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Barbados attractions

Andromeda Botanical Gardens

This haven of peace and tranquility is located in Bathsheba, which is on the east coast in the parish of St. Joseph. These exceptional tropical gardens will convince you that you are in paradise as you wonder around the pathways through orchids, palms and bougainvillea and take in the gentle streams and lily ponds dotted around.  The view here is stunning as it commands a clear view of the Bathsheba coastline, which will take your breath away! Andromeda is the perfect place to relax and be at one with nature in a tropical environment as you watch the humming birds.

Barbados Museum

The Barbados Museum is located in St. Michael in the Garrison Savannah area. The museum has seven main galleries covering the history of Barbados. These galleries encompass nature, wild life, archeology, housing, art, military, and Barbados’ African roots.

Bathsheba & Scotland District

When visiting Barbados you have to take a drive out to the Scotland District in the parish of St. Andrew and Bathsheba in the parish of St. Joseph on the rugged east coast of the island.  Here you will find steep roads and dramatic breath taking views. Bathsheba is very popular with surfers from around the world as they take on the challenge of the ‘soup bowl’, it is a quieter area of Barbados with some excellent restaurants to sit and watch the surfing action.

Flower Forest

Located at the site of the old Richmond sugar plantation in St. Joseph the Flower Forest is on the edge of the Scotland District and commands spectacular views of this area and is one of the most scenic parts of Barbados.
There are numerous imported plants and trees with a lovely palm collection, which provides some much-needed shade and is an ideal place for a picnic. There is also a bar and restaurant that opens out on to the forest. It is open daily from 9am until 5pm. Please call (246) 433-8152 for further details.

Garrison Savannah

The Garrison Savannah is located in St. Michael on the south coast main road. It was built in the 1600’s by the British Army and is these days well known as the home of the Barbados Turf Club where horse racing is held once a fortnight.

Kensington Oval

For over 300 years Cricket has been a major pass time in Barbados, and even if there are no matches being played while you are visiting the island it still worth taking a trip to Kensington Oval, which is located in Bridgetown.
In 2007 Kensington Oval was host to the final of the ICC Cricket World Cup and underwent a major refurbishment for the event. The ground dates back to 1882 and has a gift shopping selling Cricket memorabilia and souvenirs of the West Indies cricket team.

Orchid World

Located in the middle of the island in the parish of St. George, Orchid World is a floral delight with over 20,000 orchids of every colour and type on display from all over the world.
With great views of the sugar cane valley, it is well worth taking an hour out of your day to walk around the gardens and orchid houses. It is open daily from 9am until 5pm and there is wheelchair access. Please call (246) 433-0306 for further information.

Pelican Village Craft Centre

Shopping at Pelican Village affords you the opportunity to shop for authentic unique gifts, home décor, fashion and jewelry items made and designed by artisans in Barbados and the Caribbean.