Attractions

Top Choice Beach in Oistins

Miami Beach

A somewhat hidden gem that is the antithesis of its American namesake. Small, shady and intimate, it's well removed from the often frenetic south-coast pace. The beach is divided into two sections by a rock breakwat…
Top Choice Beach in Southeast Coast & Crane Beach

Shark Hole

Well off the beaten track, the pint-sized Shark Hole is one of those special places for which your selfie will not do justice. Down a short flight of steps, a small stretch of delicate white sand is totally enclosed…
Top Choice Historic Site in Central Barbados

St Nicholas Abbey

St Nicholas Abbey is a Jacobean-style mansion that is one of the oldest plantation houses in the Caribbean and a must-see stop on any island itinerary. The grounds include the Great House, various gardens and a very…
Top Choice Notable Building in Bridgetown

Parliament Buildings

On the north side of National Heroes Sq are two stone-block, neo-Gothic-style buildings constructed in 1871. The western building with the clock tower contains public offices; the building on the east side houses th…
Top Choice Beach in Southeast Coast & Crane Beach

Bottom Bay

On an island blessed with beautiful stretches of sand, Bottom Bay is up there with the best. With translucent turquoise waters framed by rocks and windswept palms, it's a remote piece of paradise where you won't hav…
Top Choice Beach in Hastings & Rockley

Rockley Beach

The largest beach in the area, Rockley is a picture-perfect crescent of sand. Backed by shade trees, there’s moderate surf. The new boardwalk allows you to walk west for more than 3km to Hastings.
Top Choice Museum in Bridgetown

Nidhe Israel Museum

Housed in a restored 1750 Jewish community center, this museum documents the fascinating story of the Barbados Jewish community.
Beach in Paynes Bay

Paynes Bay Beach

Fringed by a fine stretch of sand, gently curving Paynes Bay is endlessly popular and its calm waters make it one of the west coast’s best spots for swimming and snorkeling (if you're patient enough there's a very g…
Cave in North Barbados

Animal Flower Cave

At the northern tip of the island, near where the Caribbean and Atlantic meet, you'll find this large waterside cave carved into a cliff face. It is accessed by a set of stairs that have been carved into a blowhole …
Gardens in Central Barbados

Huntes Gardens

Although a relatively new project, these gardens at the home of famed local horticulturalist Anthony Hunte already have a magical aura. All kinds of plants and shrubs line crisscrossing paths beneath majestic cabbag…