This incredible limestone cavern can be found in the centre of Barbados, just a 15-minute drive from Holetown on the west coast. Enjoy a guided tour through this atmospheric, crystalline cave system, which was first discovered in the 18th century. You’ll pass waterfalls, streams, and otherworldly stalactite and stalagmite formations.
This charming 18th-century house, with its distinctive yellow paint and green shutters, once played host to the first President of the United States, George Washington. Situated in Bridgetown’s historic waterfront area, this former plantation is now home to excellent museum exhibits and has been lovingly restored to give visitors a fascinating window into the past.
Sandy Lane is one of the most prestigious resorts on Barbados, home to three golf courses that are immaculately maintained and boast spectacular ocean views. If you’re itching to hit the links, this is the place to be! After eighteen holes under the Caribbean sun, you can retreat to the Clubhouse for a well-earned rum punch.
Spend an afternoon touring this iconic rum distillery, home to the oldest existing rum brand in the world. Here you can discover not only how Mount Gay is created, but the long history of rum on Barbados. Stroll around the historic building, enjoy guided tastings, and pick up some tricks of the trade in a cocktail workshop.
The marine park at Carlisle Bay in Bridgetown is a hotspot for snorkelling and diving. Spend half a day here swimming with sea turtles, spotting tropical fish, and exploring the sunken debris of centuries-old shipwrecks. If you’d rather stay dry, book onto a glass bottom boat tour and marvel at the watery world beneath your feet.