The First Thing That Comes to Most People’s Mind When Barbados is Mentioned is the Beach
The best beaches in Barbados are breathtaking and most certainly live up to their name. If you’re a sun worshiper and love the crystal blue waters of the Caribbean then you will most definitely need to go and see for yourself. Perhaps you’re a surfing enthusiast? Then the east coast of Barbados may be just the place you were looking for!
If you are interested in diving or snorkeling you will find what you are looking for as the undersea life in and around Barbados is abundant and vibrant with a large assortment of interesting sea creatures. You can swim with the turtles or find and snorkel around some structures such as large rocks and view the amazing and colorful undersea life one on one.
Barbados is encircled by a vast assortment of breathtaking and beautiful beaches. The eastern side being wide open to the Atlantic Ocean is quite rough and torrential and popular with surfers from all over the world. It is not good for swimming and has dangerous currents and undertows.
The west side has by far the nicest beaches on the island and the water gets calmer and the beaches get a little nicer as you travel north. Although Crane Beach in the far southeast is highly rated and a must see when you are visiting Barbados.
The hotel rates on the west side of Barbados certainly reflect this as most of the luxurious and higher priced hotels are located on the island’s northwest.
For safety reasons always avoid unlit areas and the temptation to walk along the beach at night.
Some of the beaches in Barbados can have accompanying manchineel trees. Avoid standing under these trees and touching the fruit as the white sap produced by the tree is a skin irritant that can cause painful blisters. Manchineel trees are usually marked with red spray paint but here’s a pic to help you identify them just in case they are not.