Barbados

Relaxing with friends in a sublime location with a rum punch and fried fish. Sound good? In Barbados this scenario is so commonplace they’ve developed their own expression for it. It’s called “liming”. Oh yeah. 


You’ll be liming a lot in Barbados, at secluded beaches, friendly rum shops (tiny local bars) and by tropical rainforests. The only place you won’t be liming is at the many nightclubs or at the Crop Over Carnival. But that’s because you’ll be too busy “wukking up”. It’s all about shaking your hips.




It might seem bonkers to drag yourself away from beaches as incredible as Ju-Ju’s (perfect for snorkeling) or Miami (perfect for surfing) but Harrison’s Cave is worth the trip. The 2.3 kilometre stream lined chasm has crystal ponds, stalactites and stalagmites, plus a Grand Hall measuring 50 feet high. Step inside and hear your jaw drop.


 It’s one of many natural wonders on the island that includes 1000 year old baobab trees and the sea anemone filled Animal Flower Cave. For more recent constructions, take a tour of St Nicholas Abbey, a fine example of local Jacobean architecture that also includes a steam and rum distillery. It’s a great excuse to sample your first glass of the local favourite.


 


Fried flying fish. It may be difficult to say 10 times fast, but it’s much easier to eat 10 times, and pretty much a national dish in Barbados. Eat it with cou cou (cornflour with okra), rice and peas, or maybe stuffed into a cutter (bun), and you’re tasting the real Barbados. Treats such as these are available across the island, but gourmet delights are also in good supply.


 Try local favourites The Tides or the adventurous Cariba for Japanese Caribbean fusion. The rougher seas of the East Coast form a spectacular backdrop to the Roundhouse Restaurant, which offers traditional Caribbean dishes on a clifftop above the ‘Soup Bowl’, a mecca for global surfers and beach bums. Finally don’t miss the Friday night fish fry in Oistins for BBQ seafood, Bajan spices and priceless atmosphere.


 


Rum shops are the best place to lime across Barbados. They’re tiny places, often on the beach, that serve rum as well as snacks and even karaoke. Ju-Ju’s Beach Bar is one of the best. It’s super casual and right on the beach. For a more urban tipple, take a stroll down Baxter’s Lane in Bridgetown for its New Orleans vibe. Sublime.


 


Relaxing location with a rum punch and fried fish. Sound good? In Barbados this scenario

Relaxing location with a rum punch and fried fish. Sound good? In Barbados this scenario

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Swim with and feed the friendly turtles in Barbados!

Turtle Adventures

Here's a unique experience not to be missed! Swim with and feed the friendly turtles in Barbados!


  • Experience a fun-filled day while swimming with the turtles, rope-swinging and walking the plank in the crystal clear waters of the west coast on the Jolly Roger pirate ship.


  • For a unique turtle experience go freediving with Trident Freedivers Barbados! Freedive over sunken shipwrecks and enjoy interacting with the friendly sea turtles. We offer a full range of fun dives!


  • Our beautiful island is home to three species of turtles: The Hawksbill, Green and Leatherback Turtle. They’re the protectors of our coral reef, join us at Harbour Lights to swim with these magical creatures.


  • Choose Billfisher III Fishing Charters for that family adventure you've been looking forward to. Swim with the turtles, snorkel, fish and have fun!


  • With a maximum of 14 people per cruise, Bolador Tours offers a personalized experience. Snorkel with the turtles as you also explore reefs and wrecks.


  • Enjoy turtle walks and snorkel trips to turtles with Barbados Blue, located at the Hilton Hotel Peninsular. Hilton beach is the densest Hawksbill Turtle nesting beach in the Eastern Caribbean, so you are almost guaranteed to see one while snorkeling, kayaking or diving with Barbados Blue!


  • Enjoy the beauty of the underground and underwater world with Scenic Barbados Tours. After a visit to Harrison's Cave, this combo tour takes you swimming with the intriguing sea turtles.


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Here's a unique experience not to be missed! Swim with and feed the friendly turtles in Barbados!

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