PORTS OF CALL
Musical and joyous, Barbados melds island warmth and English heritage. In Bridgetown, discover 400 years of history while outside of “Town” you can explore gorgegous beaches, dramatic Atlantic coast and hidden geological wonders.
The One Thing You Don't Want to Miss
For the ultimate day of fun-in-the-sun Barbados-style, cruise on the MV Harbour to a spectacular sandy beach. Snorkel on reefs teeming with tropical fish. Enjoy the rope swing, sun tanning or walking on the beach. Cruise back along the scenic coast while dancing the calypso or limbo, or just relax on deck.
Other Fun Things to Do
- Climb into a comfortable safari-rigged Land Rover® and prepare yourself for adventure. Visit places inaccessible by tour bus, such as Gun Hill Signal Station, and go off-road through Joe's River Tropical Rain Forest.
- Adventure is in the air and so is the smell of a thousand orchids on this fragrant tour of Orchid World and Fisherpond House.
- Enjoy breathtaking panoramic views and learn about island culture and history on a comprehensive island tour of Barbados.
Surround yourself with beautiful coral and exotic marine life as you take a snorkel adventure through the Caribbean waters.
Shopping for Bargains
Often called the duty-free center of the Eastern Caribbean, Barbados' convenient location and friendly locals make it a true shoppers' paradise. Find competitive prices on diamonds, emeralds, sapphires, rubies and designer jewelry and watches including pieces from Chopard, Honora, John Atencio, John Hardy, Kabana, La Nouvelle Bague, Starnight, Cartier, Concord, Maurice Lacroix, Michele Watches and Movado. World-renowned Barbadian rum and delicious local rum cakes are also excellent buys.
The Barbados dollar (BBD) is the official currency. U.S. dollars, traveler's checks and credit cards are widely accepted.