Finding the perfect family-friendly destination can be tough. All things must be considered for that perfect holiday - kid-friendly resorts, fun activities for all ages, excellent weather, budget, etc. Barbados is definitely the whole package - miles of white powder sand, perfect turquoise coves, delightful food, an exciting list of activities, a Unesco World Legacy and endless options of family-friendly accommodations. Barbados holiday rentals ranges from beach front villas to resort style condos to all-inclusive cottages.
Families will never run out of things to do and see in this Caribbean paradise as each corner of the island is filled with exciting attractions. Read on to find out which major attractions are fit for your family on your upcoming trip to Barbados.
Arlington House Museum
In the core of notable Speightstown in St. Peter Parish, the Arlington House Museum hall offers visitors a look into the island's past. This is the previous home of a well-off dealer converted into a three-story historical center withdrawing in intuitive and instructive shows. The Speightstown Recollections show recounts the narrative of the island's first pilgrims, the Manor Recollections display investigates colonization and the estate framework, and Plantation Recollections digs into the town's sea criticalness as a Caribbean port for sugar and sugar byproducts – rum and molasses. Kids will truly appreciate the talking privateer and other intelligent highlights. Surely, the entire family will gain some new useful knowledge about the island's legacy.
Barbados National Heroes Gallery
The noteworthy West Wing of the Parliament Structures in Bridgetown's downtown area is home to the Barbados National Heroes Gallery. This must-see fascination shows visitors the estimations of Barbadians through the qualities of their legends. The exhibition highlights ten National Saints of Barbados, recounts their stories, and follows their commitments to change. Heroes include a head administrator, legal advisor, slave revolt pioneer, manor reformer, columnist, specialist, unionist, cricket sportsman, and others. Data is conveyed through paintings, figures, and intuitive screens. The Barbados Exhibition hall of Parliament is likewise housed in the West Wing. The capital city of Bridgetown and its battalion is currently a UNESCO World Legacy.
Crane Beach stands out amongst the most delightful shorelines on the planet, including pink-tinged sands and powerful frothy surf and situated on the southeast bank of Barbados. Initially a harbor, this staggering shoreline with crystalline water is encompassed by a cliffside where the amazing Crane Resort is found. Its great garden houses the Amazing Jete Statue made in 1981.
Go for a submarine ride
Kids of all ages will definitely love seeing underwater creatures while inside a submarine. Head over to Atlantis Submarine and grab the opportunity to see the marine creatures up close. This is definitely a safer alternative when you have kids or family members that are curious about the underwater world but not very comfortable in the water.
The Flower Forest is situated in the farmland of Barbados, a tropical desert garden highlighting a variety of beautiful blossoms, glorious palms, and thick bushes. This professional flower bed emphasizes the delicate moving slopes offering guests outstanding perspectives of the eastern coastline and the picturesque farmland. Visitors can wander through the different pathways, some are level while some others are more strenuous. There is a great bistro where you can taste some local delicacies while observing the beautiful garden.
Garrison Savannah Racetrack
Found just outside of the capital city, the Battalion Savannah Racetrack is the home of the horse racing in Barbados since 1845. Its history started when the English Regiment officers who were positioned in Barbados used the motorcade ground to race their horse against each other with the planters and affluent dealers later joining the celebrations. Today, it keeps on being ahead of the attractions on the island with everyday races that can be seen in the Showoff, the Supporters Lounge or in the Corporate Boxes.
Be a pirate for a day
Take advantage of the stunningly blue water of Barbados and take your whole family to a pirate themed cruise. Jolly Roger I offers an enjoyable lunch cruise right on a pirate boat replica. There is also an opportunity to do some swimming with the turtles and feed the fish. Night cruises offers much more entertainment such as fire dancing, plays and many others.
Morgan Lewis Windmill
The Morgan Lewis Windmill is situated in the North Parish of St. Andrew. It sits perfectly in the lavishly rich Scotland Locale right by the island's eastern coastline. It is one of Barbados' flawless sugar mill, one of just two reestablished sugar mills in the whole Caribbean and recorded fourth on the "Seven Wonders of Barbados" according to Barbados.org. The Morgan Lewis Windmill is safeguarded by the Barbados National Trust and highlights a display of the gear used to make sugar when the previous businesses utilized wind to make it work. Families are encouraged to visit between December to April when there are live demonstrations of sugar milling and complimentary tasting.
Tyrol Cot & Heritage Village
Tyrol Cot was the home of the first Prime Minister of Barbados, Sir Grantley Adams. He was the main leader of the Alliance of the West. Tyrol Cot is a compositional diamond, flawlessly reestablished by the Barbados National Trust. Guests who visit the home will take note of its exceptional blend of tropical and Palladian styles with its great collection of Adam’s memorabilia and old-fashioned furniture.