Bathseba Beach Rock Formation, Bridgetown Barbados
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Cruise from Bridgetown, Barbados

If you’re planning a cruise from Barbados, set aside some time to explore the island and its charming capital. The sun-kissed beaches here are famous around the world and the food scene is one of the best in the Caribbean, spotlighting flavours from Africa, England and India. What you see on the surface is just a small part of what Barbados has to offer – head underground and you’ll discover a vast network of caves, crystal clear lagoons and ancient rock formations. Bridgetown is located just about 10 miles from the main airport, so you can kick off your adventure as soon as you land.
National Language English, Bajan
Currency Accepted Barbados Dollar (BBD), US Dollar (USD)
 
 

Hotel Packages
ONE NIGHT PRE/POST

Planning a cruise from Barbados? Enhance your holiday with an extra day before or after your cruise with a hotel stay. Relax and unwind with a cocktail on the beach and discover the distinct flavours and spices of the Caribbean that abound in the Bajan cuisine when you choose to enhance your cruise holiday with a hotel stay on the island.

Accra Beach Hotel & Spa
Tucked away amongst lush gardens, this 3.5-acre beachfront property boasts breathtaking views. You are sure to revel in relaxation while experiencing cooling refreshments, and light bites at the swim up pool bar. Experience boozy cocktails at the ocean front bar as you settle in to catch the sunset.

Radisson Aquatica Resort Barbados
Situated on the turquoise shores of Carlisle Bay along a 1 mile stretch of white sand, this 124-room resort features spectacular views of the ocean and the island. The Aquatic Club Restaurant & Bar, Diamonds Lounge, Neptune’s Grill, an outdoor swimming pool, concierge beach service, a fitness centre and complimentary Wi-Fi are some of the amenities for your enjoyment during your stay.

Hilton Barbados Resort
Located on a peninsula just a short 5 minutes from Bridgetown and 20 minutes from Grantley Adams International Airport. This resort boasts 348 ocean view guest rooms each with a private balcony, along with a full-service eForea Spa, Hilton Fitness, sprawling pool complex and a dive shop. Charles Fort, a world heritage site from the 17th century, is located on the resort grounds to enhance your visit.

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Hotel Packages
TWO-, THREE- & SEVEN-NIGHT PRE/POST

These hotels packages offer longer stays. Lounging on a beach, swimming with turtles and soaking up the Caribbean sun are just some of the things you can be doing during your stay. Also, did we mention that two of these properties are all-inclusive?

Sea Breeze Beach House
All-Inclusive Hotel
Located on the south coast of Barbados, this 122-room all-inclusive luxury boutique hotel offers stunning views. Rooms are divided into two categories – Classic Collection and Luxury Suites – boasting beautiful Caribbean contemporary styling. You can expect fun-filled days and nights as you enjoy the four bars and six dining experiences, four of which have ocean views.
South Beach Hotel
Breakfast Included
Superbly appointed with 'retro chic' décor, this 4-star 49-room, all-suite hotel emphasises space, light and comfort. You can expect to enjoy the great pool, cushioned loungers, poolside drink service, fitness room, onsite spa services and complimentary Wi-Fi during your stay.
Turtle Beach
All-Inclusive Hotel
An all-inclusive resort located along a 450-metre stretch of stunning white sandy beach on the southern coast of Barbados. You can expect to enjoy complimentary non-motorised water sports, the Interactive Flying Fish Kids Club and golf during your stay.

Things To Do in Bridgetown

Harrison Cave Colorful, Bridgetown Barbados

BENEATH THE SURFACE

Harrison Cave Colorful, Bridgetown Barbados

Harrison Cave Colorful, Bridgetown Barbados

BENEATH THE SURFACE

Take a solar-powered tram journey 52 metres below ground into Harrison’s Cave, an intricate limestone cave system. Here, you’ll find flowing streams, waterfalls, emerald-hued pools, unusual stalactite formations and towering columns that formed over thousands of years.

Wildlife Reserve Monkey Eating, Bridgetown Barbados

GO GREEN

Wildlife Reserve Monkey Eating, Bridgetown Barbados

Wildlife Reserve Monkey Eating, Bridgetown Barbados

GO GREEN

Hop into a rugged 4X4 and make your way through the Barbados Wildlife Reserve. Deep in the island’s interior, you’ll find playful green monkeys, colourful birds, reptiles and other native animals roaming freely. Try to visit at around 2 p.m. for feeding time to see the green monkeys close-up.

Carlise Bay Beach, Bridgetown Barbados
Carlise Bay Beach, Bridgetown Barbados

BEST BEACH DAY EVER

Sit back and relax on the powdery white sands of Harbour Lights on Carlisle Bay Beach. If kicking back with a rum punch in hand is a little too laid-back, you can snorkel around shipwrecks, rent a jet ski or even visit Tortuga to swim with turtles.

Bajan Fish Cake, Bridgetown, Barbados
Bajan Fish Cake, Bridgetown, Barbados

Local Cuisine

This island is a seafood lover’s dream come true. Bajan (or Barbadian) cuisine blends African, Indian and British influences. For a truly authentic experience, don’t shy away from the street food – try the fried fish cakes, macaroni pie, tamarind balls and the national dish, cou-cou with flying fish.

Souvenir Market, Bridgetown, Barbados
Souvenir Market, Bridgetown, Barbados

Shopping

For the best deals on duty-free luxury items and authentic souvenirs from the island, check out the shops in the cruise terminal and the shops along Broad Street, the high street in Bridgetown. Cruise to Barbados and bring home a taste of the island with a rum cake, which is called ‘great cake’ for a reason.

Insider's Tips
Insider's Tips
1 Ships dock at the Bridgetown Cruise Terminal, about a mile from town.
2 Driving can get a little crazy here – save yourself the hassle of hiring a car.
3 Official taxis have a 'Z' on their licence plates. The rates are fixed, but you should tip 10%.
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