By:Hillary Latos

As winter temps begin to drop, paradise is just five hours away from the Northeast on the sunny island of Barbados where fun and adventure await. Whether it’s exploring the lush terrain by 4×4, swimming with sea turtles, venturing 130 feet below the sea, or indulging on Barbadian cuisine, there are plenty of uniquely Barbadian adventures to experience on this lush tropical paradise.




The Underwater World
Barbados has as much to explore below sea level as there is above. Beneath the warm turquoise waters lies a mysterious and undiscovered pre historic world that has inspired visionary explorers such as Jacques Cousteau and Jules Verne with life that continues to fascinate today. One of the best ways to explore this beautiful ecosystem is by catamaran with Cool Runnings. Spend the day sailing on the warm aquamarine waters while snorkeling in two unique dive sites. First stop is swimming with the magnificent sea turtles. Expert guides attract these friendly giants as you swim side by side with these regal creatures followed by a swim by a sunken ship which attracts a bevy of colorful tropical fish. Enjoy a casual Barbadian lunch over plenty of rum punch as you dance the afternoon away to Caribbean music with the balmy ocean breeze to cool you off.

Explore the depths of the ocean floor 130 feet below sea level without getting wet through the Atlantis Submarine. Spend 45 minutes underwater and experience a terrain that hasn’t changed in thousands of years and view unique sea life in a mysterious world that never sees daylight. This is a true once in a lifetime experience with day and evening tours.

While there are plenty of opportunities to experience the vibrant Barbadian cuisine, locals and tourists come together every Friday evening for the renowned Oistins Friday Fish Fry. Enjoy the bounties of the ocean as fisherman display their daily catch of the day and prepare a feast before your eyes in Oistins in a casual and festive environment. Make new friends as you listen to live music as this party lasts until the wee hours.



Tour the groundbreaking aerial achievement mankind has created as you tour the fastest commercial aircraft in the world. As one of the few remaining Concordes left that you can board, you can sit and imagine what it was like to travel in speeds that broke the sound barrier.

Explore the lush tropical gardens and rugged interior terrain of Barbados with an open air 4×4 Island Safari tour. Drive through the unspoiled verdant interior characterized by tropical healing plants and flowers and tour historic rum distilleries and panoramic hillside vistas with the balmy Caribbean tradewinds to cool you off. The tour also takes you along the rugged coastline to truly enjoy Barbados’ unique and breathtaking vistas.


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