#101 best destination in the world

Bottom Bay

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Best time to travel: July-Nov
Ease of travel: Moderate
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $$

  • Bay featuring blue waters and a highly rated, small sandy beach backed by palm trees and short cliffs

Harrison’s Cave

Best time to travel: July-Nov
Walk difficulty: Easy
Ease of travel: Easy
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $$

  • Harrison’s Cave is located in the central uplands
  • The three characteristics of the central uplands are gullies, sinkholes and caverns
  • The caves are naturally formed by water erosion through the limestone rock
  • The calcium-rich water that runs through the caves have formed the stalactites and stalagmites formations

St Nicholas Abbey, Saint Peter

Best time to travel: July-Nov
Ease of travel: Easy
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $

  • Plantation house, museum and rum distillery, located in Saint Peter
  • Colonel Benjamin Berringer built the house in 1658
  • This house is one of only three genuine Jacobean mansions in the Western Hemisphere
  • It’s similar to the English Jacobean-era manor houses of the first half of the seventeenth century, the period between the Tudor and Georgian styles, beginning in the reign of James I

Crane Beach

Best time to travel: July-Nov
Ease of travel: Easy
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $

  • Beach and known for its beauty with rugged cliffs, rolling dunes, clear water, and pink-tinged sand

Carlisle Bay

Best time to travel: July-Nov
Walk difficulty: Moderate
Ease of travel: Moderate
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $

  • Small natural harbour located in the southwest region
  • The island nation’s capital, Bridgetown, is situated on this bay which has been turned into a marine park
  • Carlisle Bay’s marine park is a popular spot on the island for scuba diving
  • Many relics, like anchors and cannonballs, from ships can be found on the ocean floor in Carlisle Bay
  • The bay takes its name from Barbados’ second Lord Proprietor, James Hay, 1st Earl of Carlisle
  • Lord Carlisle claimed the island through Royal grant on behalf of King Charles I of England in 1627

Animal Flower Cave and Restaurant, St. Lucy

Best time to travel: July-Nov
Walk difficulty: Hard
Ease of travel: Moderate
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $

  • Restaurant with an ocean cave with steps leading inside, a coral floor, sea anemones & natural rock pools

Paynes Bay

Best time to travel: July-Nov
Ease of travel: Moderate
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $

  • Bay located on the west coast, considered by many to be one of the island’s best swimming beaches for both the calm seas of the Caribbean (in comparison to the strong south or east coast surf) and the colorful neighborhood