It’s an island of beautiful beaches, sweeping plantations and vibrant landscapes, with a platinum west coast lined with posh resorts and calm seas, and a wild east coast battered by the Atlantic and popular among surfers. With brilliant sunsets, intimate gardens and caves, and an upscale island vibe, Barbados is a favorite for romance.
The top 5 romantic activities in Barbados:
Enjoy Blazing Sunsets
Enjoy a cocktail at The Cliff Restaurant as the sun dips below the islandÍs stunning platinum coast. The restaurant offers ocean views from every table, and has a relaxing lounge for couples seeking an intimate setting.
Couples can also watch the colorful show from a catamaran cruise – choose from happy hour sailings, private charters, and even a swim-with-the-turtles sunset cruise.
Stroll through flower gardens
Barbados is known for its natural beauty, and the island’s colorful botanical gardens showcase acres of heliconia, bougainvillea, and begonias. Flower Forest in St. Joseph offers wonderful views of the wild Scotland District, 750 ft. above sea level, while Andromeda Gardens winds down to rocky Bathsheba Beach.
Picnic at a sea cave
Located below cliffs at the northern point of Barbados, Animal Flower Cave is the islandÍs only accessible sea cave. Splash in the shallow pools and picnic on the surrounding rocks as you take in sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean. Fun Fact: the cave is named for the sea anemones that resemble flowers and can be found along the bottom of some rock pools.
Island hop to the Grenadines
It’s a little pricey, but The Grenadines are just a short charter flight away on SVG Air. Fly to Union Island and take advantage of the inter-island ferries to visit the nearby Tobago Cays, a collection of five uninhabited islands perfect for snorkeling, diving and beachcombing.
Get local at Oistin’s Fish Fry
Hang with the locals at Oistin’s Fish Fry, a Friday-night staple that offers the best local food, rum drinks and island music in a rustic, informal setting. Enjoy the sights and sounds of Barbados while dining on fresh seafood and dancing to a calypso beat.
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