Not yet registered? Create a OverBlog!

Create my blog

Holidays in Barbados: Visiting tourist attractions

The beautiful island of Barbados is a popular holiday island for the rich and famous, but can be also an ideal Caribbean getaway for everyone. Whether you go for the luxury, all-inclusive holidays or stay in one of the villas in Barbados, you're sure to have a wonderful time, walking in the footsteps of the original Pirates of the Caribbean.

What to see and do

Best of Barbados There are so many things to see and do on Barbados. However, the Barbados Tourist Board recommends the "Seven Wonders of Barbados". First on the list is the 'Harrison's cave', an underground cavern with marvelous stalactites and stalagmites which is just under two and a half kilometers long. It's an active cave system which means that every year, it grows a little bit more. Next, is two Baobab trees, native to Africa, which were brought to the island in 1738. These trees look as if they are upside down, with the roots in the air. Both trees are enormous, around 13 meters round. Jacobean mansions and a famous Jewish synagogue Among the 'Seven Wonders', are two Jacobean mansions which were built in the 1650s and a Jewish synagogue which was built in 1654. Unfortunately, the synagogue was destroyed by a hurricane in 1831 and fell into disrepair. It was bought by the Jewish community in 1983 and has now been restored to its former glory. Sugar was one of the most important exports from Barbados and you can visit the Morgan Lewis sugar mill, which is one of the only two intact and restored sugar mills in the whole Caribbean. The final two wonders are the impressive collection of the rare 17th century English iron cannon, and a visit to the birthplace of the grapefruit, which was invented on Barbados, according to the legend.

How to get there and where to stay

There are two main ways of getting to Barbados; either on one of the daily international flights from Europe and the United States or as part of a Caribbean cruise itinerary. People travelling from certain countries may need a visa. You can also island hop from Barbados. Where to stay Barbados holiday deals can range from cheap hotels in Barbados to luxury package holidays in an all-inclusive resort.The island has something to suit everyone's budget, whether it is for a family or a honeymoon couple. One can also get married on the island. See the Tourist Board website for more details. Regardless of the time you spend in Barbados, it will not be enough to explore and enjoy all the secret coves, beautiful beaches and fabulous nightlife, sports and cultural events. However, you can certainly have fun trying to.

Same category articles Caribbean

A travel guide to Royal Decameron, Montego Bay

A travel guide to Royal Decameron, Montego Bay

Are you thinking of travelling to an exotic destination for your next vacation? In that case, you should consider visiting Jamaica. Jamaica has many worth visiting destinations and you may select the one that better suits your needs. One of the most beautiful and picturesque places in Jamaica is the city of Montego Bay, which offers a vast variety of accommodation types. One of the best choices is the Royal Decameron hotel. Read the following article and find out everything that you need to know about it.
How to organise weddings in Jamaica

How to organise weddings in Jamaica

Would you like to get married in tropical Jamaica? With these pointers, you will know just where to go for the perfect wedding celebration.
A guide to travelling in Jamaica and the West Indies

A guide to travelling in Jamaica and the West Indies

Travelling by public transport in Jamaica and the West Indies can be hot, crowded, noisy and uncomfortable. It is also one of the best ways to see the real islands. There are, however, other forms of transport to travel around. Read the article which provides a guide to travelling to Jamaica and the West indies.
How to get an all-inclusive holiday in Costa Rica

How to get an all-inclusive holiday in Costa Rica

From all-inclusive beach resorts to a thrilling Costa Rica adventure holiday, there are two main ways to get an all-inclusive holiday to Costa Rica - online and through a travel agency.