Don’t let the size of Barbados fool you. While this small island is only 21 miles long and 14 miles wide, Barbados offers plenty of must-do activities for your family. When it comes to providing a vacation that everyone will love, Barbados is a complete package with its family-friendly hotels, activities for all ages, and beautiful tourist spots.
Here are the top 5 activities we recommend for your family when you visit Barbados:
Take a Dip in the Turquoise Waters of Carlisle Bay
Carlisle Bay is located on the edge of Bridgetown, and here you can find a couple of beaches like the famous Pebble Beach and the lesser-known but equally beautiful Brownes Beach and Bayshore Beach. Your family can take a dip in the turquoise waters of Carlisle Bay, go paddleboarding, or relax on the beach while watching the sunrise or sunset.
Bridgetown is Barbados’ capital city and is home to noteworthy attractions such as the Parliament Buildings with its neo-Gothic architecture, the National Heroes Square, the Chamberlain Bridge, St. Michael’s Cathedral, and a 1,0000-year-old Baobab standing proud in Queen’s Park.
A Day with Animals in Barbados Wildlife Reserve
Barbados is famous for the famous green monkeys that inhabit the island. If you want to have a close encounter with these amazing creatures and other wildlife in Barbados, make sure to drop by the Barbados Wildlife Reserve. You and your kids will surely love a day with animals such as tortoises, snakes, iguanas, parrots, maras, caiman, and deer.
Nature Tripping in Andromeda Botanic Gardens
Take a different kind of nature in Andromeda Botanic Gardens. In this hillside garden, you can stroll in peace on the colorful brick walkways and grass paths while you enjoy the cool breeze and the rustling of leaves around you. You can find tropical plants from all over the world in Andromeda Botanic Gardens, such as the palms, giant bearded fig, and rhododendrons.
Folkestone Marine Park & Museum Tour
Folkestone Marine Park & Museum is a unique tourist attraction because you can do many activities in this multipurpose park. If you want some water adventure, you can go snorkeling, swimming, and diving. If you’re looking for something that will keep your kids busy, they can play in the playground and tennis courts and visit the Folkestone Museum for its exhibits and museums.
Barbados is an excellent destination for families because of the plethora of fun activities available on the island. If you’d like suggestions on other Caribbean countries, check out our blog posts about Jamaica or Antigua.
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