Barbados is the vacation destination of your dreams – sunny skies, beautiful stretch of sand and sea, and a culture so colorful and interesting, you’ll find it hard to leave. One of the most popular Caribbean cruise ports, its exquisite mix of English and African influences, ensures you a unique kind of adventure – no matter what your preferences are.
There’s just so much to see and experience in this breathtaking Caribbean island – you really wouldn’t want to miss out on any of the amazing things it has to offer. So if you’re going on a cruise to Barbados – make sure to plan out your port excursions!
Here are four must-try Barbados cruise excursions you should take note of:
Beach resort hopping
One of the foremost features of a Barbados cruise is going on a beach day. Imagine yourself just lounging under the comforting embrace of the Caribbean sun – and that’s just the icing on the cake. Barbados is home to crystalline waters and powder-white sand, the kind you want to sink into for the entire day – and they’re accessible pretty much all over the island!
Make sure to chalk into your list the following beach destinations:
- Crane Beach and Carlisle Bay Beach – Wide sandy beach perfect for swimming, sunbathing
- Miami Beach – Exciting energy, great for kids with its shallow areas
- Silver Sands Beach – Beautiful white sand, also great for windsurfing and kitesurfing
- Brandons Beach – Close to port and great for families
Aside from basking under the Caribbean sun, Barbados’ beaches also offers a wide array of water adventures! Try waverunning, kitesurfing, and snorkeling among many other thrilling activities.
Princess Cruises offers a wide range of Barbados port excursions – and that includes stunning beach visits, and a lot more. You can check out the list here.
Now how about an Atlantis submarine night expedition? Celebrity Cruises can set you up for this unforgettable experience. Find out more about this amazing adventure and other shore tours here:
You may think you’ve had your fill of time on the water, but a catamaran cruise in Barbados is one you wouldn’t want to say ‘Pass!’ on.
Think it’s just going to be a lazy ride? Not really! Barbados catamaran cruises do involve a healthy amount of sightseeing, swimming, and lounging round – but you’ll also get to snorkel, swim with turtles, scuba dive, go deep-sea fishing, and maybe even check out mysterious old shipwreck spots!
You can then cap off the cruise with some socializing and a glass of bubbly – best way to celebrate an unforgettable excursion.
Check out this list of Barbados port excursions through the Carnival Cruise Line, where you can try out the catamaran cruise and so much more.
Bridgetown walking tour
If you’ve had your dose of water adventures, then it’s time to spice up your Caribbean cruise in Barbados by getting to know Bridgetown – a UNESCO World Heritage Site that magnetizes you to discover more about its fascinating stories.
Visit historical spots such as the Barbados Parliament House, the Nidhe Israel Synagogue, the National Heroes Square, Gun Hill, and St. Michael’s Cathedral. Don’t forget the include the Garrison Savannah on your walking tour list – its a must-see architectural treat.
This tour is also the best opportunity to sample the local foodfare – get your appetite ready. Try the macaroni pie, cou-cou, and pepper pot. Don’t forget to get a taste of their fried chicken to complete your Barbados cuisine adventure.
Ask if you can drop by the Mount Gay Rum Distillery or the Foursquare Rum Distillery too. Nothing like a refreshing glass of rum to fire up your spirit!
A walking tour will make your Barbados port excursion truly enriching and unforgettable, make it a point to include it in your list.
Do an eco-tour
Barbados is undeniably a Caribbean paradise, every corner of it is worth exploring. If being close to nature is something you prefer, make sure to go on a port excursion to these enthralling pockets of beauty in Barbados:
Harrison’s Cave – Think 50-foot high caverns and a 40-foot waterfall – definitely spellbinding! offers a tour of this majestic place through their port excursions.
Barbados Wildlife Reserve – Get to meet Barbados’ other superstars – in close range. You’ll get to watch the animals in their natural environment, and even get to interact with them.
Andromeda Botanical Gardens – Six acres of breathtaking flora – it’s absolutely worth seeing! You can visit it when you go to this port excursion by Princess Cruises.
Animal Flower Cave – This seacave rests under stunning cliffs and opens up to an even more astounding view of the Atlantic Ocean – picturesque and definitely worth taking a hundred photos of.
Make your Barbados cruise port excursions one for the books – include these in your list of musts!