Places to Visit in Barbados

When you travel to Barbados, you will love to visit popular tourist spots and enjoy the local culture. Amongst other Things to do in Barbados, you can surely explore some of the best things to do in Barbados to make your trip a fulfilling one. On a trip to Barbados things to do can include exploring Barbados attractions and visiting the places of interest.

 

The most famous monument of this island is the Barbados Monument. It houses the busts of magnificent West Indian Trio Sir Frank Worrell, Sir Clyde Walcott and Sir Everton Weekes. They are the most famous cricketers belonging to West Indies. These three were knighted for their indescribable contribution to the sport of cricket. This magnificent monument surrounded with tropical flora is a must visiting sight for the tourists.

This monument is situated in the western coast of Barbados. This pyramidal monument is constructed in the memory of the Cuban victims who were killed in a severe bombing in the year of 1976. The Cuban civilian airlines which had passenger on board was bombed. It is an interesting place to visit.

This is an obelisk built in the remembrance of the people who died serving their countries in the World War. The names of those people are inscribes on the walls of this tower like monument. Every year on the Remembrance Day, people gather around this monument and perform special services. The historic background of Barbados becomes evident here.

This is a place appropriate for kids. This open air zoo is home for wide variety of flora and fauna. It has imported green monkeys and also houses iguanas. It is a self guided sanctuary and thus easy to travel.  The roads make their own way through the mahogany forests. Kids are generally fond of birds and animals. Thus this place will definitely win their hearts.

This is one of the oldest and amongst the oldest church of Barbados. Its construction dates back to the year of 1847. Just like the Liberty Bell of America, this church also has a bell in the southern porch. This bell carries inscriptions. The stained glass windows and the mural tablets are worth watching features of this church.

The church we see now on the site is the fourth church that was made in quick succession. The rest three churches were destroyed by some kind of natural calamities. Mystery has it that the church is famous for its Chase Vault where the coffins are found to be moving inside sealed vaults. The eeriness of the place can only be experienced after visiting the church.

Visitors can try out the adventure tour in St Michaels’ parish. There are regular trips arranged for tourists in groups. This tour takes them on a visit throughout the island. The island safari also includes a deep see diving section. The guides present are extremely knowledgeable and experience. Barbados is also surrounded by seas from all side and thus sea adventure is also something that the tourists can try to avail.

The natural beauty is bountiful in this island country. The different shades of green create a trance for our eyes. The Flower Forest is a horticulture site that creates magical illusion. The various colours of thousands of varieties of flowers give the entire forest a heavenly look. Mount Hillaby is another destination where nature unveils her beauty. It is the highest point the eastern Caribbean island of Barbados. Without visiting these places, the Barbados trip will remain incomplete.

The restaurants mostly offer Caribbean foods. The best Caribbean food is available in restaurants such as the Sweet Potatoes and the David’s Place. Delicious sea food is available at restaurants namely the Lobster Alive and Pisces. Without good quality food, the charm of the trip gets lost somewhere. Thus one must avail the best quality food.

Visitors must try some authentic sea foods in Barbados. Some of them are Flying Fish and the Sea Egg. Ginger beer is also a famous part of Barbadian cuisine.

Barbados offers its visitors with a vibrant night life. The islands become livelier as the night sets in. the famous night clubs of Barbados are the Harbour Light, Sugar Ultra Lounge and the PRIVA.

Mojo and Boatyard are the best known pubs in Barbados. They provide best quality drinks in affordable prices.  These are good place to grab a glass of drink.

Flea markets in Bridgetown are famous worldwide. They are locally known as Swap Meets and Famer’s Market too. Easy bargains are available in this market. It is a best place to bag some locally made handicrafts or souvenirs.

Dazzle and Amaze are the two most famous stores where the necessary goods of day to day life are available.

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