Top things to do in Barbados

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 Caribbean in Hastings & Rockley

Punchline

Vegetarians, vegans and pescatarians can all get their fill at this awesome little eatery on the main road in Hastings that serves a variety of delicious light meals. There are many varieties of veggie burger as wel…
Top Choice Cafe in Speightstown

Orange Street Grocer

A bright, modern cafe that opens out onto a lovely shaded deck right by the water. It offers a wide variety of scrumptious dishes with Caribbean and Mediterranean flavors featuring prominently. There's also great wo…
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 Caribbean in Speightstown

Fisherman’s Pub

This waterfront cafe is a local institution that serves up fish from the boats floating off the side deck. On Wednesdays there is steel-pan music and a buffet. As the evening wears on, the scene gets more Bajan. Lin…
Top Choice Caribbean in Bridgetown

Mustor’s Restaurant

Climb the stairs to a large, plain dining room. Choose from staples such as baked pork chops and flying fish. Then select the sides – we love the macaroni pie. Finally, hope for an open balcony table.
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.