Destination Overview

Beauty beyond your wildest dreams is part of everyday life in the real-world paradise of Barbados. The easternmost Caribbean island packs an unbelievable number of natural wonders, internationally-renowned restaurants, and romantic activities into just 166 square miles. It’s an all-encompassing honeymoon destination that has something for every couple, with its warmhearted locals always proud to show it off.

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About Barbados

The Most Romantic Spot in Barbados

The Most Romantic Spot in Barbados

You’ll find Carlisle Bay on the edge of Barbados’ capital city of Bridgetown. Unimpeded views of the spellbinding Caribbean combine with immaculate white sands for the ultimate tropical beach experience. Carlisle Bay includes three of the best Barbados beaches—Brownes Beach, Bayshore Beach, and Pebble Beach—each of them being ideal for lazy beach days and watersports alike.

With gently swaying fruit trees as your backdrop, you’ll gaze out at the seemingly-endless ocean and revel in the picturesque natural setting. Many honeymooners bring a picnic lunch for an intimate afternoon, though there are plenty of excellent restaurants lining the beaches for sampling the local cuisine. Early mornings and late afternoons treat beachgoers to perhaps the best sunrise and sunset in Barbados. The breathtaking sight is truly the height of romance.

Expert Tip: There are six shipwrecked vessels resting at the bottom of Carlisle Bay to explore on a scuba diving or snorkeling expedition! Some are just a dozen feet beneath the surface, so even beginners can enjoy the sights while swimming with sea horses, turtles, and a variety of tropical fish.

More Romantic Things to Do in Barbados

More Romantic Things to Do in Barbados

After relaxing on one of Carlisle Bay’s fantastic beaches, you’ll find an entire island brimming with romantic possibilities.

  • The mile-long Barbados Boardwalk is an idyllic spot for enjoying Caribbean views and unbelievable sunsets and sunrises. Couples can stroll along the boardwalk at their own leisure, stopping at restaurants and capturing the perfect day with indelible honeymoon photos.
  • Called “the most enchanting place on Earth,” Hunte’s Gardens is among the country’s most relaxing destinations. The gardens are nestled within St. Joseph’s dense hills for a quiet, secluded oasis. Sit back with a rum punch and observe the local birds flutter around the vibrant flowers.
  • With an opening that is distinctively heart-shaped from some vantage points, Animal Flower Cave is a fairy-tale destination for lovebirds. You’ll enjoy a tour of the cave, a warm swim in the natural rock pool, and a fresh seafood lunch at the attached restaurant on the water.

All Inclusive Honeymoon Resorts in Barbados

The full range of all inclusive pleasures can be enjoyed in Barbados thanks to world-class resorts with ultra-luxury amenities. Beyond the absolutely spectacular ocean views, the best resorts in Barbados are known for an overwhelming variety of accommodations that include sky-pool butler suites, beachfront rooms with private tranquility soaking tubs, oceanview penthouses, crystal lagoon swim-ups, and private honeymoon suites. There’s a room tailored to every romantic fantasy, with stellar amenities only sweetening the options.

Beyond the absolutely spectacular ocean views and luxury accommodations at beachfront resorts, Barbados’ all inclusive packages are ideal for newlyweds looking to simply relax. Unlimited dining and drinks ensure that you’re only a few steps away from fabulous culinary options, and on-site spas offer the chance to finally alleviate wedding stress. Many all inclusives also come with bundled excursions and specialized activities, which can be a great way to stay on budget while never compromising on fun. An all inclusive is absolutely the best way to experience all that Barbados has to offer whether you’re a first-timer or a returning traveler.

Here are a few of the best Barbados all inclusive resorts for honeymooners:

  • The adults-only Sandals Barbados will take your island honeymoon to the next level with a Tropical Paradise Couples Massage right on Maxwell Beach, private candlelit dinners with white-glove VIP service, and live entertainment throughout the day and into the evening. The accommodations are just as extravagant as the amenities, with Crystal Lagoon Butler Honeymoon Luxury Suites and Beachfront Penthouse Butler Suites providing a secluded setting for romance. Many of the suites in the “Love Nest Butler Suites” collection are set along the longest river pool in the country, and the penthouse suites feature out-of-this-world Caribbean views.
  • The Sandals Resorts collection in Barbados also features Sandals Royal Barbados with its all-suite approach. From the Beachfront Skypool Butler Suite to the Royal Seaside Crystal Lagoon Swim-up Suites, your lavish accommodations open up right to Maxwell Beach for the most peaceful setting imaginable. You can take full advantage of the white-sand beach with a sensuous couples massage or a private candlelit dining experience with your own personal waiter. The premium suites also include VIP Rolls-Royce transfers that allow you to travel to and from the airport in unrivaled luxury. You’ll have full access to included scuba diving adventures, Lover’s Lane craft beer bar, Sandals’ first four-lane bowling alley, and a rooftop infinity pool that has to be seen to be believed. And that’s just a start to the resort’s included amenities!
  • The Oceanfront Honeymoon Suite awaits honeymooners at Sugar Bay Barbados. You’ll be able to take in the magnificent Caribbean sunset from the comfort of your private balcony…if you ever manage to get out of the luxurious four-poster bed, that is! Dine at the oceanfront Reef Restaurant, indulge in expertly-prepared steaks at Sizzle Steakhouse, and allow a trained massage therapist to treat you to a lavish couples massage. You’ll also find yourself just a short walk from Bridgetown’s South Coast Boardwalk to enjoy the thriving nightlife scene.

