The stunning island of Barbados is made up of marine corals and has 60 public beaches. The beaches on the east and north coast face the Atlantic Ocean and are lined with cliffs. While the beaches of the west and south part of the island, the Platinum Coast, are surrounded by the calm waters of the Caribbean Sea.
Once you arrive at Grantley Adams Airport in Barbados, rent a car and go to the hotel to rest from the long journey. Then you find the difficult task of choosing one of the many beaches. That's why we want to help you with this selection of the five best beaches on the island:
It is on the south coast of the island and it is a perfect place for windsurfing, kitesurfing or surfing. It is paradise for those who seek to perform aquatic activities.
It is the most famous beach in Barbados and one of the most visited. The coast is sandy and has plenty of space to enjoy the sea without stress. It is surrounded by a coral reef.
It is close to Crane Beach, but with fewer swimmers. Protected by cliffs, it has coconut trees along the spa. It is the ideal place to enjoy a quiet beach day.
Located in the east of the island it is a popular beach among surfers in which you will also find small swimming pools where you can swim. It has a wild vegetation that reaches the sea.
You can relax on the sand, enjoy water sports or buy souvenirs from the sellers. It is one of the most popular sandy beaches on the coast of Barbados.
In Barbados you can enjoy much more than just bathing in Caribbean beaches. Diving has become one of the most popular activities on the island. The best places to dive on the island are the shipwreck Stavronikita and Carlisle Bay. There abound pink, red, black (eventually) and orange coral reefs. Dive in these reefs in the company of parrot fishes, sea horses and the splendid green turtles.
In the Folkestone Marine Park, located in Carlisle Bay, there is the coral reef attached to the shipwreck Stavronikita, near the coast. There you can dive in the company of sea anemones, sea lilies, corals and spectacular sponges of all colours. Around this spectacular "underwater forest" a number of marine species placidly swim, such as seahorses, parrotfishes, green sea turtles and other species.