Barbados

To best enjoy Barbados, slow down and feel the rhythm of the island. Sway to soothing calypso music. Saunter into one of the island’s 1,500 rum shops and order a flying fish, then wash it down with a signature rum punch. Head to the coast and settle down on one of the seemingly endless pink-and-white-sand beaches. Be lulled by the mesmerizing blue waters.

Barbados

Getting Ashore

Ships dock at the Bridgetown Cruise Terminal, about a mile from town.

Fast Fact

Barbados is the easternmost island in the Caribbean archipelago.

Port Shopping

The best deals are found in the shops at the cruise terminal and along Broad Street in Bridgetown.

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Harrison’s Cave

Take a solar-powered tram journey 170 feet below ground through an intricate limestone cave system.

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Barbados Wildlife Reserve

Witness troops of roaming green monkeys—a playful species rarely found outside Africa.

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Orchid World

The colorful 6.5-acre botanical garden is abloom with more than 20,000 orchids.

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Harbour Lights

Situated on Carlisle Bay Beach, where the calm, crystal clear water and the powdery white sand remind you that you have entered paradise.

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Historic Bridgetown

Ships dock at the Bridgetown Cruise Terminal, a modern facility on the island’s only natural harbor, Carlyle Bay. It’s about a mile to the center of Bridgetown, Barbados’ capital and i...
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Things to do in Barbados
George Washington House

The Garrison District

A few miles from the center of Bridgetown, Barbados’ military history comes to life in the historic Garrison district. Barbados’ strategic...

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Green Monkey

Natural Adventures

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Bottom Bay, Barbados

Water World

With 60 beaches on 70 miles of pristine coastline, there’s no wrong choice when it comes to choosing which one to visit. Good news here: they ar...

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See playful green monkeys and colorful birds as you ride through a lush Bajan forest on a rugged 4×4 vehicle.

Discover the underwater world of giant sea turtles and a shipwreck swarming with tropical fish at two snorkeling sites, then relax and recharge on the beach with a rum punch.


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Top 5 Beaches in the Caribbean

With amazing beaches found on almost every tropical island in the region, it wasn’t easy narrowing this list down to five.

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Raising Cane

Raising Cane

A guide to the Caribbean’s most popular spirits.

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7 Ways to Stay Fit on Vacation

7 Ways to Stay Fit on Vacation

(Without doing things you hate.)

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Where
At the cruise terminal and Bridgetown’s Broad Street.

What
Duty-free luxury goods and authentic island souvenirs.

Currency
The Barbados dollar, but almost everywhere accepts US dollars.


Food and Drink

Brands in Barbados

Alex and Ani

Alex and Ani

Breitling

Breitling

Bulgari

Bulgari

Bulova

Bulova

Cartier

Cartier

Citizen

Citizen

Crown of Light

Crown of Light

Dancing Diamonds by MDG

Dancing Diamonds by MDG

Available at:

Milano Diamond Gallery

David Yurman

David Yurman

Available at:

Little Switzerland

Fendi Timepieces

Fendi Timepieces

Available at:

Diamonds International

Forevermark

Forevermark

Available at:

Diamonds International

Fruitz

Fruitz

Available at:

Milano Diamond Gallery

Gift Collection

Gift Collection

Gucci

Gucci

Hearts On Fire

Hearts On Fire

Available at:

Milano Diamond Gallery

Hublot

Hublot

John Hardy

John Hardy

Kabana

Kabana

Korite Ammolite

Korite Ammolite

Le Vian

Le Vian

Available at:

Milano Diamond Gallery

MarahLago Larimar

MarahLago Larimar

Movado

Movado

Philip Stein

Philip Stein

Rado

Rado

Raymond Weil

Raymond Weil

Rebecca

Rebecca

Available at:

Diamonds International

Roberto Coin

Roberto Coin

Safi Kilima Tanzanite

Safi Kilima Tanzanite

Shinola

Shinola

Swatch

Swatch

Available at:

The Royal Shop

Tag Heuer

Tag Heuer

Tissot

Tissot

Did You Know?

Bajan (pronounced bay-jun) is another word for Barbadian. The term refers to the people, dialect, and culture of Barbados.