I have lived and worked in Barbados for over 4 years and compared to all the other Caribbean islands I have visited and worked in, Barbados has a wealth of activities and attractions for such a relatively small island of only 166 square miles. Its historic sites are steeped in the timelines of British, American, African And Caribbean history.Harrison's Cave, the Flower Forest and, Hunte's Garden and earthworks Pottery are within minutes of each other. The Wildlife Reserve, St Nicholas Abbey and the East Coast are all easy to cover in a morning.
Barbados was one of only four regularly scheduled Concorde destinations along with London, Paris and New York. The stunning exhibition centre next to the Grantley Adams International Airport is an interactive exhibit where you can step aboard that legendary supersonic legendary aircraft.Open Tues- Sat 9am-5pm. Admission Adults Bds$40 / Children 2-12 Bds$25
Explore the amazing sea life surrounding Barbados on board a real air conditioned submarine which dives to a 150 feet. Passengers can view a spectacular coral reef and a sunken shipwreck through the sub's large, clear viewing windows.
In 2010, Harrison Cave re-opened after undergoing extensive refurbishment. Glass elevators descend to the entrance of the cave where you can see streams, calm glassy pools, stalactites and stalagmites of all shapes and sizes.
The beautiful mahogany forest at the Barbados Wildlife Reserve is home to a large troop of Barbadian Green Monkeys and a reserved habitat for a lot of wildlife. The monkeys are very inquisitive and will attempt to interact withwith visitors so be sure to keep a safe distance.
To find out more about Barbados and its wide range of activities visit www.handpickedvillas.net/barbados/about-barbados
Until next time.