5 of the Most Popular Activities in Barbados
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5 of the Most Popular Activities in BarbadosPosted on October 22. 2014
Barbados is a great Caribbean island to relax or stay active, the choice is completely up to you. If you choose to laze away the days on the beach, you have come to the right place. But If you want to get out on the water for some action or head inland for adventure, Barbados is the right place for that too. Here is our list of the best activities in Barbados.
Blessed with two of the most spectacular caves in the entire Caribbean, spending some time in a cave while in Barbados is easily one of the best activities. The most famous cave on the island is Harrison’s Cave, which is filled from floor to ceiling with visually stunning stalactites and stalagmites. Emerald blue and green waters flow through Harrison’s Cave providing a multitude of dramatic waterfall scenes. Animal Flower Cave is another cave worth seeing on Barbados, as it is set directly on the sea and offers a huge sunken swimming pool and dramatic views of the ocean.
If you enjoy hanging ten from time to time, you will be thrilled to know Barbados is blessed with a perfect ocean location for surfing. In fact, Barbados’ famous Soup Bowl break is regularly listed as one of the best places to surf on the entire planet. Since there are no islands to the east of Barbados, waves are able to travel thousands of miles across the ocean before breaking on Barbados’ shores. Also, since Barbados is a coral island, all its coastline is great for surfing, but you could be forgiven for not making it past the super Soup Bowl.
Stand-Up Paddle Boarding
Stand Up Paddle Boarding is one of the newest activities to hit the shores of Barbados, and once you get the hang of it, you’ll be hooked. Stand-Up Paddle Boarding forces you to rely on your sense of balance and strength as you attempt to navigate the sea with a paddle while standing on a small boogie-board type floater. It may look easy from a distance, but once on the board, you’ll quickly discover it’s a challenge.
Barbados’ coastal waters overflow with Wahoo, Barracuda, Tuna and Marlin, and chasing them down for yourself is a rewarding active pursuit. Organized fishing charters can be arranged all over Barbados, but never underestimate the thrill that simply tossing your own line into the sea can bring.
Cricket is hands down the official sport of Barbados, and getting involved in a game is a great activity for visitors. Whether you pack your own bat and start a game on the beach or in a grassy field with friendly locals or simply sit in the seats for a game at the famous Kensington Oval, you are in for a thrill. The fun doesn’t end when the game does, as part of the Cricket tradition on Barbados includes an active post-game celebration.
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