Tips & Tricks
Windsurfing – along with surfing, Barbados is also a popular place for windsurfing as well as kiteboarding). The chances of wind are high and the waves are perfect for jumping and waveriding in sideshore winds. The best time to spend your windsurfing (or kiteboarding) vacation in Barbados is the period of time when the cooling […]
Pebbles Beach (off Bay Street, south of Bridgetown, Needham’s Point, St. Michael Parish) – located just south of Bridgetown, this white sand beach is one of Barbados’ best (with the southern end wrapping around the Hilton Barbados hotel). Due to its calm waters, it’s ideal for swimming (including children). Such waters are also ideal for […]
Mullins Beach (Hwy. 1, Mullins Bay, St. Peter Parish) – located just south of Speightstown, this nice beach is considered safe for swimming and snorkeling. One major nearby amenity is Mullins Restaurant (which, along with providing meals, also rents out beach chairs and umbrellas).
Miami Beach (Enterprise Beach Road, Enterprise, Christ Church) — located in a mostly upscale residential area (on the island’s south central coast), this white sand beach (with cliffs on either end) is quiet except on weekends, when residents nearby come for a swim. You can find a palm-shaded parking area, snack carts, and chair rentals. […]
Surfing – Barbados’ location in the eastern Caribbean, makes is attractive for surfers. Its eastern coast (in particular) catches the waves arriving from the heart of the Atlantic Ocean. Whether a swell approaches the island from a northerly or westerly direction or whether it’s moving in from the East or the South, Barbados is guaranteed […]
Mount Gay Rum Round Barbados Race (Pebbles Beach, Aquatic Gap, St. Michael Parish) – this yachting event, held every January and conducted from the Barbados Cruising Club, dates back to the 19th century and is based upon bragging rights for the fastest “Trading Schooner”. This was a prize worth its weight in gold to captains […]