PODCAST 21: BARBADOS

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Things to do

According to Tripadvisor.com: http://www.tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g147262-Barbados-Vacations.html

Top Barbados Attractions:

  1. Harbour Lights
  2. Harrison’s Cave
  3. Tiami Catamaran Sailing Cruises, Bridgetown
  4. St. Nicholas Abbey
  5. Barbados Wildlife Reserve
  6. Andromeda Botanic Gardens, Bathsheba
  7. Island Safari Barbados
  8. Sunbury Plantation House
  9. Francia Plantation
  10. Flower Forest





According to : http://www.barbados.org/cruise.htm


Now that your cruise has brought you to the shores of Barbados, how should you spend your day(s) on this beautiful island? There are a number of exciting ways to pass the time in Barbados, whatever your age and whatever your interests. Here is a small sample of the many ways of enjoying your brief stay in Barbados, to experience them all … you will have to return to Barbados for a full holiday!

  • Take a short stroll from the Cruise Terminal into our capital city, Bridgetown, to complete your shopping. Along the way you will pass Pelican Craft Village … stop in to pick up souvenirs and local craft.
  • Johnson’s Tours offers a range of tours and activities which provide the short-stay visitor to Barbados a memorable day. Their Island Tours offer Historical, Enviromental as well as Cultural Information and Scenic views of Barbados. Sit back and relax as your chauffeur-driven car or coach takes you to these places and tour stops across the island or create your own personally customized tour!
  • Allow The Indar Weir Travel Centre to take care of all your travel, business and entertainment needs while on the island! The Indar Weir Travel Centre provides professional ground handling servies and will arrange the best island tours and leisure activities for cruise visitors.
You’ll be bewitched by Barbados, whether the spell be cast on your only day on the island or on the last day of your post-cruise visit. You’ll also be bemused, not knowing whether you were captured by the powder puff clouds, the picture postcard beaches , seas and skies or was it the action – the never-ending opportunities for sport? Shopping perhaps? The island clothing and accessories, the locally made souvenirs which could have been made from anything from paper or mahogany to glass, grass, seeds or shells? The duty-free savings in clothing, electronics, cosmetics, jewellery, perfume, crystal, china, liquor, cigarettes –all the best brands are also enticing.


You will probably not be totally captivated until you take a sightseeing tour . Then you will discover the secrets of Barbados from the whispering canes, the romantic plantation homes, the military signal stations.


If you came to Barbados on a cruise ship, seeking your ideal longstay destination, you have found it. It would be difficult to find a wider range of accommodation – from cosy guest houses, convenient apartments and intimate small hotels to attractive all-inclusives, prestigious resorts and sophisticated villas. The restaurants in this country are also varied in their fare if not in their high quality. The range stretches from Polynesian to Mexican to Japanese to Chinese to Indian to Italian to French to Greek and, of course, to the best, Bajan cuisine.


A day’s visit to Barbados only scratches the top of the surface. The country is one of incredible depth and will call you like a siren to return. We look forward to welcoming you back!

Gary Bembridge

I grew up in Zimbabwe, but I have been based in London since 1987. My travel life spans more than three decades and that includes more than 95 cruises. In 2005, I launched Tips for Travellers to make it easy and fun for people to discover, plan and enjoy incredible cruise vacations. And the rest, as they say, is history. I have the largest cruise vlogger channel currently on YouTube, with more than 2 million video views per month.

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