Barbados

To best enjoy Barbados, slow down and feel the rhythm of the island. Sway to soothing calypso music. Saunter into one of the island’s 1,500 rum shops and order a flying fish, then wash it down with a signature rum punch. Head to the coast and settle down on one of the seemingly endless pink-and-white-sand beaches. Be lulled by the mesmerizing blue waters.

Barbados

Getting Ashore

Ships dock at the Bridgetown Cruise Terminal, about a mile from town.

Fast Fact

Barbados is the easternmost island in the Caribbean archipelago.

Port Shopping

The best deals are found in the shops at the cruise terminal and along Broad Street in Bridgetown.

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Harrison’s Cave

Take a solar-powered tram journey 170 feet below ground through an intricate limestone cave system.

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Barbados Wildlife Reserve

Witness troops of roaming green monkeys—a playful species rarely found outside Africa.

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Orchid World

The colorful 6.5-acre botanical garden is abloom with more than 20,000 orchids.

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Harbour Lights

Situated on Carlisle Bay Beach, where the calm, crystal clear water and the powdery white sand remind you that you have entered paradise.

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The peacocks’ colorful blooms are on display at the Wildlife Reserve.
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Things to do in Barbados
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The Garrison District

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Green Monkey

Natural Adventures

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Bottom Bay, Barbados

Water World

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Discover Barbados on a 4×4 ATV ride to Harrison’s Cave. Then, board an electric tram for a journey through underground caverns.

Soak in a Bajan sunset from a catamaran enjoying an open bar and elegant refreshments.


Barbados Feature

Historic Bridgetown

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Raising Cane

Raising Cane

A guide to the Caribbean’s most popular spirits.

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7 Ways to Stay Fit on Vacation

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Where
Some of the top guaranteed shops are right within the cruise terminal and along Broad Street in Bridgetown.

What
Duty-free luxury goods and authentic island souvenirs.

Currency
The Barbados dollar, but most places accept US dollars.


Food and Drink

Brands in Barbados

Alex and Ani

Alex and Ani

Breitling

Breitling

Bremont

Bremont

Available at:

Diamonds International

Bulgari

Bulgari

Cartier

Cartier

Chopard

Chopard

Citizen

Citizen

Crown of Light

Crown of Light

Fendi Timepieces

Fendi Timepieces

Forevermark

Forevermark

Available at:

Diamonds International

Gift Collection

Gift Collection

Hublot

Hublot

John Hardy

John Hardy

Kabana

Kabana

MarahLago Larimar

MarahLago Larimar

Philip Stein

Philip Stein

Raymond Weil

Raymond Weil

Safi Kilima Tanzanite

Safi Kilima Tanzanite

Shinola

Shinola

Tag Heuer

Tag Heuer

Zenith

Zenith

Did You Know?

Bajan (pronounced bay-jun) is another word for Barbadian. The term refers to the people, dialect, and culture of Barbados.