Welcome to Central Barbados


Surprises abound – you'll round a corner and discover a huge 19th-century stone church or a fascinating plantation-era signal tower, which was how the colonials once communicated. The rolling hills in the interior are also home to the island's best gardens and some wonderful old mansions.


Top experiences in Central Barbados

Central Barbados activities

$59.99 Transfers & Ground Transport

Barbados Airport Fast-Track Immigration, Customs, with Host

Book Fast Track arrival service, VIP travel assistance that allows you to cruise past the hordes of people disembarking from planes and skip long lines at immigration and customs. When you arrive at Grantley Adams International Airport in Barbados, an elegantly dressed representative holds personalized name signage and greets you outside the arrivals hall. From there, the representative escorts you to a line at immigration dedicated for Fast Track passengers, takes you to baggage claim and helps you collect your luggage, and guides you to another dedicated line at customs. After exiting the terminal, your representative guides you to your next mode of transport. Time to start your vacation! Please ensure that a Barbados customs and immigration form is fully completed on both sides in black or blue ink for each member of your party prior to meeting with the Five Star Fast Track Representative, failure to do so, may delay your Five Star Fast Track Service. Please note that wait times will depend on the number of flights that are arriving at the same time and on the efficiency of the baggage handling. As per airport regulations individuals will be responsible for identifying and collecting all checked bags from the luggage carousel.  You can procure the services of an authorized airport porter known as "Red Caps" to assist you with your bags at a nominal fee.

$75 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Barbados Catamaran Snorkeling Cruise

After hotel pickup, head to the marina in Bridgetown to board your catamaran, El Tigre, a 60-foot-long (18-meter) and 24-foot-wide (7-meter) schooner that’s big enough to carry 50 passengers but is limited to 36 per cruise to provide more space. The boat offers both shady and uncovered areas so you can choose to sit wherever you’ll be more comfortable. Pull out of the marina and head along the west coast of Barbados, enjoying the sea breeze on your face and admiring the picturesque coastline. While you sail, just relax, sipping a cup of coffee or a glass of juice, rum punch or beer, and enjoy a slice of coconut bread.Make your way to your first snorkeling spot, where you should be able to see sea turtles. Spend 45 minutes snorkeling, and then hop back on board the boat to sail to your second snorkeling location, a shipwreck that has become a habitat for many tropical fish. You have another 45 minutes to snorkel here.If you’ve chosen the 3-hour option, you’ll then be dropped off at a west coast beach, where your cruise ends. Your transportation will be waiting for you at this beach to return to your hotel.If you’ve selected the 5-hour option, continue along the west coast to a third location, where you’ll stop to enjoy lunch on board the boat. Then hop in the water to cool off, swimming up to the nearby beach, if you wish, for a stroll along the sand. Back on board, enjoy a cocktail and listen to soca — a style of Caribbean calypso music — while the boat returns you to the marina in Bridgetown, where your cruise ends.Unlimited drinks (soda, beer and rum punch) are provided on both cruise options.

