Offering powdery white beaches, crystal clear waters and gorgeous sunsets, Barbados is without a doubt one of the most romantic places on earth. It’s no wonder the island is so popular with honeymooners, and a growing number of people are choosing Barbados as a wedding destination too.
Here are the top 5 romantic things to do in Barbados:
Barbados is known for its white sandy beaches and turquoise blue waters, but Cattlewash Beach is particularly romantic. This is the best spot on the island for stargazing, so lay down on the sand at night and look out for shooting stars! The best beaches for watching the sunset are on the West Coast of the island, so Sandy Lane, Paynes Bay, Batts Rock, Brandons, Fitts Village, Folkestone Park, Mullins Bay and Heywoods are great for a romantic walk along the beach.
Book a day cruise on a catamaran and spend the day snorkeling, swimming with turtles and
soaking up the sun on deck. Sip on a rum cocktail or two from the onboard bar and try some delicious local food for lunch. There are several different companies in Barbados offering boat trips, including ‘Cool Runnings’, ‘Jammin’ and ‘Tiami’.
Animal Flower Cave is a sea cave that can be found on the most northerly point of the island in the parish of St. Lucy. It has a 400,000 year old coral floor and is full of sea anemones and interesting rock formations. If the water is calm enough you can swim in the natural pools and admire the stunning views of the Atlantic ocean through the cave openings. The towering cliffs surrounding the cave also offer spectacular views of the northern coastline.
Harrison’s Cave is one of Barbados’s top attractions and definitely worth a visit. Located in St. Thomas, this crystallized limestone cavern features pretty waterfalls, flowing streams, deep pools, and stalactites and stalagmites.
Sometimes there’s nothing like a bit of pampering, so after all that sightseeing, why not head to a spa for a bit of relaxation? There are so many great spa options in Barbados, but perhaps try the Elements Spa at Mango Bay where you can choose from relaxing facial, massage and skin treatments. The Phytomer line of products, derived from beneficial properties from the sea, are used during treatments.
After a day of swimming in the crystal clear ocean and sunbathing on the sugary white beaches, end the day with sunset drinks and dinner overlooking the ocean. For a truly memorable experience, reserve a table at The Cliff Restaurant, located on the West Coast in the cliffs above St. James. Every table overlooks the Caribbean Ocean, and the whole restaurant is lit by flame torches, creating the ultimate romantic atmosphere. The restaurant serves exceptional food and has an extensive wine list, plus there’s an after hours lounge.
If you’re planning a holiday to Barbados, talk to a luxury specialist such as www.tropicalsky.co.uk
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