Things to do in Barbados

Barbados offers something for everyone. Whether you're seeking cultural experiences, adventure in the rainforest, or simply relaxing on pristine beaches, this Caribbean paradise has it all. These are just a handful of our favorites to kickstart your search for the perfect vacation itinerary. Get ready to create amazing memories in Barbados!

Our essential guide to the finest activities and attractions.

by Sea Salt Studios | November 1, 2023

Take a luxury catamaran tour.

Step aboard a classic catamaran for a guided snorkeling trip around Barbados. Swim with sea turtles, explore shipwrecks, and enjoy a delicious lunch and open bar on board! While there are many options available, Silver Moon is our favorite, offering a perfect blend of luxury, adventure, and relaxation. Although it may be pricier than some of the mainstream options like Cool Runnings, we feel that you get great value for your money. Do your research based on your budget and follow your intuition!

Hayman's Market (New)

The newest hotspot in Barbados that will have locals and visitors buzzing with excitement. This hip new market offers an unmatched covered-roof atmosphere and an incredible selection of local food, drinks and one-of-a-kind treasures. Picture yourself enjoying live music on weekends, soaking up the charming food-truck-esque ambiance, and cheering on your favorite cricket team on the large screens. Whether you're a foodie, a music lover, or simply looking for a fun-filled evening, Hayman's Market has got you covered. That's where you'll find us on Friday evenings as we celebrate the end of a work week with local family and friends!

Eat like a Bajan.

If you're looking for an authentic Bajan dining experience off the beaten path, Fisherman's Pub and Grub in the charming Speightstown locale is the place to be. This hidden gem is tucked away from the typical tourist spots, offering a simple, cozy, and unassuming setting where you can savor genuine Bajan cuisine.

Party like a local on Second Street.

Experience the vibrant energy and lively atmosphere of the Sunday Night Street Party in Holetown, Barbados. Every Sunday, the main street of Holetown transforms into a bustling celebration of music, food, and culture. Join locals and some visitors alike as they dance to the infectious rhythms of calypso, reggae, and soca music. The Sunday Night Street Party in Holetown offers an unforgettable evening of fun and revelry. The best part? It's within 1km of our studios and cottages!

Go on an island safari.

Jump on board an exciting Island Safari in Barbados for an unforgettable adventure! Get ready to explore the hidden gems of the island as you venture off the beaten path in a rugged 4x4 vehicle. Traverse through lush landscapes, rugged terrain, and scenic coastal routes, all while knowledgeable guides share fascinating insights about the island's history, culture, and wildlife. Starting from affordable prices, these safaris offer an incredible way to discover the true essence of Barbados and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Tour the famous Mount Gay rum distillery.

Visit the iconic Mount Gay Rum Distillery in Barbados for a fun and informative tour. Learn about the history of rum production and the intriguing stories behind the famous brand. Enjoy an intimate tasting session featuring various world-renowned aged rums. Plus, it's perfect for a rainy day activity, staying dry indoors while sipping delicious rum.

Watch race horses bathe in the sea.

Just before sunrise, friendly grooms from the nearby Garrison Savannah lead the island's magnificent racehorses to the ocean for a soothing "sea salt" bath. This captivating ritual happens almost every day, but the best time to witness it is at dawn on Sundays. As you marvel at these majestic creatures, the handlers are more than happy to share the horses' recent achievements. Immerse yourself in the island's magic and indulge in truly authentic experiences like this one. This is a memory that will stay with you forever.

Stroll through a farmer’s market.

Stroll around the new Hayman’s Market a short drive from the studios while tasting yummy dishes, checking out different art galleries and treating yourself in their Traders and Merchants stores and stalls. This is the best way to experience the best of Barbados And one of our favourite things to do as locals.

We're adding more to this section.

We're currently in the process of building and developing this section, so please bear with us! We're excited to bring you our favorite activities on the island, but we need a little more time to put everything together for you. We hope to have it completed by December 1, 2023, so thank you in advance for your patience and understanding. Stay tuned for updates!


Our recommendations are based on the assumption that you are staying with us at Sea Salt Studios. We want to clarify that we have no affiliation with any vendors mentioned or recommended on this site. None of the mentioned activities, products, or services are included in a stay with us at Sea Salt Studios. These recommendations are simply suggestions, and we do not provide itinerary planning services beyond the tips provided on this site. We cannot be held responsible for the outcome of guest experiences with recommended vendors. Our insights and examples are intended solely to inspire you to take the time to plan your ideal stay in Barbados. Please note that you should research the costs of restaurants and vendors to avoid any surprises. If links are broken on this website, we recommend simply googling the vendor's name to pull up their site. Where we mention walkable locations and nearby vendors and attractions, we assume an average healthy adult. Keep in mind that individual abilities may vary, and it is essential to assess your own physical capabilities and limitations. If our insights or recommendations are insufficient, beyond your budget, or do not meet your interests, we encourage you to use your research skills online to explore other options. It's important to find the best choices that align with your preferences and needs.