The Caribbean island of Barbados has more than its just share of sandy beaches, palm trees winning with the sea breeze and warm blue waters. Add the welcome and openness of the locals, and it is no wonder you have a favorite vacation destination. In the 18th and 19th century, Barbados was managed as a sugarcane economy under the British rule, and some innovative sugar plantations can be seen reborn as museums describing the plight of slaves working in the fields of sugar. Today the inhabitants of Barbados are generally called Bajans, and the ancestors of the mature plantation system exist in virtual harmony under a democratic government.
The Bridgetown Port, or more suitably called Deep Water Harbor, was built in the 1960s just one mile north of Bridgetown. In 2002, the mid-channel was deepened to allow larger vessels to use the facility. The deepening of the port has been a great success, which has led to a large amount of growth in both merchandise and cruise volumes. The port has four berths with 1,531 meters of the dock and can handle from 5 to 6 large cruises. The four bunks are the breakwater (total length 522 m), the sugar berth (total length 307 m), the bunk beds 2/3/4 (550 m long) and the Esso jetty (244 m), located outside the breakwater. If your boat is moored in the Esso Jetty, do not feel inferior, because you have usually chosen a cruise of excellent value for money. Read more.
5 Best Things to Do in Barbados
Hopefully, you have one or two days available on one side of your cruise to look at beautiful Barbados. You cannot miss are:
The beaches of the island are open to the public. The closest Bridgetown is the magnificent Gold Coast beaches. Payne Bay is ideal for swimming. Next to Payne’s Bay is Fresh Water Bay, with a beautiful set of three beaches, Brandon’s Beach, Brighton Beach and Paradise Beach.
Mount Gay Rum Distillery and Banks Beer Tour
When you enjoy an alcoholic beverage, go on a guided tour and tasting at Barbados’s central rum distillery, and then follow this with a trip to Banks Brewery to enjoy the public beer.
Sunbury Plantation House
A Plantation Great House whose interior is open for presentation. The 300-year-old house is rich in history, with antique prints, cautiously written accounts, antique wooden furniture and a collection of horse trainers.
Welchman Hall Gully
A magnificent subtropical garden owned by the National Trust of Barbados. You are sure to see a group of wild monkeys.
Broad Street in Bridgetown
The central street of Bridgetown, Broad Street is full of duty-free outlets, bank offices, and department stores. An excellent detour is Swan Street, which has many cheaper clothing stores and a few cozy pavement cafes.
Choosing a Cruise from Barbados
Thanks to its best location in the mid of the southern Caribbean, Barbados makes a clever choice as a starting point. Routes offered to include the Greater Antilles, the Windward Islands (Dominica, Martinique, and Saint Vincent, Saint Lucia), the Leeward Islands (Saint Barts, Saint Martin, Saint Kitts, Guadeloupe, Nevis, Trinidad and Tobago), the Netherlands Antilles off the northern coast of Venezuela and even the Brazilian Amazon. For more information visit: https://www.privatevillarentals.com/destinationsRead more