So you’ve made your reservation at Sweetfield Manor and have begun to daydream about sunny Barbados each day as soon as you arrive at your job. While your fantasies may just be you and your sweetheart spending your days on the beach or a balcony, there are plenty of different places that we often recommend our guests visit to keep their vacation full of exciting experiences.
Take a walking tour of Bridgetown
Bridgetown is one of the most charming areas to visit while you are in Barbados. Not only can you explore plenty of shops as well as street markets, but you can try incredible local cuisine, see street performers and soak in all of the beautiful architecture. Additionally, you can grab a bit from a local street vendor, sit down on a bench and watch the fishermen’s boats and catamarans sail by while soaking up the sun.
Visit the Gardens
Sure, you have probably been to a botanic garden at some point in your life, but there are few places more romantic than the Andromeda Botanic Gardens or the popular Hunte’s Garden. Filled with tropical plants, the lush Caribbean jungle is sure to take your breath away. You could also take the time to spend a day at Welchman Hall Gully, which is a tropical forest cave that is home to 2,100 plant species and of course, green monkeys.
See the Baobab Tree
Another bit of foliage that is quite popular in Barbados is the giant Baobab Tree. If you are taking a route through Queen’s Park, this beautiful giant is one of the biggest trees on the entire island. It takes on average about 15 adults holding hands to stretch their arms all the way around the trunk. This is the perfect place for you and your love to take a classic Barbados photo.
Stop into a distillery
There is a good amount of rum that needs to be consumed in Barbados, so why not take a boozy detour while you are out and about looking at the sights? Try any number of the incredible distilleries for the best rum you’ve ever tasted as well as what is sure to be a good time. We would recommend that you stop into the Mount Gay Rum Distillery or the Foursquare Rum Distillery to get the very best taste while still only being a few minutes away from the beach.
Book a catamaran trip
Visiting the Caribbean without spending a day on the water isn’t really an option in our opinion. Take a few minutes before your vacation to schedule a catamaran trip along the West Coast. This trips offer the possibility of seeing everything from giant sea animals to the wreckage left from old ships. The best part about these trips? They’re just as relaxing as a long easy day laying on the beach would be.
Want to know more about what you should do in Barbados?
If you need more recommendations about how to spend your time when you are on the island, contact us today. Sweetfield Manor is here to accommodate all of your needs, so don’t hesitate in asking!Come See Us Soon