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5 Can't Miss Experiences on Barbados

Framed to the west and south by the calm Caribbean Sea and to the east by the vast Atlantic Ocean, Barbados channels the best of both tropical vibes and British refinement (minus the cold winter!). You can enjoy aquatic adventures and sundrenched beaches as well as the rituals of afternoon tea, a cricket match, and the UNESCO-designated architectural wonders in Bridgetown and its Garrison. There’s no shortage of ways to fill your days—starting with these five signature Barbados experiences.
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Welchman Hall, Barbados
Near the southern end of Welchman Hall Gully in the Parish of St. Thomas you’ll find Harrison’s Cave, one of the treasured natural wonders of Barbados. It’s a spectacular crystallized limestone cavern seen nowhere else in the Caribbean. It...
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Bridgetown, Barbados
The only place outside the U.S. where you can say ‘President George Washington slept here’ is in an 18th-century plantation house on a ridge northeast of Bridgetown. Bush Hill House (renamed George Washington House) still stands, with a bathhouse...
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Oistins, Barbados
By day, it’s a fishing town in the Parish of Christ Church. By night, Oistins packs up with foodies piling their plates high with fish grilled to perfection on an open flame, servings of macaroni pie, a drizzle of island-made hot pepper sauce, and...
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Church St, Douglas, Barbados
Built in 1658, Nicholas Abbey sits pretty in the Parish of St. Peter. Located specifically on a former sugar plantation, the brick and limestone manor is a stunner, with a grand Chinese Chippendale staircase, curved Dutch gables, and period pieces...
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Bathsheba, Barbados
For unforgettable surfing, head to the wild and beautiful Bathsheba Beach on the rugged East Coast of Barbados where a wide, white sand beach edged by lush tropical vegetation and giant boulders awaits. The Atlantic Ocean whips up the perfect...