What To Do On The Island

What should you see, do, and experience while you're here.

Plan the trip of your dreams, with a realistic way to fit in all the things you don’t want to miss on your Barbados vacation. These are some of our favorite must-dos that we highly recommend.

Catamaran Cruise

Take a ride on Cool Runnings for the day, and enjoy a tour around the island from the sea, swim with turtles, snorkel around a sunken ship, and get lunch and unlimited cocktails while on board.

Harrison's Cave

Explore a real cave, including stalactites and stalagmites. The tour takes place mostly on a tram, with opportunities to get off and walk around in certain areas.


Go to the capital city for the day, and get some shopping in. Wander along outdoor markets, stop into the Cave Shepard department store, and take in the sights. Take a break to enjoy a meal at an outdoor cafe on the boardwalk at the marina.

Botanic Gardens

Check out the beautiful flowers and plants at Hunt's Garden or Andromeda Botanical Garden, or both on the same day as they're only about 12 minutes drive apart. Take in the beautiful flora of Barbados, get some great photos, and learn a lot while you're at it.

Atlantis Submarines

Atlantis Submarines offers a chance to go down into the deep, in a real, working submarine! See fish and all the wonders of the ocean floor. You must make reservations in advance, as the submarines are not large and fill up fast, but they offer many trips throughout the day. Keep in mind the size of the submarine if you are claustrophobic.