Planning a family vacation to Barbados? The island may conjure images of year-round sunshine, luxury resorts and idyllic beaches, but there are also numerous family things to do in this paradise.
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Best Family-Friendly Destinations To Visit In Barbados
Barbados is arguably the most British Caribbean island, whose coastline is characterized by swaying palm trees and luxurious resorts. But where can you find the best activities for a whole family in the 'Little England'?
1. Platinum Coast
This is a sophisticated coast in the western part of Barbados, offering a natural playground and luxurious resorts which are a short distance from the airport. White sand lapped by turquoise water is perfect for basking. The waves range from small to medium, so it's a cool place to surf and sail. The beautiful setting and excellent facilities in Platinum coast is ideal for all ages. Whether you have a desire for tennis and windsurfing, or unwinding by the shore, family holidays in Barbados cater for all every need.
The capital of Barbados is a dream for many shoppers. Explore bespoke boutiques, jewellery stores, and markets for farmers. If you prefer duty-free goods, traverse the Limegrove Lifestyle Centre to grab something big from world-renowned brands. Experience Barbados's diverse culture by heading to UNESCO World Heritage Centre - glimpse the diversified culture and fascinating exhibits. At Barbados museum, learn about the history of the island, its earliest inhabitants, and the roots which trace back to Britain and Africa. There is a cinema section for family entertainment and enough bars and cafes to refresh your vacation days.
3. Carlisle Bay
The small natural harbour offers an excellent ambiance for water sports including scuba diving and snorkelling. The coral sediments along the shoreline and underground lakes give an experience that money can't buy.
4. Mullins and Fryers Well
Here you can engage in one of the best water sports in the world: surfing. Driving waves emanate from all directions in the sea, allowing travellers to surf any time of the year at Mullins and Fryers Well. The activity is ideal for teenagers and adults who love adrenaline-filled fun. Also try kite surfing and boogie boarding. If you are a beginner, head to Surfer Points, Pebbles, and Freight Bay.
5. Alleyne's Bay
If you want to swim with sea turtles, look no further. There are two rare sea turtles in Barbados: the Leatherback and Hawksbill species. Get in touch with a turtle project for the ultimate adventure. Most of the tour operators can take your family offshore so you can swim with the friendly animals. At Alleyne's Bay, there are many catamarans and glass bottom boats to choose from. For optimum snorkelling time, maybe go in the morning before it gets too busy.