Getting Around There

RENTING A CAR: "Avis and Hertz are among those renting from the airport. If you show a valid US or International driver's license, a temporary Barbados license will be issued for B$10. This is available from Hastings, Worthing, and Holetown Police Stations and at the Licensing Authority offices at Oistins, Christ Church; the Pine, St. Michael; and Folkestone, St. James. The best choice, however, is to get it at the police window in the airport. Car rental companies can also make arrangements. A permit is required for motorbikes (70-90 cc maximum available) or mopeds; helmets are required by law. You must be able to show either a motorcycle license or a driver's license with a motorcycle endorsement." by author Harry S. Pariser from his latest book Explore Barbados

BarbadosCarRentals.com 
Top Car Rentals, family-owned & operated company for over 30 years. 
National Car Rentals
|| [email protected]
(246) 426-0603 | Fax 429-8147 Bush Hall, St. Michael
kemwel.com/
 
the largest leisure car rental broker in the world  
More About....Cars/Jeeps | Bikes | Mopeds | Vans from funbarbados.com

Attractions 
By district
St Philip Parish in the South
Considerably less developed than neighboring  Christ Church with few beaches on a rugged coastline and featuring a number of noteworthy attractions 
Sunbury Plantation House  || Oughterson Great House and Zoo || Harrismith and Bottom Bay || Foursquare Rum Factory and Heritage Park || Foul Bay and Crane Beach
Sam Lord's Castle Resort Hotel || Sam Lord’s Castle
Seventy-two acres of tropical splendor and historic plund
St. Lucy Almost any of the roads off Highway 1b will take you to the north coast. Find here the Mount Gay Rum Distillery, Pico Teneriffe, Animal Flower Cave
 The Atlantic Parishes Bathsheba, Andromeda Gardens, Codrington College
 The Centre Turners Hall Woods, Flower Forest, Mount Hillaby, Welchman Hall Gully, Harrison’s Cave
, Gun Hill, Francia Plantation, Orchid World
The Scotland District St Nicholas Abbey, Barbados Wildlife Reserve, Farley Hill House
The Southeast Coast Oistins
, Graeme Hall Swamp
The West Coast St James Church, Holetown
, Speightstown, Arbib Nature & Heritage Trail, Port St Charles


The coral rocks, together with sandstone and volcanic actions, created the island, and you only have to dig a foot or two to find a vast underground water system. Harrison’s Cave in St. Thomas is a luminous water cavern that makes a spectacular excursion. The one hundred and sixty-six square miles of Barbados has room for a Wildlife Reserve where the mahogany forest holds green monkeys, deer,museum-front.jpg (7978 bytes)
wallabies, pelicans, otters and many other island critters.

 Barbados Museum Heritage Collection 
established in 1933, with a mandate to preserve and document the heritage of Barbados.

Barbados Wildlife Reserve || Top 6 by roughguides

At Barbados Wildlife Reserve you’re guaranteed to see the green monkeys that roam the country’s woods and fields, and plenty of other Caribbean wildlife too.

Barbados Map of Attractions by barbados.org
Churches, Crafts, Historic Places, Distilleries, Museums,  Lookouts, Sports, Health, & Education
7 wonders of Barbados by barbados.org
Harrison's Cave, The Baobab Tree, Jacobean Mansions, Morgan Lewis Mill,  the Synagogue, Cannon Galore, & Citrus Paradise
Barbados Heritage by webcom
St. Nicholas Abbey, Villa Nova, Bridgetown Synagogue (built in 1654 & recently restored) Barbados Museum, Morgan Lewis Sugar Mill
Highlights by royal Caribbean cruises
Visit Gun Hill Signal Station, St. John's Church & Sam Lord's Castle
Kids
Barbados For Kids by Caribbean-Beat.com
Donna Yawching's 9 and 6 year olds test the BTA's contention that families should come and discover what Barbados has to offer.

