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Things to do in Barbados

From classic must-see sights to insider hot spots and local haunts, there are countless things to do in Barbados. How do you decide? Start with our travel guide and get our favorite Barbados attractions and activities—shops, museums, parks, nightclubs, coffee shops, tours, and more.

Our international team of editors and writers handpick the best things to do in Barbados to help travelers discover authentic, local experiences. Whether a hidden boutique with handcrafted products, a popular local festival, a bakery with a cult following, or a picnic-worthy park, Travel + Leisure guides the way, providing information and inspiration. From beaches and bars to cultural attractions and up-and-coming neighborhoods, our list will help you make the most of your romantic getaway, family vacation, or trip with friends. Below find Travel + Leisure’s top picks for what to do in Barbados.

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  • Beth & Tracie

    Situated in Holetown’s Chattel Village shopping center, Beth & Tracie is a clothing and accessories store selling island-inspired designs for women... More
  • Farley Hill National Park

    Located in the parish of St. Andrew, this 17-acre park is built around the ruins of the Farley Hill house, a coral-stone mansion dating from 1818. ... More
  • Flower Forest Botanical Gardens

    More than 50 acres are filled with tropical flora, from sago palms to birds-of-paradise. More
  • Nefertari

    A smart shop with custom-made and hand-painted clothing. More
  • Old Pharmacy Gallery and Star Bar

    This new art gallery, housed in an early-20th-century apothecary, showcases local and international talent such as self-taught Rastafarian artist R... More
  • Simon-Peter

    A boutique with everything from cocktail dresses to beach cover-ups. More
  • St. Nicholas Abbey

    The circa-1650 St. Nicholas Abbey, a sanctuary suspended in architectural grace, has a dark history: John Yeamans, who would later become the gover... More
  • Surf Barbados

    Owned and operated by husband and wife team Barry and Christie Banfield, Surf Barbados is home to everything from surfboard rentals to guided surfb... More
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