A former English colonial stronghold, Bridgetown, the capital of Barbados, will entice you with its unique Bajan flair and centuries-old English style architecture. This Caribbean haven, a favorite for Caribbean cruise-goers, offers plenty of adventurous and tropical excursions that will surely entertain you!
Beachside attractions are a must – hop on a catamaran to go snorkeling offshore, plunge the ocean depths in a local submarine, or unwind on the sands of Carlisle Bay. Explore the historical remnants of Bridgetown’s English occupation, including St. Michael’s Cathedral, the Morgan Lewis Sugar Mill, Arlington House Museum, and Chamberlain Bridge. Better yet, sample the island’s best rums made from local sugarcane at St. Nicholas Abbey or Mount Gay Rum.
Delight in Barbados’s natural wonders at Harrison’s Cave, the cavernous limestone grotto concealing striking calcite deposits and warm waters. Stroll the verdant walkways replete with hundreds of blooming flowers at Hunte’s Gardens or the Andromeda Botanic Gardens. Travel to Bridgetown and immerse yourself in this Bajan paradise!
Learn more about Bridgetown
A lighthouse adorns this beautiful marine park.
BARBADOS MUSEUM & HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Former military prison now hosts over half a million artifacts related to the island's history.
GEORGE WASHINGTON HOUSE
In 1751 at age 19, America's future first president lived in this historic house, and even recovered from yellow fever in it. In 2011, this property became a UNESCO World Heritage Site.