Beaches
There are no private beaches in Barbados although it may sometimes seem so. Go for your personal Irie (defined as " the state or quality of being cool, laid back, relaxed."
Smallogo Beaches by barbadosnow.com/
Beaches by ins and outs
West Coast - Calm Water; South Coast - Medium Waves; South-East Coast - Big Waves; East Coast - Biggest Waves, plus very good descriptions for 14 beaches
Beaches by caribbeansupersite
Lots of hot tips about the S & W coasts and who to contact
Beaches by barbados.org

Bathsheba and Andromeda Gardens || Surfing at Bathsheba
This beach is favored by locals and surfers and above it is an extraordinary surprise

Parks and Ecology

Natural Heritage 
Find links to over 20 pages at barbados.org

Shopping

 Broad Street in the capital city of Bridgetown is where to begin with several large department stores and duty free shops. Prices are generally high, but the range of goods available is excellent. Street vendors can be persistent but generally friendly. If your going to other islands do your book shopping here
Shopping on Barbados by ins and outs
Directory of stores sorted by category

Sports - Water
Sporting Barbados 2001 Edition

Sporting Barbados is the newest addition to the fast-growing sports tourism products of the island.


Dive
Barbados Diving
Barbados Snorkeling Sites 
Just before the St James Church, there is a small road road to Fahnsworth Park. Turn left off the main road here to approach a wooded area opening to a lovely uncrowded beach that seems to be the best kept secret of Barbados. This is the gem you had hoped to find. The waters are crystal clear, and the sea life is close to the shore and absolutely abundant

Rodale's Scuba Diving Guide

Diving & Marine by caribbeansupersite
Learn your away around fast with guidebook advice from footprint handbooks 

One on One Scuba
|| [email protected]
(246) 438 0691Husbands Heights, St James
The Dive Shop
|| [email protected]
(246) 426-9947 | Fax 426-2031Pebbles Beach, Aquatic Gap St. Michael,
Underwater Barbados
|| [email protected]
(246) 426-0655 | Fax 426-0655 Carlisle Bay Centre, Bay St St Michael, Coral Isle Divers ||[email protected]
(246) 431-9068 | Fax 431-9068 Cavans Lane, The Careenage Bridgetown,

  goatlantis.com/barbados/ 
Board the Atlantis and get set for 50 minutes of cruising along at depths of up to 150 feet an ultimately fascinating experience, 

Fish 

BarbadosGameFishing.com || Game Fishing Operators || Barbados Game Fishing || FLYING FISH

Sailing

Sailbarbados.com/  

 

Tall Ships Cruises, Barbados

Jolly Roger Cruises
Jolly Roger
Cruises
Party with
the Pirates!

Tiami Cruises
Tiami Catamaran
Cruises

It really doesn't get It really doesn't get
any better than this!  

Harbour Master Cruises
Harbour Master
Cruises

Let us take
you away!

Dolphin Charters ||[email protected]
(246) 436-5974 | Fax 436-5977 Brigade House, The Garrison, Christ Church

Yachting by caribbean-connections
Lists 6 options
 

Surf
Windsurfing
|| Surfing ||Kitesurfing ||Parasailing by barbados.org
Windsport Magazine: Barbados
 
"IRIE, MON!" The Silver Sands area on the south coast of Barbados is one of the classic windsurfing vacation spots."
Traveler Reviews by  windsurfer.com

sailboardvacations.com/barbados Windsurfing Conditions Barbados Windsurfing Club, located adjacent to the Sea Breeze Beach Hotel on Oistins Bay, features beginner, intermediate and advanced Mistral boards and North Sails.
Silver Sands Windsurfing Center
is situated at the Silver Sands Resort. 

