The popular Caribbean island of Barbados is a dreamy tropical escape. The picture perfect beaches and enviable turquoise waters are the epitome of Instagram's #Wanderlust and factoring in the friendly locals and year-round warm weather it's easy to see why thousands of westerners are lured in year by year!
Boastful beaches aside, there is so much more to Barbados than moments spent sunning yourself on the golden white sands sipping delicious rum cocktails!
Here is Sabrina Chakici of Clutch and Carry-On's guide to the Best Things to do on the Island, outside of your accommodation.
Snorkel with Rays & Turtles – Channel your inner mermaid by spending the day ducking and diving amongst the Caribbean locals. Book one of the daily organized boat trips and let your captain lead you out to the best spots for interacting with the island's vibrant marine life. Take a selfie with a gracious turtle or gaze in awe at the majestic stingrays, all the while enjoying a day out on the stunning Caribbean Sea.
Surf in Bathsheba – Bathsheba is a Surfer's Mecca in Barbados and also offers the most stunning coastline views in the east of the island. Wave riders from all over the world head here to experience the ultimate surf and travelers with two feet on the ground are in for a treat walking through the 6 acres of stunning tropical plants and trees.
Animal Flower Cave – A uniquely alternative view point can be found in the vibrant country's North point, where cliffs tower over the boisterous connection of the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea. Join a group trip or hire a private driver and if the weather allows you can also cautiously enter the island's seldom sea cave for a truly memorable vision of nature.
Indulge in Spirit – In a country famous for delicious liquor it's a given that those who are of age enjoy the distinctive tastes of the local rum. A dedicated rum discovery experience is a great way to hear more about the history and manufacture of the spirit as well as enjoying a tasty tipple or two, or three, or four ;) Snapchat at the ready!
Loop the Coastline – Travelling around the entire coastline of Barbados is half a day's drive (factoring in the occasional stop off for pictures and grabbing a beer with the locals!), as well as seeing the beauty and expanse of the island your guide will fill you in about the history and modern day living of those calling Barbados there home. Yes, this does include the obligatory point outs to anywhere Rhianna has ever been, touched or known!
To learn more about the beautiful island of Barbados, visit https://www.visitbarbados.org/