Located in the Southern Caribbean, Bridgetown is the great little gem of Barbados, sometimes referred to as “Little England.” Unlike many other Caribbean islands that went from the possession of colonial hand to colonial hand, Barbados has always fallen under the Union Jack. British influence can be seen in the Anglican churches and in the driving on the wrong side of the road; however, the island’s forty years of independence has seen it develop a distinctly Caribbean culture.
How to Get to Bridgetown
The Bridgetown Port is located a five minute taxi ride from downtown Bridgetown, which is Barbados’s capital city. However, this is an island that is seen at its best in independent exploration, and its recommended that, if you have the time, you rent a car to see the unspoiled and less developed parts of the island.
One Day on Barbados
Barbados boasts lush tropical foliage and spectacular vistas. Take the Natural Wonders and Harrison’s Caves tour to enjoy the pristine beauty and serenity that Barbados has to offer. The tour shows breathtaking vistas, perfect for photo opportunities. Or take the Coastal Sightseeing tour, which will take you past sprawling white-sand beaches and through picturesque coastal towns.
Be on the more adventurous side and take an underwater sea adventure with the Atlantis Submarine Expedition! Step aboard a real submarine, during which you’ll get to explore shipwrecks and colorful ocean life from a completely unique perspective.
And if you’re the type who has to have it all, the Barbados in a Day tour squeezes in visits to all of the top sites on the island, including a trek through the Wildlife Reserve and a snorkeling shipwreck adventure.
Many major cruise lines dock at Bridgeport, including Royal Caribbean, Carnival, Celebrity, and Norwegian. The locals all speak English (though perhaps with a British-influenced twang and vernacular), and the American dollar is widely accepted.