Surfing at Bathsheba by roughguides.com
 "Rent a board or bodysurf the waves at Bathsheba – some of the best surf action in the Caribbean."
Boogie Board on Barbados 
Sports Land

SPORTING LIFE ||Barbados Sporting Events Calendar
Sports by barbadosnow.com
Bajans are a fun loving and energetic people, who enjoy a good game. Here's their 28 non water competitive sports
Golf & 16 Other Sports 
about including where to find including the local game of Road Tennis
Bike
Cycling and Mountain Biking

CricketCricket

Cricket at Kensington Oval
Cricket is the national passion here, and seeing a match at Kensington Oval is a great way to introduce yourself to Bajan culture.
Golf 
The Sandy Lane is considered the best and most prestigious and will now consist of two 18-hole courses in addition to the original nine holes of  courses on 600 acres next to the hotel. 
Golf by barbados.org
Barbados Golf Club
[email protected]
(246) 428-8463 | Fax 420-8205Durants, Christ Church
Royal Westmoreland

27 holes spread over 480 acres on a hilly site in St James with views over the west coast.

Hike

Hiking & Walking || Run Barbados Marathons & Walks

Rallying
 rallyClub.com 
/
 formed back in 1957 and still very happening
Motorsportbarbados.com

Skinnyjams.com/
  Four young Bajan Rally Competitors

The coral rocks, together with sandstone and volcanic actions, created the island, and you only have to dig a foot or two to find a vast underground water system. Harrison’s Cave in St. Thomas is a luminous water cavern that makes a spectacular excursion. The one hundred and sixty-six square miles of Barbados has room for a Wildlife Reserve where the mahogany forest holds green monkeys, deer,museum-front.jpg (7978 bytes) wallabies, pelicans, otters and many other island critters.

 Barbados Museum Heritage Collection 
established in 1933, with a mandate to preserve and document the heritage of Barbados.

Barbados Wildlife Reserve || Top 6 by roughguides

At Barbados Wildlife Reserve you’re guaranteed to see the green monkeys that roam the country’s woods and fields, and plenty of other Caribbean wildlife too.

Barbados Map of Attractions by barbados.org
Churches, Crafts, Historic Places, Distilleries, Museums,  Lookouts, Sports, Health, & Education
7 wonders of Barbados by barbados.org
Harrison's Cave, The Baobab Tree, Jacobean Mansions, Morgan Lewis Mill,  the Synagogue, Cannon Galore, & Citrus Paradise
Barbados Heritage by webcom
St. Nicholas Abbey, Villa Nova, Bridgetown Synagogue (built in 1654 & recently restored) Barbados Museum, Morgan Lewis Sugar Mill
Highlights by royal Caribbean cruises
Visit Gun Hill Signal Station, St. John's Church & Sam Lord's Castle
Kids
Barbados For Kids by Caribbean-Beat.com
Donna Yawching's 9 and 6 year olds test the BTA's contention that families should come and discover what Barbados has to offer.

Beaches
There are no private beaches in Barbados although it may sometimes seem so. Go for your personal Irie (defined as " the state or quality of being cool, laid back, relaxed."
Smallogo Beaches by barbadosnow.com/
Beaches by ins and outs
West Coast - Calm Water; South Coast - Medium Waves; South-East Coast - Big Waves; East Coast - Biggest Waves, plus very good descriptions for 14 beaches
Beaches by caribbeansupersite
Lots of hot tips about the S & W coasts and who to contact
Beaches by barbados.org

Bathsheba and Andromeda Gardens || Surfing at Bathsheba
This beach is favored by locals and surfers and above it is an extraordinary surprise

Parks and Ecology

Natural Heritage 
Find links to over 20 pages at barbados.org

Shopping

 Broad Street in the capital city of Bridgetown is where to begin with several large department stores and duty free shops. Prices are generally high, but the range of goods available is excellent. Street vendors can be persistent but generally friendly. If your going to other islands do your book shopping here
Shopping on Barbados by ins and outs
Directory of stores sorted by category

Sports - Water
Sporting Barbados 2001 Edition

Sporting Barbados is the newest addition to the fast-growing sports tourism products of the island.


