Barbados in a day? It’s easy!
Bajans are helpful, buses are cheap and, if you plan it right, the bus will get you back in time for departure.
Taxis can be expensive, but you will get a great guide.
Choose from the itineraries below – specially devised by secretbarbados.com.
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A little bit of research needed here. A cooling dip in the Bathsheba pools could be the highlight of your holiday, but Bathsheba is a worth a visit anyway for its stunning coastline alone. Video and more information.
There is a bus service – check out our secret bus page – although you may need a taxi to make sure you get back in time. Don’t forget to check out the tide times too – but don’t miss the boat! And you’ll need some cold beers – though you can buy these in Bathsheba.
It’s just a bus ride away, but it’s one of the most bizarre stories in the Caribbean. Canadian-born Ballistics engineer Gerald Bull was a shadowy figure who used the site overlooking Foul Bay in the 1960s to test his HARP (High Altitude Research Project) gun.
Leave the port, pass the taxi drivers and just after the fish market, cross the road to Cheapside bus terminal. From here the Sturgess Bus will take you for $1US, yes, $1US, to Welchman Hall Gully (see video). The 45-minute ride will give you a view of the countryside and a chance to meet some real Bajans, who will make sure you don’t get lost. Harrison’s Cave is nearby.
The number of high quality tourist attractions makes Barbados such a great holiday destination. Most are very well run offering really good value for money.
You can dive to 150 feet without getting wet or board the famous Concorde aeroplance which once flew at twice the speed of sound. Swim with turtles, visit a rum distillery… the list is endless. More information.
Watch this video of the Standing Stones of Barbados before you go… Philip King created the mystical stone sculptures here and it’s rumoured the authorities want to knock them down. See them before they do!
Paradise Beach was very nearly the island home for celebrities Simon Cowell and Andrew Lloyd Webber, to name but a few. It is now a quiet spot within easy reach of Bridgetown. Take a ZR bus from outside the port, heading west – ask for the west coast road. It’s only a couple of minutes’ ride through the port area. A taxi won’t break the bank either.
Walk to the bus terminal and get a blue or yellow bus to Accra Beach (aka Rockley). Cost…. 1$US! Then walk along the beach back to the cruising club for a drink, experiencing some of the island’s beautiful beaches along the way. Part boardwalk, part sandy beach, part cemetery! Feeling fit? Continue back to Bridgetown along Carlisle Bay in plenty of time for your departure. Don’t forget your snorkel. Click the image or check out the link to the whole page here.