Sights in Barbados

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Turtle Nest Beach Bar, Amaryllis Beach Resort

Turtle Nest Beach Bar, Amaryllis Beach Resort

Karen Brubaker

Barbados is a picturesque island paradise. There are many activities for you and your family to enjoy. Some tourists like to stay in their resort, while others like to venture out of the resort confines and take in cultural and natural sites. Barbados has great sights that will interest both history and nature lovers.

Welchman Hall Gully

Nature lovers are sure to enjoy Welchman Hall Gully in Barbados. It is the most easily accessible tropical landscape in Barbados. This is the first natural area of its kind in Barbados was purchased by Barbados National Trust in 1962. This lush and enchanting gully is filled with species of wild plants and exotic birds. Playful Green Monkeys live here, you can watch them play in their natural habitat. Contact Welchman Hall Gully for feeding times if you want to be 100% sure to see them.

Ocean Park

Ocean Park is Barbados unique Marine Aquarium. You can gaze at the aquatic life in a number of simulated natural environments. There are fresh water exhibits, salt water exhibits and Mini Golf. Tickets cost more than a movie but there are discounts for families of five or more. Don’t show up too late because the park closes early between 5 and 6 pm.

Underwater Submarine Tours

Experience Barbados from the perspective of a scuba diver and climb aboard a submarine. This undersea voyage takes you to places where you can be close to colorful tropical fish in their own habitat. These submarine tours are fully narrated to satisfy all the curious questions you think of on your journey. The submarine is fun but it is expensive for only one hour of actual submarine time.

Andromeda Botanic Gardens

The Andromeda Botanic Gardens is world renowned for its diverse collection of tropical plants. Set in a picturesque landscape above the slopes of the Atlantic Ocean it houses rare species of trees, palms and succulents. Birdwatchers will be enchanted as these unusual botanical specimens draw equally unusual birds to this magical place. The ticket price is reasonable and the entrance fee for children is half the price of the adults. There is free parking and the entire visit takes about an hour and a half.

Francia Plantation

The Francia Plantation in Barbados is an impressive plantation mansion built by a Frenchmen who landed in Barbados via Brazil. The majestic entrance hall features hardwood floors made with rare Brazilian Sucupira wood. The collection of antique furniture in this historic red roofed Italian villa is really just to die for.  Unfortunately, none of it is for sale. This Barbados tourist attraction is cheap and closed on weekends.

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