1. Go to the beach
If you’ve so much as heard of Barbados undoubtedly the second thing you’ll have heard is just how gorgeous the beaches are and whoever told you that would be right to do so – the beaches in Barbados are stunning. With a gentle millpond on the west coast, and spectacular white beaches on the east, the beaches of Barbados are something to behold and not to be missed. Two of the most popular beaches on the east coast are easily Millins Beach, and Sandy Lane. Both popular with those in the know, you’ll be hard pressed to discover anything quite as beautiful anywhere in the world.
2. Have a rum punch
Barbados has a reputation for its rum punch and rightly so. As the island which first invented rum they sure know how to use it. Enjoying a Rum Punch by the ocean is a right of passage for any visitor and while it can be a strong cocktail for some, it’s a firm favourite for many and a must try when you’re in Barbados.
3. Swim with Turtles
There are plenty of water sports and speed boat operators that offer fun activities like swimming with turtles, snorkelling, so you’ve got no excuse to stay out of the water.
Enjoy a relaxing cruise along the west coast, looking across the Caribbean Sea, as questions, and learn the insider tips from local operators who can tell you the best times and places to see sea turtles in their natural habitat.
4. Experience the Fine Dining
With gorgeous restaurants up and down the platinum west coast of Barbados there are restaurants to suit every taste and budget, but when price is no object an evening spent at The Cliff at Derriks, St. James. While it isn’t in the heart of Holetown, it is worth the 10 minute drive to get there where you will find spectacular clifftop views of the ocean, flawless service, and outstanding cuisine.
5. Experience a Luxury Villa
Once the reserve of the super rich, a luxury Barbados villa can be rented by the day for the perfect vacation experience on this tropical island. Modernity and classical styles live side by side along the beach front, with Oliver Messel’s masterpiece Crystal Springs Barbados enjoying a deserved reputation as the most glamorous and tasteful villa on the island and with a comprehensive staff and 10 bedrooms this spectacular property beats even the finest hotels for service.