Sightseeing & places of interest


One of the many things which sets Barbados apart are the varied range and choice of things to see and do on the island.

Of course you can sit on the beach and enjoy the sunshine, probably more hours of cloud free sun than many places in the world.
But for those seeking diversity the island beckons and this page provides just a brief sampling to whet the appetite. 
Consider renting a small car available from Stoutes Car Rental, the best firm on the island and they will deliver to the villa upon request.
We begin with a short island tour:

To help plan such a trip, take a moment to click our 'Barbados Trails' which provide a great deal of detail highlighting various points of interest around the island.

For those of you wanting to move directly on:
Speightstown is the second largest town on the island and sits at the northern end of the west coast. A visit here must include the Arlington House Museum which provides a fascinating look at 350 years of the sugar industry and slave trade in Barbados.
 
St Nicholas Abbey: This wonderful historical setting encompasses a 300 acre sugar plantation the center piece of which is an original Jacobean plantation house built in 1656. It is set in St Peter, in the middle of the island and is a perfect stop along the route to the east of the island.

No trip to Barbados is complete without seeing the dramatic east coast which looks out across the Atlantic ocean and towards the coast of Africa. The views here are a must for every visitor. After leaving St Nicholas, the drive meanders through a thick overlay of mahogany trees and then, without warning, opens onto a spectacular view overlooking the entire eastern coastline. Don't miss it.

After enjoying the East Coast, allow time to take in Bridgetown and its environs. One area of special interest is the Garrison Savannah, the current home of the Barbados Turf Club where visitors can go to watch the island's frequent race meetings. While at the Garrison, take time to absorb its story and the fascinating history which abounds there.


One of the many things which sets Barbados apart are the varied range and choice of things to see and do on the island.

Of course you can sit on the beach and enjoy the sunshine, probably more hours of cloud free sun than many places in the world.
But for those seeking diversity the island beckons and this page provides just a brief sampling to whet the appetite. 
Consider renting a small car available from Stoutes Car Rental, the best firm on the island and they will deliver to the villa upon request.
The beautiful east coast with its Atlantic surf.
St John's Parish Church overlooking the Atlantic coastline.
Historical Codrington College near St John's Church.
In Barbados, democracy dates back to 1639...!
Barbados websites

For really detailed information on the island please click on one of the following sites:
  1. Informational island websites:
    1. http://www.visitbarbados.org
    2. http://www.totallybarbados.com
    3. http://www.barbados.org
  2. Barbados maps
    1. http://www.totallybarbados.com/barbados/About_Barbados/Local_Information/

The Barbados Museum at the Garrison Savannah is worth a visit.