Barbados: Things to Do
The national sport of Barbados is cricket. A game of cricket can be found throughout the island, and games are played at every level. Kids can be found playing on any field with the hope of playing for The West Indies Team, which competes, against countries that were formerly members of the British Empire. Cricket is a very enjoyable and fun game.
There have been several golf courses that have been built in recent years in Barbados. Consequently, there are several Golf Tournaments held through out the year. Here, in Barbados, there are excellent spots for the Golf enthusiast.
BARBADOS GOLD CLUB (18 holes) Holiday Packages are available Day unlimited passes are available for $364. US
ROYAL WESTMORELAND (18 holes) Members only. Special arrangements for the use of the course can be made from Glitter Bay and Royal pavilion.
- SANDY LANE GOLF CLUB (18 holes)
- Tel: 246-432-2829/246-432-2831
- 9 holes $60.00 18 holes $100.00
Tropical forest, cane fields, exciting fauna can be found on a hike to the interior of the island. The Barbados National Trust offers Hikes free of charge. Donations are welcome. Walking Tours Packages are available from some hotels. Hikes are organized at different time of the day and night and lasts approximately 3-5 hours.
- Stop 'n' Stare - 5-6 miles
- Here 'n' There - 8-10 miles
- Grin 'n' Bear - 12 - 14 miles
Horse Back Riding:
Riding Centers offer rides for all level experience. Take a leisure trot along the beach on a golden moonlight night or explore nature on this beautiful tropical island.
- Caribbean International Riding Centre: 246-422-7433
- Ye Olde Congo Road Stables: 246-423-6180
- Brighton Riding Stables: - 246-425-9318
Charters a Cabin Cruserland head out to see for deep-sea fishing, sit out in the golden sunlight on a pirogue or then again you can opt for a secluded rock to cast a line. Arrangement can be made from your hotel. Charters are all-inclusive and can be made way in advance or on the spot. Try you skills or just have fun of the cost of the island. The waters offer the likes of Wahoo, Marlins, Tuna, and Sharks etc. Compete or just have fun bobbing on the ocean.
- Blur Jay $100.00 per person - 4 hours - private 4 hours $400.00
- Idyll Time $100.00 " " - 4 hours - private 4 hours $400.00
- Blue Marlin $100.00 " " - 4 hours - private 4 hours $350.00
Prices include refreshments, bait and tackle and snorkel gear.
Charter runs from 8 am to 12 pm daily
View the fascinating marine life by taking a 45-minute excursion below the sea. Tropical fishes and magnificent corals uniting to form a unique underwater world. This is an unforgettable experience of a lifetime. Arrangement can be made with your hotel.
Excellent weather makes for excellent sailing. Charters of catamarans and yachts glide you through the blue waters. View the scenic cost line, swim in the enchanting waters and relax in the cool breeze with a refreshing drink. Nothing can be more delightful than sailing in Barbados on warm days and cozy nights.
The Harbour Master:
This tour is taken on a 100ft 40 ft high and 4 decks high cruiser. It goes along the West Coast to an area of seclusion for the experience of a lifetime. Take a dip in the beautiful blue waters, or snorkel in the crystal waters to view the exquisite marine life of this island. Walk on the sand or relax on deck with a tasty Caribbean drink basking in the sunlight.
- Atlantis Submarines
- Jolly Roger
- Tiami Cruises
Unique reefs, corals and beautiful fishes can be found in the barrier reefs 2 miles off the shore. The visibility ranges from 40 to 70 ft with warm water Patching reefs are closer and the coral formations are smaller. Swim with Sea Horses, be adventurous and dig for treasure from the many marine wrecks at the bottom of the ocean. The weather provides for superior diving all year round.