Four Great Days Out for the Family in Barbados

Barbados offers much more than just the sea, sand and the sun that is generally associated with any Caribbean island. You can engage in a wide range of holiday activities, whatever is your interest or taste.

In fact, this Caribbean island provides more attractions per square mile when compared with any of the other Caribbean islands. It’s also home to some of the most luxurious villas that you’ll ever get the chance to stay in whilst you’re on vacation there. All you need to do is just look at somewhere like Exceptional Villas to see for yourself – you won’t regret it! And it will be the perfect accommodation to come home to after an action-packed day filled with fun and adventure.

So without further ado, here are some of the things that you can do in Barbados whether you are staying on the island or on a visit for one day on a cruise.

Go on a tour of the Sunbury Great House, the historic plantation house

The historic Sunbury Great House is situated in the heart of St. Philip countryside which is known for its tranquility. The Sunbury, an excellent example of Sugar Estate Great Houses in Barbados, is more than 300 years old.

In 1983, it was initially opened for charity and in the succeeding year it was officially declared as a heritage house. Sunbury has splendid Victorian style rooms that are furnished with the finest collection of Barbadian mahogany and antiques. The House also showcases silver, chinaware and old prints. The House as well as the restaurant is open from 9:30 in the morning to 4:30 in the evening.

Enjoy Pearl Party Cruises on Jolly Roger 1

A cruise aboard Jolly Roger is still considered to be one of the most fun activities in Barbados. It offers the conventional Bajan hospitality, great food, pirate history, blue seas as well as the renowned Jolly Roger Rum Punch. The Black Pearl Party cruises are intended to excite you right from the start.

It does not matter whether you are going on the cruise for the first time in your life or whether you are a veteran pirate partier, you are sure to thoroughly enjoy the experience of a lifetime.

Enjoy the dinner show Harbor Lights

You will be amazed by the performance of the fire eater, limbo queen, shaggy bear, the stilt walkers and many other artists. This dinner provides you with everything in terms of entertainment and food: live calypso band, open bar and sumptuous barbecue. People of all ages are welcomed from 7:00 in the evening to 10:30 in the night on Mondays and Wednesdays. You should not miss this ultimate tropical party at Harbor Lights.

Experience real adventure on Atlantis submarines

One of the highly recommended and most unique as well as family friendly attraction in Barbados is the Atlantis Submarine adventure. You are taken on an undersea voyage (fully submerged in the aquamarine colored Caribbean Sea with accompanying narrations) and there will be view ports all around you so that you can watch the curious fish peeking in and sea fans swaying. This is a must-do undersea voyage and it takes you to a ship wreck that is about 130 feet below in the sea. Day or night submarine voyages are available and it offers a great opportunity for you to create safe, fun as well as unforgettable underwater memories for yourself and your family.

Post provided by Tony, who visited Barbados in August 2011 & 2012 and has his own travel blog over at He is also currently looking for guest contributors, so if you’re interested head on over to his site to find out how you can submit your own travel post.

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