Visit Barbados

“Life didn’t begin in Barbados, it was just perfected there.”

The residents of Barbados have mastered the art of fine living. There you will discover a vibrant culture passionate in spirit and full of life, a place where refined luxury and exceptional culinary delights dance and mingle among white sandy beaches, limpid blue waters, lush tropical greenery, and warm golden sunlight.

For the perfect music getaway, few places in the world can compete. The Classical/Pops Festival is certain to entice you, but Barbados has many unforgettable experiences awaiting those who come to visit.

Top 10 Reasons to Visit Barbados

The Only Zagat Rated Island

Distinguished as the “Dining Capital of the Caribbean,” Barbados is the first and only island to be Zagat-rated. It has more restaurants per capita than any other island in the Caribbean.

Whether you crave traditional Bajan fare, high-end dining at a Michelin-rated restaurant, or anything in between, you will find it at one of the island’s many restaurants.

After dinner, the scene in Barbados is as vibrant and diverse as the island itself, with all manner of nightlife to keep you up into the wee hours.

George Washington’s Home

Barbados was the only place outside of the United States visited by President George Washington. In 2011 the property was designated as a UNESCO protected property.

Heritage & Culture

Drawing on diverse roots, Barbados has established its own distinctive identity, evidenced by its customs, traditions, and values, and passionately expressed through the rich history, exceptional cuisine, and artistic talents of its people.

Birthplace of Rum

The history of rum is forever entwined with the history of Barbados itself; neither narrative is complete without the other. Take a rum tour and sample history through every sip.

Friendly People

Every day on island is a celebration; you can see it in the smiles. Hear it in the laughter. Feel it in the music. Barbados distills its unique blend of West African and Caribbean culture together with its elegant British heritage.

Photos provided by the Barbados Tourism Authority and the Barbados Hotel Association.

Diverse Accommodations

With accommodations ranging from the ultra-luxurious to intimate, boutique, special-value properties and spacious villas, there’s certainly a choice that fits every budget.

Jewish Synagogue

Founded by Sephardic Jews and restored by an Ashkenazi community, this architectural jewel shares a walled urban sanctuary with a stylish and engaging new museum, an intriguing cemetery, and the oldest mikvah in the Americas. The original congregation from the early seventeenth century went on to establish some of the earliest Jewish communities in the United States.


Barbados satisfies even the most adventurous soul. Offshore, the ocean beckons with the call of deep-sea fishing or diving to explore the shipwreck capital of the Caribbean. Closer in, ample surfing, including kite surfing, wind surfing, and world-class board surfing are available. Inland, the diverse terrain offers a number of activities, including zip-lining through a dense tropical forest, discovering water-carved caverns and a 40-foot waterfall at Harrison’s Cave, or hiking among the flora and fauna of Welchman Hall Gully, Flower Forest, or the Barbados Wildlife Reserve.


There is never a dull moment in Barbados! Activities of all kinds can be found here. World-class golf courses dot the island, fulfilling every golfer’s fantasy, and the island’s long-standing tradition of good horsemanship ensures top spots for horseback riding, horse racing, and polo.

Modern Infrastructure

Barbados works! A commitment to culture, modern infrastructure, social services, and high literacy offers a remarkable quality of life.