Island Escapades: Romance in Barbados

A while back, we dealt with how you can make the beach roman­tic in Bar­ba­dos and what you can do on a date night in Bar­ba­dos. This arti­cle will look at the var­i­ous roman­tic island escapades you and yours can expe­ri­ence across the island, no mat­ter the loca­tion or time of day.

Watch­ing the sun­set
sunset
There are few things more roman­tic than watch­ing a sun­set against the back­drop of the cool, calm waters of the Caribbean Sea. The Board­walk on the south coast is an ideal place for this. Also, there is the option of loung­ing on the beach to watch the sun­set and some ideal loca­tions for this are Batts Rocks, Mullins Bay and Hey­woods Beach.

Expe­ri­ence exquis­ite cuisines from across the island
dinning
Bar­ba­dos, despite its small size has hun­dreds of excel­lent restau­rants that serve a vari­ety of cuisines from Indian, Ital­ian, Amer­i­can or Thai. You can enjoy a roman­tic can­dlelit din­ner for two, while expe­ri­enc­ing the best in inter­na­tional cui­sine. If din­ner is not on your list, these restau­rants also offer buf­fets and brunches.

Pic­nic in the gar­den
gardens
Bar­ba­dos has a won­der­ful col­lec­tion of gar­dens includ­ing Hunte’s Gar­dens and Flower For­est. Take a nice after­noon stroll with a pic­nic bas­ket and enjoy the calm atmos­phere and scenery. The gar­dens have many trop­i­cal plants from all over the world. The gar­den at Codring­ton Col­lege also offers a beau­ti­ful and tran­quil set­ting for a picnic.

Snorkel on reefs and ship­wrecks
snorkel
Another major attrac­tion in Bar­ba­dos is the under­wa­ter life. With a wide array of coral reefs and ship­wrecks (at cer­tain sites) Bar­ba­dos is one of the pre­mier loca­tions in the Caribbean for snorkelling. One of the island’s best spots to snorkel is the reefs of Carlisle Bay.

Enjoy a Boat Cruise
boat ride
Bar­ba­dos also offers a wide array of cata­ma­ran cruises. You can book day cruises where you can snorkel and swim with tur­tles you or you can book a sun­set cruise. Some of the cruises are all inclu­sive mean­ing that you can get lunch/​dinner or drinks. Sev­eral com­pa­nies offer boat cruises includ­ing Cool Run­nings, Jam­min’, Tiami or even the Jolly Roger Taste Of the Caribbean Sun­set Cruise & Dinnershow.

Spa day
spa
Bar­ba­dos has many spa options avail­able to both locals and vis­i­tors. Some options for Spas include the Heal­ing Power of Touch, Schother­apy Inter­na­tionale Day Spa or the Ele­ments Spa at Mango Bay. Enjoy facials, relax­ing cou­ples mas­sages, skin treat­ments and much more and sit back, relax and enjoy being pam­pered together.

Cave Explor­ing
caves
On the sur­face, it does not appear too roman­tic, but the caves in Bar­ba­dos, espe­cially Harrison’s Cave and Ani­mal Flower Cave pro­vide a nice set­ting for you and your loved one to expe­ri­ence nature. With Harrison’s Cave boast­ing Sta­lac­tites and Sta­lag­mites, water­falls and crys­talline waters, and the Ani­mal Flower Cave, the only human acces­si­ble sea cave in the island, boast­ing whale watch­ing (depend­ing on the type of the year), this explo­ration can be a roman­tic one for you and yours.

Horse­back Rid­ing
horse ride
Wether beach or coun­try­side are both, whichever you choose, it will be an excit­ing expe­ri­ence and adven­ture. Bar­ba­dos has sev­eral orga­ni­za­tions offer­ing rid­ing tours dur­ing the day or even some­times at night. One of these such places is Ride Bar­ba­dos Horse­back Tours, who offer tours both on the beach and in the country.


Explore the island
car ride
Take a map, rent a car, and either pick up some food on the way or pack a pic­nic bas­ket and spend the entire day with your part­ner dri­ving around the island and tak­ing in the sights and scenes that the island has to offer.

Get Mar­ried!
rings
What is bet­ter than a Des­ti­na­tion Wed­ding? A Des­ti­na­tion wed­ding in Bar­ba­dos of course. Choose to get mar­ried at one of our stun­ning resorts such as San­dals, on one of our lovely beaches such as the Crane Beach or at one of our Plan­ta­tion prop­er­ties such as Guinea Plan­ta­tion or Sun­bury Plan­ta­tion House.

Whichever expe­ri­ence on this list you choose to enjoy, it will be one to savour with your part­ner. There is no bet­ter place to expe­ri­ence romance in the Caribbean, and by exten­sion the world, than Bar­ba­dos. Come on, your ideal roman­tic expe­ri­ence awaits you!

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