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Outdoor Adventures in Barbados

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Barbados’ multitude of pulse-pounding outdoor activities and adventures are in direct contrast to the calm and mellow vibe found across its beaches. The island is a hotbed of adventure-themed activities, from diving and snorkeling to horse racing and underground cave exploration. Thrill seekers will find numerous options around the country.
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Non-divers can explore Barbados’ coral reefs and spectacular marine life via an Atlantis submarine excursion. Once onboard, sub-mariners plunge up to 150 feet to observe colorful coral formations and sea life.
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Bushy Park, Gaskin, Barbados
Motorheads can get their vroom on at Bushy Park, a 2.2 kilometer, FIA grade-3 race course that hosts professional events including the Global Rally Cross Championship. Visitors can opt to pilot a variety of vehicles from karts to Suzuki Swift...
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This wildlife reserve in St. Peter parish is designed to present several animal species native to Barbados in their natural environment. Visitors can stroll through habitats that feature armadillo, brocket deer, pelicans, caimans, and monkeys....
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This government-run marine park is located one mile north of Holetown and features underwater exhibits plus diving and beach facilities. Visitors will find convenient showers and shops, plus an interpretive center and museum with marine and...
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Welchman Hall, Barbados
Tours of this rain forest gully, three quarters of a mile long and home to numerous exotic and tropical plants, are available daily. The gully also features wild monkeys who swing from vines connecting the gully’s trees. Visitors can watch the...
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Warrens Terrace, Barbados
This operator offers small-boat cruises of Barbados’ west coast. Highlights include colorful species of coral fish, plants and coral formations, all viewable through the glass-bottomed boat. Passengers will also visit the shipwreck and sea turtle...
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Bridgetown, Barbados
One of the best days for horse racing in the islands is Boxing Day, or as it’s known in the States, “The Day After Christmas.” This past Boxing Day, I was lucky enough to be in Barbados, so I made a point to pay a visit to the Barbados Turf Club...
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Carlisle Bay, Barbados
Carlisle Bay Beach is a beautiful crescent of sand just south of the urban center of Bridgetown. Hotels like the huge Barbados Hilton and the all-inclusive Almond Beach Club & Spa empty their vacationers onto her sand, cruise ship buses add to the...
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Allen View, Barbados

Located in the center of Barbados in the highlands, the Harrison's Cave underground system of rivers and caves is one of the Caribbean’s great natural wonders. Visitors tour deep inside the crystallized limestone caverns via small...

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Barbados sits farther out in the Atlantic than the rest of the islands, which means experienced surfers can catch barreling waves fresh off their ocean journey at Soup Bowl, on the island’s east coast. Newbies can find their footing at Boosy’s...