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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

“ The Barbados Museum and Historical Society is housed in historic buildings which were originally used as the military prison at St. Ann’s Garrison. During the 18th century the Caribbean was the scene of numerous military conflicts, primarily between England and France who fought for supremacy. The building of garrisons, forts and naval dockyards throughout the region was a direct result. Barbados became the headquarters of the Windward and Leeward command of the English forces, and St. Ann’s Garrison was rapidly expanded because of this. By 1816 most of the Garrison buildings had been constructed and the military prison was completed by 1853. This building is one of only twelve such priso”
  • 29 locals recommend
Beach Bar
“Have options to take in the Dinner show or go and enjoy the night club there! Wednesday and fridays are drinks free after admission ”
  • 36 locals recommend
Caribbean Restaurant
“If you want to splash out and experience real 'fine dining', this is the place. They also have a daytime beach club.”
  • 26 locals recommend
“Horse racing is fun. This is a real proper racecourse. Great to visit for betting and rum punches. You can actually park up and watch for free but its best to pay to get into the stand nearest to the finishing line - last time I went it was only $10 USD to get in.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Department Store
“Duty free shopping for visitors. Great place for souvenirs, rums and other alcoholic beverages.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Night Club
“The Boatyard offers unbeatable beach facilities and water related activities enhanced only by the natural white sandy beach and calm azure waters of Carlisle Bay Barbados. Upon entering The Boatyard, a day pass beach package is offered for our club facilities which ensures you a fun filled and hassell free day in what so many refer to as, paradise. Site amenities include: site amenities include the use of a beach chair and shared umbrella (while stocks last), ocean trampolines, Free Fall extreme ocean slide, dive platform and rope swinging from Pirate's Pier, Free boat tour ( iclusive ofsnorkelgear and life vest ) out to the shipwrecks and turtles for snorkeling and swiming. Free wifi, fresh water showers, restrooms and changing area. Basket ball nets,beach vollyball and bag toss. Relax on The South Deck our sea front restaurant and savour the flavours of the Caribbean. We are sure to satisfy your hunger from our extensive menu of local and international dishes. Sharkey's Bar is fully stocked and just the place to be to quench your thirst after soaking up the warm Caribbean rays. Sip on one of our many exotic cocktails while we pamper you silly. THE BOATYARD BARBADOS where the people are friendly, the ocean is blue, the sand is white, the sun is hot, the music is enticing and the cocktails are flowing........did someone say PARADISE?!!”
  • 15 locals recommend
“Transportation, tastings, lunch and our beautiful open-air Visitor Center in the capital city of Barbados. Stopping in is a must for anyone setting foot on the island for the first time, or for the 100th time. Our doors are always open to rum-loving visitors from around the world. And the experience is a deep dive into the flavor of our rums and the traditions of our company.”
  • 20 locals recommend
“If you are interested in history then a visit to the Garrison tunnels and George Washington house are a must. The only place that George Washington visited outside of the continental USA.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Arts & Crafts Store
“Wide range of local artists with art and craft available for sale. Make great souvenirs.”
  • 9 locals recommend
“Bread. The Cliff Bakery operates out of the Cliff Beach Club. Their Sour Dough loaf and croissants are magical. Just ring them to order and pop down the road to pick up. Their number is 432 0058”
  • 8 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Great bay and long sandy beach. Fantastic swimming and snorkling on ship wrecks! Lots of people. Close to Bridgetown.”
  • 8 locals recommend
General Travel
“Welcome to Cool Runnings Catamaran Cruises, voted 2nd Most Popular Attraction by the globally recognised Zagat Survey as 'the Rolls-Royce of catamaran excursions' in Barbados. Our unique charter company specializes in personalised cruises, ensuring the utmost in comfort, service and enjoyment. Our elegant, custom-built catamarans sail with a limited number of passengers, to guarantee a superb day of sailing in an uncrowded atmosphere.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Atlantis Submarine expedition offers truly unique, fun, family friendly, environmentally friendly entertainment. The Atlantis Submarine tour is one of the top Barbados excursions tours offered by cruise lines and hotels from its inception in 1987. Explore the options below to learn more about our "must-do" Barbados tours and activities that can be arranged around this unique and professional Barbados tour. Please contact us if you are coordinating a group or have any questions on how to customize the Atlantis submarine experience along with other Barbados tours and activities in-order to maximize your time.”
  • 8 locals recommend
“You have to try a Cuz Fish Cutter while on your trip, he is the true example of "bajan charm" in action.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“You have a wide range of store to choose from for your shopping. There is a food court gym, shoe store, toy store, cell phone company and also a supermarket with a pharmacy. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Enjoy a selection of Barbados' best rum nd leave as a connoisseur and tipsy too! Stay for lunch!”
  • 5 locals recommend