Barbados has everything that you could need for the perfect family holiday. It may be only 21 miles long and 14 miles wide, but it offers a plethora of things to see and do, especially for families. This Caribbean island was under English occupation for over three centuries and some English conventions remained, including architectural scenes and the national game of cricket. Planning a trip with your family couldn’t be easier with Barbados Holiday rentals. The island has a lot of exciting and notable attractions to offer so, why don’t we take a look at the things to see and do in Barbados for the whole family.
Picnic at a Premier Surf Spot
The rugged shorelines in the town of Bathsheba are ideal for the a perfect oceanside cookout. Bathsheba park is like a scene from a postcard, a beachfront heaven where parents and children can frequently be spotted playing, collecting shells or just watching surfers handle the world-class swells. At the highest point of the bluff, there’s the historic 100-year-old Round House which is an easy going, Caribbean eatery with views of the sea from the open air patio. Or you can pack your own supplies for a beach excursion.
Children will love seeing the Caribbean’s submerged life from within a submarine. Atlantis Submarines in Barbados whisk travellers to a coral-encrusted wreck and allow you to see tropical fish up close.
Watch a Cricket Match
If your children love sports and games, they can enjoy watching the players clad in their white garbs amid a cricket match. The national game of Barbados, a gesture to the island’s English legacy. Barbados has a noteworthy cricket team, with matches happening at Kensington Oval.
Rockpooling in Tidal Pools
On the northern side of the island, you can find many tidal pools. They are a favourite with children and allow them to get up close and personal with the sea life. The natural pools are perfect for an afternoons exploring as there are changing rooms, washrooms, a play area and a waterside eatery nearby.
Take a Jeep Safari
Take an adventure to the islands best known sights with Island Safari. Including Joe’s River Backwoods, where you can go climbing in a tropical rainforest.
Pretend You’re a Pirate
With it’s delightful turquoise waters, the ocean is just as spectacular as the island itself. Take the family on an afternoon journey on board the Sprightly Roger with a BBQ buffet. A long the way there are many swimming stops that include turtle and fish feedings. In the evening you can enjoy a show including limbo dancing, stilt-walkers, and fire-eaters on your voyage. It’s perfect for the whole family to enjoy.
Spy on Green Monkeys
Take a walk amongst the mahogany trees in Barbados and you will discover many natural tropical animals including free-roaming parrots, brocket deer, tortoises, peacocks and mara In the evenings you can also find the remarkable green monkeys, which landed in Barbados from West Africa around 350 years back.
Party at a Fish Fry
There’s no better place to be on Friday night than at an Oistins Friday Night Fish Fry. It’s a night for dancing, live reggae music and the chance to sample the islands specialty, flying fish. The coastal stretch of Oistins boasts a number of bungalow eateries with amazing fish menus. Even with it’s lively atmosphere, it’s the perfect place to sit back, relax and enjoy your evening. Most resorts on the island offer transport services to this Bajan bash each week.
If you are feeling a little more adventurous, you can visit one of the “seven wonders of Barbados,” Harrison’s Cave at the heart of Barbados. Named after Thomas Harrison, and is a a massive stream cave system that officially opened to the public in 1981. Delightful cascades inside this limestone natural hollow create beautiful emerald pools.
Visit Folkstone Marine Park
An artificial reef on the island is the perfect spot to enjoy and explore the tranquil waters with activities such as snorkelling There are many other activities and water sports to undertake like water-skiing, kayaking and paddle boarding. You can even hire a sail boat for the afternoon to make the most of your experience.