jr., this Par 72, 7,045-yard course makes skillful use of natural features and has an abundance of bunkers carved out of the astonishingly lush green turf. Voted the best golf development in the […]
Rockley Golf and Country Club (Rockley, Christ Church) – this is the oldest golf club in the island, with a nine-hole (par 70, 5610 yd.) golf course. Rockley Golf Course goes through a residential development on Barbados’ southern coast. With long Par 3’s and strategically placed trees on Fairways and around Greens the course makes […]
Pebbles Beach (off Bay Street, south of Bridgetown, Needham’s Point, St. Michael Parish) – located just south of Bridgetown, this white sand beach is one of Barbados’ best (with the southern end wrapping around the Hilton Barbados hotel). Due to its calm waters, it’s ideal for swimming (including children). Such waters are also ideal for […]
Mullins Beach (Hwy. 1, Mullins Bay, St. Peter Parish) – located just south of Speightstown, this nice beach is considered safe for swimming and snorkeling. One major nearby amenity is Mullins Restaurant (which, along with providing meals, also rents out beach chairs and umbrellas).
Mount Gay Rum Round Barbados Race (Pebbles Beach, Aquatic Gap, St. Michael Parish) – this yachting event, held every January and conducted from the Barbados Cruising Club, dates back to the 19th century and is based upon bragging rights for the fastest “Trading Schooner”. This was a prize worth its weight in gold to captains […]
Mount Gay Distillery and Visitor Center (Spring Garden Highway, Bridgetown, St. Michael Parish) – drinkers all over are in some way familiar with Mount Gay brand rum. Here is the facility where it’s made. On site, there are regular 45-minute tours (from 9 am to 3:45 pm, from Monday to Friday). Along with witnessing the […]
Miami Beach (Enterprise Beach Road, Enterprise, Christ Church) — located in a mostly upscale residential area (on the island’s south central coast), this white sand beach (with cliffs on either end) is quiet except on weekends, when residents nearby come for a swim. You can find a palm-shaded parking area, snack carts, and chair rentals. […]