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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Cool off in the Bathsheba pools
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.
Murder, Mystery and the Murky World of Super Guns
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.
Get there on the Sam Lord’s Castle bus from Bridgetown – plenty of time to see the gun, enjoy the cliff top views of Foul Bay and get back to the port. More information…
Bus to Tropical Forest in Collapsed Cave
Other attractions in Barbados
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 aeroplane which once flew at twice the speed of sound. Swim with turtles, visit a rum distillery… the list is endless. More information.
Walk to Paradise
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.
Or Walk the South Coast
Take a Peek
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Find the Hidden Treasure
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