$62 Transfers & Ground Transport

Roundtrip Barbados Airport Transfer

Private Airport Transfers are available whether you are staying on the south coast, west coast or upper west coast (please see below for a hotel listing for each zone). And when it's time to head back home, be sure you arrive at the airport in plenty of time so that your holiday ends with a smile. Hotel Pickup Zone 1 Barbados Beach Club/Blue Orchid/Bouganvillea/Butterfly Beach Hotel/Casa Grande Hotel/Coral Mist/Coral Sands/Couples/Crane/ Divi/ Southwinds/Dover Beach/Golden Sands/Little Arches/Melbourne Inn/Meridian Inn/Monteray Apartments/Ocean 12/Ocean 2/Ocean Spray/Palm Garden/Rainbow Reef/Rockley /Rostrevor/Sea Breeze Beach Hotel/Silver Point/South Gap/Southern Palms/Sunbay/Time Out/Tropical Winds/Turtle Beach/White Sands/Worthing Court/Yellow Bird/ Sandals Hotel Pickup Zone 2 Accra/Sugar Bay /Blue Horizon/Coconut Court/Cruise Ship Port/Hilton/Island Inn/Marriott Court Yard/Nautilus Beach Apartments/Pirates Inn/Radisson Aquatica /Savannah/South Beach Hotel Pickup Zone 3 All Seasons Europa/Beach View/Colony Club/Coral Reef/Crystal Cove/Discovery by Rex/Divi Heritage/Glitter Bay/Halcyon Palm/Mango Bay/Royal Pavillion/Sandpiper/Sandy Lane/Settlers Beach/Sunswept/Tamarind Cove /The Club/The House/Travelers Palm/Treasure Beach/Waves Barbados Hotel Pickup Zone 4 Atlantis /Batley Mews/Cobblers Cove/Little Good Harbour/New Edgewater/Port St Charles/Santosha/Sea U Guest House/Sugar Cane Club

$98.99 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Atlantis Submarine Day Tour Adventure

Once arriving at the dive site, you are treated to the sight of the Submarine surfacing. Then you will make the easy transfer from the Ocean Quest to the Atlantis. On board the vessel you are seated in spacious, air-conditioned comfort as your incredible underwater experience begins.First the submarine will dive to 55 feet (17 meters) to view the beautiful coral reef and the abundance of marine life, including spectacular coral, sponge, and colorful fish through large, clear viewing windows. The 40-minute underwater journey is narrated by a knowledgeable co-pilot who will point out and explain the amazing sea life as well as give a history of Atlantis and the submarine itself. Before returning to the surface, the submarine descends to depths of 115 to 150 feet (35 - 45 meters) to view what has in the past been reserved for scuba divers only - a sunken shipwreck!After resurfacing, you are transferred back onboard the Ocean Quest for the return to Shallow Draught. All adult tickets include a complimentary drink!The Atlantis submarine is the first attraction in the Caribbean to receive the double award from Green Certification in alliance with the Green Globe International.

$132 Outdoor Activities

Natural Wonders of Barbados Tour including Harrison's Cave

Experience the Island's natural wonders whilst driving through its lush green hills. At the cave you will board electric trams and travel through the winding tunnels viewing majestic caverns and the stalactites and stalagmites which have been growing in them for many centuries. Another special feature of the caves is its streams, waterfalls and pools. Harrison's cave is guaranteed to be an experience of a lifetime. Our next stop is your choice between Hunte's Gardens or Flower Forest; The two are close together in location and allow for some customers to choose to have a lusher tropical forest experience or a spectacular well loved garden rich in color and tropical blooms. A visit to Barbados will not be complete without a stop in Bathsheba, famous for its breathtaking beauty and pounding surf. After a morning of adventure it will be time to taste the flavor of Barbados with local cuisine served up at our lunch stop. Our final stop for the day will be the Barbados Wildlife Reserve where we hope to catch the Green Monkey at play along with a wide variety of other animals. Tour Itinerary Highlights(All times are approximate and subject to change)Harrison's Cave (1.5 hours)Hunte's Gardens or Flower Forest (1 hour)Bathsheba (15-minute photo stop)Lunch at a seaside restaurantBarbados Wildlife Reserve (1 hour)

$25 Shore Excursions

Carlisle Bay, Pirate's Cove, and Turtle Snorkel in Barbados

From your Barbados cruise ship you will be transported to Copacabana Barbados in Carlisle Bay which will be your beach for the day. At   Copacabana Barbados you will be provided with a beach lounger, umbrella and a complementary drink along with access to the washrooms and freshwater showers. Relax in the turquise water and white sand and grab a bit to eat or drink at the beach bar (additional cost). After the beach, you will go on a 1.5 hour glass bottom boat cruise to swim with the sea turtles and snorkel at a shipwreck. This tour also includes a beach only option. Please be sure to select the correct option at the time of booking.

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