If you are an adventurous person seeking a new vacation getaway, choose Barbados. Visit and explore Barbados’ many tourist attractions with its many attractions it has to offer. Exploring a new destination can be exciting and as small as the island is, they are many attractions for you to visit.
With regards to Covid-19, many are probably wondering if it is safe to visit the island, during this pandemic. The answer is yes, and the government has done a fantastic job, at keeping the spread under control. Protocols are in place for persons traveling from high to low-risk countries. Upon arrival, you will need to provide a negative COVID-19 test document.
At this present moment, Barbados is a community spread free destination, but you are advised to continue washing your hands, wear your mask when out in public, and sanitize. Be aware that temperature checks are done, as you enter a place of business and your hands will be sanitized so do not be alarmed.
When traveling to a new destination, it is a great idea to research, restaurants, shopping, and places of interest. This may range from restaurants, tours, places of interest shopping, and more. This way you will be able to plan your days accordingly and have your schedule organize. To add to your research, having an idea of what you should pack is also crucial as well.
Take note many navigation apps may not work while on the island but using a map can still be fun, as you explore Barbados. Grab your map and let us start exploring. With anytime to spare after your tour, I suggest taking in some souvenir shopping. These are great items to collect, to remind you of your memories on the island. At this present moment, all attractions on the island have not reopened, due to COVID-19. One of the attractions listed below such as Harrison’s Cave remains closed at this present moment. Nonetheless, I will be sure to update you on the reopening of the cave.
If you need any information with regards to COVID-19 about the island, feel free to visit Barbados. This website will provide you with all the relevant information you may be seeking, including the latest updates on the coronavirus here on the island.
Here are five attractions to explore during your visit to Barbados:
THE SLEEPING GIANT
Can you spot the sleeping giant in the photo above? If yes comment below and let me know what part of the sleeping giant, you have spotted.
While taking a drive along east coast road Bathsheba, many have claimed to see the sleeping giant’s head, while laying on its back. Tours are available for you to take around the island. To make a booking with a company who tours the area frequently, visit Island Safari Barbados
Harrisons Caves are known to be one of Barbados’s top tourist attractions. The active cave carries water and tours are done on a tramway. The length of the educational tour takes an hour or more. Protective headgear will be handed to you, before boarding the tram, and wear comfortable footwear and Jeans.
Your best option to arrive at the caves is to take a taxi, as public transportation will not take you close enough.
Covered by beautiful green trees and an overview of beautiful cherry tree hill, St. Nicholas abbey showcases what it was like living on a plantation in the 17th century.
Afterward, take a lunch break at the Terrance café which offers lunch and refreshments and if you are wondering what the best way is to arrive here, I suggest taking a taxi or make arrangements with your hotel concierge.
For more information on bookings, visit St. Nicholas abbeys
MOUNT GAY RUM
Barbados, known to many as the birthplace of rum and if you are a lover of liquor, this is the tour for you. Mount Gay Rum distillery offers a tour of the factory educating you on the history and distribution along with a tasting tour.
For more information on tours and prices, visit Mount Gay Rum Tour.
A forest surrounded by four acres of mahogany trees and home to a variety of animals. If memory serves me right, I believe the entry fee is $30.00BBD (15USD) Before the tour, you will be handed a paper, with information about the reserve, its animals, and their location. Now is where the fun starts as you make your way, you will stumble upon a caution sign that informs you of the rules of the reserve, and to respect the animals.
As you walk along the red brick pathway, turtles, tortoises, peacocks, and deer can be seen. When rainfalls, I do find the path to be slippery so I will advise you to be careful. Remember you are in their habitat, so move quietly and with caution.
Snakes, Iguanas, fish, and birds are located in the sanitary, at the top of the path. As you enter, you will notice a wide variety of snakes on display such as the Colombian rainbow boa, phytons. On display above the snakes closest to the door to the fish, you will find the skin from the oldest living snake, who goes by the name of Monte.
Next, you will make your way to the bird and iguana sanctuary. If you hear a rustling noise above you, most likely to be monkeys at play so don’t be alarmed. I do ask, that you be careful as you make your way. After your tour, if you require a snack or soda, the reserve has a small but quaint sitting area for you to relax after.
Comment below your favorite attraction on the island.
Featured Image Credit: Berto’s Photography