Dive
Barbados Diving
Barbados Snorkeling Sites 
Just before the St James Church, there is a small road road to Fahnsworth Park. Turn left off the main road here to approach a wooded area opening to a lovely uncrowded beach that seems to be the best kept secret of Barbados. This is the gem you had hoped to find. The waters are crystal clear, and the sea life is close to the shore and absolutely abundant

Rodale's Scuba Diving Guide

Diving & Marine by caribbeansupersite
Learn your away around fast with guidebook advice from footprint handbooks 

One on One Scuba
|| [email protected]
(246) 438 0691Husbands Heights, St James
The Dive Shop
|| [email protected]
(246) 426-9947 | Fax 426-2031Pebbles Beach, Aquatic Gap St. Michael,
Underwater Barbados
|| [email protected]
(246) 426-0655 | Fax 426-0655 Carlisle Bay Centre, Bay St St Michael, Coral Isle Divers ||[email protected]
(246) 431-9068 | Fax 431-9068 Cavans Lane, The Careenage Bridgetown,

  goatlantis.com/barbados/ 
Board the Atlantis and get set for 50 minutes of cruising along at depths of up to 150 feet an ultimately fascinating experience, 

Fish 

BarbadosGameFishing.com || Game Fishing Operators || Barbados Game Fishing || FLYING FISH

Sailing

Tall Ships Cruises, Barbados

Jolly Roger Cruises
Jolly Roger
Cruises
Party with
the Pirates!

Tiami Cruises
Tiami Catamaran
Cruises

It really doesn't get It really doesn't get
any better than this!  

Harbour Master Cruises
Harbour Master
Cruises

Let us take
you away!

Dolphin Charters ||[email protected]
(246) 436-5974 | Fax 436-5977 Brigade House, The Garrison, Christ Church

Yachting by caribbean-connections
Lists 6 options
 

Surf
Windsurfing
|| Surfing ||Kitesurfing ||Parasailing by barbados.org
Windsport Magazine: Barbados
 
"IRIE, MON!" The Silver Sands area on the south coast of Barbados is one of the classic windsurfing vacation spots."
Traveler Reviews by  windsurfer.com

sailboardvacations.com/barbados Windsurfing Conditions Barbados Windsurfing Club, located adjacent to the Sea Breeze Beach Hotel on Oistins Bay, features beginner, intermediate and advanced Mistral boards and North Sails.
Silver Sands Windsurfing Center
is situated at the Silver Sands Resort. 

Surfing at Bathsheba by roughguides.com
 "Rent a board or bodysurf the waves at Bathsheba – some of the best surf action in the Caribbean."
Boogie Board on Barbados 
Sports Land

SPORTING LIFE ||Barbados Sporting Events Calendar
Sports by barbadosnow.com
Bajans are a fun loving and energetic people, who enjoy a good game. Here's their 28 non water competitive sports
Golf & 16 Other Sports 
about including where to find including the local game of Road Tennis
Bike
Cycling and Mountain Biking

CricketCricket

Cricket at Kensington Oval
Cricket is the national passion here, and seeing a match at Kensington Oval is a great way to introduce yourself to Bajan culture.
Golf 
The Sandy Lane is considered the best and most prestigious and will now consist of two 18-hole courses in addition to the original nine holes of  courses on 600 acres next to the hotel. 
Golf by barbados.org
Barbados Golf Club
[email protected]
(246) 428-8463 | Fax 420-8205Durants, Christ Church
Royal Westmoreland

27 holes spread over 480 acres on a hilly site in St James with views over the west coast.

Hike

Hiking & Walking || Run Barbados Marathons & Walks

Rallying
 rallyClub.com 
/
 formed back in 1957 and still very happening
Motorsportbarbados.com

Skinnyjams.com/
  Four young Bajan Rally Competitors

 

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