Our Top 10 Things To Do & See In Barbados!

Yachts in the sea from Barbados near The Abidah Hotel

Don’t let this little rock we call “Bimshire” fool you at 21 miles long and 14 miles wide there is plenty of fun filled activities and unique sites to see. We’ve selected our firm favourites right in time for your stay !

1. Enjoy Sailing on a Luxury Catamaran Day Cruise 
Just imagine sailing the day away down the platinum west coast, the sun is shining and you are lazing around with a bubbly in hand. Experience swimming with turtles, exploring shipwrecks and stop for a spot of lunch prepared on board. There is no other way to spend a blissful day in Barbados! 

2. Eat Like a Local at Oistin’s Fish Fry 
A visit to Barbados would be nothing without experiencing  the famous Friday Fish Fry at Oistins and you will be pleased to know this is located only a 5 minute walk from the hotel. Wonder on down, choose from a variety of vendors, pick your fish (Mahi Mahi, Snapper, Marlin, Tuna, Swordfish) and watch it be grilled or fried right in front of you. Sit, chill, drink and listen to the sweet sounds of Caribbean music ! 

3. Explore Plantation Life at St. Nicholas Abbey
Built in 1658, this house is one of the only three genuine Jacobean mansions in the Western Hemisphere. First owned by Colonel Benjamin Berringer who met a tragic death during a gritty duel with neighbour Sir John Yeamans, the sugar cane plantation holds  vibrant history which can be learnt during a tour of the museum and rum distillery. 

4. Dance Your Way Through the Crop Over Festival 
The sweetest season of the year and originally instated to  celebrate the end of the sugar cane harvest, this festival is abound with music, creativity, traditions and concerts. Grand Kadoment known as “the climax” takes place on the first Monday in August and is considered the most exciting day of the year. See revelers dance their way down to Spring Garden Highway dressed in sequin costumes accented with jewels and feathers whilst listening to Soca music. 

5. Win Big at the Horse Racing 
Enjoy a fabulously thrilling day at the Horse racing, located in the historic area of Garrison Savannah races are scheduled every other weekend. 

6. Hole in One at Barbados Golf Club 
Whether your an avid golfer or a first timer there is no better place to play a round of golf than in the tropics. Book all-inclusive golf through your House Host for just $85.00 USD per person. 

7. Catching Waves - Surf Like a Pro 
The south coast of Barbados holds many fantastic surf spots for both beginners and regular surfers who want to feel the thrill of catching an awesome wave. With Freights Bay just a few minutes walk from the hotel we can arrange surfing lessons with any of the local surfing schools on island. 

8. Explore one of the Greatest Wonders - Harrisons Cave 
Journey through this magnificent cave by tram and marvel in the sights and sounds of running streams and waterfalls while under the knowledgeable care of expert tour guides. 

9. Take in the the Breathtaking Ruggedness of the East Coast 
A big contrast to the south coast landscape, the East Coast is equally enchanting with it’s rugged landscape. Take a dip in the Bathsheba pools or chill out in a local rum shop or on a magnificent beach. 

10. We Love our Rum ! -Mountgay Rum Tour 
Go back to where it all began in 1703 with a historic distillery tour at the rum making headquarters. Learn of old tales, traditions and basque in a rum lover’s paradise. 

Tours and excursions can be booked through your House Hosts located at front desk during your stay. They are more than happy to discuss all the exciting things Barbados has to offer.  What are you waiting for, book your dreamy vacation now !