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Activities to Enjoy in Barbados on A Budget

Activities to Enjoy in Barbados on A Budget

Barbados is popular for being a favourite destination for the rich and famous, but there are many options for persons on a budget. Here, The Crane concierge recommends some of the many activities you can enjoy in Barbados while on a budget.

Picnic at the Beach

Barbados’ beautiful beaches are the perfect spot for fun-filled picnics. Popular picnic spots include Crane Beach, Bathsheba, Batts Rock Beach and Miami Beach among many others. All beaches in Barbados are public, so pack a basket and choose a beach and enjoy your day!

Take in Views at the Animal Flower Cave

The scenic Animal Flower Cave is located under the cliffs in the northern parish of St. Lucy. It’s the only accessible sea cave on the entire island. The entrance fee to the cave is USD $10 for a guided tour. From the opening inside the cave you can take in the dramatic views where the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean meet. In the cave, there is a transparent “natural swimming pool” depending on the tide and during certain periods of large sea swells, the caverns fill and act as blowholes. Also, during certain periods, you can see sea-anemones or “animal flowers” which the cave was named after. These flowers use their tentacles to sting and paralyze fish and are some of the only ones on the island.

Hike with the Locals

A good way to take in the beautiful scenery of the island and meet and talk to locals is to participate in hikes with groups such as Barbados Hiking Association. Discover cane fields, historical landmarks, gullies and the island’s coasts in these “stop and stare” hikes. It is sure to be an enjoyable and informative experience with friendly people.

Discover Welchman Hall Gully

Welchman Hall Gully is great for nature lovers. It is home to a combination of local animals and plants. Here, you’ll be able to view Barbados the same way as the very first settlers on the island. You’ll also see many green monkeys, native to Barbados, swinging from trees and vines and feeding on a specially built platform. The entrance fee for this experience is USD $14.

Fun Fact: The first grapefruit was found in Welchman Hall gully in the 18th century and was known as “the forbidden fruit”.

Enjoy a Night Out at Oistin’s Fish Fry

The Oistin’s Fish Fry on Fridays is a must-do on your Barbados holiday in Oistins Bay Gardens, which is a fish market by day and a hive of activity by night. There is a wide selection of mouthwatering local foods (especially fish and other seafood) to choose from. For just around USD $15, you can enjoy a platter with generous portions of the dishes of your choice and even a beverage to go with it. There are also many arts and craft pieces on sale for you to take a piece of Barbados with you. At the end of the night, you can dance the night away with other visitors and locals on the dancefloor!

Ready to start planning your Barbados trip even though you’re on a budget? Contact us at The Crane Resort and we would be happy to assist you!


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