Barbados lies on the boundary of the South American and Caribbean Plates, and is commonly regarded as one of the most beautiful of the islands in the region. What makes Barbados stand out is its ability to showcase the geological diversity of the Caribbean. On the east coast of the island is the famous Soup Bowl, one of the best surfing spots around, while to the west are tranquil beaches and hotels like these that are among the best in the region. And after that, there’s still the vibrant nightlife of the cities in the south to explore.
Watch an International Polo Game
Polo in Barbados dates back to as early as 1884, when British cavalry officers brought to the sport with them. Today, many top players from around the globe travel to the island to play. The season runs from January to May, with many international teams visiting to play the local Barbados national team. Matches always draw large crowds, but the atmosphere still remains laid back as you’d expect in the Caribbean, which makes it great day out for the family. Children, especially, seem to enjoy the spectacle as well as the possibility to get up close with the horses.
Visit the Sugar Cane Spa
If you’re looking for a place to relax, then the award-winning Sugar Cane Spa is the perfect spot for you. Here you can not only revitalise your body, but also the mind and soul as you quickly forget about the stresses of everyday life back home. The resort features a wide range of treatments, from facials to full body scrubs, for both men and women as well as enough activities to keep you occupied for your whole trip. Facilities include several pools, a gym, squash court, a bar, and a barbeque area.
Explore the Unique Culture on Offer
Before your trip is over, be sure to do all you can do explore the unique cultural experiences Barbados offers. To learn more about the island’s history, visit the Barbados Museum and Historical Society. Located inside a colonial building that’s almost 200 years old, the museum features over 500,000 different artifacts and eight uniquely themed art galleries ranging from military paraphernalia, social history, and even an interactive children’s gallery. If you’re interested in seeing a live show, the country also has unique theatrical culture with performances from Bajans, West Indians, and international actors alike.
Many people leave Barbados surprised at the number of activities that were available to them. What they assumed would be a simple trip to top up their tan quickly turned into a memorable cultural journey.