If a tropical island featuring lush greenery and white-sand beaches strikes you as an ideal honeymoon destination, welcome to Barbados. Honeymoons here are more than enjoying the seaside, since this culturally rich island is also a culinary capital of the Caribbean. Boasting colonial architecture, nightlife venues, and colorful sunsets, Barbados is an ideal destination for explorers, partygoers, and romantics.
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Honeymoons in Barbados: Top Accommodations
The Best Honeymoon Destinations in Barbados
Newlyweds wishing to spend their Barbados honeymoon shopping and listening to reggae and calypso should head to West Barbados. Couples fond of an intimate atmosphere should head to the southern coast, while passionate surfers should stay on the east Barbados coast.
The capital of Barbados is the island's party, shopping, and sightseeing hotspot. Featuring an ideal location in the southwest of Barbados, it offers quick and easy access to the rest of the island. The diverse colonial architecture provides a charming backdrop for one-of-a-kind honeymoon photos while the city abounds with duty-free shops.
This quaint town on the west coast of Barbados accesses the peaceful sea and boasts a vibrant nightlife during Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. This part of the Gold Coast features particularly romantic sunsets and is a perfect destination for leisure honeymooners. Calm waters lend themselves to swimming, kayaking, and other relaxing activities, while brightly-colored shops in the Chattel Village sell souvenirs, garments, and other locally crafted items.
For convenient access to some top island beaches and fairly good shopping, Oistins in the south of Barbados will suit. If you and your partner enjoy partying from time to time, then Oistins is the best choice for you. The Friday night Fish Market, featuring food, drinks, and music, is a hallmark of the town, thanks to its lively atmosphere and culinary delights. In contrast, nearby Miami Beach offers romantic couples a unique opportunity to wade through the water with barely anyone within sight during the week.
4. East Coast
Couples wishing to spend their Barbados honeymoon far from other travelers should stay in Bathsheba or any other place on east coast of Barbados. From here, you can explore small, windswept beaches, little villages, and rugged coastline. This area is exceptional for hiking, collecting seashells, and having an idyllic honeymoon in seclusion with your spouse.
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What to Do During Your Honeymoon in Barbados
There are a plethora of indoor and outdoor activities you can enjoy during your honeymoon in Barbados. Whether you are a lark, owl, or a bit of both, Barbados will delight you. A few top things to do here are:
1. Visit beaches
Barbados Island boasts nearly 100 pristine beaches featuring white sand, turquoise water, and water sports opportunities. To swim and snorkel in crystalline waters, go to the West Coast, which features the calm sea. For top-notch surfing, head to the east. For a bit of everything, the south is your top destination. To take photos of rugged coastline and unspoiled landscapes, visit the northern coast.
2. Experience nightlife
Nighttime parties at bars, pubs, nightclubs, and Caribbean-style cruise ships have established Barbados among the top nightlife destinations in the Caribbean. The action-packed island offers you endless opportunities to dance, listen to music, or sing karaoke from dusk until dawn. The West Coast of the island boasts the majority of nightlife options, while Oistins becomes the island's nightlife hotspot on Fridays.
3. Admire nature
Besides the attractive seaside, Barbados features gardens brimming with exotic plants and caves full of stalactites and stalagmites. In the Flower Forest, you and your partner can admire exotic plants and interact with monkeys. In the Andromeda Botanical Gardens, observe palms, orchids, bougainvillea, and other exotic plants and flowers. Visit Harrison's Cave to see cave formations, underground waterfalls, and pools.
4. Enjoy water sports
Many just married couples head to Barbados for the water sports, such as kitesurfing, jet skiing, paddle boarding, and surfing. Visit the depths of the sea by the Atlantis submarine to explore the coral reefs and examine shipwrecks in Carlisle Bay during scuba diving.