4 Family-Friendly Activities to do in Barbados
There are dozens of exquisite Caribbean island destinations to choose from for your next vacation destination so why choose Barbados? Savvy travelers will tell you that this island paradise differentiates itself from its Caribbean neighbors because of its diverse selection of things to do. Unlike many islands where the main attraction is the ability to just lay on the beach for an entire vacation, the unique history and tradition of Barbados gives travelers so much more to do. Families especially will discover a myriad of things to do and see that will appeal to people of all ages and interests. Here are four of the top family-friendly activities to consider when traveling to Barbados:
CRUISE THE WATERS
Obviously the main attraction of Barbados is its crystal clear turquoise waters. This water is the perfect backdrop for a host of activities out on the seas. Families can choose from a variety of excursions, depending on where their interests take them. Those wanting to get up and close and personal with abundant sea life without getting wet can choose an Atlantis submarine tour. Guests will walk aboard a submarine and then descend 130 feet below sea level, taking in the splendor of the marine life and coral along the way. The Black Pearl Jolly Roger cruise allows guests to live out their pirate fantasies in this fun excursion out on the open waters. While aboard, guests can choose to dive off the vessel and snorkel, walk the plank, and more. The day culminates with a themed lunch with all of your new pirate friends. For a little less excitement, guests can choose a more relaxing catamaran cruise. Many of these tours allow guests to hop off the boat into the water at designated times and some even provide a picnic lunch.
Centrally located in the island’s uplands, this crystalized limestone cave is one of the nation’s greatest wonders. Guests can book a tour to fit their time schedule and needs and take in the deep and clear water pools and the white flow stones dotting the cave. Those families wanting a more low-key experience can choose the tram tour while those adventure seekers can opt for the more intimate and exhilarating eco-adventure tour. Professionally trained tour guides will ensure a safe and informative experience for everyone in your family. A specially designed Junior Explorer’s Tour is ideal for the younger people in your party. The on-site Cave Bar & Bistro is a great place to relax after your tour and have a drink and a bite to eat.
CRICKET FOR EVERYONE
The sports enthusiasts in your family will delight in the national sport of Barbados. When on the island, you can either choose to watch a cricket match or participate yourself. As a nod to the island’s British heritage, the sport is played all year long at the Kensington Oval stadium. The Party Stand section of the stadium is the place to be with its own beach and lively atmosphere, perfect for families looking to get in the spirit of the competition.
JEEP ADVENTURE TIME
Barbados is an island just begging to be explored. The varied terrain and sweeping views appeal to everyone’s sense of adventure. One of the best ways to get out there and see it all is through a guided jeep tour. Those adrenaline junkies in your travel party will appreciate the thrills of traversing through the less-traveled paths and discovering all of the beauty of the island. Tours will stop and allow guests the opportunity to hike through rainforests and see some of the island’s most hidden sights.
Whatever your family’s fancy, there is something for everyone in Barbados. This vibrant and eclectic tropical oasis has enough activities to keep your family busy for days.