An Adventurer’s Guide to Barbados
Sunshine generally means relaxation and not doing an awful lot, however for some, lying on a beach and doing absolutely nothing doesn’t fill the heart with much contentment. For those that feel this way, Barbados is the perfect Caribbean destination to adventure to your heart’s content – all with a guaranteed tan.
One of the major perks of an adventure holiday in Barbados is how easy it is to get there with Barbados flights from flythomascook and how easy it is to get around, with a reliable bus network, and plentiful taxis. Despite this, hiring a car is a great way to explore, and that way you get to see more of the scenery en route to wherever you’re headed, and a total sense of freedom.
Most people start their holiday in one of the major beach resorts, or the capital, Bridgetown, and from there, the country is your oyster. There are many guided tours and activity breaks to choose from if you prefer something a little more structured, yet it is quite simple to head off and enjoy on your own steam.
So, what can you do to fulfil your adventurous streak on this sunshine island?
Deep breath …
Deep sea fishing is a fantastic way to get out and explore the marine side of the Caribbean, with diving expeditions providing some amazing views, with plentiful shipwrecks to explore. If you prefer to stay above the water, rather than under it, then surfing is a popular activity, especially on the South coast. Kite surfing and wind surfing are two more aqua-based activities, however in all the major resorts you will find plentiful water-sports.
Prefer to stay dry? Barbados’ interior is green and lush, with tropical forests providing great opportunities for nature walks. For a spot of adrenaline, why not zip line through the forest, and watch the trees and natural habitat whizz past you. The caverns of Harrison’s Cave provide a spectacular backdrop for hiking, as does Welchman Hall Gully.
If nature is your bag then swimming with turtles is a once in a lifetime activity. Because of the protected nature of these stunning animals, you will need to take a guided boat tour to do this, but come on, how amazing an opportunity?
As you can see, there are countless adventure-based activities to take part in on this beautiful Caribbean island, which just goes to show that it’s not all lying on a beach and topping up the tan. Having said that, with around 3000 hours of sunshine a year, you will be coming home with a golden glow, no matter what activity you decide to embark on.