Barbados is an eastern island country in the Caribbean. The island is an independent state and a Commonwealth realm of Britain. Barbados is visited by tourists year-round and is known to be home to beautiful beaches and landscapes. If you are planning on visiting Barbados, then be sure to consider these activities and locations when you are there.
Bathsheba beach is ideal for any and all beachgoers who are looking to lounge around in the warm sun for the day. The beach is located on the west end of the island and is world-renowned for its rough waves and international surfing competitions. Bathsheba beach is home to abstract rock formations and strange abandoned house making it an excellent place for a tropical photo shoot! Because of the beach’s harsh rock formations, Bathsheba beach is not safe to swim in but can be used for a fun-filled day on the sand. Flying kites, having a beach picnic and relaxing are great ways to spend time at Bathsheba beach.
Hunte’s Garden is a short distance away from Bathsheba beach and is owned by a resident of the island. Anthony Hunte has his gardens open from 9 am to 4 pm every day and offers a wealth of information about any of the plants or animals that tourists may encounter along the way. For a fee of fifteen dollars, tourists can explore the gardens provided with a small snack and rum punch. Part of experiencing Hunte’s Gardens is not only the gardens but his list of animals such as hummingbirds, monkeys, and dogs that roam the gardens.
St. Nicholas Abbey
St. Nicholas Abbey houses one of the oldest plantation houses in the Caribbean. Various gardens, a traditional distillery, and an on-site cafe are all available to tourists at the St. Nicholas Abbey. While visiting, tourists can pick up a bottle of single-cask rum that is made on the property using sugarcane from the island.
Animal Flower Cave
Located in St. Lucia parish, Animal Flower Cave has the island’s only accessible sea cave. Tourists can access the cave with guided tours from 9 am to 4:30 pm every day. This part of the island does not offer much more than the cave, but there is a restaurant and gift shop close by after you’ve explored the interior of the cave. But be careful! The entrance into the cave is littered with slippery rocks and pitfalls.