Barbados Travel Guide: Land
Welcome to my favorite place on earth! Located in the Lesser Antilles, Barbados is home to 285.7 thousand people and full of rich Caribbean culture. The island holds a special place in my heart, because it's where my mom is from! I grew up on Bajan food, listened to calypso and soca, and visited my family in Barbados on a regular basis. Nothing beats the natural beauty of Barbados. Today I'm going take you beyond the beach and walk you through some of my favorite land activities that Barbados has to offer.
1. CROP OVER
If you're looking for a cultural experience, you must attend Crop Over. This traditional harvest festival is the island's biggest annual celebration. With endless Crop Over events spanning the length of a week, the party literally never ends. You may even get a chance to see Rihanna!
If you're looking for an adventure, look no further than Harrison's Cave. This world class underground attraction allows visitors to explore breathtaking caverns, cascading waterfalls, and nature trails by tram or foot! You won't want to miss it.
Looking to get closer to nature? Plan a trip to the Wildlife Reserve! Located across the street from Farley Hill National Park (another great destination for nature lovers), the Wildlife Reserve is home to the cutest animals on the island. I'll never forget the first time I spotted a green monkey!
I love St. Lawrence Gap because it's the ultimate fun zone. You can relax at Dover Beach, shop the cute stalls along the main road, dine at beach front restaurants, and party all night long at beach bars and clubs. If you're a party animal like me, this is the spot for you.
It's not a proper Friday night if you don't start out at Oistins. This outdoor market is a staple for Barbados locals. It features the best food Barbados has to offer, live music, endless dancing, and lots of amazing art. It's an experience unlike any other.
The next time you find yourself in Barbados, be sure to visit these amazing sites. I promise you won't regret it. Have an awesome week, and stay tuned for my seaside Barbados Travel Guide up next!