Great Holidays in Barbados

Holidays in Barbados are fantastic. There are a great number of things for people on holiday in Barbados to do. No matter what your interest is there is something in Barbados you are sure to enjoy. There are old plantations, caves, gullies and gardens. There are also some of the best beaches in the world. You can enjoy a wide range of water sports including swimming, jet skiing, snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing and much more. If you are looking for a fun and interesting holiday experience in the Caribbean you cannot beat a trip to the island of Barbados.

Welchman’s Gulley is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Barbados. People love to see the large exotic tropical plants and trees. The gulley is what seems like a jungle with sheer cliffs all around it. Within the gulley there are over 200 species of tropical plants and trees. The gully was part of a plantation owned by Welch general William Asygell Williams over some 200 years ago. It is 3/4 of a mile long and has wonderful shady trails among fragrant nutmeg, clove, banana and fig plants. There are also two species of plants that are endemic to Barbados. They are the Phyllantus andersonii, a gully shrub and Metastelma barbadense, a vine like plant.

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Another popular tourist destination is Harrison’s Cave. First documented in 1796, the cave leads visitors on a journey down into the earth. There are magnificent natural formations within the cave. They include stalactites and stalagmites hanging from the ceiling of the cave. The cave also has spectacular underground waterfalls, amazing limestone formations and crystal clear pools. Visiting the cave is a moving experience. One that most people remember for the rest of their lives.

When the British landed in Barbados in 1627 they called the city they landed in James Town. The name of the town was later changed to Holetown. Today Holetown is a bustling Barbadian city. However the city still holds many artifacts from the days of British occupation. Tourists often tour the city. In February each year Barbadians celebrate the Holetown Festival to commemorate the landing of the British on Barbados. Visitors can see St. James Parish Church which was built one year after the British landed and the Holetown monument. It is a journey back to the founding of Barbados.

Beaches are what draw many to Barbados. Each year thousands of tourists visit the island to enjoy their superior beaches. And Barbados has many of them. Sandy Lane Beach is the island’s most famous. This magnificent beach draws a-list celebrities from around the world. Tiger Woods, Jennifer Aniston and singer Rihanna have been sighted there. Crane Beach in southeast Barbados is one of the top ten beaches in the world. Its beautiful sands and calm waters are perfect for family picnics. With its incredible white sands and clear, cool gentle waters, Accra Beach is Barbados’ most popular beach. Tourists and locals alike go there to relax.

Visit Barbados and enjoy yourself!

One Response to “Great Holidays in Barbados”

  1. Realtor says:

    Great article. The new Harrison’s Cave visitor centre is very special now, has an air of Jurassic Park about it (in a good way!). It was opened two years ago and is really quite spectacular and worth a visit.