The Best Things To Do in Barbados

The Best Things To Do in Barbados

There’s always an adventure to embark on during your Barbados honeymoon. Whether you’re looking for adrenaline-fueled thrills or a quiet spot to enjoy the island breeze, the island’s thriving towns and idyllic natural settings have it all.

  • If you love watersports, Barbados is unrivaled among even Caribbean islands! Kayaking, surfing, diving, windsurfing, snorkeling, and deep-sea fishing are just some of the exciting ways to enjoy its waters.
  • Enjoy a romantic stroll around six acres of beautifully-manicured exotic plants at Andromeda Botanical Gardens.
  • More than 300 years of history are infused into each bottle of Mount Gay, and you’ll be able to try some for yourself at Mount Gay Rum Distillery.
  • Harrison’s Cave Eco-Adventure Park is a natural wonder that encompasses nearly 1.5 miles of natural caves. You can even pair your Signature Tram Tour with the Mount Gay Rum experience!
  • Sipping a cold brew from Banks Barbados Brewery or a specialty rum drink aboard a sailing cruise is an intimate evening you’ll never forget. There are a number of cruises and charters based out of Bridgetown for any kind of desired trip.
  • It’s no surprise that the birthplace of Rihanna cherishes live music and its nightlife scene, and the passion and energy in both Oistins and Bridgetown have to be experienced!

Barbados Restaurants & Local Cuisine

Barbados Restaurants & Local Cuisine

Caribbean favorites are infused with a distinctive local twist in Barbados’ restaurants. The island is well known for its reliance on local fish and meats, as well as locally-grown fruits that are among the juiciest on earth. Begin each day with a fresh omelet topped with local fruit, grab some perfectly-cooked roti for lunch, and sit down in the evening for the island’s national dish, Cou Cou and Fried Flying Fish, to complete your daily culinary odyssey. Barbados is the birthplace of rum, so be sure to pair your meal with a rum punch made right on the island!

Don’t miss these other romantic dining favorites:

  • Prepare for elegant dining just inches from the turquoise Caribbean waters at Champers Restaurant & Wine Bar. The open-air seating is the best place for a romantic dinner by candlelight with your sweetheart.
  • A rooftop restaurant with panoramic Caribbean views, Cafe Luna is a romantic dining staple. The farm-to-table approach means that every dish is as fresh as possible, and the delectable dining is elevated by charming oil lanterns and an enthralling sunset.
  • Primo Bar & Bistro lives up to its name as a local favorite for fresh seafood, handcrafted cocktails, and a varied selection of international wines.

Looking for a tasty snack, quick lunch, or casual dinner? Try these other great spots:

  • With its open-air patio and rustic décor, The Fish Pot is a great spot for relaxing with a glass of its famous rum punch and enjoying the waterfront views.
  • For handcrafted comfort food with a signature Barbadian touch, look no further than Salt Cafe in Hastings.
  • A delicious bite and ice-cold cocktail are always waiting for you at Chicken George & Yankee Joe’s Beach Bar along Rockley Beach.

Barbadian Culture & Considerations

Barbadian Culture & Considerations

The official language in Barbados is English. Locals speak in a dialect known as Barbadian Creole (Bajan), which draws its influences from Africa and Great Britain. The main difference is replacing “th” with “d,” resulting in words like “dis” and “de.” You’ll have a “sweet fa so” (very nice) time adapting to the local accent, though standard English is just as acceptable.

Honeymooners don’t need to worry about traveling to Barbados, as it has earned its reputation as one of the safest Caribbean countries. Of course, like any destination, it’s best to remain aware of your surroundings, arrange transportation before enjoying the island’s nightlife, and secure your valuables at your resort during the day.

Tipping is discretionary in Barbados, though the practice is common and definitely appreciated by staff. Restaurants throughout the country typically add an automatic 10-15% service charge to the bill, so be sure to double-check when your check arrives. Even so, an additional tip of around 10% for good service is fairly standard. Be sure to consider special tips for resort staff and especially private waiters and butlers!

Barbados is a small, peaceful country that utilizes its size to its advantage. There’s a welcoming vibe that is nurtured by its storied culture, and the abundance of romantic activities and one-of-a-kind natural marvels make it an indispensable honeymoon favorite. Couples seeking island thrills, flavorful cuisine, and enchanting natural sights have found the quintessential destination!


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Traveling to Barbados

Traveling to Barbados

Weather in Barbados
The weather in Barbados is pretty close to perfect, with an average temperature of 78 degrees and annual sunshine totaling 3,000 hours. The island’s warm breezes keep things incredibly mild, so plan on enjoying beach days and watersports throughout the year. Rainfall is minimal, though the dry season between January and June is typically the most popular for tourism.

COVID-19 Considerations
Similar to other Caribbean islands, Barbados is currently requiring that travelers present a negative COVID-19 test prior to arrival. As requirements are being reassessed regularly, be sure to check with your travel advisor or on the country’s official website before departure.

Flights to Barbados
Incoming and departing flights are all out of Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI) in Seawell, Christ Church. The airport is located on the island’s southern coast and is near many of the best Barbados resorts for easy travel. Non-stop flights are available from American Airlines, Delta, and JetBlue to New York, Chicago, Miami, Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Los Angeles, and Seattle.

Ground Transfers
Transportation throughout the island couldn’t be easier thanks to private vehicle rentals, taxi service, and public transportation. Though you may opt to rely on shuttle services your all inclusive resort might offer, a rental car and visitor’s permit can be easily acquired at the airport. Just remember to drive on the left side of the road! If you plan on using taxis, keep in mind that there are no fare meters on the island. While taxis are generally affordable wherever you plan to go, be sure to agree on a rate with your driver before setting off.