• Location: Barbados
  • Duration: 5 hours (approx.)
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Tour the highlights of Barbados, including some relaxing beach time, on this half-day excursion from Bridgetown. Stop by the site of Barbados' oldest church and enjoy panoramic views of the entire island from Cherry Tree Hill lookout point. On the east coast, sip a drink at Barclays Park before heading to Carlisle Bay for some laid-back beach time.

Highlights

  • Barbados island and beach tour
  • Travel along the Caribbean coast, checking out the beautiful homes and resorts
  • Stop for photo ops at Cherry Tree Hill and the village of Bathsheba
  • Enjoy a glass of rum punch, fruit punch or beer while admiring views of the Atlantic at Barclays Park
  • Tour St James Parish Church, Barbados’ oldest church site
  • Relax on the beach at Carlisle Bay
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Bridgetown included

What You Can Expect

Barbados Island and Beach Tour

Spend time on the beach in Barbados!

After pickup at your hotel in Bridgetown, head up the west coast of the island with your guide. This side of the island, the Caribbean side, is referred to as 'the gold coast' due to its concentration of upscale resorts and large homes (including native pop star Rhianna's.)

Stop in Holetown at St James Parish church, the oldest church on the island. Tour the church, which dates from 1628, with your guide before climbing back aboard your van and heading further up the coast to Cherry Tree Hill. This elevation (850 feet/260 meters) provides panoramic views of the coast and the tropical island landscape of St Andrew Parish. 

Drive to the Atlantic side of the island, stopping at Barclays Park. Opened in 1966 by Queen Elizabeth II, this 50-acre (20-hectare) park on a beachside hill provides a relaxing spot to stop and have a drink. Choose from the provided beer, fruit punch or the local favorite rum punch. 

Stop at the picturesque village fishing village of Bathsheba, popular with surfers. Then drive about 30 minutes through the sugar cane fields across the island, ending up at Carlisle Bay. 

Swim, snorkel or lounge on the beach during 2 hours of free time. Take the opportunity to purchase lunch or participate in any water activities at your own expense before climbing back in the vehicle and heading back to Bridgetown for port or hotel drop-off.

Customer Reviews

Diana B L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Eddie, the tour guide was friendly and informative regarding the island's history. Provided ample time for and encouraged photo opts.

Judy.wood28

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2017

This was the first time we used Viator, Eddie our guide was waiting for us at the Port Terminal great guide and good value for money.
Will definitely use Viator again, as we are planning a trip down under!

Tovah T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2017

Tour was amazing our guide was knowledgeable, funny, respectful and accommodating. Would highly recommended.

rolandhynd

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2017

Excellent value for money! Picked up outside of the port don't wait inside the port where the other tours go from in a mini bus, there were only four of us. I had a little trouble understanding our guide Eddie due to his accent and my bad hearing but got the gist of most of his commentary. Spent 2-3 hours touring the island with a couple of stops for photos and a drink at a nice bar on the Atlantic coast best side of the island, then a couple of hours on the beach before being taken back to our ship. Only criticism would be that we would have preferred to go to a quite beach rather than one packed with sunbeds, bars, water sports and loud music, we saw some much nicer beaches that Carlisle Bay on our tour. If there were good value tours available like this on every island we would have done one every day but most tours like this would be double the money.

brittany.stoffer

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

We loved this excursion! One of the highlights of our vacation. The crew was so nice and friendly, the speedboats were fun and the snorkeling was great. Definitely recommend.

Colin E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

This is the best trip for the money i have ever been on. You must try it

DavidMerrill

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Eddie was extremely personable and knowledgeable. He was also willing to take extra time or detours wherever we wanted.

It was very kind of him to buy us a beer in Bathsheba, too.

This is an excellent way to see a good portion of Barbados and become more familiar with the island. I recommend doing it early in your visit here.

Aidan H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Fantastic tour for half a day! Our guide Eddy was great we had a minibus just for us on this occasion. Eddy took us everywhere and explained where we were and some of the history of Barbados which made it interesting and fun!
Well worth the trip!

Serene H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

This tour was amazing. Our tour guide Edwin was knowledgable and professional. Highly recommended.

Sylvia M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

It was a very worthwhile tour we saw so may things that I missed on my first trip and it was the first time that my husband had been to Barbados so we saw plenty of things and he was very knowledgeable in regard to history.

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